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Apple fixes the SSL bug for MacOSX

Following the criticism from the media and security experts, Apple delivered what it promised: a fix to the already famous “goto fail” bug in the SSL implementation in their products. All MacOSX users should update their software accordingly. Make sure … Continue reading

Apple patches a dangerous SSL bug in iOS

Apple released on Friday, February 21st, a software update with version 7.0.6 to fix a security issue in various iOS versions. This security bug allows attackers to act as a man-in-the middle: read and modify the encrypted communication on iPhone, … Continue reading

Emails containing fake invoices from Apple and distribute malware

The German users should be aware of a massive spam campaign with emails pretending to come from Apple and (discounter) containing a invoice of a good they bought from their shop. The so called invoice is in a ZIP … Continue reading

Apple adds two-factor authentication

Remember our series about how to activate two-factor authentication in Google, Dropbox and Facebook?   We are happy to inform you that Apple finally decided to join the club of companies who care about the security of its customers and … Continue reading

Microsoft, Apple, Facebook victims of Java exploits

We wrote several times that when Oracle fixed quickly the security holes in Java, it did not have enough time to address the source of the problem. This can be now seen more clear after big names in the IT … Continue reading

Security update for Apple: iOS 6.1 fixes browser flaws

Apple has released a new version of iOS, the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, iPod. The new version fixes 20 security flaws related to the Safari browser. Some of the vulnerabilities were allowing bypassing of authentication, cross-site scripting … Continue reading

Apple released OS X Lion v10.7.3 and Security Updates

Apple released OS X Lion v10.7.3 and the Security Update 2012-001 to address some vulnerabilities in various components. All the fixes are important, but these can have a direct negative effect on your personal privacy and security  because they can be … Continue reading

Apple iTunes 10.5, iOS 5 and many other updates are available

In case you didn’t know, Apple released today the new update of iOS for iPhone and iPad. The rollout has reached also Germany on Wednesday in the late afternoon. I will not go through the features of iOS5 nor through … Continue reading

Apple releases security updates to invalidate the fraudulent certificates

Apple finaly released the security update Security Update 2011-005 for its products in order to address the incidents with the fraudulent certificates that were issued by multiple certificate authorities operated by DigiNotar. The problems with these certificates have been already … Continue reading

Apple patches vulnerabilities in iWork

Apple released an update for iWork 9.0 through 9.0.5 which fixes three vulnerabilities which could potentially be used to perform malicious actions. The new version, 9.1, fixes a buffer overflow which could lead to unexpected program termination and also arbitrary code … Continue reading