Report: Aussie biz Azimuth cracked San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, ending Apple-FBI privacy standoff

Australian security firm Azimuth has been identified as the experts who managed to crack a mass shooter’s iPhone that was at the center of an encryption standoff between the FBI and Apple. Until this week it had largely been assumed Read More …

Apple releases emergency update for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch

Apple has released an emergency update to patch a serious vulnerability (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212258) found in iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. The patches are iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3, respectively. The vulnerability, discovered by Google’s Threat Analysis Group, affects Apple’s WebKit Read More …

Hacking group used 11 zero-days to attack Windows, iOS, Android users

Project Zero, Google’s zero-day bug-hunting team, discovered a group of hackers that used 11 zero-days in attacks targeting Windows, iOS, and Android users within a single year. The Project Zero team revealed that the hacking group behind these attacks ran Read More …

Apple developers targeted by new malware, EggShell backdoor

Malicious Xcode projects are being used to hijack developer systems and spread custom EggShell backdoors. The malware, dubbed XcodeSpy, targets Xcode, an integrated development environment (IDE) used in macOS for developing Apple software and applications. According to research published by Read More …

Details Tied to Safari Browser-based ‘ScamClub’ Campaign Revealed

Details of a flaw in Apple’s Safari browser, publicly disclosed Tuesday, outline how the cybergang known as ScamClub reached 50 million users with a three-month-long malicious ad campaign pushing malware to mobile iOS Chrome and macOS desktop browsers. The Safari Read More …

Zero-click iOS zero-day found deployed against Al Jazeera employees

At least 36 Al Jazeera journalists, producers, anchors, and executives, along with a journalist at London-based Al Araby TV, had their iPhones hacked using a no-user-interaction zero-day vulnerability in the iOS iMessage app, an academic research group said today. Citizen Read More …

New Goontact spyware discovered targeting Android and iOS users

Security researchers have discovered a new malware strain with spying and surveillance capabilities —also known as spyware— that is currently available in both Android and iOS versions. Named Goontact, this malware has the ability to collect from infected victims data Read More …