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iOS 13 Bug Lets 3rd-Party Keyboards Gain 'Full Access' — Even When You Deny

iOS 13 Bug Lets 3rd-Party Keyboards Gain 'Full Access' — Even When You Deny
September 26, 2019Mohit Kumar
Following the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS earlier this week, Apple has issued an advisory warning iPhone and iPad users of an unpatched sec...

Apple Changes the Way It Listens to Your Siri Recordings Following Privacy Concerns

Apple Changes the Way It Listens to Your Siri Recordings Following Privacy Concerns
August 29, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Apple today announced some major changes to its controversial 'Siri audio grading program' following criticism for employing huma...

Apple Releases iOS 12.4.1 Emergency Update to Patch 'Jailbreak' Flaw

Apple Releases iOS 12.4.1 Emergency Update to Patch 'Jailbreak' Flaw
August 27, 2019Mohit Kumar
Apple just patched an unpatched flaw that it patched previously but accidentally unpatched recently — did I confuse you? Let's try i...

Apple will now pay hackers up to $1 million for reporting vulnerabilities

Apple will now pay hackers up to $1 million for reporting vulnerabilities
August 09, 2019Mohit Kumar
Apple has just updated the rules of its bug bounty program by announcing a few major changes during a briefing at the annual Black Hat se...

Chinese Spying Chips Found Hidden On Servers Used By US Companies

Chinese Spying Chips Found Hidden On Servers Used By US Companies
October 04, 2018Mohit Kumar
A media report today revealed details of a significant supply chain attack which appears to be one of the largest corporate espionage and ...

16-Year-Old Boy Who Hacked Apple's Private Systems Gets No Jail Time

16-Year-Old Boy Who Hacked Apple's Private Systems Gets No Jail Time
September 27, 2018Swati Khandelwal
An Australian teenager who pleaded guilty to break into Apple's private systems  multiple times over several months and download some...

Pangu Hackers have Jailbroken iOS 12 on Apple's New iPhone XS

Pangu Hackers have Jailbroken iOS 12 on Apple's New iPhone XS
September 27, 2018Mohit Kumar
Bad news for Apple. The Chinese hacking team Pangu is back and has once again surprised everyone with a jailbreak for iOS 12 running on th...

Apple Transfers Chinese Users' iCloud Data to State-Controlled Data Centers

Apple Transfers Chinese Users' iCloud Data to State-Controlled Data Centers
July 18, 2018Mohit Kumar
There's terrible news for Apple users in China. Apple's Chinese data center partner has transferred iCloud data, belonging to 13...

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...

Russia asks Apple to remove Telegram Messenger from the App Store

Russia asks Apple to remove Telegram Messenger from the App Store
May 30, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor has threatened Apple to face the consequences if the company does not remove secure me...

Here's How to Download All the Data Apple Collects About You

Here's How to Download All the Data Apple Collects About You
May 24, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Apple is making it easier for its users to download their data the company has collected about them so far. On Wednesday, Apple just la...

EU Antitrust Regulators Fine Qualcomm $1.2 Billion Over Apple Deal

EU Antitrust Regulators Fine Qualcomm $1.2 Billion Over Apple Deal
January 25, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The antitrust fine has hit Qualcomm badly. The European Commission has levied a fine of €997 Million, approximately $1.2 Billion, again...

Google Researcher Releases iOS Exploit—Could Enable iOS 11 Jailbreak

Google Researcher Releases iOS Exploit—Could Enable iOS 11 Jailbreak
December 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
As promised last week , Google's Project Zero researcher Ian Beer now publicly disclosed an exploit that works on almost all 64-bit A...

macOS High Sierra Bug Lets Anyone Gain Root Access Without a Password

macOS High Sierra Bug Lets Anyone Gain Root Access Without a Password
November 29, 2017Mohit Kumar
If you own a Mac computer and run the latest version of Apple's operating system, macOS High Sierra, then you need to be extra carefu...

Judge: FBI Doesn't Have to Reveal How It Unlocked iPhone Used by San Bernardino Terrorist

Judge: FBI Doesn't Have to Reveal How It Unlocked iPhone Used by San Bernardino Terrorist
October 02, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember the infamous encryption fight between the FBI and Apple for unlocking an iPhone belonging to terrorist Syed Farook behind the S...

Google Researcher Publishes PoC Exploit for Apple iPhone Wi-Fi Chip Hack

Google Researcher Publishes PoC Exploit for Apple iPhone Wi-Fi Chip Hack
September 27, 2017Unknown
You have now another good reason to update your iPhone to newly released iOS 11—a security vulnerability in iOS 10 and earlier now has a ...

Apple removes VPN Apps from the China App Store

Apple removes VPN Apps from the China App Store
July 29, 2017Wang Wei
In order to comply with Chinese censorship law , Apple has started removing all virtual private network (VPN) apps from the App Store in ...

Scammers Are Using Fake Apple In-App Subscriptions to Make Lot of Money

Scammers Are Using Fake Apple In-App Subscriptions to Make Lot of Money
June 13, 2017Swati Khandelwal
In this year's annual event, Apple announced that the company had paid out $70 Billion to developers in the App Store's lifetime ...

22 Apple Distributors Arrested for Selling Customers' Data in $7.4 Million

22 Apple Distributors Arrested for Selling Customers’ Data in $7.4 Million
June 08, 2017Wang Wei
Image Source: South China Morning Post Chinese authorities have announced the arrest of around 22 distributors working as Apple distrib...

Update Your Apple Devices to iOS 10.3.1 to Avoid Being Hacked Over Wi-Fi

Update Your Apple Devices to iOS 10.3.1 to Avoid Being Hacked Over Wi-Fi
April 04, 2017Mohit Kumar
Note:  We have published a follow-up article with more technical details about this vulnerability which resides in Broadcom WiFi SoC equ...
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