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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

ElectroRAT Drains Cryptocurrency Wallet Funds of Thousands

At least 6,500 cryptocurrency users have been infected by new, ‘extremely intrusive’ malware that’s spread via trojanized macOS, Windows and Linux apps. A new remote access tool (RAT) has been discovered being used in an extensive campaign. The attack has targeted cryptocurrency users in an attempt to collect their private . . . Read more

Patrick Wardle on Hackers Leveraging ‘Powerful’ iOS Bugs in High-Level Attacks

Noted Apple security expert Patrick Wardle discusses how cybercriminals are stepping up their game in targeting Apple users with new techniques and cyberattacks. A recently uncovered zer0-click Apple zero-day flaw, used in a spyware campaign against Al Jazeera journalists, shed light this week on the impact of Apple security issues being . . . Read more

Adobe Warns Windows, macOS Users of Critical-Severity Flaws

Adobe fixed three critical-severity flaws in Adobe Prelude, Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Lightroom. Adobe Systems has stomped out critical-severity flaws across its Adobe Prelude, Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Lightroom applications. If exploited, the serious vulnerabilities could lead to arbitrary code execution. Overall, Adobe issued patches for flaws tied . . . Read more

MacOS Users Targeted By OceanLotus Backdoor

The new backdoor comes with multiple payloads and new detection evasion tactics. A macOS backdoor variant has been uncovered that relies of multi-stage payloads and various updated anti-detection techniques. Researchers linked it to the OceanLotus advanced persistent threat (APT) group. The Vietnam-backed OceanLotus (also known as APT 32) has been . . . Read more

Some Apple Apps on macOS Big Sur Bypass Content Filters, VPNs

Attackers can exploit the feature and send people’s data directly to remote servers, posing a privacy and security risk, researchers said. Security researchers are blasting Apple for a feature in the latest Big Sur release of macOS that allows some Apple apps to bypasses content filters and VPNs. They say . . . Read more