Bluetooth vulnerability can be exploited in Key Negotiation of Bluetooth (KNOB) attacks

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:56:45 +0000

Researchers called it KNOB, a clever attack against the firmware of a Bluetooth chip that can allow hackers to successfully hijack paired devices and steal their sensitive data. Are users at risk?

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Zoom fixes webcam flaw for Macs, but security concerns linger

Credit to Author: Matthew Finnegan| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:51:00 -0700

Zoom released a patch this week to fix a security flaw in the Mac version of its desktop video chat app that could allow hackers to take control of a user’s webcam. 

The vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh, who published information about it in a blog post Monday. The flaw potentially affected 750,000 companies and approximately 4 million individuals using Zoom, Leitschuh said.

Zoom said it’s seen “no indication” any users were affected. But concerns about the flaw and how it works raised questions about whether other similar apps could be equally vulnerable.

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New Mac cryptominer Malwarebytes detects as Bird Miner runs by emulating Linux

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:33:38 +0000

A new Mac cryptominer we call Bird Miner was found on pirated music production software that interestingly runs via Linux. Learn how this unique malware attempts, and ultimately fails, at using stealth techniques.

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WWDC: Has Apple closed the door on non-Mac App Store apps?

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:58:00 -0700

Ever since Apple introduced the Mac App Store developers have warned it plans to close off its platform, so news the company will insist on App Notarization in macOC Catalina set those critics off again. The thing is, it’s a little more complicated.

What is Apple doing?

Yes, Apple is making it a little more difficult for Mac users to install apps that aren’t sold at the Mac App Store or made available from bona fide developers happy to submit their software for the company’s speedy App notarization service.

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Apple edges closer to cursory code review for all Mac apps

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:25:00 -0700

Apple will soon make a code review mandatory for all applications distributed outside its own Mac App Store by new developers, a first step towards requiring all Mac software to pass similar reviews.

The Cupertino, Calif. company argued that the process, which it calls “notarization,” would build a more secure macOS environment. “We’re working with developers to create a safer Mac user experience through a process where all software, whether distributed on the [Mac] App Store or outside of it, is signed or notarized by Apple,” the company stated in an April 10 message on its developer portal.

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Encontrada otra vulnerabilidad en protección de privacidad de macOS Mojave

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:03:52 +0000

Desde que en septiembre pasado Apple anunció mejoras en la protección de la privacidad para macOS Mojave 10.14, una serie de investigadores lo ha estado analizando en busca de vulnerabilidades de seguridad. Desatortunadamente para Apple, no ha sido un gran desafío encontrarlas ya que el mismo día de su lanzamiento un investigador informó de una [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/wovEiOs3JiI” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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How does macOS protect against malware?

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Mac users often are told that “Macs don’t get viruses.” This is not really true, of course. Macs can and do get infected. However, it is true that macOS provides some basic protection against malware. This protection can be quite effective in some ways, but, unfortunately, quite ineffective in others. Let’s take a look at…

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