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Apple iOS 7 Updates Silently Remove Encryption for Email Attachments

Apple iOS 7 Updates Silently Remove Encryption for Email Attachments
May 01, 2014
There is no question that Mobile devices have become a staple in everyday living around the world. But have you ever asked yourself, How Secure are the Android, iPhone or any other Smart devices? It is really important for us to think about the Security and Privacy of our Data stored in Smartphones. In June 2010, Apple introduced ' Data protection ' feature in iOS 4.0 devices that offer hardware encryption for  all the data stored on the devices. " Data protection enhances the built-in hardware encryption by protecting the hardware encryption keys with your passcode. This provides an additional layer of protection for your email messages attachments , and third-party applications ." Apple claimed  in an old announcement. But unexpectedly, In last few updates Apple has silently removed the email attachment encryption from  data protection mechanisms. Noticed by Security Researcher -  Andreas Kurtz , claims that  since at least version 7.0.4 and including the current

Disabling 'Find My iPhone' on iOS 7 without any Password

Disabling 'Find My iPhone' on iOS 7 without any Password
Apr 05, 2014
iOS devices have a feature called ' Find My iPhone ', allows device owner to locate their stolen devices using linked Apple ID with iCloud Account. Unfortunately, a security flaw in iOS make it possible to turn off Find My iPhone without a password and enabled thieves to bypass the protection which makes the iPhone  untraceable if lost or stolen. To Set-Up ' Find My iPhone ' feature, users need to link their Apple ID with it and this will not only helps in locating the device but also gives permission to its user to remove all the data, drive direction to the lost device, lock the device by a passcode and displays a custom message on the locked screen. KILL 'Find My iPhone' WITHOUT APPLE PASSWORD Normally, disabling Find My iPhone requires Apple ID password, but according to the vulnerability reported by  Miguel Alvarado,  a thief can bypass all of this security feature without knowing your Apple account's password . In a video demons

Timing is Everything: The Role of Just-in-Time Privileged Access in Security Evolution

Timing is Everything: The Role of Just-in-Time Privileged Access in Security Evolution
Apr 15, 2024Active Directory / Attack Surface
To minimize the risk of privilege misuse, a trend in the privileged access management (PAM) solution market involves implementing just-in-time (JIT) privileged access. This approach to  privileged identity management  aims to mitigate the risks associated with prolonged high-level access by granting privileges temporarily and only when necessary, rather than providing users with continuous high-level privileges. By adopting this strategy, organizations can enhance security, minimize the window of opportunity for potential attackers and ensure that users access privileged resources only when necessary.  What is JIT and why is it important?   JIT privileged access provisioning  involves granting privileged access to users on a temporary basis, aligning with the concept of least privilege. This principle provides users with only the minimum level of access required to perform their tasks, and only for the amount of time required to do so. One of the key advantages of JIT provisioning

iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak released for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices

iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak released for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices
Dec 22, 2013
If you love iPhone you are surely going to love this news. iOS 7 was released in 3 months before and today finally the  evad3rs team has released   an untethered jailbreak  for iPhone , iPad, and iPod devices running  iOS 7.0 through iOS 7.0.4. The evasi0n installer is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux so no matter what operating system you're on, you should be able to jailbreak your device. Jailbreaking is the procedure of modifying the iOS of your iPhone to remove the limitations imposed by Apple. This allows a user to access and install a lot of new applications, software and other similar content which otherwise are not made available to iPhone users through the Apple Store. The process is very simple, and within five minutes you can jailbreak your device. According to the instructions, iTunes must be installed if you're running Windows and the only prerequisite is that the device should be running iOS 7.0.4. Team advice user to backup device data before using evas

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Another iPhone lockscreen bypass vulnerability found in iOS 7.02

Another iPhone lockscreen bypass vulnerability found in iOS 7.02
Sep 30, 2013
Here we go again! Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 7.0.2 just to fix some Lockscreen bugs in iOS 7 and but a researcher has found a new Lockscreen bug in new iOS 7.0.2. This new Lockscreen bug is found by Dany Lisiansky , and he uploaded a proof of concept video on YouTube with the complete step by step guide. Unlike the previous bugs it will not expose your Email, Photos, Facebook and Twitter but allows attackers to access your phone call history, voicemails and entire list of contacts. A step by step guide released by iDownloadblog : Make a phone call (with Siri / Voice Control) Click the FaceTime button When the FaceTime App appears, click the Sleep button Unlock the iPhone Answer and End the FaceTime call at the other end Wait a few seconds Done. You are now in the phone app Video demonstration  It would be easy for someone who knows you or your love partner or your business partner to obtain your phone and call themselves from it

Exclusive : New Touch ID hack allows hacker to unlock an iPhone by multiple fingerprints

Exclusive : New Touch ID hack allows hacker to unlock an iPhone by multiple fingerprints
Sep 29, 2013
The Iranian group defeated the very basic phenomenon of an iPhone Fingerprinting scanner, which allows them to unlock an iPhone device with multiple Fingerprints. Apple's iPhone 5s , was launched just available in stores two weeks before with a new feature of biometrics-based security system called " Touch ID ", that involves analyzing a user's fingerprint and using that to unlock the phone. Apple launched the technology that it promises will better protect devices from criminals and snoopers seeking access. With this you can purchase things from the iTunes App Store. Basically, you can now use it in place of your password. " Fingerprint is one of the best passcodes in the world. It's always with you, and no two are exactly alike, " according to the Apple's website. Last week Germany Hackers showed that how they were able to deceive Apple's latest security feature into believing they're someone they're not, using a well-honed technique for

