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Security Threats in 2013 - Check also for Mac Malware

Security Threats in 2013 - Check also for Mac Malware | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Read about the latest cyber security trends in the Sophos Security Threat Report 2013.

 

Most malware developers have found it more profitable to attack Windows than to learn new skills needed to target the smaller OS X user community.

 

===> But Macs are finding a new home in thousands of businesses and government agencies, and malware authors are paying attention. <===


Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillette recently reported that “almost half of enterprises (1,000 employees or more) are issuing Macs to at least some employees—and they plan a 52% increase in the number of Macs they issue in 2012.”

 

===> Even more Macs are arriving unofficially through bring your own device arrangements, where they are often an executive’s device of choice for accessing web or cloud applications. <===

 

===> Growing Mac usage means many IT organizations must objectively assess, mitigate, and anticipate Mac-related malware threats for the first time. And the risks are clearly increasing! <===

 

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Immune No More: An Apple Story

Immune No More: An Apple Story | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
For a very long time, Apple and its pseudo-religious user-base prided itself on being a platform free of malware; those days are inarguably and unequivocally over. Its emergence as the early winner...
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Apple fixes 'killer text bomb' vulnerability with new update for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS | #Updates #NobodyIsPerfect #TeluguCharacter #Vulnerabilities ===> #Quality of #Programming!!

Apple fixes 'killer text bomb' vulnerability with new update for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS | #Updates #NobodyIsPerfect #TeluguCharacter #Vulnerabilities ===> #Quality of #Programming!! | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple released updates on Monday that will protect owners of iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks, iMac Pros, Apple Watches, and (phew!) Apple TVs from having toerags crash their devices.

The bizarre bug was in how Apple products handled a Unicode symbol representing a letter from the south Indian language of Telugu.

When, for instance, vulnerable versions of iOS displayed the character they would get their knickers in a twist, causing the app to crash.

Fortunately updating Apple operating systems is a pretty painless process.

For instance, on an iMac you just need to open App Store, and select Updates to see what updates are waiting to be installed.

 

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Apple released updates on Monday that will protect owners of iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks, iMac Pros, Apple Watches, and (phew!) Apple TVs from having toerags crash their devices.

The bizarre bug was in how Apple products handled a Unicode symbol representing a letter from the south Indian language of Telugu.

When, for instance, vulnerable versions of iOS displayed the character they would get their knickers in a twist, causing the app to crash.

Fortunately updating Apple operating systems is a pretty painless process.

For instance, on an iMac you just need to open App Store, and select Updates to see what updates are waiting to be installed.

 

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Un caractère indien provoque des dégâts sur les iPhone | #Apple #Vulnerabilities #NobodyIsPerfect

Un caractère indien provoque des dégâts sur les iPhone | #Apple #Vulnerabilities #NobodyIsPerfect | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
C'est le site italien mobileworld.it qui rapporte l'information. Un message texto spécifique composé avec un caractère de cette écriture provoque de nombreux problèmes.

En en cas de notification embarquant le message, c'est l’interface d’accueil du terminal, nommée Springboard, qui est mis en berne. Et en cas de reboot, l'appareil peut se retrouver à redémarrer sans cesse. Alors, seule la réinitialisation peut sauver l'utilisateur.

iMessage, WhatsApp et Facebook Messenger touchés


Le bug fonctionne sur la version iOS 11.2.5 du système d'exploitation, la dernière version de l'outil. Mais il ne marche pas avec iOS 11.3 beta. Le bug a été testé avec macOS et watchOS. Et il fonctionne dans cette configuration. A noter que les applications iMessage, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Outlook for iOS, et Gmail sont sensibles à ce fâcheux bug. A noter que Telegram et Skype ne sont pas touchés par ce bug.

 

Apple a mentionné qu’il allait corriger ce bug avant la sortie d’iOS 11.3, prévue pour dans quelques mois.

 

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C'est le site italien mobileworld.it qui rapporte l'information. Un message texto spécifique composé avec un caractère de cette écriture provoque de nombreux problèmes.

En en cas de notification embarquant le message, c'est l’interface d’accueil du terminal, nommée Springboard, qui est mis en berne. Et en cas de reboot, l'appareil peut se retrouver à redémarrer sans cesse. Alors, seule la réinitialisation peut sauver l'utilisateur.

iMessage, WhatsApp et Facebook Messenger touchés


Le bug fonctionne sur la version iOS 11.2.5 du système d'exploitation, la dernière version de l'outil. Mais il ne marche pas avec iOS 11.3 beta. Le bug a été testé avec macOS et watchOS. Et il fonctionne dans cette configuration. A noter que les applications iMessage, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Outlook for iOS, et Gmail sont sensibles à ce fâcheux bug. A noter que Telegram et Skype ne sont pas touchés par ce bug.

 

Apple a mentionné qu’il allait corriger ce bug avant la sortie d’iOS 11.3, prévue pour dans quelques mois.

 

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Une app peut capturer l’écran de votre Mac sans votre consentement | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Awareness #Vulnerabilities 

Une app peut capturer l’écran de votre Mac sans votre consentement | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Awareness #Vulnerabilities  | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Les contraintes imposées par Apple à toutes les apps qui veulent trouver leur place sur le Mac App Store ne suffisent pas à éviter toutes les failles de sécurité, même si cela n’y ressemble pas à première vue. Felix Krause a trouvé un moyen original pour qu’une app puisse récupérer à votre insu tout le contenu affiché sur l’écran de votre Mac, tout en respectant les exigences de sandboxing de la boutique.

Son idée est de faire une capture d’écran de macOS avant d’appliquer un traitement de reconnaissance optique des caractères (OCR) pour y trouver des informations intéressantes. Il peut s’agir des sites que vous visitez, mais aussi de vos identifiants et même de vos mots de passe. Pour cela, il suffit de faire des captures d’écran très régulières et si l’utilisateur affiche un mot de passe dans son gestionnaire, ne serait-ce que brièvement, il sera enregistré et analysé.

Concept développé par Felix Krause, qui récupère effectivement des informations sensibles tout en respectant les conditions de du Mac App Store. Cliquer pour agrandir
La possibilité de prendre une capture d’écran est accessible à n’importe quelle application macOS avec quelques lignes de code seulement. Il n’y a aucune autorisation préalable à obtenir pour que ces lignes soient fonctionnelles et le système n’alerte pas l’utilisateur, par exemple de façon visuelle comme sur iOS. En clair, une app distribuée sur le Mac App Store et respectant toutes les consignes de cloisonnement d’Apple pourrait se transformer en malware qui analyse en permanence ce que vous faites sur votre ordinateur et l’envoie sur un serveur tiers.

