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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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Fruitfly malware spied on Mac users for 13 years – man charged

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.

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


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Smashing Security #060: Meltdown, Spectre, and personal devices in the White House

The chips are down, as tech companies struggle to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. The White House is getting tough on leakers by banning personal devices from the West Wing. And someone has been embedding a Bitcoin wallet into their hand…

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


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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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It’s time to patch your Microsoft and Adobe software again against vulnerabilities

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means… Yep, it’s time for another bundle of essential security updates from Microsoft.

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


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Apple fixes root password bug: ‘Install this update as soon as possible’

To their credit, it didn’t take Apple long to fix their horrendous bug that allowed *anyone* to log into computers running macOS High Sierra with admin rights, without needing to know a password.

But it should really never have got past quality control in the first place.


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Smashing Security podcast #054: A great big fat macOS bug

Yes, you can log into macOS High Sierra’s root account with no password.

In this special “emergency” edition of the podcast computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault discuss the breaking news of a serious Apple macOS bug that allows anyone to log into your Mac with root admin rights, without having to enter a password.


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Huge MacOS bug lets anyone login as root without a password: what you need to know

Want to have god-like powers over a Mac? Just enter your username as root… no password required.


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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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Keychain-busting zero-day disclosed hours before release of macOS High Sierra

A security researcher has disclosed a password exfiltration zero-day that affects macOS version 10.13 (aka “High Sierra”) and earlier.

David Bisson reports.


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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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Apple Developer site goes down and some users are fearing a hack

Some Apple developers claim their profiles have been updated to display an address in Russia.


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welivesecurity.com

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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FruitFly Mac malware – FBI investigating hundreds of infections, say researchers

The FBI is thought to be currently investigating hundreds of infections tied to the mysterious FruitFly family of Mac-based malware.

David Bisson reports.


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Malware installs Signal as part of scheme to steal Mac users’ banking credentials

The new OSX/Dok Mac malware is mysteriously pushing the Signal private-messaging app onto victims’ mobile devices as part of a scheme to steal their banking credentials.

David Bisson reports.


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