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Mac OS X : une faille critique permet de subtiliser tous les mots de passe de l'utilisateur | Nobody Is Perfect

Mac OS X : une faille critique permet de subtiliser tous les mots de passe de l'utilisateur | Nobody Is Perfect | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
En faille critique viens d'être dévoilée, et cette fois c'est le système Mac OS X qui est concerné.


Le Trousseau d'accès ( Keychain) de Mac OS X souffre actuellement d'une faille qui permettrait à des pirates de récupérer l'intégralité des mots de passe y étant stockés. Ce qui se présente ainsi comme un espace sécurisé permettant de stocker ses accès devient une véritable boite de pandore.


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En faille critique viens d'être dévoilée, et cette fois c'est le système Mac OS X qui est concerné.


Le Trousseau d'accès ( Keychain) de Mac OS X souffre actuellement d'une faille qui permettrait à des pirates de récupérer l'intégralité des mots de passe y étant stockés. Ce qui se présente ainsi comme un espace sécurisé permettant de stocker ses accès devient une véritable boite de pandore.


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Mac OS X : une faille critique non corrigée a été découverte dans Yosemite | Apple | CyberSecurity

Mac OS X : une faille critique non corrigée a été découverte dans Yosemite | Apple | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Sale temps pour les Mac. Un chercheur en sécurité allemand a découvert une vulnérabilité dans Mac OS X 10.10 qui permet de prendre le contrôle de la machine grâce à une escalade des privilèges utilisateur.
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Sale temps pour les Mac. Un chercheur en sécurité allemand a découvert une vulnérabilité dans Mac OS X 10.10 qui permet de prendre le contrôle de la machine grâce à une escalade des privilèges utilisateur.


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Einzeiler beschert Adminrechte unter Mac OS X 10.10 | CyberSecurity | Apple

Einzeiler beschert Adminrechte unter Mac OS X 10.10 | CyberSecurity | Apple | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Durch eine Rechteausweitungslücke kann sich jeder Yosemite-Nutzer zum root erklären. Der Exploit ist so kurz, dass er in einen Tweet passt.





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Durch eine Rechteausweitungslücke kann sich jeder Yosemite-Nutzer zum root erklären. Der Exploit ist so kurz, dass er in einen Tweet passt.


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Security: Zero-Days in Mac OS X & iOS veröffentlicht | NobodyIsPerfect | Apple | CyberSecurity

Security: Zero-Days in Mac OS X & iOS veröffentlicht | NobodyIsPerfect | Apple | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Die bisher beschriebenen Angriffe funktionieren indes nur unter Mac OS X. Unter iOS fanden die Forscher jedoch ebenfalls eine Schwachstelle in Form eines Angriffs über URL-Schemata, die auch unter Mac OS X funktioniert. Ihre Malware beanspruchte beispielsweise das Schemata für die Facebook-Anmeldung für sich. Danach starteten sie Pinterest. Die App authentifizierte sich über Facebook, welches das Token aber zunächst an die Malware weiterleitete. Die wiederum leitete das Token an Pinterest weiter und blieb so unentdeckt. Hier helfe der bereits verfügbarer API-Aufruf openURL:sourceApplication in der Pinterest-App, den es allerdings nur für iOS gebe. Außerdem weise Apple Entwickler nirgends darauf hin, dass sie sich so schützen könnten.

Die Forscher haben über 1.600 Mac- und iOS-Apps untersucht und festgestellt, das mehr als 88 Prozent mindestens für eine der entdeckten Schwachstellen anfällig sind. Sie schlagen die Entwicklung eines Scanners vor, der zweifelhafte Verbindungen meldet.

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Die bisher beschriebenen Angriffe funktionieren indes nur unter Mac OS X. Unter iOS fanden die Forscher jedoch ebenfalls eine Schwachstelle in Form eines Angriffs über URL-Schemata, die auch unter Mac OS X funktioniert. Ihre Malware beanspruchte beispielsweise das Schemata für die Facebook-Anmeldung für sich. Danach starteten sie Pinterest. Die App authentifizierte sich über Facebook, welches das Token aber zunächst an die Malware weiterleitete. Die wiederum leitete das Token an Pinterest weiter und blieb so unentdeckt. Hier helfe der bereits verfügbarer API-Aufruf openURL:sourceApplication in der Pinterest-App, den es allerdings nur für iOS gebe. Außerdem weise Apple Entwickler nirgends darauf hin, dass sie sich so schützen könnten.

