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Phil Schiller Tweets Links to Security Report Criticizing Google's Android





Apple executive Phil Schiller has recently tweeted a link to a Cisco research report showing that a huge part of mobile malware - about 79% - is developed specifically for Android devices. This means that this operating system is less secure and stable than all the other.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. 20:39

Top 10 Stories of the Week



Looks like it’s Sunday again and that means I have to make a short review of the most interesting events of these days for people who don’t have enough time to read each post we publish during the week.


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Evad3rs Release Evasi0n7 1.0.4 with "Important Untether Security Fixes"



The evad3rs have just released a new version of their jailbreak tool - evasi0n7 1.0.4, which is expected to bring numerous security improvements to the iOS 7 jailbreak.


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Someone has Stolen Jailbreak Exploit from Evad3rs - Rumor



Stefan Esser aka i0n1c, a security researcher and a person behind the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2, says someone close to evad3rs may have stolen a jailbreak exploit and sold it to an unknown private buyer.


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Apple Seeds iOS 7.1 Beta 2 to Developers



Apple on Friday seeded the second iOS 7.1 beta to developers. According to AppleInsider, this security and maintenance update for both iPhone and iPad contains numerous bug fixes and improvements for iTunes Match, iPhone 5s’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor and more.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, December 14th, 2013. 1:42

Apple to Take Part in Campaign against NSA’s “PRISM” Program



Apple has lined up with AOL, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and a number of other tech companies to fight against NSA’s “PRISM” program. According to what The Wall Street Journal reporters write (via 9to5mac), the company from Cupertino, together with its allies, is launching a campaign to resist the U.S. government and keep user’s data secured from third parties.


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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013. 2:18

Touch ID is not as Reliable as it was Expected to be



Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded to the iPhone 5s is not as reliable as it was expected to be. A number of users claim that with time the accuracy of the new security system is degrading. Dr. Drang, a consulting engineer, is one of such users.


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Sunday, December 8th, 2013. 20:18

President Barack Obama is Not Allowed to Use Apple’s iPhone?



Do you know that President Barack Obama is not allowed to use Apple’s iPhone? According to what he has recently told journalists, the reason for this is that the gadget is not safe enough. The only device that fits the safety requirements of the Secret Service is an unknown handset manufactured by BlackBerry in 2007, AppleInsider reports.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:53

Company from Cupertino Was Granted Another Patent



The company from Cupertino was granted a patent No. 8,600,120 for "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition" on Tuesday. In other words, it’s a technology that allows your iPhone or iPad to recognize you among other people. Such a system can possibly take mobile security to the next level.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 2:16

A Thief Snuck into Apple’s New “Spaceship” Campus Construction Site



A thief, who snuck into Apple’s new “spaceship” campus construction site and tried to steal copper pipes and wiring, was arrested on Saturday. This happened after security staff discovered that the gate to the would-be campus had been broken and left opened and called the police.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 2:06

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Apple Seeds OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks Beta to Developers



Apple on Friday seeded the first OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks beta to developers. As noted by the guys from Cupertino, this is a maintenance and security update that aims at improving Mail, Graphics, and VoiceOver features of the operating system for Macs.


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Saturday, November 16th, 2013. 21:51

Apple Releases iTunes 11.1.3 with Equalizer and Performance Improvements



Apple released iTunes 11.1.3 on Tuesday. The new version features a number of improvements connected with equalizer and the application performance. Well, take a look at everything yourself:


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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. 22:43

"iMessage is not architected to allow Apple to read messages" - Apple's Spokeswoman



There have been some rumors connected with iMessage recently. Numerous users and software experts claimed that the service is insecure and Apple, if forced, can easily get access to the instant messages sent by the army of the iPhone, iPad and Mac users. Latest research proved those skeptics were wrong.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, October 18th, 2013. 23:41

Mailbox App Allows HTML Emails to Execute Malicious Javascript Code



Michele Spagnuolo, a well-known security expert and blogger, has recently reported about a Mailbox vulnerability that allows any Javascript contained in the body of the email to be executed in the app.

Here’s what he writes (via iClarified):

This is bad for security and privacy, because it allows advanced spam techniques, tracking of user actions, hijacking the user by just opening an email, and, using an exploitation framework, potentially much worse things. The app also loads external images without offering an option to disable this behavior.

Mailbox developers have reacted very fast - they promise this security breach will be patched within few hours.

And here’s what you can actually do using the malicious Javascript code:




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Written by Andrey

Thursday, September 26th, 2013. 22:37

New York Police Department Encourages People to Update to iOS 7



The New York City Police Department is asking people to upgrade to iOS 7. This is all due to its improved security and, among the rest - due to the ‘Activation Lock’ feature.

According to some police officials, the seventh version of the Apple’s mobile operating system is probably the most protected.

After months of pressure from a global coalition of elected officials and law enforcement agencies, we are pleased that Apple is set to release a new mobile operating system that includes a theft deterrent feature called Activation Lock. This is an important first step towards ending the global epidemic of smartphone theft.

Looks like the new iPhones are really worth purchasing devices.




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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013. 0:25