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Apple fixes ‘killer text bomb’ vulnerability with new update for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS

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.


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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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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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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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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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Watch out! Scammers are making a fortune in the iOS App Store

Just how much money can a scammy iPhone app make in the iOS App Store?

You may be surprised. After all, how does $80,000 per month sound to you?

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


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Apple users advised to update their software now, as new security patches released

Welcome to the post-WannaCry world, where every computer user understands the importance of creating secure backups and applying security patches in a timely fashion.

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


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Malvertising campaign pushes data-collecting VPN on iOS users

A malvertising campaign is targeting iOS devices with a VPN that doesn’t hide the fact it collects large quantities of users’ information.

David Bisson reports.


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Leave a bad review? This IoT garage door opener maker may brick your device

The maker of an Internet of Things (IoT) garage door opener bricked a customer’s device after they posted a negative review on the product’s forum board.

David Bisson reports.


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Scareware scammers lock iOS Safari to extort ransom from users

Extortionists have locked iPhone users’ browsers with infinite pop-ups in an attempt to scare users into paying up.

David Bisson reports.


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Apple underwhelmed by latest CIA exploits revealed by WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks’s revelations about security vulnerabilities in Apple products appear to be a damp squib.

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


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