Die Forscher haben über 1.600 Mac- und iOS-Apps untersucht und festgestellt, das mehr als 88 Prozent mindestens für eine der entdeckten Schwachstellen anfällig sind. Sie schlagen die Entwicklung eines Scanners vor, der zweifelhafte Verbindungen meldet.

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Mac-Nutzer aufgepasst: Schwerwiegende Sicherheitslücke aufgetaucht | CyberSecurity | Apple | EFI

Mac-Nutzer aufgepasst: Schwerwiegende Sicherheitslücke aufgetaucht | CyberSecurity | Apple | EFI | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Ältere Macs sind über eine neuentdeckte Sicherheitslücke angreifbar. Sie ermöglicht es, die Firmware zu überschreiben, die euren Mac bootet.


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Ältere Macs sind über eine neuentdeckte Sicherheitslücke angreifbar. Sie ermöglicht es, die Firmware zu überschreiben, die euren Mac bootet.


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Mac bug makes rootkit injection as easy as falling asleep

Mac bug makes rootkit injection as easy as falling asleep | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
“It means that you can overwrite the contents of your BIOS from userland a rootkit EFI without any other tricks other than a suspend-resume cycle, a kernel extension, flashrom, and root access.

“The bug can be used with a Safari or other remote vector to install an EFI rootkit without physical access [provided] a suspended happens in the current session … you could probably force the suspend and trigger this, all remotely. That’s pretty epic ownage.”

Apple has been contacted for comment.

Flash locks are removed when machines enter a sleep state for about 30 seconds or more, allowing attackers to update the flashrom contents from userland including EFI binaries.

Affected models include the MacBook Pro Retina, and Pro, and MacBook Airs, each running the latest EFI firmware updates.

Some of the latest machines are not affected leading Vilaça to think Apple is aware of the vulnerability.

“If they (Apple) indeed knew about the bug – because I don’t believe it’s a coincidence not working in latest machines – then they keep their pattern of not patching older versions,” he says.


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“It means that you can overwrite the contents of your BIOS from userland a rootkit EFI without any other tricks other than a suspend-resume cycle, a kernel extension, flashrom, and root access.

“The bug can be used with a Safari or other remote vector to install an EFI rootkit without physical access [provided] a suspended happens in the current session … you could probably force the suspend and trigger this, all remotely. That’s pretty epic ownage.”

Apple has been contacted for comment.

Flash locks are removed when machines enter a sleep state for about 30 seconds or more, allowing attackers to update the flashrom contents from userland including EFI binaries.

Affected models include the MacBook Pro Retina, and Pro, and MacBook Airs, each running the latest EFI firmware updates.

Some of the latest machines are not affected leading Vilaça to think Apple is aware of the vulnerability.

“If they (Apple) indeed knew about the bug – because I don’t believe it’s a coincidence not working in latest machines – then they keep their pattern of not patching older versions,” he says.


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Mauvaise nouvelle, Mac OS X est lui aussi un paradis pour les malwares | Nobody Is Perfect!

Mauvaise nouvelle, Mac OS X est lui aussi un paradis pour les malwares | Nobody Is Perfect! | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

« Les virus sous Mac, ça n’existe pas ! », répète à qui veut l'entendre un vieux fond de sagesse informatique des nations. Le chercheur en sécurité Patrick Wardle, de la société Synack, vient de démontrer le contraire à l’occasion de la RSA Conference, qui se tient actuellement à San Francisco. L’homme a passé en revue tous les mécanismes de protection qu’Apple a intégrés récemment dans son système. Conclusion : tous peuvent être contournés assez facilement. Dans certains cas, l’opération est même triviale.

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L’herbe n’est pas plus verte ailleurs : l’expert a réussi à contourner les mécanismes de protection de tous les principaux outils d’éditeurs tiers, y compris Kaspersky, Intego et Avira.

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===> Bref, l’utilisateur Mac n’est pas plus protégé qu’un utilisateur Windows. <===

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La seule différence, c’est que le nombre de malwares sur Mac est encore relativement faible. Mais ce n’est rassurant qu’à moitié.

