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Scammers claim there is a virus in Apple’s iTunes database

Scammers are once again targeting Apple customers in their attempt to hijack accounts and steal payment information.

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

Error 56. Has the iOS 9.3.2 update turned your iPad Pro into a brick?

iPad Pro user? You may wish to hold off installing iOS 9.3.2 for a little while…

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Apple bans iPhone app that warned if you had been secretly hacked

Apple has banned a top-selling iOS app that raised the alarm if it determined your iPhone or iPad had been jailbroken without your knowledge. And the security researcher responsible for the app isn’t at all happy…

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.

I’m so glad I don’t have a Filofax

Like a complete wombat, I left my smartphone in a taxi on Wednesday night.

But I didn’t need to panic…

welivesecurity.com

SMS phishing attackers continue to pursue Apple users

You would be wrong to think that this is just an attempt by the criminals to steal your Apple ID password – bad as that would be. It’s much worse than that.

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

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FBI paid over $1.3 million to hack into San Bernardino iPhone that contained ‘nothing of real significance’

It’s good that Apple wasn’t forced to create a new vulnerability to allow the FBI to break into the San Bernardino iPhone 5C, and I am pleased that an existing exploit was used instead. But the FBI not telling Apple how it was done puts all of us at risk.

Read my article on the Hot for Security blog.

How to protect your Apple ID account against hackers

Have you enabled two-step verification on your Apple ID account? You should!

David Bisson explains how.

Don’t be too quick to uninstall QuickTime for Windows, warns Adobe

Yes, you should uninstall QuickTime for Windows for security reasons.

But be aware that some other programs may stop working properly…

Running QuickTime for Windows on your PC? You should uninstall it. NOW.

If you are running QuickTime for Windows on your personal computer, you should uninstall it as soon as possible.

David Bisson reports.

intego.com

Mac users attacked again by fake Adobe update

Mac users are once again being urged to exercise caution when installing updates to Adobe Flash Player, after a fake update was discovered infecting computers.

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.

Watch out! There are Apple ID SMS phishers about!

It’s not just your bank accounts that online criminals are keen to break into. They would quite like to hijack your Apple ID credentials too.

tripwire.com

Apple fixes iPhone passcode bypass flaw server-side, without having to push out an update

Apple was able to fix a privacy flaw without having to push any new software out to the millions of iPhones potentially at risk.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

The FBI has hacked into the San Bernardino iPhone

The US Department of Justice has managed, with the help of an unknown third party, to successfully access data held on the iPhone 5C used by one of the San Bernardino killers.

But one wonders if they will share details of how they did it with Apple…

And now Apple is going to stop the FBI getting into iCloud data too

Apple announces plans to hand over iCloud encryption key management to users.

David Bisson reports.

FBI to explore method of unlocking *that* iPhone without Apple’s help

The FBI might have found a way to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters that would not require Apple’s assistance.

David Bisson reports.

Opening a PDF on your iPhone could infect it with malware

Newly-disclosed vulnerability reveals that an attacker could send you a boobytrapped PDF that would cause malicious code to run on your iPhone.

So update to iOS 9.3.