iPhone Notifications to Google Glass

Google has already released a MyGlass Companion app for Android via the Play Store, and although a corresponding iOS version has yet to manifest itself in the App Store, the company has already noted that iPhone users will not be neglected when it comes to the early 2014 public launch of Google Glass. In the meantime, the PostOffice tweak will work just fine for those with a jail-broken iPhone, and although there鈥檚 not much to it aside from one or two settings, it does what it purports to do in pushing notifications through Glass....

June 24, 2013 路 2 min 路 338 words

Apple closes QuickTime vulnerabilities on Windows

Apple has聽released聽a security update for its QuickTime media framework for Windows. Version 7.7.4 of the software closes 12 critical security holes causing memory corruption and buffer overflows when processing a number of media formats. The vulnerabilities affect Windows聽7, Vista and XP聽SP2 or later and could be exploited to cause arbitrary code execution and application crashes. The vulnerabilities affected the playback of MP3, H.263, H.264, TeXML, JPEG, QTIF, Sorenson Video and FPX files as well as the handling of dref, enof and mvhd atoms within the program....

May 23, 2013 路 1 min 路 162 words

Apple adds two-step verification option for Apple IDs

A new security option gives Apple鈥檚 customers a way to secure their Apple ID password using their phone. Cross-posted from Cnet: Apple today added an extra layer of security to its Apple ID system that can harden the password people use to log in to various Apple services. Users with an Apple ID can now sign up for two-step verification of their password, a system that sends a four-digit passcode by text message to a user鈥檚 phone, and must be used on top of a regular password....

March 23, 2013 路 3 min 路 446 words

Dropbox Makes PDF Viewing Less Painful, Adds Push Notifications For Shared Folders

Just a few days after adding a new set of features to Dropbox for Teams, the cloud storage company rolled out a new version of its iOS application which introduces a few useful additions as well. For starters, it has added an improved PDF viewer, which lets you navigate to any page in the document by tapping on the thumbnail. It鈥檚 rather awesome, in fact. The update also introduces push notifications for folders shared with you 鈥 a feature that鈥檚 now available on Android, too....

February 16, 2013 路 2 min 路 325 words

1 million Apple Device IDs leaked, claim hackers

According to the AntiSec hacker group, they claim to hold more than 12 million Apple iOS Unique Device IDs, in addition to other personal information from device owners. As a move to back up such a claim, the AntiSec hacker group is said to have released slightly more than a million Apple Device IDs to the masses. This particular expose was unveiled on Pastebin, which is said to hold a detailed description of the method that the hacking group were said to have obtained the IDs from the FBI....

September 4, 2012 路 2 min 路 255 words

Not so secure: Text messaging on iPhone can be hacked

FirstPost: A hacker Friday revealed a security flaw that he claimed could make Apple鈥檚 iPhone particularly vulnerable to text message cheating. The flaw has existed since iPhone was first launched in 2007, and is still not solved in the beta version of iOS 6, the next operating system for iPhone, the hacker under the name 鈥淧od2g鈥 said in a blog post, reported Xinhua. Under the protocols handling the exchange of SMS (Short Message Service) text between mobile phones, the sender of a message can technically change the reply-to phone number to something different from the original number, Pod2g explained....

August 19, 2012 路 2 min 路 238 words

QuickTime for Windows update plugs security holes

The H-Online: Version 7.7.2 of QuickTime for Windows has been released to address a total of 17 security vulnerabilities in the media player. According to Apple, these include integer, stack and buffer overflows, as well as memory corruption issues, all of which could be could exploited by an attacker to crash the application or execute arbitrary code on a victim鈥檚 system. For an attack to be successful, a user must first open a malicious web site or a specially crafted file....

May 17, 2012 路 1 min 路 189 words

Kaspersky: Mac security is '10 years behind Microsoft'

Cnet: Forrester鈥檚 CEO isn鈥檛 the only one spouting doom and gloom for Apple today. Now Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of security firm Kaspersky Lab, says Apple is headed for a rough patch. However, this one鈥檚 in the world of computer security, and he says Apple is already getting into the thick of it. Speaking to Computer Business Review at Info Security 2012 show in London this week, Kaspersky said that when it comes to computer security, Apple鈥檚 Mac platform was a decade behind Microsoft鈥榮, and that it鈥檚 got some things to learn from its rival....

April 26, 2012 路 3 min 路 490 words

Apple releases Java update with Flashback removal tool

The H-Online: As expected, Apple has released an updated version of the Java implementation for its Mac OS X operating system that includes a removal tool for the Flashback trojan. According to the company, the update, labelled 鈥淛ava for OS X 2012-003鈥, finds and removes the 鈥渕ost common variants鈥 of the malware which had infected approximately 600,000 systems using flaws in the previous version of Java. Additionally, the new Java update for Mac OS X 10....

April 13, 2012 路 2 min 路 261 words

Russian AV company claims 600,000 Macs infected by Flashback [Removal Manual]

The H-Online: A Russian AV company, Dr. Web, says it has conducted research to determine the spread of the Flashback trojan on systems running Mac OS X and says that 550,000 systems are infected, mostly in the US and Canada. A later update raised that number to 600,000 and claimed 274 infected systems in Cupertino, California. Dr. Web says it employed a sinkhole technique to intercept the bot installed by the newest Flashback trojan, and directed the bots to its own servers where it could analyse the traffic....

April 6, 2012 路 2 min 路 407 words