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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
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
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 Pay may soon get an extra security layer

Apple Pay may soon get an extra security layer

Evidence suggests that iOS 14 will likely introduce a Wallet feature allowing users to complete in-store purchases via QR codes aside from NFC. A mechanism called “optical coupling” could become an alternative to the currently dominant use of near-field communication (NFC) in scenarios where a user is buying from physical retailers.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Apple is slow to patch a Safari flaw that leads to data theft

Apple is slow to patch a Safari flaw that leads to data theft

A security enthusiast has published details on a Safari vulnerability Apple was planning to fix only a year after acknowledging the reported bug. The vulnerability was originally discovered by Pawel Wylecial who works for Poland-based cybersecurity services firm REDTEAM.PL. Technically, it is a bug in Web Share API, an interface allowing users to share browser content, such as text, links, and files, via third-party apps.

David Balaban
David Balaban
Remove “Your iPhone has been hacked” pop-up ad

Remove “Your iPhone has been hacked” pop-up ad

Online frauds hinging on scare tactics are among cybercriminals’ favorites. This is a comparatively effortless way to bilk users of money or distribute malware. One of the recent scams of this kind involves popups that say, “Your iPhone has been hacked”. They appear when a would-be victim visits a fishy web page on their device, and the hoax typically continues due to drive-by downloads and malicious scripts being invoked as part of the original visit.

David Balaban
David Balaban