Mailbox iPhone app vulnerability executes any Javascript from HTML mail body

Mailbox iPhone app vulnerability executes any Javascript from HTML mail body
Sep 26, 2013
Italian Researcher Michele Spagnuolo recently revealed a serious vulnerability in the popular Mailbox iPhone app . Mailbox is a tidy iOS the email app recently purchased by Dropbox , has a pretty wide-open hole that could allow bad actors to hijack your device. The flaw occurs in the latest version of Mailbox (1.6.2) currently available from the App Store, that  executes any Javascript which is present in the body of HTML emails. With exploitation of this vulnerability, users could be subject to account hijacking, spam and phishing attacks by simply opening an HTML email containing embedded javascript. You can see a video demonstration below: The good news is that the problem is probably not as bad as it looks, because iOS is tightly sandboxed, its security features are built with this functionality in mind and normally do not allow any potentially harmful operation to take place without the user's permission. Mailbox's statement on this issue, &quo

iPhone 5s Users Fooled By Apple, NSA and A Fake middle finger

iPhone 5s Users Fooled By Apple, NSA and A Fake middle finger
Sep 24, 2013
Last week Apple releases the iPhone 5S  with Touch ID , a fingerprint-scanning feature, promoted by the company as " Your fingerprint is one of the best passwords in the world ". Just after the launch of iOS7 , Hackers around the world come up with a series of security issues and privacy concerns. One of the most embarrassing hack released yesterday, when a group of German Hackers fooled the iPhone 's biometric fingerprint security by just using a high resolution photo of someone's fingerprint. Now, We all are aware about many secret surveillance projects of NSA like PRISM , where U.S. government is collecting data from these Internet companies including - Apple. Apple claimed that, iPhone will never upload fingerprints to their server, but can we believe them anymore ? It is already proven that, During Surveillance operations and for Backup purpose, Smartphone applications can upload anything from your device to their online servers without any

Second iOS 7 Lockscreen vulnerability lets intruders to make calls from locked iPhone

Second iOS 7 Lockscreen vulnerability lets intruders to make calls from locked iPhone
Sep 21, 2013
Just two days back Apple has yet fixed a security flaw in iOS 7 that allows anyone to bypass the lock screen to access users' personal data and the next one has already appeared. The new vulnerability was discovered by Karam Daoud, a 27 year old from the West Bank city of Ramallah in Palestine, that allows anyone to make calls from a locked iPhone , including international calls and calls to premium numbers. In a video, Daoud showed that calls can be made to any number from a locked iPhone running iOS 7 by using a vulnerability in the device's emergency calling function. The person needs to dial a number and then rapidly tap the call button until an empty screen with an Apple logo appears and makes the call to the particular number. The Forbes writer tested the flaw on two iPhone 5 devices on separate networks and it worked both times. This is the second malfunction found in the lock screen since iOS 7 was seeded to all iPhone owners this past Wednesday.

iPhone's iOS 7 Lockscreen hack allows to bypass Security

iPhone's iOS 7 Lockscreen hack allows to bypass Security
Sep 20, 2013
Like most iOS lock screen vulnerabilities, the passcode lock screen on iOS 7 also suffers from a bug that allows anyone with direct access to the iPhone or iPad. Although Apple claims to have fixed 80 security vulnerabilities with iOS 7, including the ability to bypass the lock screen in iOS 6.1.3, the same person who found the previous vulnerability has found yet another in iOS 7. Discovered by ' Jose Rodriquez ', an iPhone user reported a security flaw in iOS that lets anyone bypass the lockscreen passcode and access sensitive information stored in photos, Twitter, email and more. The flaw resides on users who lock their devices with a traditional PIN code or password. The security flaw is demonstrated in the video below and it works as follows: Swipe up from the bottom of the Lock screen to open Control Center and Launch the Clock app. Open the Alarm Clock section of the Clock app and Hold down the power button. Quickly tap Cancel the immediately doubl

Apple's Developer Center Offline for 32 Hours; Compromised ?

Apple’s Developer Center Offline for 32 Hours; Compromised ?
Jul 21, 2013
It's been over a day now since Apple 's online Dev Center went offline, and latest message can be seen in the screenshot, which explains that the current maintenance has took a lot longer than they expected. " We apologize that maintenance is taking longer than expected. If your program membership was set to expire during this period, it has been extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us. Thank you for your patience. " message said. Since that time, developers have been unable to access the site and cannot visit the forums or download Mac or iOS SDKs, the iOS 7 beta, or the Mavericks beta. It was first seemed like Apple having some backend issues but according to tweets from many developers, they have received a message from Apple that an attempt was made to reset their user ID's password . Such notices pointing that Apple's Developer Center website may have been compromised. But if it is a sec

Hacking iPhone to bypass iOS 7 Lockscreen

Hacking iPhone to bypass iOS 7 Lockscreen
Jun 12, 2013
About this time every year, Apple gives a gift to mobile developers: the newest version of iOS. The all-new Apple iOS 7 launched at WWCD 2013 this week and Just after 48 hours of  iOS 7  release, 36-year old Jose Rodriguez iPhone user able to hack and bypass Lockscreen to access the Photos in just a few seconds. iOS is infamously popular for its lockscreen security bugs that let anyone bypass the passcode on a device to gain access to information that would otherwise be private. Forbes points us to a new video showing how to completely bypass the iPhone's password protection by accessing the calculator available on the lock screen. " By opening iOS's Control Room and accessing the phone's calculator application before opening the phone's camera, anyone can access, delete, email, upload or tweet the device's photos without knowing its passcode. " iOS 7 beta only available to those with developer accounts for now, cost $99 a year through Apple's websit
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