News tagged ‘security’
Apple has recently released the second beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to registered developers for testing. The release comes nearly three weeks after the release of the very first OS X 10.10.3 beta. It could boast of a wide number of stability improvements and the support of new Photos app, which was officially announced at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference last year.
According to the information that was made public ahead of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity at Stanford University, the U.S. government may soon make Apple Pay available for the owners of federal-payment cards. The big event may take place in September. These cards include Social Security cards as well as those issued to veterans getting financial support from the state. The official U.S. government acknowledgement will become a massive step forward for Apple, which can help the company lure lots of new customers not only from the USA, but also from other countries. Moreover, this acknowledgement proves that the NFC-based payments system ensures a high level of security for customers, banks and other partners of the company.
I have got some bad news for all the users of jailbroken iPhone, iPad and compatible iPod touch models. The guys from Cupertino have recently stopped signing iOS 8.1.2. What this means is that it is now impossible to restore your device to this version of iOS without losing jailbreak. That is why I suggest that you should be very careful and make sure you do not update your smartphone, tablet or portable media player to the latest version of iOS.
Just like it was expected, Apple has patched the vulnerabilities used by the latest version of the TaiG jailbreaking utility to hack iPhones, iPads and compatible iPod touch models running iOS 8 or higher. This means that if you are using a jailbroken iOS device and don’t want to lose your jailbreak, you should stay away from the recently-released iOS 8.1.3. If you want to have a bit faster device with a bunch of stability improvements and bugfixes, you need to sacrifice your jailbreak.
Apple on Tuesday released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to users worldwide. The public release comes several months after the release of the previous version of Yosemite, which took place in October, and about a week after the release of the sixth beta. This time the newest version of the operating system for Macs has many things to boast of.
According to the latest report from a news agency Beijing News, Apple has agreed to allow China's government officials to perform security audits on those company's gadgets that are sold in the country. The officials have fear that the iPhones, iPads and other devices are used for surveillance by the governments of other countries and want to protect the Chinese customers.
Apple on Wednesday seeded another OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta to developers for testing. This is the sixth beta and its release took place about a week after the release of the fifth version for developers, which had a build number 14C99d and contained a number of stability and security improvements and bug fixes.
It is Sunday today, which means I’ll talk about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. If you have a few minutes, take a look. I’m sure you’ll find something worth your attention. Let’s begin.
A new OS X bug has been recently discovered by German security researchers. This software flaw allows spammers and hackers get access to IP addresses and other sensitive information through the Spotlight search feature of OS X.
According to the latest complaints that may be found on Apple Support Communities website, a number of users have encountered with an issue with Apple Pay that prevents them from adding a new card to the service after restoring the iPhone 6. The problem is reportedly connected with the security settings of Apple Pay aimed at protecting sensitive data from thieves as well as with some flaws in the hardware and software of Apple’s handsets.
According to the latest report from The Telegraph, the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to launch Apple Pay in the United Kingdom in the first half of 2015. The reporters claim that Apple is in talks with major banks of the country, which are a bit worried about security and privacy settings of the new payments service, but in general are pleased with the success of Apple Pay in the USA. Moreover, as noted by reliable sources, banks look forward to launching the system in the UK.
It is Sunday today, that is why I have prepared a traditional roundup consisting of the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Make sure you check it out!
Apple on Monday released an important security update for Mac owners. According to what the guys from Cupertino say, this update contains a fix for the critical issue with Network Time Protocol service on OS X and is highly recommended for Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite users. Apple asks Mac and MacBook owners to “install this update as soon as possible”.
According to the latest job posting, which can be found on Apple’s official website, the guys from Cupertino are currently looking for specialists, capable of expanding the functionality of Apple Pay to several new regions, namely, Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. The new team will reportedly work in London.
Aside from making iOS 8.1.1 available for users worldwide, Apple on Monday released OS X Yosemite 10.10.1, which contains a number of security improvements and bug fixes. The release comes about two weeks after the release of the first beta version of 10.10.1. This update is recommended for all OS X Yosemite users as it fixes several noticeable bugs in the operating system. In particular, Apple managed to eliminate the problem, which caused Wi-Fi connection issues on a wide number of Mac models running OS X 10.10.