How Unlimited Internet Data Has Changed The Face Of Cybercrime?

Credit to Author: Akshay Singla| Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:37:43 +0000

VoLTE: Voice over LTE is a high-speed wireless communication standard for mobile phones. It has up to three…

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It’s been a big week for patches

Credit to Author: Susan Bradley| Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 03:35:00 -0700

This week brought updates that I consider critical for the “Big Three” — my operating system (Windows), my browser (Google Chrome) and my phone (from Apple). All three releases patch major zero-day vulnerabilities on all three platforms.

While I strongly recommend that you patch Chrome and your iPhone as soon as possible, I always recommend that you hold back on updating Windows. That remains true — at least until we see whether there are any trending side effects from the Patch Tuesday updates.

Let’s break down the patching to do right away.

First, prioritize patching Apple devices. Among this week’s patches is one for Pegasus spyware, which can open up access to the camera and microphone as well as text messages, phone calls, and emails.  iPhones, in particular, have been targeted. Apple typically pushes these updates overnight if your phone is plugged in and charging (and connected to the Internet). If you want to make sure your iPhone has received the update, click on Settings, then General, then tap Software Update. Typically, after my iPhone updates, some apps may need passwords again. I personally try to save critical ones in the iCloud keychain. Look for patches for iOS 14.8 and iPad OS 14.8, and Security Update 2021-005 for macOS Catalina and Big Sur 11.6.

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Apple hits the alarm with multi-OS emergency update to patch zero-click flaw

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:53:00 -0700

Apple on Monday issued emergency security updates for iOS, macOS and its other operating systems to plug a hole that Canadian researchers claimed had been planted on a Saudi political activist’s device by NSO Group, an Israeli seller of spyware and surveillance software to governments and their security agencies.

Updates to patch the under-active-exploit vulnerability were released for iOS 14; macOS 11 and 10, aka Big Sur and Catalina, respectively; iPad OS 14; and watchOS 7.

According to Apple, the vulnerability can be exploited by “processing a maliciously crafted PDF,” which “may lead to arbitrary code execution.” The phrase “arbitrary code execution” is Apple’s way of saying that the bug was of the most serious nature; Apple does not rank threat level of vulnerabilities, unlike operating system rivals such as Microsoft and Google.

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Big Office bug squashed for September 2021’s Patch Tuesday

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 17:09:15 +0000

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Apple backs off controversial child-safety plans

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 08:36:00 -0700

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Apple: It's time to bolster supply chain security

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2021 08:23:00 -0700

Supply chains are vulnerable to cyberattack and for the good of your business, it’s time to move to secure them as best you can, according to Apple and the White House.

Apple to secure the tech supply chain

That’s one item of news to emerge following a high-level cybersecurity meeting between US President Joseph Biden and big tech firms, including Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and others. Most of the companies who attended the meeting have since announced plans to beef-up security resilience and awareness, with a focus on training and security awareness.

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