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Apple finally patches critical SSL flaw in OS X

Apple finally patches critical SSL flaw in OS X | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has released an update for OS X that, among other things, patches the infamous  "gotofail" bug whose existence was publicly revealed last Friday.

The flaw was initially patched on iOS and Apple TV with updates pushed out on that same day, but OS X users were left to wonder why a fix hasn't been provided for them as well. 


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Mac OS X 10.9.2 released. Apple fixes critical SSL security hole

Mac OS X 10.9.2 released. Apple fixes critical SSL security hole | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has just issued OS X Mavericks version 10.9.2, fixing the same serious SSL security hole that they patched for iPhone and iPad users at the end of last week.
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Apple and the SSL/TLS bug: Open questions

Apple and the SSL/TLS bug: Open questions | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
[UPDATE] It says something about Apple's priorities that they fixed the iOS version of a very serious bug but left Mac users conspicuously vulnerable.


The SSL bug Apple patched on iOS on Friday is a shocking and embarrassing one. That it appears to have been in both iOS and OS X for some time and the way Apple is addressing it show both that Apple knows how serious it is and that Mac users play second fiddle in Apple's orchestra. 

Apple has only released a patch for iOS, not OS X.


Make no mistake about it, this is a very serious bug. The bug makes it fairly straightforward to intercept and decrypt SSL/TLS communications, probably the most important security protocol there is today.


Any time you see Apple (or really any major vendor) release an update that fixes a single bug, you can be sure it's a high-priority bug. And there's no reason to believe that it's higher-priority for iOS users than for Mac users.


So why did they not fix OS X at the same time? Because OS X isn't top priority anymore.

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Former Apple Security Engineer To Apple: 'Fix Your Sh-t'

Former Apple Security Engineer To Apple: 'Fix Your Sh-t' | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
If it wasn't yet clear to Apple that its 'gotofail' security flaw has the undivided attention of the information security industry, one of its own recently departed star engineers just spelled out the severity of that bug in highly profane terms. "WHAT THE EVER LOVING F**K, APPLE??!?!!" wrote former Apple security [...]


Paget, a well-regarded researcher who left her position on Apple’s security team for a job at Tesla just earlier this month, wrote perhaps the most scathing critique yet of the company’s security response to its “gotofail” bug, which would allow a wide array of Apple programs’ SSL-encrypted communications to be hijacked, eavesdropped or corrupted. The vulnerability, which earned its nickname due to being caused by a single misplaced “goto” command in Apple’s code, was patched Friday for iOS.


But researchers quickly found that it affected Apple’s desktop OSX software as well, ===> and the company has yet to fix the desktop version of the bug. <===


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Sicherheits-Update: Apple warnt vor möglichen Angriffen auf Mobilgeräte

Sicherheits-Update: Apple warnt vor möglichen Angriffen auf Mobilgeräte | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Wer mit iPhone oder iPad vermeintlich verschlüsselte Nachrichten verschickt, könnte laut Apple zum Opfer von Hackern werden. Beheben soll das Problem ein Sicherheits-Update.


===> Doch Experten zufolge schützt es nicht alle Betroffenen. <===

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Bitcoin-stealing Mac malware found on popular download websites

Bitcoin-stealing Mac malware found on popular download websites | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
MacUpdate and CNet's Download.com help Bitcoin-hungry malware to spread onto Apple Mac computers.

Are you running anti-virus software on your Mac yet?
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Mac OS X Trojan That Steals Bitcoins Spotted in the Wild

Mac OS X Trojan That Steals Bitcoins Spotted in the Wild | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Security researchers from SecureMac warn Mac OS X users of a new Trojan that’s designed to steal login credentials for their Bitcoin wallets. Th...
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Digitally signed data-stealing malware targets Mac users in "undelivered courier item" attack

Digitally signed data-stealing malware targets Mac users in "undelivered courier item" attack | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Our colleagues at SophosLabs pointed us at a interesting item of malware the other day, namely a data-stealing Trojan aimed at Mac users.

Paul Ducklin looks at how the attack unfolds...
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82% of enterprise Mac users not getting security updates

82% of enterprise Mac users not getting security updates | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple users are updating to OS X Mavericks in large numbers, but not fast enough. Corporate users in particular have been slow to upgrade, which could have serious security implications.

 

Apple is famous for the secrecy around its product and service launches.

 

 

 

===> It's unfortunate it has decided that the safety of Mac users should also require reading tea leaves. <===

 

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===> It's unfortunate it has decided that the safety of Mac users should also require reading tea leaves. <===

 

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Apple updates Mavericks to 10.9.1, issues security fixes for Safari

Apple updates Mavericks to 10.9.1, issues security fixes for Safari | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple just announced the first point update for its recently released OS X Mavericks.

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OS X Mountain Lion: Still unsupported and vulnerable

OS X Mountain Lion: Still unsupported and vulnerable | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
One month after the release of OS X Mavericks and the disclosure of 48 vulnerabilities in Mountain Lion, Apple has not released any updates to fix these or any other problems in Mountain Lion.
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Mavericks: The end of Macs in the enterprise?