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« Les virus sous Mac, ça n’existe pas ! », répète à qui veut l'entendre un vieux fond de sagesse informatique des nations. Le chercheur en sécurité Patrick Wardle, de la société Synack, vient de démontrer le contraire à l’occasion de la RSA Conference, qui se tient actuellement à San Francisco. L’homme a passé en revue tous les mécanismes de protection qu’Apple a intégrés récemment dans son système. Conclusion : tous peuvent être contournés assez facilement. Dans certains cas, l’opération est même triviale.

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L’herbe n’est pas plus verte ailleurs : l’expert a réussi à contourner les mécanismes de protection de tous les principaux outils d’éditeurs tiers, y compris Kaspersky, Intego et Avira.

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===> Bref, l’utilisateur Mac n’est pas plus protégé qu’un utilisateur Windows. <===

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La seule différence, c’est que le nombre de malwares sur Mac est encore relativement faible. Mais ce n’est rassurant qu’à moitié.

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Every Mac is still at risk from this "backdoor" bug | Apple failed to fix "rootpipe" backdoor flaw

Every Mac is still at risk from this "backdoor" bug | Apple failed to fix "rootpipe" backdoor flaw | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The bug should've been squashed in the latest update of OS X 10.10.3, but researchers say it persists. Every Mac is at risk from this "backdoor" bug.


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The bug should've been squashed in the latest update of OS X 10.10.3, but researchers say it persists. Every Mac is at risk from this "backdoor" bug.


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Apple fixes loads of security holes in OS X, iOS, Apple TV, Safari | CyberSecurity

Apple fixes loads of security holes in OS X, iOS, Apple TV, Safari | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
What was fixed?

The list of software components fixed in the various updates is extensive.

Rather than go into all the details, we'll just encourage you towards grabbing the updates by pointing out that the holes fixed include:

Remote code execution (RCE). Opening a booby-trapped file or browsing to a malicious web page could lead to implanted malware, stolen data and a hijacked computer.

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Security bypasses. Files you might expect to be kept away from prying eyes might be visible; secrets useful for further attacks (such as memory addresses used by the operating system) might be revealed.
Denial of service. A crook could force your computer to shut down without warning.

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Data leakage. Passwords, private browsing data and application screenshots could be revealed.

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What was fixed?

The list of software components fixed in the various updates is extensive.

Rather than go into all the details, we'll just encourage you towards grabbing the updates by pointing out that the holes fixed include:

Remote code execution (RCE). Opening a booby-trapped file or browsing to a malicious web page could lead to implanted malware, stolen data and a hijacked computer.

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Security bypasses. Files you might expect to be kept away from prying eyes might be visible; secrets useful for further attacks (such as memory addresses used by the operating system) might be revealed.
Denial of service. A crook could force your computer to shut down without warning.

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Data leakage. Passwords, private browsing data and application screenshots could be revealed.

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security

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Safari : dix-sept failles WebKit à corriger

Safari : dix-sept failles WebKit à corriger | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple diffuse une mise à jour pour son navigateur Safari. Elle permet de corriger plusieurs vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


Apple publie Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4 et Safari 6.2.4. Ces mises à jour pour le navigateur de la firme à la pomme sont à destination du système d'exploitation OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks et Yosemite.


Ces mises à jour peuvent être obtenues depuis le menu Apple et le bouton " Mises à jour " ou depuis le Mac App Store. Elles ont pour but de corriger un total de dix-sept vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


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Apple diffuse une mise à jour pour son navigateur Safari. Elle permet de corriger plusieurs vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


Apple publie Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4 et Safari 6.2.4. Ces mises à jour pour le navigateur de la firme à la pomme sont à destination du système d'exploitation OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks et Yosemite.


Ces mises à jour peuvent être obtenues depuis le menu Apple et le bouton " Mises à jour " ou depuis le Mac App Store. Elles ont pour but de corriger un total de dix-sept vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


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Apple diffuse une mise à jour pour son navigateur Safari. Elle permet de corriger plusieurs vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


Apple publie Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4 et Safari 6.2.4. Ces mises à jour pour le navigateur de la firme à la pomme sont à destination du système d'exploitation OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks et Yosemite.


Ces mises à jour peuvent être obtenues depuis le menu Apple et le bouton " Mises à jour " ou depuis le Mac App Store. Elles ont pour but de corriger un total de dix-sept vulnérabilités de sécurité affectant le moteur de rendu WebKit.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security


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Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014 | Apple on the TOP

Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014 | Apple on the TOP | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.

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#Mac OS X and #Linux had more #vulnerabilities in 2014 than ALL #Windows Versions in sum.

