Tag: vulnerabilities

iOS, Operating System

iOS 16.3 fixes multiple security vulnerabilities along with iOS 15.7.3 and other updates

January 23, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple on Monday released iOS 16.3, macOS Ventura 13.2, and other software updates to the public. The new versions of the company’s operating systems come with new features but also bring multiple security patches. Not only that, but Apple also […]

App security, Applications

Uber blames security breach on Lapsus$, says it bought credentials on the dark web

September 19, 2022

Via: ZDnet

The security breach that hit Uber last week was the work of Lapsus$, Uber said in a blog post Monday. The South American hacking group has attacked a number of technology giants in the past year, including Microsoft, Samsung, and […]

iOS, Operating System

iPhone users can no longer downgrade from iOS 15.2

December 21, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

For all iPhone users who have upgraded or plan to upgrade their operating system to iOS 15.2, it appears that Apple has made it impossible to revert back to iOS 15.1—which the company has recently ceased signing, rendering it inaccessible […]

App security, Applications

Apple says iOS 14.8 patches iPhone attack that defeated Blastdoor protections

September 13, 2021

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple has published a full support document detailing what’s new in iOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2, iPadOS 14.8, and macOS Big Sur 11.6. Apple says that the updates address security vulnerabilities that “may have been actively exploited in the wild.” Update: […]

Networking, Tech

4G networks vulnerable to denial of service attacks, subscriber tracking

March 26, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Every 4G network is susceptible to a form of denial-of-service (DoS) attack, researchers say. We are in the early stages of a rollout of 5G, the next-generation wireless technology that will replace 4G, offering improved speeds and latency in the […]

Operating System, Windows

7 of the best antivirus programs for Windows 10

November 7, 2018

Via: Mashable

Like it or not, your Windows 10 is highly vulnerable to all kinds of pernicious attacks — and hackers are just getting more and more creative with creeping into your personal computer. Denial of service, SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and […]

News and Press

66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don’t Use Encryption

November 29, 2017

Via: Motherboard

As the value of cryptocurrencies continues to skyrocket nearly across the board, hackers and scammers are stealing digital money from unsuspecting victims in all sorts of new and interesting ways. One method uses fake apps that steal credentials, but according […]

News and Press, Tech

This Ransomware Doesn’t Want Cash, It Just Wants You to Play a Japanese Video Game

April 7, 2017

Via: motherboard

Do you want to play a game? That’s the question posed by a novel piece of ransomware that challenges victims to achieve a high score in a video game instead of demanding cash to unlock files. Yeah. “Minamitsu ‘The Captain’ Murasa […]

App security

In 2016, Android was more vulnerable to hackers than iOS was

January 9, 2017

Via: Phone Arena

Among the mobile and desktop operating systems ringing up the 50 most vulnerabilities last year, Android was on top with 523 such flaws. In comparison, iOS was number 15 with 161 such issues. That was a reversal from 2015. That […]

Editorial, Gadgets, Wireless

When dangers lay dormant in your wireless peripherals

April 13, 2016

Via: Russel Edwards

It is an element of progress to have our mouse of keyboard wirelessly communicating with the computer, but have you ever wondered what dangers lie dormant in this efficient technology? A pair of Bastille researchers decided to verify just how […]


Shellshock and Heartbleed helped fuel rise in security vulnerabilities in 2014

February 24, 2015

Via: itCurated

Operating systems and applications saw an overall rise in the average number of vulnerabilities spotted during 2014 with Microsoft Windows continuing to lead the way in terms of the overall number of potential problems. Data from the National Vulnerability Database […]