Apple a été notifié de cette faille dans la sécurité de macOS et on imagine qu’une future version du système bloquera cette possibilité. Ou au moins, s’assurera que l’utilisateur autorise une app à faire des captures d’écran, en général ou au cas par cas.

 

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Les contraintes imposées par Apple à toutes les apps qui veulent trouver leur place sur le Mac App Store ne suffisent pas à éviter toutes les failles de sécurité, même si cela n’y ressemble pas à première vue. Felix Krause a trouvé un moyen original pour qu’une app puisse récupérer à votre insu tout le contenu affiché sur l’écran de votre Mac, tout en respectant les exigences de sandboxing de la boutique.

Son idée est de faire une capture d’écran de macOS avant d’appliquer un traitement de reconnaissance optique des caractères (OCR) pour y trouver des informations intéressantes. Il peut s’agir des sites que vous visitez, mais aussi de vos identifiants et même de vos mots de passe. Pour cela, il suffit de faire des captures d’écran très régulières et si l’utilisateur affiche un mot de passe dans son gestionnaire, ne serait-ce que brièvement, il sera enregistré et analysé.

Concept développé par Felix Krause, qui récupère effectivement des informations sensibles tout en respectant les conditions de du Mac App Store. Cliquer pour agrandir
La possibilité de prendre une capture d’écran est accessible à n’importe quelle application macOS avec quelques lignes de code seulement. Il n’y a aucune autorisation préalable à obtenir pour que ces lignes soient fonctionnelles et le système n’alerte pas l’utilisateur, par exemple de façon visuelle comme sur iOS. En clair, une app distribuée sur le Mac App Store et respectant toutes les consignes de cloisonnement d’Apple pourrait se transformer en malware qui analyse en permanence ce que vous faites sur votre ordinateur et l’envoie sur un serveur tiers.

Apple a été notifié de cette faille dans la sécurité de macOS et on imagine qu’une future version du système bloquera cette possibilité. Ou au moins, s’assurera que l’utilisateur autorise une app à faire des captures d’écran, en général ou au cas par cas.

 

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Code source d'iOS dévoilé en ligne : la fuite qui donne des sueurs froides à Apple | #Leaks

Code source d'iOS dévoilé en ligne : la fuite qui donne des sueurs froides à Apple | #Leaks | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Des extraits du code source d'iOS 9 ont été postées sur GitHub. Apple a confirmé la fuite en la faisant supprimer du site. Elle pourrait autant amener des pirates que des chercheurs en sécurité informatique à trouver des vulnérabilités sous iOS.

iBoot : cinq petites lettres qui ne plaisent vraiment pas à Apple. Mercredi 7 février, un ou une internaute a publié sur GitHub le code source d'un composant clé du système d'exploitation de l'iPhone. Une fuite "qui pourrait autant amener des pirates que des chercheurs en sécurité à trouver des vulnérabilités sous iOS et à réussir plus facilement des jailbreaks", rapporte Motherboard.

 

Si le code partagé sur GitHub – désormais supprimé – indiquait qu'il s'agissait d'une partie du code source d'iOS 9 (une vieille version du système d'exploitation), "certaines parties sont probablement encore utilisées sous iOS 11", suggère Motherboard. 

 

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Des extraits du code source d'iOS 9 ont été postées sur GitHub. Apple a confirmé la fuite en la faisant supprimer du site. Elle pourrait autant amener des pirates que des chercheurs en sécurité informatique à trouver des vulnérabilités sous iOS.

iBoot : cinq petites lettres qui ne plaisent vraiment pas à Apple. Mercredi 7 février, un ou une internaute a publié sur GitHub le code source d'un composant clé du système d'exploitation de l'iPhone. Une fuite "qui pourrait autant amener des pirates que des chercheurs en sécurité à trouver des vulnérabilités sous iOS et à réussir plus facilement des jailbreaks", rapporte Motherboard.

 

Si le code partagé sur GitHub – désormais supprimé – indiquait qu'il s'agissait d'une partie du code source d'iOS 9 (une vieille version du système d'exploitation), "certaines parties sont probablement encore utilisées sous iOS 11", suggère Motherboard. 

 

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macOS High Sierra 10.3.3 et patch Meltdown pour Sierra et El Capitan | #Apple #Updates #CyberSecurity #Awareness #CyberHygiene 

Apple propose la mise à jour macOS 10.3.3 pour High Sierra sur Mac, et s'occupe des anciennes versions de macOS pour la faille Meltdown.


iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2 mais également macOS 10.13.3. Dans sa nouvelle salve de mises à jour pour ses systèmes d'exploitation, Apple n'oublie pas le système d'exploitation de l'ordinateur Mac.

macOS 10.13.3 est annoncé comme une mise à jour qui améliorer la stabilité et la sécurité. Elle corrige un problème faisant qu'un ordinateur Mac pouvait cesser de répondre lors d'une connexion à un serveur SMB, et un problème modifiant l'ordre des conversations dans Messages.

Ce même souci dans Messages a été corrigé avec iOS 11.2.5. De même, des corrections de sécurité sont partagées entre macOS 10.13.3 et iOS 11.2.5, comme pour le bug dit chaiOS mais aussi des failles dans le noyau découvertes par Project Zero.

High Sierra n'est pas la seule itération de macOS à recevoir des correctifs de sécurité, dont pour la vieille faille dans IOHIDFamily. C'est aussi le cas de Sierra et El Capitan. En l'occurrence, il s'agit notamment d'intégrer des correctifs pour la vulnérabilité Meltdown. High Sierra avait déjà été préalablement servi à ce niveau.

 

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Apple propose la mise à jour macOS 10.3.3 pour High Sierra sur Mac, et s'occupe des anciennes versions de macOS pour la faille Meltdown.


iOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2 mais également macOS 10.13.3. Dans sa nouvelle salve de mises à jour pour ses systèmes d'exploitation, Apple n'oublie pas le système d'exploitation de l'ordinateur Mac.

macOS 10.13.3 est annoncé comme une mise à jour qui améliorer la stabilité et la sécurité. Elle corrige un problème faisant qu'un ordinateur Mac pouvait cesser de répondre lors d'une connexion à un serveur SMB, et un problème modifiant l'ordre des conversations dans Messages.

Ce même souci dans Messages a été corrigé avec iOS 11.2.5. De même, des corrections de sécurité sont partagées entre macOS 10.13.3 et iOS 11.2.5, comme pour le bug dit chaiOS mais aussi des failles dans le noyau découvertes par Project Zero.

