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Apple emergency zero-day fix for iPhones and Macs – get it now!

by Paul Ducklin You might be forgiven for thinking that July 2021 was Microsoft’s month for cybersecurity vulnerabilities. First there was PrintNightmare in several guises, followed by HiveNightmare (an entirely unrelated bug that nevertheless attracted the “Nightmare” moniker), followed by PetitPotam (which went down the cute aquatic mammal naming path). . . . Read more

S3 Ep42: Viruses, Nightmares, patches, rewards and scammers [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [00’38”] Learning from computer virus history.  [02’26”] The PrintNightmare saga continues.  [05’27”] Apple puts out a patch, but doesn’t say why.  [08’12”] Snitch on a crook and earn $10 million.  [17’50”] Scammars do grammer and speeling correctly.  [25’12”] And the Business Email Compromise that wasn’t. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. . . . Read more

S3 Ep35: Apple chip flaw, Have I Been Pwned, and Covid tracker trouble [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [03’28”] The fascinating tale of a bug that’s baked into Apple’s latest chip.   [12’52”] Why the Aussie data breach warning site HIBP is partnering with the FBI.   [24’13”] A coronavirus tracking toolkit that fell foul of privacy rules.   [31’12”] Oh! No! of the week. With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and . . . Read more

S3 Ep34: Apple bugs, scammers busted, and how crooks bypass 2FA [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin Apple patches a raft of serious security holes. Police arrest eight suspects in an online scamming ring. We explain how WhatsApp messages from hacked accounts are helping cybercrooks bypass 2FA. With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. LISTEN NOW . . . Read more

Apple patches dangerous security holes, one in active use – update now!

by Paul Ducklin We’ve seen several news stories talking up some great new features in Apple’s latest software update for iOS, which was released yesterday. However, we’re much more interested in the security patches that arrived in the update to iOS 14.6, because Apple fixed 38 significant bugs, covered by . . . Read more