Mavericks: The end of Macs in the enterprise? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Macs have never been that popular in business. But if Apple is indeed no longer supporting security updates for older Mac OS X versions, Macs won't have any place left in the enterprise office.
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Yet another iPhone lockscreen vulnerability. This time in iOS 7.02 [VIDEO]

Yet another iPhone lockscreen vulnerability. This time in iOS 7.02 [VIDEO] | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Another day, another privacy vulnerability found in iOS.

When will Apple learn that a lockscreen should really, properly, lock the phone?
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Israeli researcher Dany Lisiansky uncovered the flaw, and made a video to demonstrate a way to take a victim’s locked iPhone running iOS 7.02, and ===> access their call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. <===


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Israeli researcher Dany Lisiansky uncovered the flaw, and made a video to demonstrate a way to take a victim’s locked iPhone running iOS 7.02, and ===> access their call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. <===

 

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Israeli researcher Dany Lisiansky uncovered the flaw, and made a video to demonstrate a way to take a victim’s locked iPhone running iOS 7.02, and ===> access their call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. <===

 

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Apple corrige la faille gotofail pour Mac OS X

Apple corrige la faille gotofail pour Mac OS X | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple est finalement parvenu à corriger la faille de sécurité majeure qui a touché ses systèmes d'exploitation
Mac. Un correctif qui intervient tardivement par rapport à iOS.
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Apple encryption mistake puts many desktop applications at risk

Apple encryption mistake puts many desktop applications at risk | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple's Mail, FaceTime, Calendar, Safari browser and Software Update could be vulnerable, a researcher said.
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iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch und Macs sind unsicher

iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch und Macs sind unsicher | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Besitzer eines iPhones, iPads oder eines iPod Touch sollten sofort ein wichtiges Sicherheits-Update installieren. Ihre verschlüsselten Verbindungen können gehackt werden. Für MacOS-Nutzer gibt es noch keinen Patch.


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Update your iPhones and iPads now to iOS 7.06. But Mac OS X still at risk from critical security hole

Update your iPhones and iPads now to iOS 7.06. But Mac OS X still at risk from critical security hole | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple has quietly pushed out a security update to iOS, the operating system used by its flagship iPhone and iPad products.

And it's really important for your privacy that you update your iPhones and iPads as quickly as possible.




===> A shame then that Mac OS X doesn't yet have a patch... <===




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New to Mac? Four security tips you need to know

New to Mac? Four security tips you need to know | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

“The fundamental difference is that there are a LOT less malware threats and hacking attacks directed at Mac users than there are against Windows users.  Both can be attacked (and are), but normally it’s Windows users in the firing line. As I like to put it – I can get killed in Baghdad or Bournemouth.  

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Neither is 100% safe, but one is definitely less risky than the other. Both OSes require up-to-date anti-virus, security patches, best practices and a good healthy serving of common sense to keep them out of trouble.”

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So while Mac OS X enjoys a deservedly good reputation for security, there are steps any user can take to protect themselves – against loss, password theft, and to protect your most important files.  Whether your shiny new Mac is for work – or for home – here’s how to get started.

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Good to get a more in depth explanation about Macs and security.

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Mac : un cheval de Troie qui vole les bitcoins

Mac : un cheval de Troie qui vole les bitcoins | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Avec une valeur toujours en hausse, les bitcoins intéressent désormais beaucoup les cybercriminels.

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Mac : une nouvelle variante du malware Crisis fait surface

Mac : une nouvelle variante du malware Crisis fait surface | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
L'éditeur de sécurité Intego révèle l'existence d'un nouveau malware ciblant les utilisateurs d'OS X. Crisis.C est la 3e variante du logiciel malveillant sur Mac depuis juillet 2012.
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What sort of security can you expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad?

What sort of security can you expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Security researcher Ariel Sanchez recently published a fascinating report on the sort of security you can expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad.

The answer, sadly, seems to be, "Very little."


You should head over to IOActive's blog to read the whole report.

Sanchez details the results of a series of offline security tests conducted against 40 different iOS banking apps used by 60 different banks in about 20 different countries.

 

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Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning

Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Your laptop's Webcam has a light that's supposed to turn on any time the camera does. But research shows it's possible for hackers to disable the light.
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Safari on Mac OS exposes web login credentials

Safari on Mac OS exposes web login credentials | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Kaspersky research shows that Safari, in saving a session for reopening later, stores session information in plain text. This includes usernames and passwords.
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Kaspersky researchers have discovered that Apple's Safari web browser on OS X stores session information, including the username and password, in a plain text XML file, available for any user to read.

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Macs, Malware & Security Myths

Are Mac Users safe from Malware? Not as much as you might think. Symantec's Security Expert Kevin Haley breaks down the Mac's invincibility myth. Learn why M...
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Un expert en sécurité crée des malwares indétectables sur Mac OS X

Un expert en sécurité crée des malwares indétectables sur Mac OS X | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Les Mac ne sont plus l’ilot de sécurité qu’on a voulu croire qu’ils étaient. Les malwares existent sur Mac OS X et commencent à être plus nombreux. Un chercheur a même trouvé un moyen « simple » de les rendre indétectables.
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Les Mac ne sont plus l’ilot de sécurité qu’on a voulu croire qu’ils étaient.

 

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Les Mac ne sont plus l’ilot de sécurité qu’on a voulu croire qu’ils étaient.

 

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