Tag: Security

Bluetooth Security Vulnerability Fixed by Updating Core Specifications, Apple Issues Patch

Bluetooth SIG has deemed a recently found flaw a serious threat to security and has promptly fixed the same. As part of the solution, the Bluetooth specifications have been changed. The Bluetooth vulnerability allowed attackers to break into the encryption setup and reset the encryption key to something that is much shorter. The attackers could […]

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Apple Opens its Bug Bounty Program to All Security Researchers, Increases Payout, Adds iCloud and macOS Support

At the Black Hat conference today, Apple announced that it is vastly expanding its bug bounty program. Up until now, the program was only available to iOS and to selected security researchers who were invited to be a part of the program. However, the company is now opening the program to cover all the platforms […]

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Deceptive Browser Extensions Found Usurping Browsing History and Private Data

Popular browser extensions have found to be usurping your data. A Washington Post Investigation has unearthed several extensions that are collecting and selling your data. The data includes pages you visit and the photos you have seen. The list of extensions includes HoverXoom, SpeakIt!, SuperZoom, SaveFrom.et Helper, FairShare Unlock and PanelMeasurement. All the extensions are […]

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Bluetooth Flaw Allows Attackers to Indefinitely Track iPhones, iPads, Macs

Recently discovered Bluetooth flaw potentially allows unscrupulous elements to track Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches. Apart from Apple devices, the flaw also affects Windows 10 and Fitbit wearables. However, Android devices remain unaffected by the flaw. The finding is part of a research paper published by Johannes K. Becker and David […]

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Zoom Issues Emergency Patch to Fix Mac Webcam Security Flaw

A recently unearthed security flaw on Zoom video conferencing app allowed any website to open a video-enabled call on a Mac. This was made possible by a web server that Zoom installs on Macs. Initially, the company defended the security flaw as a “legitimate solution to poor user experience, enabling our users to have seamless, […]

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Security Vulnerability in Video Conferencing App Zoom Allows Websites to Hack Into your Mac’s Camera

A major zero-day vulnerability has been discovered in Zoom, a video conferencing app that is primarily used by businesses. The vulnerability allows any website to access the camera on your Mac without one’s explicit permission while they are on a video call. The issue stems from the fact that Zoom installs and runs a web […]

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