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Apple’s Developer Center Was Hacked





Apple’s developer website was hacked. This is the official statement made by Apple today. As you probably know, the dev webpage has been down for more than 4 days now due to the work on restoring the database system, updating the server software and troubleshooting. Well, at least this is what we’re told.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, July 22nd, 2013. 20:14

iPhone 5S rumored fingerprint sensor



Apple has recently published a patent which describes that the rumored fingerprint sensor for the iPhone 5S will be built into the  screen. It was suggested before that the sensor would be inserted in the Home button.

iPhone 5S has been long rumored to have a fingerprint sensor, the latter being a distinguishing feature from the previous models. In the new model the fingerprint sensor will be used to  verify purchases and to unlock the device. It will certainly be a breakthrough technology. However, it essential to say that Apple is not the first company using  new technologies such as  cardless payments. Fingerprint sensors have been rumored to be used in iPhones since Apple acquired the  mobile security company AuthenTec last year.


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New Chrome for iOS



A new version of the most widely used web browser ever - Google Chrome - has become available for all the iOS users. The most interesting features are the ability to open links for YouTube, Google Maps, Google+ and Google Drive using the appropriate applications, reduced resource usage and the ability to access browser history. Not bad, I must say.


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Outlook Web App for iOS Released



Microsoft released its Outlook Web App a couple of days ago. However, you need to have the latest update of Office 365 for business to use this application. Well, I must say this is a kind of ‘Microsoft-style’ release - the one with lots of conditions and requirements for the user.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, July 18th, 2013. 1:28

PayPal Here for iPad Got the Update



The PayPal Here app for iPad has just got the update. From now on, one can sort products and split them into categories, create lists of particular items and do a lot of other things.

Here’s the application description from the AppStore:

Accept credit cards anywhere you do business with the PayPal Here app and free credit card reader. Turn your iPad into an easy-to-use point of sale solution for payment processing.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 7th, 2013. 14:05

PayPal Executive Looks For Apple To Implement Fingerprint Sensors In Its New iPhone



CIO reports on a keynote presentation made yesterday at Interop by chief information security officer of PayPal Michael Barrett, in which he told about the future of account security and suggested that PINs and passwords will soon become a thing of the past. Michael Barret is a president of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, which is seeking alternative user authentication methods. The report said:


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Written by maxim

Saturday, May 11th, 2013. 1:06

Apple television with 'iRing' accessory to launch this year



After meeting with Apple's suppliers in China, one analyst believes that Apple will release a TV with a new accessory that allows a user to control a TV using finger gestures.

 


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, April 4th, 2013. 20:49

Analyst Predicts Apple Will Launch iPhone 5S In June, Lower-Cost iPhone In September



Today Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster issued a new research note, predicting that Apple will launch an iPhone 5S in June and a lower-cost iPhone in September.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. 1:49

The iOS 6.1.3 Lock Screen Can Still Be Bypassed



Apple recently released iOS 6.1.3 which fixed a lock screen vulnerability; however, it turns out there is yet another one to be fixed.

As demonstrated in the video below, it's possible to get access to the Contacts app and then other areas of the phone including photos by using Voice Dial then ejecting the SIM card.

Sorry, iOS 6.1.3 has a new security flaw, but can be avoided easily. You should disable the "Voice Dial" option if you want to be safe.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 13:07

Patent Holding Company Intertrust Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Apple



According to The Wall Street Journal, patent holding company Intertrust has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that Cupertino-based company infringes on 15 of its patents. Intertrust licenses and invents technologies for digital rights management and currently holds more than 150 patents.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, March 21st, 2013. 1:50

Apple fixed in iOS 6.1.3 four security issues used in Evasi0n



Apple has acknowledged the evad3rs for discovery of four of the six security issues fixed in iOS 6.1.3, notes MuscleNerd.

Apple gives hat tip to @evad3rs for 4 of the 6 security fixes in 6.1.3 :) http://is.gd/nfspim

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Available for: iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A local user may be able to execute unsigned code
Description: A state management issue existed in the handling of Mach-O executable files with overlapping segments. This issue was addressed by refusing to load an executable with overlapping segments.
CVE-ID : CVE-2013-0977 : evad3rs


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Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 With Evasi0n Fix



Apple released iOS 6.1.3 which fixes a lock screen passcode bug and brings improvements to Maps in Japan. It also disables Evasi0n jailbreak.

iOS 6.1.3:
This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:
● Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app
● Improvements to Maps in Japan

For information on the security content of this update please visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

You can update in iTunes or directly on your iDevice. If you use jailbreak or unlock, do not update! iOS 6.1.3 is not jailbreakable.




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iPhone 5S Will Include NFC Functionality And Fingerprint Sensor



China Times reports that Taiwanese chip company Chipbond has been chosen to supply a number of iPhone 5S’ components, including chips to support near field communication (NFC) functionality, fingerprint sensors and touch display drivers. According to the report, Apple will use the fingerprint sensor capabilities to improve the security of NFC-based features such as mobile payments.


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Written by maxim

Monday, March 11th, 2013. 22:37

Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to Developers



Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 to developers which includes a fix for the recently discovered lock screen bug.

iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 includes a security fix for a Lock screen bug and the following improvements to Maps for Japan:
● Improved pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation
● Optimized directions to more strongly prefer highways over narrower roads
● Now indicates upcoming toll roads during turn-by-turn navigation
● Added labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections
● Added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights
● Updated freeway color to green
● Updated icons for some location categories including fire stations, hospitals, and post offices
● Added 3D buildings including Tokyo Station, Japan Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower

You can get the new build (10B318) from the iOS Dev Center.




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Written by admin

Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 14:18

Hackers Attacked And Infected A Number Of Apple Employees’ Macs



According to AllThingsD, Apple today confirmed that a number of Apple employees’ Macs were compromised by the same Chinese hackers, who recently targeted Facebook employees. The malware infected the computers through a vulnerability in a Java plug-in, which Apple has recently blocked due to security vulnerabilities. in statement to AllThingsD, Apple said:


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. 0:39