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Apple Patches Major Security Hole That Allowed Access To Information

bugreporterA major security hole was discovered first by developer Jesse Järvi on last Friday in Apple’s Radar application that allowed access to personal information for every registered iOS, Mac, or Safari developer and every Apple retail and corporate employee. Apple’s Radar application is an internal program used by Apple employees to manage bug reports that are submitted through its bug tracker. Jesse Järvi had first downloaded the Radar application from Apple’s website and then reported the security flaw to 9to5Mac who then contacted Apple. Apple ensured that the security hole will be patched as soon as possible and Apple engineers worked over the weekend to fix the problem that was fixed by Sunday night. Though there is no official communication on this from Apple, they assured Jesse Järvi that the security hole is patched now. Read More

AtHome Camera – IP Camera For Home Security

athomeAtHome Camera and AtHome Video Streamer is a useful App that uses your mobile camera to turn your mobile into a full-featured video surveillance system. With AtHome Camera and AtHome Video Streamer you can easily connect and watch your home or office from anywhere anytime using the App on your mobile. The App is made by iChano Incorporation and has a free as well as a pro version. Read More

A New Passcode Security Flaw Found in iOS 6.1.3

Apple recently updated iOS to v 6.1.3 in an attempt to fix the security screen bypass flaw due to which users could easily bypass the “Slide to Unlock” screen on iPhones. With that fixed, a new passcode security flaw has been found in iOS 6.1.3 that allows someone to simply unlock iPhone 4 and using a flaw and access Photos. Read More

Google Paying $1 Million To People Who Can Hack Google Chrome

Google chromeTo prove how secure Chrome is, Google is giving away a million dollars to people who can hack Google Chrome at the upcoming PWN2OWN hacking contest which takes place at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver next week. Read More

iOS and Google TV Among Cyber Attack Targets for 2011

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McAfee, the popular computer security company which was recently acquired by Intel released its 2011 Threat Predictions report which highlighted the platforms and services that would be the target of cyber attacks.

Among the list were Internet based TV services like Google TV and mobile platforms like Android and iOS. According to McAfee, the Apps that would run on these platforms would expose privacy and identity data.

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Push Notifications on iOS Are Now More Secure

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Apple is reportedly sending out emails to developers mentioning that Push notifications on iOS will now have stronger encryption in the form of 2048-bit TLS/SSL certificates. The data transferred via these connections will now be much more secure.

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Vulnerability in Apple Safari

The folks at Secunia have discovered a vulnerability in Apple’s Safari which could be exploited by malicious people and hence compromise a user’s system. These vulnerabilities have been marked as ‘Highly Critical’ by Secunia and Safari 4.0.5 for Windows is vulnerable.

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