A security bug has been spotted over the weekend that may leave older Apple computers vulnerable. To some, the Mac is impenetrable to viruses and other malicious software, but the rest of us know that's not true as it looks like another security hole has been overlooked by Cupertino.
Respected Apple hacker Pedro Vilaça has uncovered a low-level zero day vulnerability in Mac computers that allows privileged users to more easily install EFI rootkits.
Vilaça says the attack, first thought to be an extension of previous research rather than separate zero day, took advantage of unlocked flash protections when machines go into sleep mode.
iCloud is Apple's cloud-based, content storage system for its Mac and iOS product lines. Apple provides 5GB of free storage with every iCloud account.
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.