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Not surprisingly at all, web browsers continue to have the most security vulnerabilities because they are a popular gateway to access a server and to spread malware on the clients. Adobe free products and Java are the main challengers but web browsers have continuously topped the table for the last six years. Mozilla Firefox had the most vulnerabilities reported in 2009 and 2012; Google Chrome in 2010 and 2011; Internet Explorer was at the top for the last two years.

To keep systems secure, it is critical that they are fully patched. IT admins should focus on (patch them first):

  • Operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS X)
  • Web browsers
  • Java
  • Adobe free products (Flash Player, Reader, Shockwave Player, AIR).
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An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.

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#Mac OS X and #Linux had more #vulnerabilities in 2014 than ALL #Windows Versions in sum.

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Not surprisingly at all, web browsers continue to have the most security vulnerabilities because they are a popular gateway to access a server and to spread malware on the clients. Adobe free products and Java are the main challengers but web browsers have continuously topped the table for the last six years. Mozilla Firefox had the most vulnerabilities reported in 2009 and 2012; Google Chrome in 2010 and 2011; Internet Explorer was at the top for the last two years.



To keep systems secure, it is critical that they are fully patched. IT admins should focus on (patch them first):


  • Operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS X)
  • Web browsers
  • Java
  • Adobe free products (Flash Player, Reader, Shockwave Player, AIR).
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An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database.

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#Mac OS X and #Linux had more #vulnerabilities in 2014 than ALL #Windows Versions in sum.

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Not surprisingly at all, web browsers continue to have the most security vulnerabilities because they are a popular gateway to access a server and to spread malware on the clients. Adobe free products and Java are the main challengers but web browsers have continuously topped the table for the last six years. Mozilla Firefox had the most vulnerabilities reported in 2009 and 2012; Google Chrome in 2010 and 2011; Internet Explorer was at the top for the last two years.



To keep systems secure, it is critical that they are fully patched.IT admins should focus on (patch them first):


  • Operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS X)
  • Web browsers
  • Java
  • Adobe free products (Flash Player, Reader, Shockwave Player, AIR).
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Threat Intelligence: Reduce the Gap | CyberSecurity | Privacy

Threat Intelligence: Reduce the Gap | CyberSecurity | Privacy | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Major cyber security incidents continue to hit the headlines. Security and privacy are top concerns for IT and security professionals, especially after 2014’s highly publicized data breaches.

Companies around the globe were victim to malware, stolen data and exploited vulnerabilities. Big companies weren’t immune to this, with Target, JPMogan Chase, Home Depot and Sony Pictures suffering the painful sting of data breaches. Even celebrities were targeted, with compromised iCloud accounts.

It really isn’t surprising that almost everyone anticipates the need to prepare for security challenges in the coming months. According to a recent survey by Tech Pro Research, 84 percent of IT professionals are more concerned about security and privacy in 2015.
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Major cyber security incidents continue to hit the headlines. Security and privacy are top concerns for IT and security professionals, especially after 2014’s highly publicized data breaches.

Companies around the globe were victim to malware, stolen data and exploited vulnerabilities. Big companies weren’t immune to this, with TargetJPMogan ChaseHome Depot and Sony Pictures suffering the painful sting of data breaches. Even celebrities were targeted, with compromised iCloud accounts.

It really isn’t surprising that almost everyone anticipates the need to prepare for security challenges in the coming months. According to a recent survey by Tech Pro Research, 84 percent of IT professionals are more concerned about security and privacy in 2015.


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Major cyber security incidents continue to hit the headlines. Security and privacy are top concerns for IT and security professionals, especially after 2014’s highly publicized data breaches.

Companies around the globe were victim to malware, stolen data and exploited vulnerabilities. Big companies weren’t immune to this, with TargetJPMogan ChaseHome Depot and Sony Pictures suffering the painful sting of data breaches. Even celebrities were targeted, with compromised iCloud accounts.

It really isn’t surprising that almost everyone anticipates the need to prepare for security challenges in the coming months. According to a recent survey by Tech Pro Research, 84 percent of IT professionals are more concerned about security and privacy in 2015.


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Apple Pushes Mandatory Flash Update in Wake of Zero-Day Disclosures | CyberSecurity

Apple Pushes Mandatory Flash Update in Wake of Zero-Day Disclosures | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple is pushing out a mandatory update for Adobe Flash in the wake of the recent disclosure of three zero-day vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild.

