Apple chief executive Tim Cook echoed words from the security community on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s current push for backdoor encryption, which could weaken the current mobile encryption techniques used by Apple, Google and other technology companies.
Speaking at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington DC, Cook said “So let me be crystal clear: Weakening encryption or taking it away harms good people who are using it for the right reason,” and called the FBI plea for removal of mobile encryption “incredibly dangerous.”
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.