Attackers are actively exploiting a zero-day privilege escalation vulnerability affecting the latest version of Apple's OS.
Security researcher Stefan Esser has revealed the existence of a privilege escalation vulnerability affecting OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), and has provided a working proof of concept local exploit that installs a root shell on the target machine.
Starting with OS X 10.11 ("El Capitan") and iOS 9, Apple will introduce a two-factor authentication option that will replace the current two-step verification one.
Apple has released security updates for Safari, OS X Yosemite (and previous OS X versions), and iOS.
Six researchers from Indiana University Bloomington, Peking University and Georgia Tech have recently published a paper in which they detail the existence of critical security weaknesses in Apple's OS X and iOS - weaknesses that could be exploited by a sandboxed malicious app to gain unauthorized access to other apps’ sensitive data.
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