New iOS Bug Crashes Apple Devices, Blocks Access to Apps and iMessages

A new bug in certain versions of Apple’s operating system can cause iPhones, Macs and even Apple Watches to crash, blocking access to iMessages and other popular apps. As reported by Italian blog Mobile World, the bug affects devices running iOS11 when an Indian language (Telugu) character is received or simply typed in a text field. … Read More The post New iOS Bug Crashes Apple Devices, Blocks Access to Apps and iMessages appeared first on The State of Security.
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Panic attack: Apple scams apply pressure

We take a look at some of the many vaguely threatening/panic-inducing attempts by Apple scams to phish potential victims. Featuring emails, texts, and...Edward Snowden?! Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: AppleApple ScamsApple Supportipoditunesphishphishingscam (Read more...) The post Panic attack: Apple scams apply pressure appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Apple Finally Ships Meltdown Patch for Older MacOS Systems

Apple has released new security patches for its macOS and iOS devices, managing to be both the first and the last of the major OS vendors to fix the serious Meltdown vulnerability. When the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities were first revealed earlier this month, people were surprised to learn that Apple had already included..
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Susan Landau’s New Book: Listening In

Susan Landau has written a terrific book on cybersecurity threats and why we need strong crypto. Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age. It's based in part on her 2016 Congressional testimony in the Apple/FBI case; it examines how the Digital Revolution has transformed society, and how law enforcement needs to -- and can -- adjust to the new realities....
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EMC Patches Serious Flaws in Data Protection Suite

EMC has released security fixes for three vulnerabilities that, when combined, can be used to take full control of products from its Data Protection Suite: the Avamar Server, the NetWorker Virtual Edition and the Integrated Data Protection Appliance. All three products contain a component called the Avamar Installation Manager (AVI), which is vulnerable to the..
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