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Apple Finally Releases OS X 10.8.5 to All Users





Apple has finally released its OS X 10.8.5. Here’s what the company from Cupertino says about the update:

The OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, September 15th, 2013. 19:23

Evad3rs Achieve Unsigned Userland Code Execution on iOS 7



Famous hacker Planetbeing, member of Evad3rs team, posted an update regarding team's iOS 7 jailbreak progress. They've achieved one important step - unsigned userland code execution. Basically this means that they've got behind Apple's walls of security and now can poke at the kernel. Bugs found in the kernel could be used to create a jailbreak for the new operating system.

Achieved unsigned userland code execution with some of our stuff in reserve. Now we have a good platform for poking the kernel.




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Friday, September 13th, 2013. 14:34

Apple Offers More Details on the iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner



According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has provided us with some more details on a new fingerprint scanner embedded to the iPhone 5S. As it was stated on the media event last Tuesday, your fingerprints won’t be stored by the company from Cupertino or shared with third parties. What Apple says is that the data will be encrypted and secured inside of the iPhone’s new A7 processor.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, September 12th, 2013. 23:19

Evad3rs work on iOS 7 jailbreak



Great news. Evad3rs actually started iOS 7 jailbreak works.

Since Apple released iOS 7 Gold Master it is time for jailbreak developers to take a deep look at this new version, it is too late for Apple to make any changes to the iOS security.

The evad3rs, a group of hackers who released the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6, have announced that they are now actively investigating iOS 7 to identify which of their exploits still work.


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Live Blog: presenting iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and other new gadgets




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Apple Has Released Safari 6.1 Seed 6 for Developers



Apple has released Safari 6.1 Seed 6 for developers. It is compatible with OS X Lion and Mountain Lion and requires Security Update 2013-002. Here’s what the company from Cupertino says about the new beta-version:

This pre-release version of Safari includes WebKit enhancements for better text, layout, and accessibility support. It also includes a redesigned Web Inspector with a streamlined toolbar, a new Activity Viewer, and other great tools for building and debugging your website. Please refer to the seed note for more details.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 0:07

Apple's in Search of Workers in China



Apple is currently in search of workers in China, reports the WSJ. The company needs something about 200 specialists for senior roles as well as many lower-rank employees. The highest position a candidate can currently apply for is environmental affairs program manager.


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Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 2:19

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Norwegian Government Blocks Apple from Capturing a 3D Map of Oslo



Norwegian government blocks Apple from capturing its capital - Oslo - in 3D for the iOS and Mac Maps apps, reports 9to5mac with reference to Aftenposten, a Norwegian newspaper. The reason for such a decision is that the Norway’s National Security Authority doesn’t want Apple to mark the confidential buildings and areas situated in the capital on its Maps application.


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Monday, August 12th, 2013. 18:07

Apple's Developer Center is Fully Functional Again



Apple’s developer center is finally fully functional after being down for about three weeks. According to the latest announcement, all the services are back online, so the users can start working this very moment.


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Saturday, August 10th, 2013. 19:04

iOS 7 Malicious Charger Exploit Patched



Earlier this year - in June - a new iOS flaw was discovered that theoretically made it possible to hack your device with the help of a malicious USB charger. A group of developers, who were the first to find this breach, has successfully installed malware on a non-jailbroken iPad and iPhone to prove their theory.


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Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 17:15

Google Chrome Updated... Again



Google Chrome for iOS got another update today. As to the features, embedded to a new version of Google browser, well, there’re only two of them. Both of them are connected with efficiency and stability. If you’re using iOS 5.1 at the moment - you should definitely download this app.

 


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Viber AppStore Description was hacked



The AppStore description for Viber app has been changed by hackers. It is not the first time the App's support page is attacked.  The Syrian Electronic Army took whole responsibility for this latest attack as well as for the previous ones. Now the description of the app  says "We created this app to spy on you, please download it!"


That is what Viber posted concerning the matter:
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Monday, July 29th, 2013. 1:05

Apple's Developer Center is Coming Back Online



Apple's Developer Center is finally coming back online after being inaccessible for the last 8  days. According to MacRumors, several developers have already managed to enter the website.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, July 27th, 2013. 16:16

Media sharing with on-hold callers



Everyone knows that being on hold is quite often and it is not always a pleasant experience.  You can be entertained by music, ads or just hear nothing and enjoy the silence. Apple guesses that it is a much better idea to look through photos from the recipient or listen to your favorite music.
On Tuesday Apple obtained a patent which enables the company to replace the usual on-hold message with content you want to share with people who are calling you. The patent describes how the system works - the way you open the menu, chose the options and send them to the recipient until you can answer the call.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 23:18

Sim cards can be easily hacked



Karsten Nohl claims that some SIM cards feature a flaw in the encryption technology, so that telephones with the cards can be spied on.

This flaw enables the hackers to send a spoof text message to the device. The latter will answer by revealing the 56-bit data encryption standard key (DES). Using the key, the attacker gains possibility to install dangerous software on the device and even listen in on your phone calls, access/send text messages and much more.


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Written by Lizzen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. 0:58