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Apple under pressure over iPhone security after NSO spyware claims

NurPhoto | Getty Images reader comments 176 with 102 posters participating Share this story Apple has come under pressure to collaborate with its Silicon Valley rivals to fend off the common threat of surveillance technology after a report alleged that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used to target journalists and human rights activists. Amnesty International,… Read More »

Connecting to malicious Wi-Fi networks can mess with your iPhone

reader comments 33 with 25 posters participating Share this story There’s a bug in iOS that disables Wi-Fi connectivity when devices join a network that uses a booby-trapped name, a researcher disclosed over the weekend. By connecting to a Wi-Fi network that uses the SSID “%p%s%s%s%s%n” (quotation marks not included), iPhones and iPads lose the… Read More »

The Big Door Prize: Apple Orders Series Adaptation from David West Read

Apple has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the half-hour comedy series The Big Door Prize from Emmy-winning Schitt’s Creek writer and executive producer David West Read, according to Deadline. The project will be produced by Skydance Television and CJ ENM/Studio Dragon (Parasite). RELATED: Physical Trailer: Bridesmaids’ Rose Byrne Stars in New Apple TV+ Series… Read More »

Covert channel in Apple’s M1 is mostly harmless, but it sure is interesting

reader comments 56 with 42 posters participating, including story author Share this story Apple’s new M1 CPU has a flaw that creates a covert channel that two or more malicious apps—already installed—can use to transmit information to each other, a developer has found. The surreptitious communication can occur without using computer memory, sockets, files, or… Read More »

No, it doesn’t just crash Safari. Apple has yet to fix exploitable flaw

reader comments 35 with 25 posters participating, including story author Share this story Apple has yet to patch a security bug found in iPhones and Macs despite the availability of a fix released almost three weeks ago, a researcher said. The vulnerability resides in WebKit, the browser engine that powers Safari and all browsers that… Read More »

Security researcher successfully jailbreaks an Apple AirTag

reader comments 45 with 30 posters participating, including story author Share this story After permanently bricking two AirTags, stacksmashing succeeded in breaking into and reprogramming a third. stacksmashing used segger.com’s J-Link flash download utility to extract firmware from the AirTag’s nRF52 Bluetooth Low Energy SoC. Here’s the loot—AirTag firmware files extracted from their nRF52 SoC,… Read More »

Apple brass discussed disclosing 128-million iPhone hack, then decided not to

Getty Images reader comments 25 with 19 posters participating Share this story In September 2015, Apple managers had a dilemma on their hands: should, or should they not, notify 128 million iPhone users of what remains the worst mass iOS compromise on record? Ultimately, all evidence shows, they chose to keep quiet. The mass hack… Read More »

Echo 3: Luke Evans Gets Lead Role in Mark Boal’s Action Series

(Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage via Getty Images) Luke Evans (Immortals, The Hobbit films, Beauty and the Beast) has been tapped in a lead role for Apple’s upcoming action series Echo 3, according to Variety. The 10-episode series comes from Oscar winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) who will serve as executive producer… Read More »

Apple reports 2 iOS 0-days that let hackers compromise fully patched devices

Enlarge / The 2020 iPhone lineup. From left to right: iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone SE, and iPhone 12 mini. reader comments 37 with 30 posters participating Share this story A week after Apple issued its biggest iOS and iPadOS update since last September’s release of version 14.0, the company… Read More »

Apple’s AirDrop leaks users’ PII, and there’s not much they can do about it

reader comments 16 with 13 posters participating, including story author Share this story AirDrop, the feature that allows Mac and iPhone users to wirelessly transfer files between devices, is leaking user emails and phone numbers, and there’s not much anyone can do to stop it other than to turn it off, researchers said. AirDrop uses… Read More »