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  • WireLurker: Unprecedented iOS, OS X malware hits users


    Palo Alto Networks researchers have unearthed a new family of Apple OS X and iOS malware that is able to compromise even non-jailbroken iOS devices through enterprise provisioning.

  • Researchers unearth Xsser mRAT, Chinese iOS spyware


    Researchers looking into the mobile malware attack directed against Hong Kong protesters using Android devices have discovered that the attackers can also target iOS device owners - if the device is jailbroken.

  • With iOS 8, Apple won't be able to unlock phones for the police


    With the release of iOS 8, Apple has also updated its Privacy Policy.

  • iOS 8 fixes bucketload of severe security bugs


    Apple has released the latest version of its mobile OS on Wednesday, and in it has fixed over 50 vulnerabilities, many of which are very serious:Two vulnerabilities allowed a local attacker to escalate privileges and install unverified (likely malicious) applicationsA validation issue in the handling of update check responses allowed an attacker with a privileged network position to cause an iOS device to think that it is up to date even when it is notTwo vulnerabilities in CoreGraphics made it possible for a maliciously crafted PDF file to terminate apps or execute arbitrary codeSeveral vulnerabilities in the IOHIDFamily kernel extension made it posible for a malicious app to read kernel pointers, which can be used to bypass kernel address space layout randomization, or to execute arbitrary code with system privileges (the latter was also made possible by the existence of several IOKit bugs)A Libnotify bug allowed a malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with root privilegesTwo Safari vulnerabilities made it possible for attackers and websites to intercept or harvest user credentials12 WebKit bugs could have been misused by attackers to execute arbitrary code on the device by simply creating a malicious website and tricking users into visiting it.With iOS 8, Apple has also updated its certificate trust policy and has randomised the MAC address to prevent potential device tracking attacks via passive WiFi scans.

  • Secure mobile messaging with Threema


    If you're concerned about the privacy of your mobile communications, there's a variety of tools you can use to protect yourself.


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