High Sierra n'est pas la seule itération de macOS à recevoir des correctifs de sécurité, dont pour la vieille faille dans IOHIDFamily. C'est aussi le cas de Sierra et El Capitan. En l'occurrence, il s'agit notamment d'intégrer des correctifs pour la vulnérabilité Meltdown. High Sierra avait déjà été préalablement servi à ce niveau.

 

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In security update, Apple backports Meltdown fix to older macOS versions | #CyberSecurity #Updates #Awareness #CyberHygiene

In security update, Apple backports Meltdown fix to older macOS versions | #CyberSecurity #Updates #Awareness #CyberHygiene | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

The fix, previously reserved for newer Macs, is now available on older versions of macOS..

 

Apple has rolled out a security fix to older Macs in an effort to mitigate the risk from a vulnerability in modern chips.

The technology giant on Tuesday released a fix for Meltdown, a flaw that can allow an attacker to read protected kernel memory, for the latest versions of macOS Sierra (10.12.6), and OS X El Capitan (10.11.6).

Also: Intel: Stop firmware patching until further notice

macOS Sierra and its predecessor OS X El Capitan were not initially patched, with Apple opting to release a supplemental security update only for macOS 10.13.2 on January 8.

Some criticized the company for effectively forcing customers to update their entire operating system in order to receive patches. Although updating systems is one of the most important ways to protect against security vulnerabilities, many do not update their systems for fear of breaking legacy software.

 

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The fix, previously reserved for newer Macs, is now available on older versions of macOS..

 

Apple has rolled out a security fix to older Macs in an effort to mitigate the risk from a vulnerability in modern chips.

The technology giant on Tuesday released a fix for Meltdown, a flaw that can allow an attacker to read protected kernel memory, for the latest versions of macOS Sierra (10.12.6), and OS X El Capitan (10.11.6).

Also: Intel: Stop firmware patching until further notice

macOS Sierra and its predecessor OS X El Capitan were not initially patched, with Apple opting to release a supplemental security update only for macOS 10.13.2 on January 8.

Some criticized the company for effectively forcing customers to update their entire operating system in order to receive patches. Although updating systems is one of the most important ways to protect against security vulnerabilities, many do not update their systems for fear of breaking legacy software.

 

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A malicious link being sent around will freeze your iPhone — even if you don't click on it | #Apple #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness #Naivety #iMessage 

A malicious link being sent around will freeze your iPhone — even if you don't click on it | #Apple #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness #Naivety #iMessage  | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A software developer discovered a bug that lets anyone send you a malicious link on iMessage that can crash your phone. 
Because the bug lies in the link preview, it can freeze the iMessage app without you even clicking on it.
Called "chaiOS," the bug affects phones running iOS 10 or later. 

A bug called "chaiOS" is wreaking havoc on iPhones. 

According to a report out Wednesday from BuzzFeed's Nicole Nguyen, the security vulnerability is capable of freezing or crashing your phone if you're sent a specific link through iMessage. 

According to BuzzFeed, the bug was originally discovered by software developer Abraham Masri, who posted his findings to Github. Masri said his intentions were good — he had alerted Apple to the bug ahead of time and said he only posted it publicly to get Apple's attention.

Masri's original post has since been taken down, but the link may still be floating around, according to BuzzFeed.

Because of the way links work in iMessage — the app generates previews of links before you click on them — you can be affected by chaiOS without even clicking on the link itself. The link preview contains the bug, and it can freeze iMessage all on its own. The bug is capable of crashing iMessage altogether, and in some cases, forcing you to restore your phone to factory settings. 

The bug affects phones running iOS 10 up to at least iOS 11.2.5 beta 5, according to BuzzFeed.

 

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A software developer discovered a bug that lets anyone send you a malicious link on iMessage that can crash your phone. 
Because the bug lies in the link preview, it can freeze the iMessage app without you even clicking on it.
Called "chaiOS," the bug affects phones running iOS 10 or later. 

A bug called "chaiOS" is wreaking havoc on iPhones. 

According to a report out Wednesday from BuzzFeed's Nicole Nguyen, the security vulnerability is capable of freezing or crashing your phone if you're sent a specific link through iMessage. 

According to BuzzFeed, the bug was originally discovered by software developer Abraham Masri, who posted his findings to Github. Masri said his intentions were good — he had alerted Apple to the bug ahead of time and said he only posted it publicly to get Apple's attention.

Masri's original post has since been taken down, but the link may still be floating around, according to BuzzFeed.

Because of the way links work in iMessage — the app generates previews of links before you click on them — you can be affected by chaiOS without even clicking on the link itself. The link preview contains the bug, and it can freeze iMessage all on its own. The bug is capable of crashing iMessage altogether, and in some cases, forcing you to restore your phone to factory settings. 

The bug affects phones running iOS 10 up to at least iOS 11.2.5 beta 5, according to BuzzFeed.

 

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Warning: New Undetectable DNS Hijacking Malware Targeting Apple macOS Users | #CyberSecurity #Awareness

Warning: New Undetectable DNS Hijacking Malware Targeting Apple macOS Users | #CyberSecurity #Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

A security researcher has revealed details of a new piece of undetectable malware targeting Apple's Mac computers—reportedly first macOS malware of 2018.

Dubbed OSX/MaMi, an unsigned Mach-O 64-bit executable, the malware is somewhat similar to DNSChanger malware that infected millions of computers across the world in 2012.

DNSChanger malware typically changes DNS server settings on infected computers, allowing attackers to route internet traffic through malicious servers and intercept sensitive information.

First appeared on the Malwarebytes forum, a user posted a query regarding unknown malware that infected his friend's computer that silently changed DNS settings on infected macOS to 82.163.143.135 and 82.163.142.137 addresses.

 

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A security researcher has revealed details of a new piece of undetectable malware targeting Apple's Mac computers—reportedly first macOS malware of 2018.

Dubbed OSX/MaMi, an unsigned Mach-O 64-bit executable, the malware is somewhat similar to DNSChanger malware that infected millions of computers across the world in 2012.

DNSChanger malware typically changes DNS server settings on infected computers, allowing attackers to route internet traffic through malicious servers and intercept sensitive information.

First appeared on the Malwarebytes forum, a user posted a query regarding unknown malware that infected his friend's computer that silently changed DNS settings on infected macOS to 82.163.143.135 and 82.163.142.137 addresses.

