Blog Posts Tagged with "iOS"

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Apple Fixes iOS SSL Validation Flaw That Enables Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

February 21, 2014 Added by:Mike Lennon

Apple has released iOS 7.0.6 which patches a flaw in iOS that enables a man-in-the-middle attack of encrypted (SSL) connections

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iPhones Are Coming to the Plant Floor – Can we Secure Them?

February 20, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres

Like icebergs, mobile technology has become an unstoppable force of nature. They have invaded the corporate office – is the plant floor the next frontier? What is your company doing about mobile devices on the plant floor? Does it have a strategy?

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Apple's Crystal Prison and the Future of Open Platforms

June 06, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Apps that require administrative privileges are impossible to install on an iOS device without jailbreaking it. This includes apps that let you firewall your device and secure your internet traffic with OpenVPN. Jailbreaking also helps security and privacy researchers to see if apps are leaking data...

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A Field Guide to Post-UDID Unique IDs on iOS

May 10, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Ongoing developments in the device-wide ID space focus on two dueling schemes and codebases: OpenUDID and SecureUDID. If you’re an iOS developer, this will serve as an introduction to the details of these systems, including their limitations and potential for data leakage...

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Flashback - Are You Joking? There is No Malware for Mac!

April 23, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

We must remember that in any software there will be vulnerabilities that could be exploited for criminal purposes. To give you an immediate idea of the malware available for the Mac environment, I produced a table that lists the main agents detected by a well known antivirus...

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Top 5 Things Learned at the SANS Mobile Device Security Summit

March 19, 2012 Added by:Tom Eston

Having a lineup of great speakers really made the summit flow as well as it did. What I liked most about this event was that there were plenty of “real world” talks on how enterprises are setting up and managing mobile deployments…real “in the trenches” types of talks...

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Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates

March 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Apple has released security updates for Apple iOS, Apple TV, and iTunes to address multiple vulnerabilities which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, or bypass security restrictions...

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Apple’s PC Free Feature: Insecure, But Maybe That’s Good

March 02, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

During the WWDC keynote, Brent Huston spent considerable time discussing the lack of built-in security for the iOS. Each unique identifier on numerous devices would allow possibly unwanted users to see information they shouldn’t see. In some cases, not such a bad idea...

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Google Circumvents Browser Privacy - Why We Need Do Not Track

February 26, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

One way that Google can prove itself as a good actor is by providing meaningful ways for users to limit what data is collected. It’s time Google's third-party web servers start respecting Do Not Track requests, and time for Google to offer a built-in Do Not Track option...

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A Better Path for Applications: Respecting Users

February 20, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Even with industry standard security practices in place, data is still vulnerable to a breach or a subpoena. Companies collecting personal data have an obligation to keep as little personally identifiable data as necessary to provide their services...

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AdiOS: Say Goodbye to Nosy iPhone Apps

February 16, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

I put together a free utility called AdiOS (Addressbook Detector for iOS) that lets Mac users scan the iOS apps in your iTunes directory to see if they have the potential to dump your phone book externally. AdiOS detects apps that access your address book using a binary grep...

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Compliance and Security Trends

January 29, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Information security and risk analysis is complex stuff, with multiple dimensions of people, software, performance, management, technology, assets, threats, vulnerabilities and control relationships. This is why it’s hard to sell security to organizations...

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Mobile Security: Android vs. iOS - An Infographic

January 12, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

With the dominance of iOS and the rising popularity of Android devices in the mobile marketplace, the security of these devices is a growing concern. This infographic examines the security features of Android and iOS, and also takes a look at their strengths and weaknesses...

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Top Five Security Settings for Apple iPhones and iPads

November 09, 2011 Added by:Tom Eston

Apple mobile devices are among the most popular gadgets today. In fact, Apple reports that 250 million iOS devices have been sold and 18 million apps downloaded. While the popularity of these devices increases, many don’t understand the basic security features that Apple makes available to them...

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Apple Sanctions Researcher Charlie Miller for Exploit

November 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Miller "planted a sleeper app in Apple’s App Store to demonstrate the trick–an app can phone home to a remote computer that downloads new unapproved commands onto the device... including stealing the user’s photos, reading contacts... or otherwise repurposing normal iOS app functions..."

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Facebook's Project Spartan - Tempest in a Broken Teapot

June 24, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

While some analyses of the super-secret Project Spartan that Facebook is supposedly working on center around the Apple vs. Facebook apps war brewing - I think the focus is something else entirely. I think the focus, from a technology perspective, is HTMLv5...

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