Tag: security

iTunes Connect issues creating havoc for developers

Twitter is all abuzz this morning with developers who were logging into iTunes Connect - the gateway used to make apps available for sale - and seeing someone else's login information. For example, here's a tweet from Alexander Kuhn, who saw account information for two Conde Nast employees when h...

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LastPass goes native on Mac for password management

LastPass has finally expanded from your browser and your iOS device onto your desktop with its new native app in the Mac App Store. The app brings all of the power of the mobile app to your computer, from password storage to form-filling and secure note sending. If you have already been using the...

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OS X Spotlight Search glitch can expose your IP address and other details to spammers

If you use Spotlight Search and the OS X Mail application, you should take a moment to look at your settings. A recently uncovered glitch in Spotlight Search for OS X may leak private information, such as your IP address, to email spammers. The glitch causes Spotlight's preview functionality to i...

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SpotCam is a capable Wi-Fi camera for your home

SpotCam is a new entrant in the cloud-based home webcam parade. The U.S. $149.99 camera has easy setup and features like sound monitoring, plus the ability to speak to the camera remotely and have the camera speaker play it. Specifications Dimensions: Body 4.8cm(1.89") × 14.8cm(5.83") ...

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Take an 18-minute look at how to fool Touch ID with Tested and fake fingers

It's possible to fool Touch ID but, as we've been saying since it came out, it isn't easy. The folks at Tested were curious about new methods of fooling the sensor and set out to find the perfect tool, a fake finger to trick them all. Their end results prove our original findings, that fooling To...

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NTP bug fix was Apple's first ever automated security update

On Monday December 22, Apple released a new security update fixing security issues affecting NTP (network time protocol) in OS X. While updates are a common occurrence for any computer user, Monday's update was a first for Apple -- it was the first time the company pushed out an automated securit...

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Thunderbolt vulnerability leaves Macs at risk, researcher finds

A known flaw in Mac firmware could leave it open to attacks via Thunderbolt devices, security researcher Trammel Hudson has found. This unpatched hole has been known for at least two years, though it remains completely unaddressed thus far. "It is possible to use a Thunderbolt Option ROM to cir...

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Petcube: Watch and play with your pet when you're away

Petcube (US$199.00) is a webcam with a difference. It is aimed at pet owners who want to keep track of their pets, communicate with them, and even play with them when you are away. Who doesn't wonder how their dog, cat or bird is doing when you are away? Petcube is designed to solve that problem. ...

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Russian lawmaker thinks the iPhone is stealing state secrets

A Russian lawmaker -- yes, the same Russia that was recently implicated in a malware scheme to infect the U.S. power grid -- is calling for a ban on iPhones and iPads amongst members of parliament. Dmitry Gorovtsov of the Fair Russia party recently told a Russian news outlet that he is proposing a...

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Impractical ICE BlackBox can film, share emergency situations

ICE BlackBox promises a secure, easy system for delivering audio, video and your location to personalized emergency contacts with the push of a button in any emergency situation. It also features a one-touch "Call 911" button to connect you directly with your local authorities. ICE Blackbox is fr...

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Individuals behind Wirelurker malware arrested; Maiyadi App Store shut down

Three individuals behind the recently discovered Wirelurker malware were arrested last week by Chinese authorities, according to a report from Security Week. Additionally, the website the defendants used to disseminate the malware has been taken down. The suspects, identified by their surnames a...

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Apple says no customers have been affected by "Masque Attack"

Earlier this week, security researchers at FireEye disclosed a new iOS vulnerability dubbed "Masque Attack." The attack works when users download what appears to be an updated version of an app they already have outside the confines of the App Store or their company's provisioning system. In Jul...

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Why the danger and hysteria surrounding the WireLurker malware is overblown

The sky is falling. iOS and OS X malware is on the loose. Apple fans beware! Such is the message a number of publications seem to convey in recently published articles detailing a new type of Apple-oriented malware emanating from China. A hyperbolic headline from Computerworld reads, "Horr...

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Secure Messaging Scorecard gives you a look at which apps keep your info private

When you consider just how much of our personal information if used, scanned, and sold by the companies who provide our email and social media, it's understandable people are worried about online security. The issue has brought about a wave of apps which market themselves as secure messaging options...

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Beware two-factor authentication using SMS forwarding

The Continuity features, and SMS Relay in particular, are my favorite part of Yosemite so far. Using my iMac as a giant speakerphone is beyond awesome, and group texts in Messages can finally include the one BlackBerry-toting holdout among my friends. (You're invited, too, Mike.) But in certain si...

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