Items tagged with ios

A week ago, Google disclosed findings from its Project Zero Threat Analysis Group, which discovered 14 vulnerability in iOS that were used across five exploit chains. According to Google, the exploits were used over a period of more than two years in a "sustained effort to hack the users of iPhones" by monitoring their private data and location information in real-time. It was later learned that the Chinese government was at least using some of these vulnerabilities to spy on Muslim minority groups in its Xinjiang territory. At the time, Apple didn't make any public statements about Project Zero's findings in part because it released an iOS security fix within two weeks of being... Read more...
Nintendo fans wanting a new game to play on their iPhone or Android device will be glad to hear that Mario Kart Tour finally has a launch date. The game will land for both platforms on September 25. The launch date for the game was tipped by the game's Apple App Store page and by tweets from Nintendo. The game will see Mario and his pals racing around the world with courses inspired by real-world cities and classic Mario Kart courses. Destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks. Some of the characters will get variations that feature local flavor. Pre-registration for Mario Kart Tour is now available! For more details, please click here: https://t.co/loB3wf6eOv#MarioKartTour... Read more...
Apple has never taken kindly or turned a blind eye to companies that try and make copies of its devices or software. It has in the past crushed companies that were trying to make Mac clones, and Apple has now filed a lawsuit against a company called Corellium that specializes in virtualized environments and software virtualization. Corellium of course also makes a virtualized copy of iOS that is meant to be a security tool for researchers. Apple doesn't see the benefit in offering such a service and says that the "true goal is profiting off" what Apple calls blatant infringement. The lawsuit was filed in the Southern District of Florida. Corellium markets products that allow the creation of virtual... Read more...
Researchers from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. have discovered a flaw in one of the most widely deployed pieces of software in the world, which also happens to be the backend for the contacts list on Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad. The software resource  that Check Point found the flaw in is called SQLite, a database engine that is used in computer operating systems, desktops, mobile phones, and lots more. SQLite is used in Windows, MacOS, iOS, Google Chrome, and Android, among many others. The fact that the SQLite database engine is so widely deployed has made it a rich target for would-be hackers. Hackers could exploit SQLite and gain administrative control of an iPhone,... Read more...
Apple has traditionally been very protective of its iPhone devices and the mechanisms surrounding iOS—just ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has butted heads with the Cupertino company over encryption. Be that as it may, Apple is reportedly set to hand out special iPhone models to security researchers in an effort to make them more secure. This is according to Forbes, which says Apple will be announcing this plan at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas later this week. In addition, Apple is also said to be planning to announce a bug bounty program for macOS, its desktop operating systems for various Mac computers. As it pertains to the iPhone, these special variants... Read more...
Firefox users have spoken up and Mozilla has listened. Firefox 68 is available today for iOS and desktop, with the new update including a number of features like dark mode for Firefox Reader View, new extensions and bookmark editing, and more options for IT professionals. Firefox or “Firefox Quantum” desktop and iOS users can now enjoy “blackout shades” in Firefox Reader View. Reader View strips away extras like advertisements and allows users to alter the size and color of a page’s text. Before this update, “dark mode” only affected the text. Now dark mode will apply to all sections of a page, including sidebars and images. Mozilla has also created a... Read more...
Apple is trying out a new way to login to your iCloud account using either Face ID or Touch ID. Both will be welcome login options for users of iCloud, and to use either of the new login methods user devices must be running the iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or MacOS Catalina beta offerings. For users with devices on one of those beta operating systems, they can head to beta.icloud.com to sign into iCloud using one of the two popular biometric options. When the web address mentioned above is visited on devices running the beta operating systems, a pop-up will be delivered that asks if users would like to sign-in to their Apple ID using biometrics. For iPhones with Face ID, that is the method that will be... Read more...
Well, this is surprising—a new security report makes the bold claim that "all mobile applications are vulnerable" to one kind of threat or another, and it really does not matter whether you are using Android or iOS. In fact, according to the report, iOS is not only just as insecure as Android, but even more so, if looking at the more critical vulnerabilities that exist. The report was put together by researchers at Positive Technologies, a global provider of enterprise security solutions for vulnerability and compliance management, incident and threat analysis, and application protection (according to the company's About page). According to the report, users downloaded mobile apps over... Read more...
For a long time, the only place to get Nintendo games and characters was on a Nintendo game console. However, Nintendo has been bringing some of its popular characters and properties to mobile devices with games like Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go. It's been a while since we've heard anything new from Nintendo on the mobile game front, but that is changing with Dr. Mario World. Dr. Mario World will launch for download on Android and iOS devices on July 10, 2019. Gamers can pre-register for the game on both devices now. Dr. Mario World is a puzzle game that sees Dr. Mario trying to eliminate viruses. Players have to match capsules with viruses to make them disappear. All the player has to do is... Read more...
It appears that no one is safe from the hacking capabilities of Israeli security firm Cellebrite. Cellebrite is well-known in law enforcement circles for its lineup of hardware devices that are able to use brute force methods to hack smartphones and tablets. The company recently announced that it has the capability to "perform a full file system extraction on any iOS device" with its latest Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED). This newest product, dubbed UFED Premium, can chew through any and all passcodes on an iOS device to unlock them. What's even more critical, which Apple has attempted to thwart in the past with USB Restricted Mode, is that UFED Premium can perform... Read more...
Microsoft has completed beta testing of its screen sharing feature of Skype on mobile devices, and is now rolling it out to Android and iOS users at large. That is good news for anyone that uses Skype on a smartphone (or tablet), and depending on the need for such a feature, it could entice non-Skype users to give Microsoft's video and chat application a whirl. The screen sharing feature that is rolling out to mobile is the same one that was already being enjoyed by desktop users. Microsoft started beta testing screen sharing on Android and iOS just a couple of months ago, and is apparently pleased with the results. "Whether you have a last-minute meeting on the go, or your dad doesn’t... Read more...
Have you had a chance to catch your breath from all of the announcements that came out of Computex last week? Hopefully you have, because more events are coming. Later this month, E3 will feature a Next Horizon Gaming event from AMD, and in the more immediate future—as in, later today—Apple will kick off its 2019 Wordwide Developers Conference (WWDC). How To Watch Apple's WWDC19 Event Apple is expected to announce new versions of its various operating systems, including macOS 10.15 for desktops and laptops, iOS 13 for mobile devices, watchOS 6 for smartwatches, and tvOS 13 for Apple TV devices. A little something for everyone, in other words. We also anticipate the usual round of... Read more...
WWDC isn't far away now, and we have heard rumors about what we can expect at the event. One of the big announcements is expected to be iOS 13. This is the version of iOS that is rumored to leave behind some older smartphones, such as the beloved iPhone SE. If you are on one of those older devices, you may not get to enjoy the goodness that iOS 13 will bring to Apple gadgets. 9to5Mac was sent some screenshots that are claimed to be of iOS 13 that shows off what the anticipated Dark Mode will look like. According to the leak, Dark Mode can be turned on in the Settings app or via an option inside Control Center. On the iOS Home Screen, the only noticeable change is in the Dock that Goes to a dark... Read more...
The Apple App Store is regarded as being more a lot more secure than Google Play, but it's not perfect. An app was discovered last month that had bypassed Apple's security and was spying on users. Now, cybersecurity experts are worried that more unsecure apps might be sold to Apple customers after a Supreme Court ruling this week that will allow iPhone users to proceed with a class-action suit against Apple. The class-action alleges Apple's monopoly on the downloading of apps from the App Store drove prices up. While the Supreme Court approved the suit, the actual suit does have to go back and work its way through the lower courts. The case has the potential to force Apple to open its walled... Read more...
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