News tagged ‘security’
Recently the source code for the iBoot bootloader has leaked on GitHub. Hackers may use such kind of information to find the vulnerabilities in iOS.
Apple stopped signing older iOS 11 versions prior to 11.2.5, namely iOS 11.2, 11.2.1 and 11.2.2 to make sure users run the latest versions of the software.
Due to a mistake on Apple’s servers, there was a short moment when users could downgrade to older versions of iOS. The list of signed iOS versions on the IPSW.me website included signed versions of iOS 11 to iOS 6.
Apple recently issued a patch for the vulnerabilities named Meltdown and Spectre, that have been found in the Intel processors. The patch should have been installed on every device that received the update, but there’s a pitfall. Despite Apple assured customers the fix won’t slow down the devices, it actually did.
Apple issued updates to address the recent Spectre vulnerability, discovered by Google Zero Project. The fix for Meltdown breach has been added to previous versions of operating systems. Now Apple has addressed another vulnerability called Spectre, that is harder to exploit, but still, Apple issued a fix for Spectre soon enough.
Apple has confirmed that the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that have been discovered by researchers from Google Project Zero affected all Apple products. The vulnerability impacts Intel, ARM and AMD processors. These are hardware vulnerabilities that require a software patch.
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 iOS 11.2.1 where fixed some bugs and vulnerabilities. This includes the fix for iPhone autofocus camera issue and bringing back the HomeKit functionality that has been temporarily disabled due to a security issue.
Earlier reports showed how Face ID was fooled with a twin, a child of the device’s owner and even a mask. Another report of the Vietnamese company Bkav again showed how Face ID was fooled with a mask.
Apple will start accepting pre-orders for iPhone X in less than a day. If you are planning to get one, consider pre-ordering it for not to wait for the delivery a few weeks or even months. There are several ways of doing this.
Apple will start a new trend in the mobile world with its iPhone X: mobile manufacturers will now try to make their devices not only with all-screen design but with facial recognition as well.
The new support document on Apple’s website shows how Face ID works and how to use it. Facial recognition will be first presented in iPhone X that will be launched in November.
Apple seeds iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 for testing purposes. Users registered in Apple Developer program can download these updates.
Apple has just released iOS version 11.0.1, one week after major version came out.
As customers are worried about the new authentication method, Craig Federighi continues speaking about Face ID. He ensures that Face ID will be reliable and secure as Touch ID.