Tag Archive: Flaw


In-app purchases flaw exposes developers to costly hacks

Sloppy coding in some popular iOS games allows hackers to give themselves and others thousands of dollars’ worth of in-app purchases for free. The hole was discovered by developers at DigiDNA, creator of a backup tool called iMazing that allows iPhone and iPad users to access their devices’ hidden file systems. The developers found that […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Android flaw lets hackers steal our fingerprint data

A security research firm has uncovered a flaw in Android that allows hackers to steal copies of our fingerprints from the Galaxy S5, and possibly other devices. Samsung says it is already investigating the issue, which will be demonstrated at…

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1,500 iOS apps have this serious security flaw. Find out if your iPhone’s at risk.

A serious security flaw affecting approximately 1,500 iOS apps makes them vulnerable to hackers looking to swipe passwords, bank account info and other sensitive data, according to a new report. The bug, which security analytics firm SourceDNA identified last month,…

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1,500 iOS apps have this serious security flaw. Find out if your iPhone’s at risk.

A serious security flaw affecting approximately 1,500 iOS apps makes them vulnerable to hackers looking to swipe passwords, bank account info and other sensitive data, according to a new report. The bug, which security analytics firm SourceDNA identified last month,…

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OS X Bash Update 1.0 Released to Address Shellshock Security Flaw

Apple has released an important security update for Mac users, labeled as OS X Bash Update 1.0. The update addresses a recently discovered critical security flaw known as “Shellshock” that impacts the bash shell, the default shell used by the Terminal app of OS X, and is recommended for all users to install even if … Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features a pretty glaring design flaw

Samsung is all too willing to leap down Apple’s throat at any perceived error on Cupertino’s part, but apparently that same degree of quality control is not turned inwardly on Samsung’s own industrial design department. Having brought forward its release…

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Apple was aware of iCloud security flaw 6 months before The Fappening

Apple was aware of the iCloud vulnerability which resulted in dozens of nude celebrity images being leaked earlier this month. According to emails between Apple and noted security expert Ibrahim Balic, Cupertino was given information of a similar security flaw…

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Yo can’t be serious: $1 million messaging app contains serious flaw

Yesterday we wrote about Yo, the messaging app which has become inexplicably popular over the past month, and has netted $ 1.2 million in venture funding. Less than 24 hours later it seems that Yo has hacked by a Georgia Tech…

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Security flaw makes it easy for scammers to steal your data

For the second time in around one month, a major flaw has been found in popular open-source security software. While not as severe as Heartbleed, the hole — which exists in the login tools OAuth and OpenID — affects many…

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OS X 10.9.2 Released with Fix for Mail Problems, SSL Security Flaw, & More

Apple has released OS X 10.9.2, a fairly major update to OS X Mavericks that includes resolutions to many problems and bugs encountered by Mac users. Critically, the OS X 10.9.2 update patches the SSL / TSL vulnerability for Macs that was fixed earlier for mobile devices with the iOS 7.0.6 update. The SSL fix … Read More