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iOS 10 has vulnerability that leads to Cracking of iPhone Backups

September 26th, 2016

By Uzair Amir

Russia security firm found critical vulnerability in iOS 10 allowing

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Update iPhone to iOS 9.3.5; Prevent this Highly Sophisticated Spyware

August 26th, 2016

By Uzair Amir

Apple is urging users to update their devices to the

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Actively exploited iOS flaws that hijack iPhones patched by Apple

August 25th, 2016

Enlarge / iPhone Spyware known as Pegasus intercepts confidential data. (credit: Lookout)

Apple has patched three high-severity iOS vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited to infect iPhones so attackers can steal confidential messages from a large number of apps, including Gmail, Facebook, and WhatsApp, security researchers said Thursday.

The spyware has been dubbed Pegasus by researchers from mobile security provider Lookout; they believe it has been circulating in the wild for a significant amount of time. Working with researchers from University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab, they have determined that the spyware targeted a political dissident located in the United Arab Emirates and was launched by an US-owned company specializing in computer-based exploits. Based on the price of the attack kit—about $8 million for 300 licenses—the researchers believe it's being actively used against other iPhone users throughout the world.

"Pegasus is the most sophisticated attack we’ve seen on any endpoint because it takes advantage of how integrated mobile devices are in our lives and the combination of features only available on mobile—always connected (WiFi, 3G/4G), voice communications, camera, email, messaging, GPS, passwords, and contact lists," Lookout and Citizen Lab researchers wrote in a blog post. "It is modular to allow for customization and uses strong encryption to evade detection."

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Apple may be working on a Snapchat-like video app for 2017

August 25th, 2016

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Social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat have become the best means of communication for many people, and now it seems that Apple wants to cash in on that trend. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is looking to "capitalize on the popularity of social networks" by developing a video-sharing app for iPhone and iPad. The new app, which is reportedly in development for 2017, would let users quickly take, edit, and share video by using one-handed controls on their mobile device.

The video app sounds a lot like Snapchat in terms of features: users can record a video and then apply filters to it, doodle, or place text over it, and then send it to friends via the contact list or existing social networks like Twitter. According to anonymous sources close to the project, the app will be designed to let users shoot and upload video in less than a minute, and possibly in a square shape like Instagram photos were confined to. Bloomberg reports that the app is being developed by the Final Cut Pro and iMovie teams. It's unclear if Apple plans to release the app as a standalone download in its App Store or if it will bundle the features into its existing Camera app. It's also unclear if we'll ever see this video app—it's currently in the preliminary development stages, and the project could be killed if it "doesn’t meet the company’s timetable and expectations."

This news comes as Apple's revamped iMessages application will be available to all users when iOS 10 comes out in the fall. The updated messaging app will let users send handwritten text and drawings, full-screen effects, larger emojis, and more. With that update, Apple is clearly trying to bring its native messaging app up to the standards of Facebook Messenger, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Line, which have had similar features for a while. But now with the news of a possible video sharing app, it's clear that Apple wants to play on the same social media level as those messaging apps, as well as others like Snapchat and Instagram.

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Exploit broker offers 2.5 times what Apple offers for serious iOS bugs

August 12th, 2016
It's offering up to $500,000 for serious iOS bugs.

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iOS 9.3.4 Patches Critical Code Execution Flaw

August 8th, 2016
Apple patched a critical iOS memory corruption vulnerability privately disclosed by jailbreak specialists Pangu Team.

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Use Photomath Camera Calculator app; Solve Maths Equations Like a Pro

August 1st, 2016

By Waqas

Looking for an app that solves maths equation? — Here’s

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Apple Users Hit with Large-Scale Smishing Scam

July 31st, 2016

By Uzair Amir

Apple Users the Lone targets of Scammers — 7500 plus

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WhatsApp and Myth Behind its Encrypted Chats

July 30th, 2016

By Agan Uzunovic

WhatsApp introduced end-to-end encryption last month which was praised by privacy

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Download Microsoft Pix App for Stunning Photo Results on Apple Devices

July 29th, 2016

By Carolina

Microsoft Pix is an amazing cam app for iPhone —

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