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Security Researcher Discovers Snippet of CSS Code That Forces iOS to Reboot, Apple Investigating

Monday September 17, 2018 5:23 am PDT by
A new iOS vulnerability was discovered by a security researcher over the weekend, causing affected iPhones and iPads to crash and restart when following a link to an HTML page hosting specially crafted CSS code. The vulnerability hits the WebKit rendering engine used in Safari by applying a CSS effect -- "backdrop-filter" -- that requires enough heavy graphics processing to cause iOS to crash ...

Intel CEO Pledges Commitment to Security Following Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Thursday January 11, 2018 2:46 pm PST by
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich today wrote an open letter to Intel customers following the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" hardware-based vulnerabilities that impact its processors. In the letter, Krzanich says that by January 15, updates will have been issued for at least 90 percent of Intel CPUs introduced in the past five years, with updates for the remainder coming at the end of January. For Apple...

Apple Once Again Blocks Older Versions of Adobe Flash Player Due to Vulnerability

Monday June 20, 2016 9:43 pm PDT by
Last week Adobe issued a security advisory for Flash Player, indicating that version 21.0.0.242 and earlier had a critical vulnerability that could potentially cause a crash and allow an attacker to take control of the infected system. Adobe issued a fix a couple days later. Apple today published a support document explaining that users with out-of-date versions of the Adobe Flash Player...