 

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App Store: Neues Passwort-Problem in MacOS High Sierra | #CyberSecurity #Passwords #NobodyIsPerfect #Naivety #Awareness #Apple

App Store: Neues Passwort-Problem in MacOS High Sierra | #CyberSecurity #Passwords #NobodyIsPerfect #Naivety #Awareness #Apple | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Neues Passwort-Problem in MacOS High Sierra
MacOS High Sierra hat erneut ein Problem: Nun ist bekannt geworden, dass die Einstellungen für den eingebauten App Store ohne korrektes Passwort geändert werden können.

In der aktuellen Version von MacOS High Sierra können die Einstellungen im App-Store-Menü in den Systemeinstellungen mit einem beliebigen Passwort geändert werden. Dies zeigt ein Bugreport auf Open Radar. Die Sicherheitslücke ist indes nicht so gravierend wie die passwortlose Root-Anmeldung unter MacOS High Sierra und erfordert einen Administrator-Account.

 

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Neues Passwort-Problem in MacOS High Sierra
MacOS High Sierra hat erneut ein Problem: Nun ist bekannt geworden, dass die Einstellungen für den eingebauten App Store ohne korrektes Passwort geändert werden können.

In der aktuellen Version von MacOS High Sierra können die Einstellungen im App-Store-Menü in den Systemeinstellungen mit einem beliebigen Passwort geändert werden. Dies zeigt ein Bugreport auf Open Radar. Die Sicherheitslücke ist indes nicht so gravierend wie die passwortlose Root-Anmeldung unter MacOS High Sierra und erfordert einen Administrator-Account.

 

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Apple iOS 11.2.2 Release Has A Nasty Surprise | #Updates #NobodyIsPerfect #Naivety #Performance #Quality

Apple iOS 11.2.2 Release Has A Nasty Surprise | #Updates #NobodyIsPerfect #Naivety #Performance #Quality | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

For a number of iPhone owners iOS 11.2.2 is throttling performance by as much as 50%. I exclusively picked up on this trend in my iOS 11.2.2 Upgrade Guide yesterday as users were not just subjectively reporting their iPhones and iPads felt slower, but being able to demonstrate it with before and after benchmark scores (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc).

I was subsequently contacted by tech developer Melvin Mughal who, having read my Guide, decided to document a detailed breakdown of how his iPhone 6 performed before and after updating to iOS 11.2.2. For him the impact was dramatic.

Across over 30 single-core and multi-core benchmarks, Mughal found single-core and multi-core performance of his iPhone 6 fell by an average of 41% and 39% after updating to iOS 11.2.2. The results are broken down on his blog. It is worth pointing out Mughal upgrade to iOS 11.2.2 from iOS 11.1.2 not iOS 11.2.1, but that shouldn't be relevant as the throttling Apple introduced in iOS 11.2 was specifically for the iPhone 7 only. 

 

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For a number of iPhone owners iOS 11.2.2 is throttling performance by as much as 50%. I exclusively picked up on this trend in my iOS 11.2.2 Upgrade Guide yesterday as users were not just subjectively reporting their iPhones and iPads felt slower, but being able to demonstrate it with before and after benchmark scores (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc).

I was subsequently contacted by tech developer Melvin Mughal who, having read my Guide, decided to document a detailed breakdown of how his iPhone 6 performed before and after updating to iOS 11.2.2. For him the impact was dramatic.

Across over 30 single-core and multi-core benchmarks, Mughal found single-core and multi-core performance of his iPhone 6 fell by an average of 41% and 39% after updating to iOS 11.2.2. The results are broken down on his blog. It is worth pointing out Mughal upgrade to iOS 11.2.2 from iOS 11.1.2 not iOS 11.2.1, but that shouldn't be relevant as the throttling Apple introduced in iOS 11.2 was specifically for the iPhone 7 only. 

 

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macOS Bug Lets Local Admin Unlock App Store System Prefs With Any Password | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness

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A bug has been discovered in macOS 10.13.2 that allows you to unlock the App Store system preferences using any username and password as long as you are logged in as a local admin. This means that if your account is an admin and you leave the computer unattended, anyone can change the App Store settings on the Mac without your knowledge.

While this is not as serious as the recent bug that allowed you to gain macOS root access by entering no password repeatedly, it does show that there are some serious code auditing issues in macOS regarding how passwords can be used. This is twice now in as little as three months that the password field was able to be used in macOS to gain extra privileges.


As shown in the video above, using this bug is really simple. Just open up the App Store system preferences and if the little padlock icon is locked, click on it. macOS will then prompt you for a username and password. Enter any username and password you want and press Unlock and the App Store system preferences will become unlocked. This allows you to change settings such as what updates to install, whether to install security updates, and more.

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A bug has been discovered in macOS 10.13.2 that allows you to unlock the App Store system preferences using any username and password as long as you are logged in as a local admin. This means that if your account is an admin and you leave the computer unattended, anyone can change the App Store settings on the Mac without your knowledge.

While this is not as serious as the recent bug that allowed you to gain macOS root access by entering no password repeatedly, it does show that there are some serious code auditing issues in macOS regarding how passwords can be used. This is twice now in as little as three months that the password field was able to be used in macOS to gain extra privileges.


As shown in the video above, using this bug is really simple. Just open up the App Store system preferences and if the little padlock icon is locked, click on it. macOS will then prompt you for a username and password. Enter any username and password you want and press Unlock and the App Store system preferences will become unlocked. This allows you to change settings such as what updates to install, whether to install security updates, and more.

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If you have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, update your software right now | #CyberSecurity #Updates #Awareness #NobodyIsPerfect

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If you own any Apple products, you're going to want to make sure you have the latest updates installed.

Apple just released two incredibly important security updates for iOS and MacOS, which address the massive Spectre vulnerability Apple previously said affects all Macs and iPhones.

SEE ALSO: Apple on Meltdown and Spectre bugs: 'All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected'

The updates, 11.2.2 for iOS and 10.13.2 for macOS High Sierra, are available now for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

Spectre was one of two major CPU vulnerabilities revealed by security researchers last week that affects devices with processors from major chip makers, including Intel, AMD, and ARM. Apple previously released software updates to address the other flaw, Meltdown.

While it's always a good idea to keep your software up to date, these latest updates are especially important. As security researchers have warned, the Meltdown and Spectre bugs are particularly nasty. So even if you're the type to wait days, or even weeks, to update to the latest software, you really shouldn't waste any time with these updates.

Google and Microsoft also previously released software updates to address the issue.

 

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If you own any Apple products, you're going to want to make sure you have the latest updates installed.

Apple just released two incredibly important security updates for iOS and MacOS, which address the massive Spectre vulnerability Apple previously said affects all Macs and iPhones.

