Apple released on Tuesday its first update for Watch OS, the iOS-based operating system that runs on the Apple Watch.
Watch OS 1.0.1 patches a total of 13 vulnerabilities affecting components such as the kernel, Secure Transport, FontParser, the Foundation framework, IOHIDFamily, and IOAcceleratorFamily.
The FontParser issue exists due to the way font files are processed. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability (CVE-2015-1093) to execute arbitrary code by getting a user to process a maliciously crafted font.
Silicon Valley venture capitalists are reportedly turning down requests from smartwatch maker Pebble for funding, leading to speculation that the company may be struggling following the launch of the Apple Watch.
Citing sources close to the company, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday that Pebble instead obtained a $5 million loan and another $5 million line of credit from a bank, after efforts to secure venture capital funding were denied.
Some good news for power users ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next month: the company has just updated its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, completing the 2015 MacBook refresh it began with the new MacBook Air, 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and the MacBook.
A research note by Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has leaked, indicating a number of planned changes that Apple will allegedly be making to their flagship device during its next iteration; including a 12MP rear camera, a long-awaited memory boost to 2GB of RAM, and a rose gold colour option for the Apple geek that must have all his gear match. Other changes that are listed include rearranged internals to address BendGate, another microphone to improve speech quality, and Force Touch input in order to bring that technology from the Mac to their primary breadwinner.
A critical vulnerability in MacKeeper, a controversial security program for Mac computers, could let attackers execute malicious commands on Macs when their owners visit specially crafted Web pages.
MacKeeper’s developers acknowledged the recently discovered problem and released a fix for it Friday, saying in a blog post that users should run MacKeeper Update Tracker and install version 3.4.1 or later.