Here's a treat for hackers and security researchers who don't mind selling information about zero-day vulnerabilities to the highest bidder: Zerodium, the zero-day vulnerability and exploit acquisition firm recently launched by VUPEN founder Chaouki Bekrar, is offering a million dollars for "an exclusive, browser-based, and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system and devices." All the security improvements and exploit mitigations that Apple implemented in iOS made the popular mobile operating system secure, but not unbreakable, the company has noted.
Unknown malware pushers have managed to trick Apple into offering for download from the company's official App Store a considerable number of malicious apps.
Unknown malware pushers have managed to trick Apple into offering for download from the company's official App Store a considerable number of malicious apps - apps that collect device information and try to get users' iCloud login credentials.
Apple has released iOS 9. Along with many new and improved security and privacy features, fixes for a bucketload of security vulnerabilities have been included in this latest version of the company's mobile OS.
Making things easier for users is generally a good idea, but sometimes complicating a process could lead to increased security, and should be the preferred option.
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