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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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…


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Install iOS 9.3 to fix serious iMessages encryption flaw

Researchers from John Hopkins University have discovered a way to break the encryption of iMessages, opening the door to snooping on photos and videos as they are sent between users.


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intego.com

AceDeceiver malware can infect non-jailbroken iOS devices

Newly-discovered malware can infect non-jailbroken devices without the user’s knowledge, using a novel technique.

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


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bitdefender.com

Update Flash now – targeted attacks exploiting security holes

Windows, Mac and Linux users are being urged to update their installations of Adobe Flash, after the company pushed out a security patch addressing 23 reported vulnerabilities in the software.

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


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Is it REALLY this simple to bypass the iPhone and iPad lockscreen?

Researchers claim multiple iOS 9 vulnerabilities allow attackers to bypass Apple device’s built-in passcode security – but some are skeptical.

David Bisson reports.


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Poll: Do you think Apple should help the FBI crack open the San Bernardino iPhone?

It’s one of the biggest computer security stories of the year – but where do you stand?

Check out my latest video and share your opinion.


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Google CEO backs Apple in resisting court order to create iOS backdoor for San Bernardino investigation

Google’s top executive is standing with Apple for refusing to comply with a court order that would require it to create an iOS backdoor in order to assist with an ongoing federal investigation into last year’s San Bernardino shooting.

David Bisson reports.


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intego.com

Fake Flash Player update infects Macs with scareware

Mac scareware is being spread, with a little help from a legitimate Apple developer certificate. Be on your guard for bogus security warnings!

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


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How to break the passcode lock screen on iOS 8 and 9 – but would anyone bother?

Researchers have uncovered a new Apple zero-day vulnerability that allows an attacker to disable the passcode lock screen on iOS 8 and iOS 9.

However, it’s probably not as a bad as it sounds.

David Bisson reports.


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