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Apple pushes fix for FacePalm, possibly its creepiest vulnerability ever

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Feb 7, 2019 3:53 PM 2+ mon ago

Apple pushes fix for ?FacePalm,? possibly its creepiest vulnerability ever

Apple has patched one of its creepiest vulnerabilities ever--a flaw in its FaceTime messenger app that made it possible for people to eavesdrop on audio and video captured by iPhones and Macs.

Two other potentially serious iOS security bugs Apple fixed Thursday have been under active attack in the wild, security researchers with Google's Project Zero said. One bug indexed as CVE-2019-7287, is a memory corruption flaw in the IOKit. Apple said it may allow apps to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Another memory corruption bug in Foundation, CVE-2019-7286 may allow an application to gain elevated privileges.

The in-the-wild exploits could be severe because based on Apple's vulnerability description, they fundamentally subvert Apple's security model, which prevents apps from accessing other apps and from interacting with the security of iOS itself. A Google spokesman declined to provide ...

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Apple pushes out iOS 12.1.4 to fix Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug

Apple pushes out iOS 12.1.4 to fix Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug

techradar.com     2+ mon ago

As expected, Apple has rushed out a fix for a bug that allowed folks to eavesdrop on others through Group FaceTime. While Apple had already addressed the issue on its servers, Appl...

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thenextweb.com     2+ mon ago

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Apple Watch 3 Nike+ special edition just hit its lowest price ever

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techradar.com     1+ week ago

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Apple rolls out software fix for Group FaceTime eavesdrop bug

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techcrunch.com     2+ mon ago

Apple has said it will compensate the teenager who first found a security bug in Group FaceTime that allowed users to eavesdrop before a call was picked up. The bug was initially ...

Apple Will Fix Your Messed Up MacBook Pro Keyboard for Free

wired.com     10+ mon ago

Apple Will Fix Your Messed Up MacBook Pro Keyboard for Free Nine models of MacBook are eligible for Apple's new keyboard repair program, including Retina MacBooks dating back to 2015, and MacBook Pros...

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techradar.com     3+ mon ago

By Gerald Lynch 2019-01-09T01:12:14Z TV If there's one major player always notable in its absence at the annual Las Vegas CES tech showcase, it's Apple. Whether undermining its r...

The new Apple iPad Pro is down to its lowest price ever at Amazon

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Apple unveils its 'greenest' MacBook ever

abcnews.go.com     5+ mon ago

Apple unveiled a new version of its iPad Pro, Pencil and MacBook Air at an event themed around creativity on Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York. The event, which took place at the Brooklyn Academy of Musi...

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Apple pushes out iOS 12.1.4 to fix Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug

Apple pushes out iOS 12.1.4 to fix Group FaceTime eavesdropping bug

techradar.com     2+ mon ago

As expected, Apple has rushed out a fix for a bug that allowed folks to eavesdrop on others through Group FaceTime. While Apple had already addressed the issue on its servers, Appl...

Apple pushes out 2018 MacBook Pro update to fix throttling issue

mashable.com     9+ mon ago

Apple pushes out 2018 MacBook Pro update to fix throttling issue So it was a bug after all. Almost as soon Apple debuted its new MacBook Pro for 2018 which greatly boosts performance over last ...

Thispersondoesnotexist.com is face-generating AI at its creepiest

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thenextweb.com     2+ mon ago

TNW uses cookies to personalize content and ads to make our site easier for you to use. We do also share that information with third parties for advertising & analytics. The most ...

IT repairman seeks home for Apple collection, possibly...

dailymail.co.uk     6+ mon ago

An Austrian computer repairman has amassed what he believes could be the world's biggest collection of old Apple computers, but it might all soon be destroyed unless someone can take it off his hands....

OnePlus pushes its 6T launch event up to avoid Apple overlap

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Intel confirms Foreshadow vulnerability in its...

dailymail.co.uk     8+ mon ago

Updated: 05:29 EDT, 15 August 2018 Computing giant Intel has confirmed a new vulnerability in its processor chips, the third major flaw to be confirmed this y...

Airbnb   s lies increase its legal vulnerability

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By dissembling, Airbnb is adding to its already considerable legal liability. Airbnb has rendered itself ineligible for state business and investment in many places in the US by vi...

Facebook Down for 6 Hours, Possibly Longest Ever

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Apple patents a trio of ideas to fix its MacBook keyboard

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Apple to issue fix for Facetime bug

bbc.co.uk     2+ mon ago

Apple has found a fix for a bug that let people eavesdrop on other FaceTime users when the person called did not answer. It said it was planning to release a software update next week to close the lo...

Apple Apologizes for FaceTime Bug, Delays Fix

newsmax.com     2+ mon ago

Apple Inc. apologized for a bug that let users of its FaceTime video-chat service listen in on people they contacted even before the person accepted or rejected the call. ...

Apple rolls out fix for FaceTime privacy bug

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abcnews.go.com     7+ mon ago

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Apple releases fix for the Group FaceTime bug

engadget.com     2+ mon ago

Apple releases fix for the Group FaceTime bug It turned off the feature until it could remedy the problem with an iOS update. ...

IT repairman seeks home for Apple collection, possibly world's largest

reuters.com     6+ mon ago

IT repairman seeks home for Apple collection, possibly world's largest VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian computer repairman has amassed what he believes could be the world's biggest collection of old Ap...

Apple chief pushes for US privacy law to stop...

dailymail.co.uk     6+ mon ago

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said the United States needed a federal privacy law because personal information was being "weaponized" by companies against internet users to boost profits. "Today th...

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Download Now: Apple Rolls Out Fix for FaceTime Bug

pcmag.com     2+ mon ago

Group FaceTime calls have been disabled since Jan. 28, when this issue first game to light. It was actually discovered by an Arizona teenager who was trying to start a Group FaceTime ahead of a ...

Apple apologizes, issues fix for MacBook Pro throttling bug

thenextweb.com     8+ mon ago

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