Mac OS X will find that Flash has been disabled on their devices and will see popup messages urging them to install the latest updates if they want to continue to use the software.

“If you’re using an out-of-date version of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in, you may see the message ‘Blocked plug-in’, ‘Flash Security Alert’ or ‘Flash out-of-date’ when attempting to view Flash content in Safari. To continue viewing Flash content, update to a later version of Adobe Flash Player. Click the Download Flash button. Safari opens the Adobe Flash Player page on the Adobe website,” the advisory from Apple stated.


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Apple is pushing out a mandatory update for Adobe Flash in the wake of the recent disclosure of three zero-day vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited in the wild.

Mac OS X will find that Flash has been disabled on their devices and will see popup messages urging them to install the latest updates if they want to continue to use the software.

“If you’re using an out-of-date version of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in, you may see the message ‘Blocked plug-in’, ‘Flash Security Alert’ or ‘Flash out-of-date’ when attempting to view Flash content in Safari. To continue viewing Flash content, update to a later version of Adobe Flash Player. Click the Download Flash button. Safari opens the Adobe Flash Player page on the Adobe website,” the advisory from Apple stated.


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Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting | Naivety | Nobody Is Perfect

Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting | Naivety | Nobody Is Perfect | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
When companies claim their products are unhackable or invulnerable, it must be like waving a red flag in front of bulls as it practically dares security researchers to prove otherwise. Apple previously claimed that Macs were not vulnerable to the same firmware flaws that could backdoor PCs, so researchers proved they could remotely infect Macs with a firmware worm that is so tough to detect and to get rid of that they suggested it presents a toss your Mac in the trash situation.


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When companies claim their products are unhackable or invulnerable, it must be like waving a red flag in front of bulls as it practically dares security researchers to prove otherwise. Apple previously claimed that Macs were not vulnerable to the same firmware flaws that could backdoor PCs, so researchers proved they could remotely infect Macs with a firmware worm that is so tough to detect and to get rid of that they suggested it presents a toss your Mac in the trash situation.


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Une faille de sécurité dans Yosemite donne accès au Mac | Apple | CyberSecurity

Une faille de sécurité dans Yosemite donne accès au Mac | Apple | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Le chercheur en sécurité Stefan Esser a mis le doigt sur une nouvelle faille de sécurité touchant OS X Yosemite. Exploitée comme il convient, elle donne aux malandrins un accès root au Mac, autorisant ainsi toutes les fantaisies les plus dangereuses, notamment l’injection de fichiers infectés et autres joyeusetés.


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Le chercheur en sécurité Stefan Esser a mis le doigt sur une nouvelle faille de sécurité touchant OS X Yosemite. Exploitée comme il convient, elle donne aux malandrins un accès root au Mac, autorisant ainsi toutes les fantaisies les plus dangereuses, notamment l’injection de fichiers infectés et autres joyeusetés.


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Apple App Security Fails Leave Macs And iPhones Vulnerable To 'Devastating' Attacks | XARA

Apple App Security Fails Leave Macs And iPhones Vulnerable To 'Devastating' Attacks | XARA | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

It’s become almost axiomatic that Apple devices and the apps on them are more secure than the competition. But researchers continue to blow up that notion and today a group of academics have ripped apart the securityprotections in Mac OS X and iOS to show it’s not only possible to create malware and get it onto the App Store, but it’s also feasible to launch “devastating” attacks using rogue software to steal the most sensitive personal data around, from iCloud passwords and Evernote notes to dodgy selfies and more.


The attacks, known as unauthorized cross-app resource access or XARA, expose design flaws that allow a bad app to access critical pieces of data in other apps. As a result, Apple has struggled to fix the issues, according to apaper released today from Indiana University Bloomington, Peking University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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It’s become almost axiomatic that Apple devices and the apps on them are more secure than the competition. But researchers continue to blow up that notion and today a group of academics have ripped apart the securityprotections in Mac OS X and iOS to show it’s not only possible to create malware and get it onto the App Store, but it’s also feasible to launch “devastating” attacks using rogue software to steal the most sensitive personal data around, from iCloud passwords and Evernote notes to dodgy selfies and more.


