Tag Archive: Security


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

If you regularly use an iPhone or iPad app that uses a built-in browser, you could be vulnerable to a major vulnerability in iOS that allows unscrupulous app developers to spy on your typing. The vulnerability was discovered by Craig… Read more ›

The internet offers users a wealth of applications. From social media, to shopping, to banking, you can do pretty much anything online. With every website you join, however, you need to have a login name and password and, with passwords… Read more ›

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… Read more ›

Today Apple quietly expanded its use of two-factor authentication to protect iCloud users. Now those who have enabled the added security measure will be asked to verify their identity with a secondary device when logging into iCloud.com. For the first… Read more ›

PayPal is feeling threatened. After Apple announced its new mobile payment platform Apple Pay last week, PayPal took out a full-page ad in The New York Times, blasting Apple’s security record in the wake of the celebrity nude scandal. The… Read more ›

With less than 24 hours to go, security precautions for Apple’s big press event Tuesday have been taken to unprecedented levels. Apple has wired the entire event auditorium — the Flint Center for the Performing Arts — with a brand… Read more ›

It was only a matter of time before Apple spoke out more publicly about the controversy surrounding celebrities photos that were gathered from iCloud accounts. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Tim Cook revealed that Apple is adding… Read more ›

A protest involving around 50 people blocked customers from entering the main doors of Apple’s flagship San Francisco Union Square retail store yesterday. The protest was related to service employees claiming to be underpaid. Organized by the Service Employees International… Read more ›

Apple has released a small update to Safari for Mac OS X, versioned as Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6. Both updates contain important security fixes and improved memory handling, and Apple recommends that all Mac users install the updates. The simplest way to download the latest version of Safari is through the Mac App Store. … Read More