SEE ALSO: Apple on Meltdown and Spectre bugs: 'All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected'

The updates, 11.2.2 for iOS and 10.13.2 for macOS High Sierra, are available now for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

Spectre was one of two major CPU vulnerabilities revealed by security researchers last week that affects devices with processors from major chip makers, including Intel, AMD, and ARM. Apple previously released software updates to address the other flaw, Meltdown.

While it's always a good idea to keep your software up to date, these latest updates are especially important. As security researchers have warned, the Meltdown and Spectre bugs are particularly nasty. So even if you're the type to wait days, or even weeks, to update to the latest software, you really shouldn't waste any time with these updates.

Google and Microsoft also previously released software updates to address the issue.

 

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HomePod hinterlässt Flecken: #Apple, was ist eigentlich los bei euch? Ein Kommentar | #Quality 

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Ob iPhone, Mac oder der neue HomePod: Bei sämtlichen Apple-Geräten gibt es Probleme. Und zahlt dafür dann einen Haufen Geld. So kann das nicht weitergehen!

 

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“Killer text bomb” crashed iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches | #Apple #Vulnerabilities #Awareness #NobodyIsPerfect #TeluguCharacter

“Killer text bomb” crashed iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches | #Apple #Vulnerabilities #Awareness #NobodyIsPerfect #TeluguCharacter | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has confirmed that it is working on a bug fix that will stop apps like Messages from crashing when they attempt to display a Unicode symbol representing a letter from the south Indian language of Telugu.

The Unicode-based bug has been exploited by juvenile pranksters, who posted app-crashing messages on Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook, or even changed their screenname to one which contained the symbol.

The symbol, which I won’t repeat here for fear of crashing readers’ apps (trust me.. while writing this article I managed to bork my browser once at twice), can cause iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and even Apple TV devices to endlessly reboot themselves if received in a notification. If you’re curious there’s a good write-up about it on Mozilla engineer Manish Goregaokar’s blog.

One security researcher demonstrated that it was possible to make macOS network applications crash by creating a Wi-Fi hotspot which included the offending symbol.

 

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Apple has confirmed that it is working on a bug fix that will stop apps like Messages from crashing when they attempt to display a Unicode symbol representing a letter from the south Indian language of Telugu.

The Unicode-based bug has been exploited by juvenile pranksters, who posted app-crashing messages on Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook, or even changed their screenname to one which contained the symbol.

The symbol, which I won’t repeat here for fear of crashing readers’ apps (trust me.. while writing this article I managed to bork my browser once at twice), can cause iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and even Apple TV devices to endlessly reboot themselves if received in a notification. If you’re curious there’s a good write-up about it on Mozilla engineer Manish Goregaokar’s blog.

One security researcher demonstrated that it was possible to make macOS network applications crash by creating a Wi-Fi hotspot which included the offending symbol.

 

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Apple admits iOS is a mess, has a plan to make it better

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Have you noticed how iOS has become buggier and less polished in recent years? Apple has noticed too, and is putting in place a plan to make things better.


Video: Secure your iPhone and iPad: Change these iOS 11 privacy and security settings now.

Apple is going to slow the pace at which it crams new features into iOS -- in favor of pushing out more polished releases, claims a Bloomberg report.

It's about time.

 

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Have you noticed how iOS has become buggier and less polished in recent years? Apple has noticed too, and is putting in place a plan to make things better.


Video: Secure your iPhone and iPad: Change these iOS 11 privacy and security settings now.

Apple is going to slow the pace at which it crams new features into iOS -- in favor of pushing out more polished releases, claims a Bloomberg report.

It's about time.

 

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#Apple’s #iOS source code leak – what you need to know | #Leaks #Awareness

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What’s happened?

Earlier this week someone anonymously published a key piece of Apple’s iOS source code onto GitHub.

Which bit of iOS was it?

It was an integral part of iOS known as “iBoot” – the section of code which controls the security of your iPhone or iPad as it starts up.

So it’s an important part of iOS?

Very important and highly sensitive. The secure boot firmware ensures that iOS will only run apps digitally signed by Apple, and checks that the operating system has not been tampered with by a hacker.

Does that make this leak interesting to hackers?

Yes, and to other parties (I’m looking at you principally law enforcement agencies) who might be interested in finding vulnerabilities that could be exploited to help them compromise and unlock iOS devices.

 

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Apple-Quellcode gestohlen und veröffentlicht  | #iOS #Leaks 

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Im Internet sind Teile des streng vertraulichen iOS-Codes aufgetaucht. IT-Security-Experten sprechen vom "größten Leak der Geschichte". Vermutlich sind neue Jailbreaks bald die Folge.
Auf dem Software-Entwicklungs-Portal "GitHub" sind angeblich ganze Teile des streng vertraulichen Quellcodes des mobilen Apple-Betriebssystems iOS aufgetaucht. IT-Sicherheitsexperten gehen davon aus,

Teile des streng vertraulichen iOS-Quellcodes sind angeblich auf GitHub veröffentlicht worden.
(Quelle: Motherboard ) dass damit die Sicherheit aller iPhones und iPads gefährdet ist. Betroffen zu sein scheint eine Kernkomponente namens "iBoot", welche das Starten des Betriebssystems regelt. Wer den Code veröffentlicht hat, ist unbekannt. Auch die möglichen Folgen sind noch ungewiss. Man kann annehmen, dass mit der Offenlegung des Codes bald neue Jailbreaks möglich werden, um Software auf den iPhones und iPads lauffähig zu machen, die von Apples System-Software nicht autorisiert wurde.


Bislang scheint aber "nur" Code von iOS 9 und nicht etwa von Apples neustem iOS-Betriebssystem durchgesickert zu sein. Apple hat sich bislang noch nicht zu dem Vorfall geäußert. Der Sachbuch-Autor Jonathan Levin sagte gegenüber dem Portal Motherboard, dass es sich um den "größten Leak der Geschichte" handelt und der Code authentisch sei, was auch von einem zweiten Sicherheitsexperten und Apple-Kenner bestätigt wird.

 

Inzwischen ist der Eintrag nicht mehr auf GitHub verfügbar. Apple hat jedoch sein iOS-Betriebssystem über die Jahre hinweg immer wieder abgesichert.

