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Long-standing Safari bug could fuel misinformation campaigns

Long-standing Safari bug could fuel misinformation campaigns

The bug allowing this unorthodox exploitation to occur was originally spotted by the MacRumors website crew almost two years ago (in February 2019). In a nutshell, it boils down to an imperfection in the link-sharing feature of Safari on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch mobile devices. While allowing anyone to add a text excerpt from an arbitrary article to the iMessage link preview...

David Balaban
David Balaban
Dozens of security loopholes discovered in Apple’s services

Dozens of security loopholes discovered in Apple’s services

The white hats – Sam Curry, Ben Sadeghipour, Brett Buerhaus, Samuel Erb, and Tanner Barnes – teamed up in early July 2020 to check Apple’s electronic infrastructure for weak links. The collaboration turned out fruitful as the five enthusiasts pinpointed 55 vulnerabilities in different areas of Apple’s digital “household” over a three-month period.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Cdn.districtm.io pop-up virus removal from Mac, iPhone, iPad

Cdn.districtm.io pop-up virus removal from Mac, iPhone, iPad

Hassle-free web browsing becomes a misnomer when intrusive pop-ups kick in. The root causes for this kind of a drag can range from site misconfigurations and aggressive advertising to social engineering and malware activity. The cdn.districtm.io certificate alerts shown on arbitrary sites appear to fit the mold of a glitch, but it could be difficult to tell this issue from skillfully cloaked malvertising.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Here is why sharing your custom iPhone home screen is a bad idea

Here is why sharing your custom iPhone home screen is a bad idea

The latest version of Apple’s operating system for mobile devices comes with awesome UI tweaks, important vulnerability patches, Siri improvements, Safari privacy enhancements, and many more bells and whistles under the hood. One of the features most welcomed by iPhone fans is that the home screen can finally be personalized via widgets, custom wallpapers, and favorite apps library.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove "Do you want to download f.txt.js" pop-up virus from Mac

Remove "Do you want to download f.txt.js" pop-up virus from Mac

Mac adware and browser hijackers tend to be treated synonymously these days, because most browser-targeting threats are hybrid and call forth a mix of noxious symptoms. If a sketchy ad is recurrently popping up in the middle of web surfing sessions on different websites, it means that the root cause for the issue resides in the system rather than the web services being visited.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Apple patches a critical privilege escalation flaw in iOS and iPadOS

Apple patches a critical privilege escalation flaw in iOS and iPadOS

As expected, Apple released the latest versions of its mobile operating systems, iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.0, on September 16, 2020. The big event has brought a series of previously announced perks to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. These include, among other things, UI improvements, Siri enhancements, and privacy tweaks that limit the use of the microphone, camera, and geolocation by apps.

David Balaban
David Balaban