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‘Killer text bomb’ crashes iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches

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.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Apple’s iOS source code leak – what you need to know

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

Something you wouldn’t want to fall into the wrong hands…

Read more about what you need to know in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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welivesecurity.com

Privacy of fitness tracking apps in the spotlight after soldiers’ exercise routes shared online

People exercising on far-flung military bases are being exposed by their fitness tracker.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Smashing Security #062: Tinder spying, Amazon shoplifting, and petrol pump malware

Your Tinder swipes can be spied upon, Amazon is opening high street stores that don’t require any staff, and Russian fuel pumps are being infected with malware in an elaborate scheme to make large amounts of money.

With Carole on a top secret special assignment, it’s left to security veteran Graham Cluley to discuss all this and much much more on the “Smashing Security” podcast with special guests David McClelland and Vanja Švajcer.


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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.


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Apple fixes the Meltdown and Spectre flaws in Macs, iPhones, and iPads

Apple takes further steps to protect its customers against the Meltdown and Spectre processor flaws. Remember to apply the updates!


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Smashing Security podcast #058: Face ID, Firefox, and Windows SNAFUs, plus Bitcoin FOMO

Is Face ID racist? Has Mr Robot infected your Firefox browser? Has Microsoft pushed a buggy password manager onto your Windows PC?

All this and much much more is discussed in the special first birthday edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by original co-host Vanja Švajcer.


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10-year-old kid succeeds in unlocking his mum’s iPhone X, with just a glance

Is Apple’s Face ID really as secure as we’re told?

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Risky online dating apps putting your privacy in danger

If you weren’t nervous enough about the prospect of meeting a complete stranger after connecting on an online dating app, there’s something else to worry about.

Just how carefully is your app keeping your personal information and location out of other people’s sight?


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FBI failed to break into nearly 7000 mobiles due to encryption

Unless law enforcement agencies can find a way to bypass the device’s security by exploiting a software flaw, the best they can hope for is to guess a mobile phone’s passcode or to find a suspect willing to cough up.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Can you trust that ‘Sign in to iTunes Store’ dialog on your iPhone?

It’s all too easy for a malicious app developer to determine a user’s Apple ID password – just by asking for it.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Smashing Security podcast #042: Equifax, BlueBorne, and the iPhone X

Equifax’s shambolic response to its huge data breach, a scary-sounding Bluetooth exploit, and Apple’s iPhone X comes with Face ID.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Javvad Malik.


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Smashing Security #038: Gents! Stop airdropping your pics!

WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) pleads not guilty to malware charges, the Scottish parliament is hit by a brute force attack, IoT smart locks aren’t so smart, and.. ahem.. someone is sending intimate pics via AirDrop to unsuspecting commuters.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by technology journalist Geoff White.


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welivesecurity.com

Gmail now warns iOS users about suspicious links, in fight against phishing threats

Stop! Should you really be clicking on that link you just received in your email?

Gmail’s iOS app is now offering some additional safety nets for the unwary.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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iOS VPN apps removed from Apple’s Chinese App Store

Apple has bowed to pressure from the regime in Beijing, and removed some VPN apps from the Chinese version of its iOS App Store.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Smashing Security #032: The iPhone 8, a data breach at the AA, and a mystery no show

The iPhone 8 is on its way and may use 3D facial recognition rather than a fingerprint sensor to lock out intruders, and the UK’s Automobile Association claims it hasn’t leaked any credit card data, so why is it getting so upset about security researchers publishing screenshots of leaked data?

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast. Check it out now!


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