News tagged ‘password’
Apple’s Face ID authentication method is considered to be quite secure and sophisticated. At least, Android has nothing to oppose talking about security and that’s why Face ID was designed to authenticate payments.
Apple released the official version of iOS 11. If you have installed Golden Master version, you won’t get the update notification, as GM is actually the same as iOS 11. We made a list of interesting iOS 11 features you’ll like.
According to the latest report from Malwarebytes, a well-known Windows backdoor malware called "Snake" has been ported to the Mac. The malware pretends to be an Adobe Flash Player installer. In fact, the program installs Adobe Flash Player, but apart from that, it installs additional components that steal passwords, unencrypted files, and login information.
Yesterday, a group of hackers demanded that Apple should pay them $75,000. They claimed they had access to more than 600 million icloud.com, me.com, and mac.com accounts and promised to delete these accounts unless the company pays them until April 7. Today, Apple commented on the issue, saying there were no Apple ID or iCloud breaches. Apple also suggested that the hackers may have obtained the account details leaked by third-party services.
A new piece of malicious software for Mac computers called Xagent has been recently found by the Bitdefender security experts. It is a modular backdoor that penetrates into the system and can steal browser passwords, take desktop screenshots, and even steal iPhone backups stored on the computer. The malware was reportedly created by a group of hackers called APT28.
As noted by independent Mac security researchers, there are two new instances of malware for macOS. The first piece of malicious software uses Microsoft Word to penetrate into the system and the second one pretends to be a software update and then hacks the system.
A research firm called Keeper Security has recently released a report telling about the most common passwords used in 2016. The weakest passwords are 123456, 123456789, and qwerty.
A new security flaw in iOS 10 has been recently found by a firm called Elcomsoft. According to the researchers, the flaw makes it easier to access encrypted iOS 10 backups made using iTunes as the backup process ignores some security checks that were present in iOS 9 and older versions of Apple’s operating system.
Apple is reportedly working on a feature that will allow to unlock Macs using the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone. Sources claim that such a useful feature will be added to the next major OS X update, OS X 10.12 “Fuji” that is expected to be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. As it was reported yesterday, this same update will also bright Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, to Mac computers.
Apple has released an updated iOS 9.3 version for the owners of older devices that contains a fix for the activation issue. Now, after the update users need to enter the Apple ID and password they use at the moment, not the one that was used for setting up the device for the first time.
Apple has released a new version of iOS 9.3 for the users of older devices, namely, the iPhone 5s and iPad Air or older. In case you don’t know, a number of users have begun complaining about various issues with the latest update that resulted in troubles with the activation of their smartphones and tablets.
According to the WSJ, Apple plans to strengthen its iCloud encryption. By doing that, the tech giant wants private information of users to be kept protected from criminals and from the company itself.
Apple has just released the seventh beta of OS X 10.11.4. The build number of the operating system is 15E64a. It came out shortly after the debut of seventh beta of iOS 9.3. Also, it’s been only a week since the sixth beta came out.
Apple released the seventh beta of the iOS 9.3 to the public testers and developers. The new build of the operating system has some interesting features, for example, the Night Shift mode, new CarPlay functionality, some additional 3D Touch options for apps and other enhancements.
According to the latest report from BusinessInsider, hackers are offering Apple employees in Ireland huge sums of money for their Apple ID credentials. One of the employees, who asked not to be publicly identified revealed that he was offered thousands of euros for his Apple ID email address and password. Moreover, looks like he’s not alone.