The attacks, known as unauthorized cross-app resource access or XARA, expose design flaws that allow a bad app to access critical pieces of data in other apps. As a result, Apple has struggled to fix the issues, according to apaper released today from Indiana University Bloomington, Peking University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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Firmware Bug in OSX Could Allow Installation of Low-Level Rootkits | Mac | Apple | EFI | CyberSecurity

Firmware Bug in OSX Could Allow Installation of Low-Level Rootkits | Mac | Apple | EFI | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
There is a vulnerability buried deep in the firmware of many Apple laptops that could allow an attacker to overwrite the machine’s BIOS and install a rootkit, gaining complete control of the Mac.

The vulnerability lies in the UEFI system on some older MacBooks, and researcher Pedro Vilaca discovered that after a MacBook is put to sleep and then brought back up, the machine’s low-level firmware is left unlocked.


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There is a vulnerability buried deep in the firmware of many Apple laptops that could allow an attacker to overwrite the machine’s BIOS and install a rootkit, gaining complete control of the Mac.

The vulnerability lies in the UEFI system on some older MacBooks, and researcher Pedro Vilaca discovered that after a MacBook is put to sleep and then brought back up, the machine’s low-level firmware is left unlocked.


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Macs haben Sicherheitslücke in EFI | Nobody Is Perfect

Macs haben Sicherheitslücke in EFI | Nobody Is Perfect | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Ein Sicherheitsexperte hat eine schwere Sicherheitslücke im Ruhemodus der Macs entdeckt.


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Ein Sicherheitsexperte hat eine schwere Sicherheitslücke im Ruhemodus der Macs entdeckt.


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Apple security features can be easily bypassed, says researcher | Nobody Is Perfect

Apple security features can be easily bypassed, says researcher | Nobody Is Perfect | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Security tools baked into Macs designed to protect users from malicious content can be easily bypassed, according to one security researcher.

In a talk at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Synack director of research Patrick Wardle described how two OS X security tools can be bypassed to run malware.


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Security tools baked into Macs designed to protect users from malicious content can be easily bypassed, according to one security researcher.

In a talk at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Synack director of research Patrick Wardle described how two OS X security tools can be bypassed to run malware.


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Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to eavesdropping attacks | CyberSecurity

Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to eavesdropping attacks | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks that steal or modify sensitive data, security researchers warned.

1,500 IOS APPS HAVE HTTPS-CRIPPLING BUG. IS ONE OF THEM ON YOUR DEVICE?
Apps downloaded two million times are vulnerable to trivial man-in-the-middle attacks.


As was the case with a separate HTTPS vulnerability reported earlier this week that affected 1,500 iOS apps, the bug resides in AFNetworking, an open-source code library that allows developers to drop networking capabilities into their iOS and OS X apps. Any app that uses a version of AFNetworking prior to the just-released 2.5.3 may expose data that's trivial for hackers to monitor or modify, even when it's protected by the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol. The vulnerability can be exploited by using any valid SSL certificate for any domain name, as long as the digital credential was issued by a browser-trusted certificate authority (CA).

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At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks that steal or modify sensitive data, security researchers warned.

1,500 IOS APPS HAVE HTTPS-CRIPPLING BUG. IS ONE OF THEM ON YOUR DEVICE?
Apps downloaded two million times are vulnerable to trivial man-in-the-middle attacks.


As was the case with a separate HTTPS vulnerability reported earlier this week that affected 1,500 iOS apps, the bug resides in AFNetworking, an open-source code library that allows developers to drop networking capabilities into their iOS and OS X apps. Any app that uses a version of AFNetworking prior to the just-released 2.5.3 may expose data that's trivial for hackers to monitor or modify, even when it's protected by the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol. The vulnerability can be exploited by using any valid SSL certificate for any domain name, as long as the digital credential was issued by a browser-trusted certificate authority (CA).

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Bombe in iOS und OS X: Darwin Nuke entdeckt - jetzt System updaten! | UPDATE asap!!! | Apple

Bombe in iOS und OS X: Darwin Nuke entdeckt - jetzt System updaten! | UPDATE asap!!! | Apple | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Wer die jüngsten Updates für iOS und OS X noch nicht installiert hat, sollte das schnellstens tun. Denn in den Betriebssystemen von Apple verbirgt sich eine Sicherheitslücke, über die Angreifer jedes Apple-Gerät zum Absturz bringen können.
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Wer die jüngsten Updates für iOS und OS X noch nicht installiert hat, sollte das schnellstens tun. Denn in den Betriebssystemen von Apple verbirgt sich eine Sicherheitslücke, über die Angreifer jedes Apple-Gerät zum Absturz bringen können.


