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Gatekeeper bypass in OS X relies on renaming an app

A researcher finds that Apple lets signed Mac software launch other downloaded apps without a Gatekeeper warning, allowing a potential malware bypass.

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Apple lists 25 apps impacted by XcodeGhost

Apple has identified 25 iOS apps on its stores that used a rogue version of its Xcode development tool.

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Thousands of iOS apps infected by XcodeGhost

Security researchers have identified over 4,000 iOS apps that have malicious code added by a rogue version of the Xcode development tool.

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$1 million bounty dangled for Apple iOS 9 jailbreak exploits

Zerodium, an exploit acquisition company, promises to pay $1 million to researchers who provide it with an exclusive, browser-based and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system.

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Apple pulls infected apps after malware strikes App Store

Apple's walled garden breached after developers take code shortcut.

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Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

Seagate has a firmware patch that fixes a serious vulnerability for select versions of the company's wireless external hard drives.


'KeyRaider' iOS malware targets jailbroken devices

Credentials for more than 225,000 Apple accounts have been stolen by sophisticated malware that targets modified iOS devices, according to Palo Alto Networks.


Vulnerability in enterprise-managed iOS devices puts business data at risk

A vulnerability in the iOS sandbox for third party applications, like those installed by companies on their employees' devices, can expose sensitive configuration settings and credentials.


Italian teen finds two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X

The exploit he developed yields root access


LastPass gives up PC-centrism, lets you start on any device for free

Want to use LastPass but have no use for it on PCs? Now you can sign-up for free on your smartphone or tablet.

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Update Firefox now! Fix rushed out for an exploit that steals files off your hard drive

Mozilla released Firefox 39.0.3 on Thursday to patch a pretty serious security flaw.

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Why you shouldn't freak out about this week's scary-sounding Mac exploits

Researchers document two OS X security flaws that shouldn't cause you to lose sleep, as severe as they sound.

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Podcast 468: The day the Music died

The collision of Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, and iTunes Match is still confusing.

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Fake Apple iOS crash reports prove tricky to remove

The fake message advertises a phone number for a technical support scheme.

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OpenSSL fixes severe flaw that could enable man-in-the-middle attacks

The vulnerability allows attackers to generate rogue certificates that pass OpenSSL's validation