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Link Previews in Popular Messaging Apps May Lead to Security Vulnerabilities

Monday October 26, 2020 8:57 am PDT by
A new report by security researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Mysk has revealed that link previews in messaging apps can lead to security and privacy issues on iOS and Android. Through link previews, Bakry and Mysk discovered that apps could leak IP addresses, expose links sent in end-to-end encrypted chats, download large files without users' consent, and copy private data. Link previews ...

Apple's T2 Security Chip Vulnerable to Attack Via USB-C

Tuesday October 13, 2020 8:33 am PDT by
After it was reported last week that Apple's T2 Security Chip could be vulnerable to jailbreaking, the team behind the exploit have released an extensive report and demonstration. Apple's custom-silicon T2 co-processor is present in newer Macs and handles encrypted storage and secure boot capabilities, as well as several other controller features. It appears that since the chip is based on ...

Apple's T2 Chip Has Unpatchable Security Flaw, Claims Researcher [Updated]

Tuesday October 6, 2020 2:46 am PDT by
Intel Macs that use Apple's T2 Security Chip are vulnerable to an exploit that could allow a hacker to circumvent disk encryption, firmware passwords and the whole T2 security verification chain, according to team of software jailbreakers. Apple's custom-silicon T2 co-processor is present in newer Macs and handles encrypted storage and secure boot capabilities, as well as several other...

Apple Pulls Emirati Chat App 'ToTok' From App Store for Allegedly Spying on Users

Monday December 23, 2019 1:31 am PST by
Apple has removed messaging app "ToTok" from the App Store after an investigation by the New York Times concluded that the app was actually a spying tool being used by the United Arab Emirates government to mass surveil its citizens. According to the report, which cites U.S. officials familiar with a classified intelligence assessment, the app was being used to mine data from users' contact...

Researchers and Hackers Use Rare Dev-Fused Prototype iPhones to Unlock Security Secrets

Wednesday March 6, 2019 10:04 am PST by
If you've ever wondered how security researchers and hackers manage to bypass Apple's protections and security features to uncover iPhone vulnerabilities and other sensitive info, Motherboard is out today with a new report that has an answer. Hackers and security researchers use rare "dev-fused" iPhones created for internal use at Apple. These dev-fused iPhones have not finished the production ...

Melbourne Teen Pleads Guilty to Hacking Apple Servers and Accessing Customer Accounts [Updated]

Thursday August 16, 2018 4:08 am PDT by
A Melbourne schoolboy has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple's secure network after the company notified authorities of the intrusion (via The Age). The teen, who can't be named for legal reasons, appeared at an Australian Children's Court on Thursday facing allegations of hacking into Apple's servers on multiple occasions. Details of the case are still sketchy, but the boy's hacking is...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks at White House Cybersecurity Summit

Friday February 13, 2015 9:36 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection which is occurring now, and he is expected to speak for approximately 10 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, ahead of a presidential address set to take place at 11:15. The summit is being streamed live on YouTube and can be watched below. The White House is expected to unveil its next...

Tim Cook to Speak at White House Cybersecurity Summit

Monday February 9, 2015 5:58 pm PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook will speak at a White House cybersecurity summit on Friday at Stanford University, according to The Hill. The summit is another battleground in which tech companies and the government will discuss encryption. The White House is expected to reveal its next executive action on cybersecurity at the summit, which will bring together tech executives, leading academics and...