 

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Im Internet sind Teile des streng vertraulichen iOS-Codes aufgetaucht. IT-Security-Experten sprechen vom "größten Leak der Geschichte". Vermutlich sind neue Jailbreaks bald die Folge.
Auf dem Software-Entwicklungs-Portal "GitHub" sind angeblich ganze Teile des streng vertraulichen Quellcodes des mobilen Apple-Betriebssystems iOS aufgetaucht. IT-Sicherheitsexperten gehen davon aus,

Teile des streng vertraulichen iOS-Quellcodes sind angeblich auf GitHub veröffentlicht worden.
(Quelle: Motherboard ) dass damit die Sicherheit aller iPhones und iPads gefährdet ist. Betroffen zu sein scheint eine Kernkomponente namens "iBoot", welche das Starten des Betriebssystems regelt. Wer den Code veröffentlicht hat, ist unbekannt. Auch die möglichen Folgen sind noch ungewiss. Man kann annehmen, dass mit der Offenlegung des Codes bald neue Jailbreaks möglich werden, um Software auf den iPhones und iPads lauffähig zu machen, die von Apples System-Software nicht autorisiert wurde.


Bislang scheint aber "nur" Code von iOS 9 und nicht etwa von Apples neustem iOS-Betriebssystem durchgesickert zu sein. Apple hat sich bislang noch nicht zu dem Vorfall geäußert. Der Sachbuch-Autor Jonathan Levin sagte gegenüber dem Portal Motherboard, dass es sich um den "größten Leak der Geschichte" handelt und der Code authentisch sei, was auch von einem zweiten Sicherheitsexperten und Apple-Kenner bestätigt wird.

 

Inzwischen ist der Eintrag nicht mehr auf GitHub verfügbar. Apple hat jedoch sein iOS-Betriebssystem über die Jahre hinweg immer wieder abgesichert.

 

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Apple corrige Meltdown pour les anciennes versions de macOS | #CyberSecurity #Awareness #Updates #CyberHygiene

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Apple corrige Meltdown pour les anciennes versions de macOS
Sécurité : Les utilisateurs des versions Sierra ou El Capitan de MacOS peuvent désormais se protéger contre une faille de conception des processeurs Intel qui pourrait permettre aux pirates informatiques d'accéder à des informations sensibles.

Vous voulez rester à l'abri des pirates tout en utilisant une ancienne version de MacOS d'Apple, le logiciel sous-jacent qui gère ses ordinateurs portables et de bureau ? A présent, il y a un patch pour cela.

Mardi, la société a publié des mises à jour des systèmes d'exploitation Sierra et El Capitan qui protégeront les utilisateurs de Meltdown, la faille de design des CPU qui pourrait permettre à des pirates d'accéder à des informations sensibles à partir du processeur d'un ordinateur.

Priorité à High Sierra
Le correctif signifie que plus d'utilisateurs Mac seront à l'abri d'une vulnérabilité qui affecte des centaines de millions de processeurs produits par Intel au cours des 20 dernières années. Les corrections apportées aux systèmes d'exploitation constituent l'un des principaux moyens de protéger les ordinateurs.

Le correctif arrive plus de deux semaines après la diffusion d’une mise à jour par Apple pour son système d'exploitation le plus récent, High Sierra. C'était peu de temps après la révélation par des chercheurs en sécurité de l’existence de la faille de conception Meltdown, et d’un défaut semblable appelé Spectre. La faille Spectre affecte les puces faites par AMD et ARM, en plus des CPU Intel.

Apple n'a pas immédiatement répondu à une demande de commentaire sur les raisons pour lesquelles les mises à jour de Sierra et d'El Capitan sont parvenues après le correctif pour High Sierra.

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Apple corrige Meltdown pour les anciennes versions de macOS
Sécurité : Les utilisateurs des versions Sierra ou El Capitan de MacOS peuvent désormais se protéger contre une faille de conception des processeurs Intel qui pourrait permettre aux pirates informatiques d'accéder à des informations sensibles.

Vous voulez rester à l'abri des pirates tout en utilisant une ancienne version de MacOS d'Apple, le logiciel sous-jacent qui gère ses ordinateurs portables et de bureau ? A présent, il y a un patch pour cela.

Mardi, la société a publié des mises à jour des systèmes d'exploitation Sierra et El Capitan qui protégeront les utilisateurs de Meltdown, la faille de design des CPU qui pourrait permettre à des pirates d'accéder à des informations sensibles à partir du processeur d'un ordinateur.

Priorité à High Sierra
Le correctif signifie que plus d'utilisateurs Mac seront à l'abri d'une vulnérabilité qui affecte des centaines de millions de processeurs produits par Intel au cours des 20 dernières années. Les corrections apportées aux systèmes d'exploitation constituent l'un des principaux moyens de protéger les ordinateurs.

Le correctif arrive plus de deux semaines après la diffusion d’une mise à jour par Apple pour son système d'exploitation le plus récent, High Sierra. C'était peu de temps après la révélation par des chercheurs en sécurité de l’existence de la faille de conception Meltdown, et d’un défaut semblable appelé Spectre. La faille Spectre affecte les puces faites par AMD et ARM, en plus des CPU Intel.

Apple n'a pas immédiatement répondu à une demande de commentaire sur les raisons pour lesquelles les mises à jour de Sierra et d'El Capitan sont parvenues après le correctif pour High Sierra.

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iOS 11.2.5 disponible pour l'iPhone et iPad | #Apple

iOS 11.2.5 disponible pour l'iPhone et iPad | #Apple | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

La dixième mise à jour d'iOS 11 est prête. Une publication par Apple en rapport avec le HomePod et Siri, ainsi que pour la correction de bugs dont chaiOS.

Apple publie la dixième mise à jour d'iOS 11. Deux semaines après iOS 11.2.2 et des mesures d'atténuation pour la vulnérabilité Spectre, la mise à jour iOS 11.2.5 introduit la prise en charge du HomePod qui sortira le 9 février prochain aux États-Unis, Royaume-Uni et Australie, mais seulement au printemps en France.

iOS 11.2.5 introduit également la lecture de l'actualité par Siri et des questions portant sur des catégories spécifiques comme l'actualité sportive, musicale et économique. Toutefois, ce sont les marchés précédemment cités qui sont pour le moment concernés.

Le reste est une affaire de correction de bugs. Parmi ceux-ci, le fait que des conversations dans Messages pouvaient être présentées dans le désordre, un problème d'affichage incomplet des informations sur la liste des appels.

En matière de sécurité, c'est la correction de treize vulnérabilités. La correction du problème faisant qu'un message texte spécialement conçu entraîne un déni de service de l'application entre dans ce registre de la sécurité. Le fameux bug dit chaiOS.

