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Chinese White Hats Win $200,000 for Hacking iPhones, Google Devices

Posted on October 26th, 2016.

  The Pwn2Own contest, a hackathon run by security firm Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) in Japan sees this year’s winners in Keen Lab, a popular crew of Chinese hackers who hacked Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Nexus device. Keen Lab compromised the iPhone 6s by targeting two iOS vulnerabilities to steal pictures from an...

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Business

Encrypted Email Provider ProtonMail Releases iOS And Android Apps

Posted on March 21st, 2016.

ProtonMail, an encrypted email service developed by CERN scientists in Geneva and researchers at MIT, has released its iOS and Android mobile apps to the public following a beta test period. Users can sign up for apps on the ProtonMail website. Scientists who met while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in...

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Apple iMessage Flaw Allows Hackers to Steal Photos

Posted on March 21st, 2016.

A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found a bug in Apple’s iMessage platform that would allow attackers to intercept and decrypt video and images sent on iMessage. An exploit that affects versions of iMessage prior to iOS9 was initially discovered and partially patched by Apple last fall, during the release of iOS9....

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iOS 9.1 Apple Jailbreak Now Available, Apple TV 4 Jailbreak to Follow

Posted on March 11th, 2016.

The Pangu hacking team have released an update of its popular jailbreak tool, this time for Apple iOS devices running iOS 9.1. The hacking outfit have also promised to release an Apple jailbreak for the 4th generation Apple TV next week. Rejoice, users of Apple devices who have purposefully stuck with iOS 9.1 without opting to upgrade...

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iOS Hackers Win a Million-Dollar Bug Bounty

Posted on November 3rd, 2015.

Security firm Zerodium has announced that an anonymous hacker group will claim the million-dollar reward for successfully developing a remote hacking technique to compromise the latest variants of Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6S. Apple’s iOS & MacOS software are generally considered hard nuts to crack by hackers. Tim Cook’s stance on...

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Apple Boots 256 Privacy-Infringing Apps from Its App Store

Posted on October 20th, 2015.

Apple has removed over 250 applications from its App Store after the discovery of a third-party advertising software development kit (SDK) that actively gathered users’ personal and device data. Security research firm SourceDNA’s discovery of hundreds of applications in the iOS store that were siphoning user’s information such as email...

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Bugs

YiSpecter Malware Targets All iOS Devices: More than 100 Apps are Compromised

Posted on October 5th, 2015.

A new ad-based malware dubbed “YiSpecter” is now infecting iPhones and iPads that are both jailbroken and non-jailbroken by abusing private APIs within the iOS system, discovers a security firm. Security firm Palo Alto Networks has uncovered a new malware that appears to originate from an advertising company in China by...

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XcodeGhost iOS Exploit Source Code Released

Posted on September 25th, 2015.

Earlier this week, a malware developer did something unexpected: turned over his code to the public. The unknown developer is presumably Chinese, given that his “ReadMe” file is written in Chinese. While Google translate was not exactly efficient at converting the Chinese to English, the overwhelming tone of the file is that of remorse...

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XcodeGhost Malware Infects over 4,000 iOS Apps

Posted on September 24th, 2015.

Security researchers have discovered that the malicious app campaign plaguing Apple’s App Store is far worse than initially thought, with over 4000 App store applications affected by the XcodeGhost malware. It was less than a week ago when Apple suffered its first major malware attack targeting its App Store. At the time, it was believed...

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iOS Users: Are your LinkedIn login credentials safe?

Posted on August 4th, 2015.

iPhone and iPad users may be shocked to learn that despite the security provided by iOS, they may be unwittingly providing their LinkedIn email and password to third parties, ‘phishing’ for their details. As many people use the same email/password combination on a variety of websites and services, a smart attacker would not use that...

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Companies

Apple’s Lightning Connector Reverse Engineered

Posted on February 16th, 2015.

Since the iPhone 5 was first introduced in 2012, all iOS devices have switched to Apple’s Lightning connector, replacing the older 30-pin dock connector.

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Communication

Apple Consents to Product Security Audits from Chinese Government

Posted on January 24th, 2015.

Apple has reportedly agreed to allow China’s State Internet Information Office to run security audits on Apple products sold in China. While the exact nature of the security checks is unknown, it’s suggested that Chinese state officials and security experts will be granted access to iOS and OS X source code.