Apple users have become prime targets of several phishing campaigns in 2016. Security researchers have discovered that since the start of the year, assorted phishing attacks have emerged targeting iCloud users in the UK and China.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday, and it all begins at 10am Pacific at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. While the bulk of the actual developer sessions will be happening at the nearby Moscone Center, Apple has moved the opening-day keynote to a larger venue to make room for more attendees.
Apple has yet to patch a vulnerability disclosed during last week’s Hack in the Box hacker conference in Amsterdam that allows an attacker with physical access—even on the latest versions of iOS—to swap out legitimate apps with malicious versions undetected on the device.
Researcher Chilik Tamir of mobile security company Mi3 Security disclosed last week during his talk at the show that an iOS mitigation for a previous attack he’d developed was incomplete and with a modification, he could still infect non-jailbroken iOS devices with malicious or misbehaving apps.
Apple has punted hacker Stefan Esser's app designed to highlight the security posture and running processes on iOS devices.
The app System and Security Info shows detailed data on the state of security including possible anomalies like injected libraries and the state of code-signing and AppStore binary encryption, and a breakdown of any installed jailbreak.
Cupertino wrote in a message to Esser (@i0n1c) that his app was torpedoed from the App Store because it "provides potentially inaccurate and misleading diagnostic functionality for iOS devices".
TIME Magazine named Apple's iPhone the most influential gadget of all time in a list published Tuesday, which included a variety of tech products from the likes of Sony, IBM, HP and other big-name players.
Picked by TIME editors, the "50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time" runs the gamut of tech products, from home computers to game consoles to portable electronics. A few of the companies — and most devices — are no longer in existence, but their impact has rippled through to industry contemporaries, some of which made it on the list themselves.