iOS News, Articles and Updates

Cisco update eliminates DoS vulnerability in Aggregation Services Router OS

Cisco Systems on Wednesday issued a security update that fixes a high-severity denial of service vulnerability in release version 5.3.4 of its IOS XR Software for the Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 9000 Series.

Apple releases more updates for Safari, iOS, macOS and more

Apple once again has released security updates for Safari, watchOS, iOS, various macOS systems, and tvOS to address various security issues, some of which could allow an attacker to take control of an infected system.

Malicious 'ChaiOS' link can crash Apple devices

A quirky bug in Apple's Messages application is allowing a malicious GitHub link to cause crashes and other bothersome behaviour on both macOS and iOS machines.

Apple issues Spectre patches for macOS High Sierra, Safari and iOS

Apple followed up on its promise last week and rolled out updates for macOS High Sierra, Safari and iOS to patch the Spectre vulnerabilities CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715 in Intel's processor family.

Apple releases security updates for multiple products

Apple released security updates to patch vulnerabilities in its iOS, mac OS, tvOS and watchOS platforms, some of which could have been used to remotely exploit the affected devices.

iOS 11 and Apple Watch Series 3, the good, the bad, and the unsecure

With the launch of iOS 11 and the Apple Watch, researchers note Apple's iOS 11 update included eight CVEs that patched vulnerabilities in iBooks, Mail MessageUI, Messages, MobileBackup, Safari, and Webkit.

Secure log-ins on Android, iOS phones simplified by Microsoft Authenticator

A new Microsoft Authenticator app feature sends device owners a notification when they sign in, rather than a one-time code to enter. Users simply tap an "Approve" button to access their accounts.

Fragmentation-nation: only 1.2% of Android devices use latest OS

With such low adoption rates of the latest security patches, security bods have said it is increasingly difficult to protect Android users who might not be tech-savvy enough out of harm's way.

SSL handshake weakness leaves MacOS, iOS devices open to MitM attacks

A fundamental fault in the SSL handshake could allow hackers to use subvert MacOS and iOS devices and recruit them into a DDoS attack.

Black Hat Las Vegas: Apple offers bug bounty programme

Apple is offering up to $200,000 to researchers reporting critical security vulnerabilities in Apple software, including its underlying operating system.

WhatsApp chats aren't getting deleted completely

Researcher finds that WhatsApp leaves traces of all chats in the database of iOS devices, leaving the user vulnerable should the phone be forensically examined.

FireEye report identifies iOS security storm-in-a-tea-cup

FireEye researchers have released a report which details potential security issues with software used to dynamically patch iOS apps.

Researcher revisits issue of insecure iOS mobile banking apps

Problems and vulnerabilities are still abound in mobile banking apps despite improvement over the last two years.

Jailbroken iPhones again victimised, this time by TinyV

Jailbroken iPhones are being hit with a new iOS trojan called TinyV, according to several industry experts.

Too many apps leak personal data to third parties, report finds

Researchers call on tech companies to improve security measures to protect data from mobile apps falling into the wrong hands.

Exploring Android insecurities

Nearly 88 percent of Android devices have been exposed to at least one critical vulnerability, according to research from the University of Cambridge.

Updated: YiSpecter malware targets non-jailbroken iOS devices

Iphone malware around for ten months and over 100 apps compromised

Researcher finds new, wirelessly exploitable vulnerability in iOS and OS X

A new vulnerability has been discovered in the iOS and OS X supported AirDrop function, allowing attackers to wirelessly infect devices.

New malware discovered internationally on 14 Cisco routers

SYNful Knock, a new kind of malware has been found on Cisco routers around the globe. Cyber-security experts say this represents a threat previously thought only theoretical.

KeyRaider infects 'jailbroken' Apple iPhone users in 18 countries

As many as 225,000 Apple iPhone users have had their account details hacked in what is said to be the biggest attack of its kind against the firm's user base.

Apple fixes bad case of Ins0mnia in iOS 8.4.1

iOS 8.4 could have a hard time making apps go to sleep, according to security researchers at FireEye.

Does Adblock Plus weaken Mac OSX security?

By downloading an exception text file that is inserted into the ad blocker configuration files, the Genieo adware variant approach could be used to perform other actions that you don't want, not just allowing adware.

Flaw in managed app configuration on iOS devices puts corporate data at risk

"Quicksand" sandbox vulnerability could enable rogue apps

Cybercriminals crack open security on Apple devices.

Hackers have discovered a way of attacking iOS devices, allowing the installation of malware using compromised versions of popular apps. Vulnerability affects non-jailbroken devices

Apple fixes dozens of vulnerabilities in iOS and OS X

Security flaws would have allowed remote code execution and Man-in-the-Middle attacks