Apple pulls no punches in lawsuit against 'amoral' NSO Group

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2021 06:51:00 -0800

Apple has punched back against the “amoral” surveillance as a service industry of smartphone snoopers, filing suit against the NSO Group and its owner, Q Cyber Technologies, and taking steps to further secure digital lives.

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Israeli firm NSO Group is a spyware firm that provides surveillance services to governments. It effectively privatizes state-sponsored snooping and enables even the most repressive government to outsource such tasks. It has been widely reported that software from NSO Group was used to target family members of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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How Apple's iCloud Private Relay creates a shadow IT nightmare

Credit to Author: Ryan Faas| Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2021 03:00:00 -0700

One can make the argument that Apple created the phenomenon of shadow IT when it introduced the iPhone and the App Store. Suddenly managers and individual users had the ability to source their own business software and services, bypassing IT departments completely. And they could do so with devices not connected to a corporate network, preventing IT from even realizing shadow IT was happening in their organizations.

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Apple Pay vulnerable to wireless pickpockets

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 14:19:27 +0000

Researchers have found a way to extract money from Apple Pay via without any user interaction.

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Apple’s search for child abuse imagery raises serious privacy questions

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2021 21:10:54 +0000

iMessage content, and photos sent to iCloud are going to be monitored for child sexual abuse material. Is it a great move, or a dangerous slide away from privacy?

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How one word can disable an iPhone’s WiFi functionality

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 15:41:03 +0000

A researcher has found a way to disable the WiFi functionality on iPhones by getting them to join a WiFi hotspot with a weird name. This shouldn’t be happening.

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A week in security (June 14 – June 20)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 10:02:35 +0000

A roundup of the most interesting events and happenings in the realm of infosec, from the week June 14 to June 20.

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