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Apple Releases Security Update for OS X Yosemite | US-CERT | Update asap!

Apple Releases Security Update for OS X Yosemite | US-CERT | Update asap! | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has released Security Update 2015-003 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple Security Update 2015-003 and apply the necessary updates.


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Apple has released Security Update 2015-003 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple Security Update 2015-003 and apply the necessary updates.


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Apple has released Security Update 2015-003 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple Security Update 2015-003 and apply the necessary updates.


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Apple fixes FREAK in iOS, OS X and Apple TV - and numerous other holes besides | CyberSecurity

Apple fixes FREAK in iOS, OS X and Apple TV - and numerous other holes besides | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it


Apple's latest security fixes are out. 


The FREAK bug is now fixed, but so are numerous other holes worth patching in their own right.







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Apple's latest security fixes are out. 


The FREAK bug is now fixed, but so are numerous other holes worth patching in their own right.



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Apple's latest security fixes are out. 


The FREAK bug is now fixed, but so are numerous other holes worth patching in their own right.



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OpinionSpy Rears its Ugly Head on Macs Once Again | CyberSecurity

OpinionSpy Rears its Ugly Head on Macs Once Again | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Almost five years ago, Intego security researchers warned about the OSX/OpinionSpy spyware infecting Mac computers, downloaded during the installation of innocent-sounding applications and screensavers distributed via well-known sites such as MacUpdate and VersionTracker.

Once compromised, infected Macs could leak data and open a backdoor for further abuse.

Now, sadly, a variant of OpinionSpy seems to be making something of a comeback.


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Almost five years ago, Intego security researchers warned about the OSX/OpinionSpy spyware infecting Mac computers, downloaded during the installation of innocent-sounding applications and screensavers distributed via well-known sites such as MacUpdate and VersionTracker.

Once compromised, infected Macs could leak data and open a backdoor for further abuse.

Now, sadly, a variant of OpinionSpy seems to be making something of a comeback.


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Kaspersky Lab Survey Finds Mac and PC Users Encounter Similar Cyberthreat Risks | CyberSecurity

Kaspersky Lab Survey Finds Mac and PC Users Encounter Similar Cyberthreat Risks | CyberSecurity | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Woburn, MA – February 10, 2015 - According to the Consumer Security Risk Survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, Apple users responded to have encountered cyber threats almost as often as the users of other platforms. The survey showed that 24 percent of Apple desktop users and 10 percent of Apple laptop users encountered malware during the year*, whereas the number of affected PC owners is slightly higher at 32 percent.  

Although security experts have not, thus far, found as much harmful software for OS X as they have for other platforms like Windows, malware does still aim to attack Mac devices. Malware such as ransomware was reportedly faced by 13 percent of Mac users compared to 9 percent of Windows users. There is a similar situation with threats targeting financial data: these incidents were reported by 51 percent of OS X users and 43 percent of Windows users.

In addition the survey results showcased that Mac users are generally less aware of Internet threats than Windows users. For example, 39 percent of MacBook owners have never or hardly heard of ransomware, and 30 percent do not know about dangerous malicious programs that can exploit vulnerabilities in software. By comparison, among all respondents 33 percent know almost nothing about ransomware and 28 percent are unaware of exploits.


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Woburn, MA – February 10, 2015 - According to the Consumer Security Risk Survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, Apple users responded to have encountered cyber threats almost as often as the users of other platforms. The survey showed that 24 percent of Apple desktop users and 10 percent of Apple laptop users encountered malware during the year*, whereas the number of affected PC owners is slightly higher at 32 percent.  

Although security experts have not, thus far, found as much harmful software for OS X as they have for other platforms like Windows, malware does still aim to attack Mac devices. Malware such as ransomware was reportedly faced by 13 percent of Mac users compared to 9 percent of Windows users. There is a similar situation with threats targeting financial data: these incidents were reported by 51 percent of OS X users and 43 percent of Windows users.

In addition the survey results showcased that Mac users are generally less aware of Internet threats than Windows users. For example, 39 percent of MacBook owners have never or hardly heard of ransomware, and 30 percent do not know about dangerous malicious programs that can exploit vulnerabilities in software. By comparison, among all respondents 33 percent know almost nothing about ransomware and 28 percent are unaware of exploits.


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