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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 Ep41: Crashing iPhones, PrintNightmares, and Code Red memories [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [01’32”] We explain how a format string bug could lock your iPhone out of your own network.  [08’53”] We revisit the PrintNightmare saga, which is sort-of fixed but not really.  [12’50”] We look back at the 20-year-old Code Red virus.  [18’30”] We look at what cybercriminals spend money on (hint: more cybercrime).  [29’10”] And in this . . . Read more

Apple products hit by fourfecta of zero-day exploits – patch now!

by Paul Ducklin It’s only a week since Apple’s last product updates, but it’s already time to update again. As you probably know, Apple, unusually amongst major operating system and application producers, doesn’t have any sort of predictable schedule for its security patches. Unlike vendors such as Microsoft (monthly), Google . . . Read more

Apple devices get urgent patch for zero-day exploit – update now!

by Paul Ducklin Apple has just pushed out an emergency “one-bug” security update for its mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches. Even users of older iPhones who are still on the officially-supported iOS 12 version need to patch, so the versions you should be updating to are as . . . Read more

“ScamClub” gang outed for exploiting iPhone browser bug to spew ads

by Paul Ducklin Digital ad company Confiant, which claims to “improve the digital marketing experience” for online advertisers by knowing about and getting rid of malicious and unwanted ads, has just published an analysis of a malvertising group it calls ScamClub. According to Confiant, this group is behind a massive . . . Read more

S3 Ep18: Apple emergency, crypto blunder and botnet takedown [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin Apple pushed out an iOS update in something of a hurry to shut down a serious 0-day bug. The GnuPG team scrambled to fix an ironic vulnerability that could be exploited during the very process of checking if the data you just received could be trusted. And . . . Read more