News tagged ‘security’
Following the releases of iOS 9.0.2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide, Apple on Thursday seeded the second OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta to the members of the public beta testing program. The second public beta was released about a week and a half after the release of the very first testing version, which contained a number of security enhancements, stability improvements and bug fixes.
Apple has released iOS 9.0.2 to users worldwide. The update comes one week after the release iOS 9.0.1 and contains a number of minor enhancements and bug fixes aimed at making the operating system more stable, efficient and secure.
Apple has recently seeded the second beta of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan to developers for testing. The release came nearly a week after the release of the very first OS X 10.11.1 beta and one day before the official public release of OS X 10.11, which is scheduled for September 30th.
Several days after the release of the first OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta to developers, Apple has seeded that same build to the members of the public beta testing program. The release comes more than a week before the official release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to public.
According to the latest report from Reuters, hundreds of apps on the App Store got infected with a malware. This is the first time so many applications fell as victims of hackers and the first time Apple failed to discover the malware before releasing apps to public.
Less than two weeks before the official release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users worldwide, Apple has seeded the very first OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta to developers for testing. The most-recent pre-release build has become available for testers several days after the release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan GM to developers.
Alongside iOS 9 release to public on Wednesday, September 16th, Apple also started seeding iTunes 12.3 with support of OS X 10.11 El Capitan and the most-relent build of iOS. The update is available for all users with compatible hardware. It should be installed as soon as possible as it contains a wide number of bug fixes and stability improvements for Apple Music and Apple ID security.
Even though Apple has patched a number of vulnerabilities used for untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.4, looks like there's still a lot of work to be done about the security of iOS 9 that is expected to be released to public next week. As shown in the video that has been posted by a well-known hacker nicknamed iH8sn0w, iOS 9 is jailbreakable. The developer and author of such tools as sn0wbreeze and iFaith has perfectly demonstrated his jailbreak, which means we may soon see a new tool for hacking iOS 9. The video proving the aforementioned rumor is available below.
It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Let’s take a look at these posts right now.
Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s next-gen iPhone and rumors about its hardware components and the release date. There’re also some posts that tell us about the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and about a new security vulnerability found in OS X Yosemite 10.10.5.
Apple has just stopped signing iOS 8.4. This means it is currently impossible to downgrade to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, make sure you don’t upgrade to iOS 8.4.1 accidentally. Although it seems that this version is jailbreakable, currently there are no tools capable of hacking devices with IOS 8.4.1 on board. If you try jailbreaking your device and then something goes wrong, you will have to restore to iOS 8.4.1, not iOS 8.4.
I’ve got some good news for all those people who’re waiting for the release of the untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.4.1. Even though the guys from Cupertino have patched the vulnerabilities used for hacking iOS 8.4, it looks like there’re some other that can be utilized for iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak.
According to the post on the Chinese social network called Weibo, the Pangu Team has successfully jailbroken iOS 8.4.1 and showed this at the HackPwn2015 security conference. It should be noted, however, that it is very unlikely that the hackers release a new jailbreaking tool in the near future. You see, the exploits used for iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak may be used to hack iOS 9 as well, so it’s better not to reveal them right now.
A developer from Italy named Luca Todesco has recently discovered a new zero-day vulnerability, which lets hackers gain root access in OS X Yosemite without using a password. This vulnerability is similar to the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit that has been patched in OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. The developer has reported the vulnerability to Apple, however, it hasn’t been fixed by the guys from Cupertino in the latest update. I honestly hope that Apple developers will react somehow and close a hole in OS X security as soon as possible.
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. As you know, the guys from Cupertino are currently gearing up for the release of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad mini 4. That is why there’re so many articles this week that deal with the rumors about the next-generation iPhone and iPad or leaked parts for the upcoming devices. There’re also some posts that tell us about Apple’s newly-released iOS 8.4.1 with Apple Music improvements and patches for the vulnerabilities used for Taig jailbreak as well as about OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 with security enhancements.
As you already know, the guys from Cupertino have recently released iOS 8.4.1 with fixes for Apple Music and patches for vulnerabilities used for untethered jailbreak. Apart from that, Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 with a fix for DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE vulnerability and a number of other enhancements. The release comes two weeks after the release of the last beta for developers and about a month after the official launch of OS X 10.10.5.
According to a leaked document that appeared on the Internet earlier today, the guys from Cupertino have one very special item of expenditure in their budget. As it turns out, Apple spends about $700,000 every year on the security and protection of Tim Cook. What can I say? It’s good to be the CEO of the most successful tech company in the world.