 

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La dixième mise à jour d'iOS 11 est prête. Une publication par Apple en rapport avec le HomePod et Siri, ainsi que pour la correction de bugs dont chaiOS.

Apple publie la dixième mise à jour d'iOS 11. Deux semaines après iOS 11.2.2 et des mesures d'atténuation pour la vulnérabilité Spectre, la mise à jour iOS 11.2.5 introduit la prise en charge du HomePod qui sortira le 9 février prochain aux États-Unis, Royaume-Uni et Australie, mais seulement au printemps en France.

iOS 11.2.5 introduit également la lecture de l'actualité par Siri et des questions portant sur des catégories spécifiques comme l'actualité sportive, musicale et économique. Toutefois, ce sont les marchés précédemment cités qui sont pour le moment concernés.

Le reste est une affaire de correction de bugs. Parmi ceux-ci, le fait que des conversations dans Messages pouvaient être présentées dans le désordre, un problème d'affichage incomplet des informations sur la liste des appels.

En matière de sécurité, c'est la correction de treize vulnérabilités. La correction du problème faisant qu'un message texte spécialement conçu entraîne un déni de service de l'application entre dans ce registre de la sécurité. Le fameux bug dit chaiOS.

 

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Beware! A new bug can crash iOS and macOS with a single text message | #Apple #Awareness #NobodyIsPerfect #Vulnerabilities #Naivety

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Beware! A new bug can crash iOS and macOS with a single text message
RESIST THE TEMPTATION TO SEND THIS TEXT BOMB TO ANYONE.

Be careful what you click on.

Abraham Masri, a Twitter user with the rather wonderful handle of @cheesecakeufo, has shared publicly a malicious link that is capable of crashing iOS and macOS when received through Apple's Messages app.

The link, which I'm only going to reproduce here as an image, points to a GitHub page.

Clicking on the link can cause your Messages application to crash on iOS and Mac devices, and you may find other peculiar behaviour occurs such as being returned to your lock screen.

It turns out that there's some pretty funky-looking code on that webpage.

Something about the so-called ChaiOS bug's code gives your Apple device a brainstorm. Ashamed about the mess it gets itself in, Messages decides the least embarrassing thing to do is to crash.

Nasty. But, thankfully, more of a nuisance than something that will lead to data being stolen from your computer or a malicious hacker being able to access your files.

Readers with long memories will recall that Apple users have been bedevilled by text bomb vulnerabilities like this in the past.

 

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Beware! A new bug can crash iOS and macOS with a single text message
RESIST THE TEMPTATION TO SEND THIS TEXT BOMB TO ANYONE.

Be careful what you click on.

Abraham Masri, a Twitter user with the rather wonderful handle of @cheesecakeufo, has shared publicly a malicious link that is capable of crashing iOS and macOS when received through Apple's Messages app.

The link, which I'm only going to reproduce here as an image, points to a GitHub page.

Clicking on the link can cause your Messages application to crash on iOS and Mac devices, and you may find other peculiar behaviour occurs such as being returned to your lock screen.

It turns out that there's some pretty funky-looking code on that webpage.

Something about the so-called ChaiOS bug's code gives your Apple device a brainstorm. Ashamed about the mess it gets itself in, Messages decides the least embarrassing thing to do is to crash.

Nasty. But, thankfully, more of a nuisance than something that will lead to data being stolen from your computer or a malicious hacker being able to access your files.

Readers with long memories will recall that Apple users have been bedevilled by text bomb vulnerabilities like this in the past.

 

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Fruitfly malware spied on Mac users for 13 years - man charged | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Cybercrime

Fruitfly malware spied on Mac users for 13 years - man charged | #Apple #CyberSecurity #Cybercrime | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
US authorities have charged a 28-year-old Ohio man who is alleged to have created and installed creepy spyware on thousands of computers for 13 years.

Phillip R. Durachinsky, of North Royalton, Ohio, is alleged to have used Mac malware known as “Fruitfly” to remotely control victims’ computers, access and upload files, grab screenshots, log keystrokes, and surreptitiously spy via infected computer’s webcams.

Durachinsky, who faces multiple charges including Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations, Wiretap Act violations, and identify theft, is said to have created a visual interface that allowed him to retrieve live images from several infected computers simultaneously.

In the indictment, Durachinsky is said to have used malware he created between 2003 and January 2017 to steal personal data, tax records, passwords, and “potentially embarrassing communications.”

According to the indictment, Durachinsky used stolen usernames and passwords to hack into his victims’ online accounts and steal further information, keeping detailed notes on his victims.

 

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US authorities have charged a 28-year-old Ohio man who is alleged to have created and installed creepy spyware on thousands of computers for 13 years.

Phillip R. Durachinsky, of North Royalton, Ohio, is alleged to have used Mac malware known as “Fruitfly” to remotely control victims’ computers, access and upload files, grab screenshots, log keystrokes, and surreptitiously spy via infected computer’s webcams.

Durachinsky, who faces multiple charges including Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations, Wiretap Act violations, and identify theft, is said to have created a visual interface that allowed him to retrieve live images from several infected computers simultaneously.

In the indictment, Durachinsky is said to have used malware he created between 2003 and January 2017 to steal personal data, tax records, passwords, and “potentially embarrassing communications.”

According to the indictment, Durachinsky used stolen usernames and passwords to hack into his victims’ online accounts and steal further information, keeping detailed notes on his victims.

 

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Apple : un bug frappe les préférences système de macOS High Sierra | #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Naivety #Awareness

Apple : un bug frappe les préférences système de macOS High Sierra | #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Naivety #Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Un utilisateur d’Open Radar a découvert un petit souci dans macOS 10.13.2. Il permet à un administrateur local de modifier les préférences systèmes du Mac App Store en saisissant n’importe quel mot de passe.
Sale temps pour la sécurité sur macOS. Le dernier bug de sécurité en date n’est pas du niveau des précédents mais fait malgré tout un peu tache sur le CV d’Apple. Un utilisateur d’Open Radar, une communauté de rapporteurs de bugs, a révélé un petit souci dans macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, la dernière version officiellement disponible.

Ainsi, selon lui, n’importe quel utilisateur administrateur local sur la machine peut ouvrir le panneau des Préférences Système du Mac App Store et déverrouiller le cadenas qui empêche les modifications de ces réglages en saisissant n’importe quel mot de passe. Si le cadenas est déjà ouvert et que cet utilisateur souhaite tenter sa chance, c’est possible. Il suffit de le refermer, de l’ouvrir à nouveau et de taper n’importe quelle suite de lettres ou chiffres.

