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Tor Browser in Apple’s App Store Still Packed with Spyware and Adware

The Tor Browser in Apple’s app store is allegedly still packed with spyware and adware despite repeated complaints, according to Softpedia. The tech giant hasn’t yet removed the application that is said to be fake. Tor president Roger Dingledine is seeking help from experts in the security industry.  “I mailed Window Snyder and Jon Callas to see if they can get us past the bureaucracy,” Tor Project’s co-fou...

Apple Developer Center Breach; 100k Accounts Exposed

Apple’s developer site suffered a massive breach last Thursday that resulted in the compromise of roughly 100,000 developer accounts. The intrusion was quickly identified and the affected server was taken offline for “maintenance.” Only on Sunday did the Cupertino vendor publish extra details about the hack, pending a security audit. “Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of ou...

Chinese Digital Spies Snoop on Apple’s Latest iPhone Designs, Obama Claims

Surprising details emerged after last week’s meeting between US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on the topic of cyber-warfare. Even though most of the meeting topics were kept under wraps, much of the discussions focused on North Korea and cyber-security. According to a news report by AFP, President Obama incidentally mentioned that every country is gathering intelligence abo...

Apple Password Reset Bug Allows Anyone to Hijack User Accounts

A step-by-step tutorial showing how to change Apple ID passwords posted on the underweb has caused a massive headache to the Cupertino-based technology vendor. The tutorial has forced Apple to put the password recovery process in maintenance mode over the weekend to protect customers’ accounts. The step-by-step account hijacking guide [the tutorial is not working anymore] reveals a gaping security hole in t...

Americans Reveal their Employer or Occupation on Google+

Bitdefender security researchers recommend all employees to refrain from revealing the name of the company they are working for and minimize data sharing on social networking platforms. This information will do them and their companies more harm than good. And nowhere is this recommendation more urgent than in the United States – the country with both the highest profile hacking targets and the most lax cit...

Apple Employees Hacked via Java Plugin Exploit

Apple reported some of its employees were hacked through a Java plugin exploit served through a developer website, but no evidence of data theft was revealed. The few computers compromised were unplugged from the network and are pending investigation as to the source of the attack. The company believes the malware was designed for other companies as well and that it’s part of a larger operation. “Apple has ...

Beware of iOS Apps that Send Plaintext Passwords

Passwords are the last, and sometimes only, line of defense against online criminals. The average computer users know not to leave their critical passwords lying around for all to see. Some iOS app developers, however, are apparently less careful when handling users’ vital information. Bitdefender Labs analyzed some highly-rated free iOS apps starting from the premise that they should handle credentials wis...

Apple Issues Fix for Zero-Day Vulnerability in OS X

The Java vulnerability discovered in August has prompted Apple to issue their own patch for Mac OS X customers. According to this security announcement, the free update for Java for OS X 2012-005 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 in all Mac OS versions from Snow Leopard to date is available immediately. The company decided to release its own patch for the Java 0-day vulnerability discovered in August. The fix is t...

FBI Statement Denies Laptop Hack by AntiSec

The FBI issued an official statement denying knowledge about a breached laptop that lead AntiSec to millions of iOS UDIDs. The bureau also claims never to have gathered the information in the first place. From the 12 million iOS device user details allegedly stored on the laptop, the Anonymous group published only 1 million records to prove their authenticity. "The FBI is aware of published reports alleging...

12 Million Apple Unique Device Identifiers Exposed After FBI Laptop Compromise

More than 12 million Apple accounts, along with UDIDs, cell number, addresses, and notification tokens have been snatched from under FBI’s nose following an epic laptop breach through a Java exploit. A hacker group, apparently affiliated with Anonymous, dumped one million records on the web in multiple locations after removing sensitive information such as user’s full name, address or cell phone number. Acc...

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