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Google Discloses Unpatched 'High-Severity' Flaw in Apple macOS Kernel

Google Discloses Unpatched 'High-Severity' Flaw in Apple macOS Kernel
March 04, 2019Mohit Kumar
Cybersecurity researcher at Google's Project Zero division has publicly disclosed details and proof-of-concept exploit of a high-seve...

All New Privacy and Security Features Coming in macOS 10.14 Mojave

All New Privacy and Security Features Coming in macOS 10.14 Mojave
June 05, 2018Mohit Kumar
At Worldwide Developer Conference 2018 on Monday, Apple announced the next version of its macOS operating system, and it's called Moj...

A Single-Character Message Can Crash Any Apple iPhone, iPad Or Mac

A Single-Character Message Can Crash Any Apple iPhone, iPad Or Mac
February 16, 2018Wang Wei
Only a single character can crash your iPhone and block access to the Messaging app in iOS as well as popular apps like WhatsApp, Faceboo...

Newly Discovered Mac Malware with Ancient Code Spying on Biotech Firms

Newly Discovered Mac Malware with Ancient Code Spying on Biotech Firms
January 19, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered a rare piece of Mac-based espionage malware that relies on outdated coding practices but has been us...

5-year-old Skype Backdoor Discovered — Mac OS X Users Urged to Update

5-year-old Skype Backdoor Discovered — Mac OS X Users Urged to Update
December 14, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Those innocent-looking apps in your smartphone can secretly spy on your communications or could allow hackers to do so. Hard to believe...

Apple Tracks Who You're Chatting Using iMessage — and Shares that Data with Police

Apple Tracks Who You're Chatting Using iMessage — and Shares that Data with Police
September 28, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Doing conversations with your friend on iMessage and thinking that they are safe and out of reach from anyone else other than you and you...

Warning! This Cross-Platform Malware Can Hack Windows, Linux and OS X Computers

Warning! This Cross-Platform Malware Can Hack Windows, Linux and OS X Computers
September 08, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Unlike specially crafted malware specifically developed to take advantage of Windows operating system platform, cyber attackers have star...

Update your Mac OS X — Apple has released Important Security Updates

Update your Mac OS X — Apple has released Important Security Updates
September 02, 2016Swati Khandelwal
If you own a Mac laptop or desktop, you need to update your system right now. It turns out that the critical zero-day security vulnerab...

Researcher releases Free Ransomware Detection Tool for Mac OS X Users

Researcher releases Free Ransomware Detection Tool for Mac OS X Users
April 20, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief: Introducing  RansomWhere , a free generic ransomware detection tool for Mac OS X users that can identify ransomware-like beh...

China wants Apple's Source Code, but the Company Refused

China wants Apple's Source Code, but the Company Refused
April 20, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In Brief Apple's head of legal has denied all rumors about providing its complete source code or any backdoor to the Chinese gover...

Here's the Exploit to Bypass Apple Security Feature that Fits in a Tweet

Here's the Exploit to Bypass Apple Security Feature that Fits in a Tweet
March 31, 2016Unknown
Did you install the latest update OS X 10.11.4? If yes, then you might be wondering with a fact that the Apple had delivered an inef...

Mac OS X Zero-Day Exploit Can Bypass Apple's Latest Protection Feature

Mac OS X Zero-Day Exploit Can Bypass Apple's Latest Protection Feature
March 25, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A critical zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in all versions of Apple's OS X operating system that allows hackers to exploi...

Ransom32 — First JavaScript-powered Ransomware affecting Windows, Mac and Linux

Ransom32 — First JavaScript-powered Ransomware affecting Windows, Mac and Linux
January 04, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Here's New Year's first Ransomware: Ransom32 . A new Ransomware-as-a-service, dubbed Ransom32 , has been spotted that for th...

13 Million MacKeeper Users Hacked — 21 GB of Data Exposed

13 Million MacKeeper Users Hacked — 21 GB of Data Exposed
December 15, 2015Mohit Kumar
MacKeeper anti-virus company is making headlines today for its lax security that exposed the database of 13 Million Mac users' recor...

VirusTotal now Scans Mac OS X Apps for Malware

VirusTotal now Scans Mac OS X Apps for Malware
November 19, 2015Mohit Kumar
Do Mac Computers Get Viruses? Yes, Of Course, they do!  According to stats, malware for MAC OS X has appeared five times more in...

AirDrop Bug in Apple iOS and OSX allows Hackers to Install Malware Silently

AirDrop Bug in Apple iOS and OSX allows Hackers to Install Malware Silently
September 16, 2015Swati Khandelwal
With the launch of iOS 9, Apple gave us an ultimate reason to upgrade our Apple devices to its new operating system. The latest iOS ...

Apple Mac OS X Hits by Two Unpatched Zero-day Flaws

Apple Mac OS X Hits by Two Unpatched Zero-day Flaws
August 19, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Few days after Apple patched the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE privilege-escalation vulnerability in OS X Yosemite, hackers have their hands on a...

Thunderstrike 2: World's First Firmware Worm That Infects Mac Computers Without Detection

Thunderstrike 2: World's First Firmware Worm That Infects Mac Computers Without Detection
August 05, 2015Mohit Kumar
If you think Apple's Mac computers are much more secure than Windows-powered systems, you need to think again. This isn't true, and secu...

Unpatched Mac OS X Zero-day Bug Allows Root Access Without Password

Unpatched Mac OS X Zero-day Bug Allows Root Access Without Password
August 04, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Hackers have their hands on something of your concern. A severe zero-day vulnerability in the latest, fully patched version of Apple'...

Untethered TaiG Jailbreak Tool for iOS 8.4 [Mac OS X version] Released

Untethered TaiG Jailbreak Tool for iOS 8.4 [Mac OS X version] Released
August 03, 2015Wang Wei
Good news for iOS 8.4 users! The Chinese jailbreaking team TaiG has finally released its long-awaited Untethered Jailbreak tool for App...
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