 

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Un utilisateur d’Open Radar a découvert un petit souci dans macOS 10.13.2. Il permet à un administrateur local de modifier les préférences systèmes du Mac App Store en saisissant n’importe quel mot de passe.
Sale temps pour la sécurité sur macOS. Le dernier bug de sécurité en date n’est pas du niveau des précédents mais fait malgré tout un peu tache sur le CV d’Apple. Un utilisateur d’Open Radar, une communauté de rapporteurs de bugs, a révélé un petit souci dans macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, la dernière version officiellement disponible.

Ainsi, selon lui, n’importe quel utilisateur administrateur local sur la machine peut ouvrir le panneau des Préférences Système du Mac App Store et déverrouiller le cadenas qui empêche les modifications de ces réglages en saisissant n’importe quel mot de passe. Si le cadenas est déjà ouvert et que cet utilisateur souhaite tenter sa chance, c’est possible. Il suffit de le refermer, de l’ouvrir à nouveau et de taper n’importe quelle suite de lettres ou chiffres.

 

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Another macOS password prompt can be bypassed with any password | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Naivety #Awareness

Another macOS password prompt can be bypassed with any password | #Apple #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Naivety #Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
MacRumors spotted a bug report that affects the current version of macOS High Sierra. In System Preferences, you can unlock the App Store preference pane by typing any password. Apple has reportedly already fixed the bug in beta versions of the next macOS High Sierra update.

While this bug is nowhere as serious as the infamous root login bug, as John Gruber wrote, this one is quite embarrassing. What’s wrong with password prompts and macOS?

If you want to test this bug at home, I was able to reproduce it quite easily. Open System Preferences, go to the App Store settings and look at the padlock icon. If it’s unlocked, lock it first and then try unlocking it with any password. Ta-da!

You can enable or disable automatic downloads and installation of app and operating system updates using this preference pane. This doesn’t represent an immediate security risk. But if someone already has access to your computer, they could disable automatic security updates and take advantage of vulnerabilities that are regularly patched.

By default, App Store settings are unlocked for admin users. But if you’re a bit paranoid about security, chances are you locked down all your system settings to make sure nobody is playing with them.

More importantly than the bug itself, Apple should reconsider their quality assurance processes. It’s time to stop shipping updates with embarrassing bugs.

 

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MacRumors spotted a bug report that affects the current version of macOS High Sierra. In System Preferences, you can unlock the App Store preference pane by typing any password. Apple has reportedly already fixed the bug in beta versions of the next macOS High Sierra update.

While this bug is nowhere as serious as the infamous root login bug, as John Gruber wrote, this one is quite embarrassing. What’s wrong with password prompts and macOS?

If you want to test this bug at home, I was able to reproduce it quite easily. Open System Preferences, go to the App Store settings and look at the padlock icon. If it’s unlocked, lock it first and then try unlocking it with any password. Ta-da!

You can enable or disable automatic downloads and installation of app and operating system updates using this preference pane. This doesn’t represent an immediate security risk. But if someone already has access to your computer, they could disable automatic security updates and take advantage of vulnerabilities that are regularly patched.

By default, App Store settings are unlocked for admin users. But if you’re a bit paranoid about security, chances are you locked down all your system settings to make sure nobody is playing with them.

More importantly than the bug itself, Apple should reconsider their quality assurance processes. It’s time to stop shipping updates with embarrassing bugs.

 

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

 

 

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad | #CyberSecurity #Updates #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness 

Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad | #CyberSecurity #Updates #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness  | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Another day, another patch to install. This time, it's iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Must read: How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

The patch is to fix the Spectre vulnerability that came to light earlier this month.

Apple describes the patch as follows:

iOS 11.2.2 includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715).
Apple says it "recommends" the update "for all users."

To download the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update (the preferred way, and this way the patch is only about 75MB), or connect your iPhone to a computer running iTunes and then carry out the update (this is slower and downloads the entire iOS 11.2.2 package, which is several gigabytes, as opposed to just the smaller update).

 

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Another day, another patch to install. This time, it's iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Must read: How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

The patch is to fix the Spectre vulnerability that came to light earlier this month.

Apple describes the patch as follows:

iOS 11.2.2 includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715).
Apple says it "recommends" the update "for all users."

To download the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update (the preferred way, and this way the patch is only about 75MB), or connect your iPhone to a computer running iTunes and then carry out the update (this is slower and downloads the entire iOS 11.2.2 package, which is several gigabytes, as opposed to just the smaller update).

 

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Apple releases iOS and macOS updates with a mitigation for Spectre | #Update asap!! | #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness

Apple releases iOS and macOS updates with a mitigation for Spectre | #Update asap!! | #CyberSecurity #NobodyIsPerfect #Awareness | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple just released iOS 11.2.2 with some Safari and WebKit improvements to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability. macOS is also receiving an update. It’s a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and it includes the same fix.

As always, you should update your devices with the latest security patches. In this case, Meltdown and Spectre are serious vulnerabilities. With Meltdown, a malicious application running on an unpatched device can read the unencrypted kernel memory. You don’t want anyone to grab your password and private encryption keys.

Meltdown was already addressed in previous updates. iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2 already included mitigations for Meltdown. Apple Watch chips aren’t affected by Meltdown.

Spectre isn’t as serious as it only breaks the isolation between multiple applications. But it can be exploited using JavaScript in a web browser. That’s why it’s important to fix it before somebody figures out how to distribute malicious JavaScript code in an ad unit.

On your iPhone or iPad, head over to the Settings app, then tap on General and Software Update. On your Mac, open the Mac App Store and check for updates.

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security/?&tag=LPE+Exploit

 

 

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Apple just released iOS 11.2.2 with some Safari and WebKit improvements to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability. macOS is also receiving an update. It’s a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and it includes the same fix.

As always, you should update your devices with the latest security patches. In this case, Meltdown and Spectre are serious vulnerabilities. With Meltdown, a malicious application running on an unpatched device can read the unencrypted kernel memory. You don’t want anyone to grab your password and private encryption keys.

Meltdown was already addressed in previous updates. iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2 already included mitigations for Meltdown. Apple Watch chips aren’t affected by Meltdown.

Spectre isn’t as serious as it only breaks the isolation between multiple applications. But it can be exploited using JavaScript in a web browser. That’s why it’s important to fix it before somebody figures out how to distribute malicious JavaScript code in an ad unit.

On your iPhone or iPad, head over to the Settings app, then tap on General and Software Update. On your Mac, open the Mac App Store and check for updates.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security/?&tag=LPE+Exploit

 

 

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

 

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