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Security Flaw Allows Calls and More from Locked iPhones Running iOS 5

Tareq from iPhoneIslam demonstrated an interesting security flaw in iPhones running iOS 5. The flaw was discovered by Safwan Saba and it allows you to access the address book, make phone calls and possibly send emails and messages in a locked iPhone. A similar flaw existed in iOS 4.1 and this flaw is a bit tricky to implement. As demonstrated ...

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Security Flaw in iPhones running iOS 4.1

A security flaw was discovered in iPhones running iOS 4.1 that allows anyone to bypass the iPhone lock screen. To implement it on a locked iPhone perform an emergency call to a fake number such as ### and immediately press the lock button (top button) and with that you have access to the phone app and can perform calls. This ...

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AT&T contacts iPad 3G owners

AT&T has started sending emails to iPad 3G customers who got their email address exposed by a “security group” last week. The FBI is already investigating this incident. Here is the email from AT&T sent to us from a trusted source: Dear Valued AT&T Customer, Recently there was an issue that affected some of our customers with AT&T 3G service ...

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Intego warns from Malware on some Mac software

Computer security company Intego has issued a warning from a spyware included in some websites that provide free Mac software. Intego did not mention the names of these websites. The spyware is called OSX/OpinionSpy, it steals personal information and records user activity. It runs as root and uses port 8254. More information: Intego warning message – The Loop – The ...

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iTunes 8.2, QuickTime and GarageBand updated

Apple updated three of it’s applications today. The iTunes 8.2 update adds support for iPhone or iPod touch with 3.0 software. It also “includes many accessibility improvements and bug fixes”. iTunes 8.2 file site is 80MB. Apple also updated QuickTime to 7.6.2 to increase reliability, improve compatibility and enhance security. The update plugs gaping QuickTime security holes according to ZDnet. ...

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Java on Mac proof of concept exploit released

Landon Fuller, a security researcher, posted a proof of concept Mac OS X hack for a known Java security exploit to persuade Apple into fixing the exploit. From The Mac Observer: “This link will execute code on your system with your current user permissions,” Mr. Fuller published both a Web page that will exploit the vulnerability, and instructions for others ...

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Critical Mac OS X Java Vulnerabilities

A potential Java exploit has not been batched by Apple, six months after Sun released their own patch. The current workaround is to “disable Java applets in browsers and disable ‘Open safe files after downloading’ in Safari.” Read more about it at Macworld.

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