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  • Apple issues iPhone software update after fake police ransomware scam

    The Apple Inc issued a quick iPhone software update to iOS (10.3) yesterday when its customers reported a series of ransomware attacks targeting Safari browser. It all started last month when iPhone users were targeted with a ransomware note accusing them of watching x-rated and pirated content. Furthermore, the cyber criminals claimed that it will be […]

  • Hackers claim to steal 200 million Apple accounts; demand $75k ransom

    Over 300 million Apple email accounts are said to be in the hands of a group of hackers claiming that if Apple is not willing to pay a ransom payment by at least April 7th, they will wipe all the user data from those accounts. The group, which goes by the name, Turkish Crime Family, is […]

  • Private Photos of Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson and others Leaked

    It is 2017, but it’s still happening. The latest victims of this campaign include top celebrities, Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson, Rhona Mitra, Alyssa Arce, Jillian Murray, Analeigh Tipton, Iliza Shlesinger and others. The leaked pictures and or videos were leaked yesterday on a celebrity gossip website “Celeb Jihad” ranging from nude selfies, explicitly sexual photos of intimate moments. The […]

  • Google to Protect Mac Chrome Users with Additional “Safe Browsing” Alerts

    It is a fact that lately, malware attacks against Mac devices are on the rise. Chrome users are being targeted rather continuously even on macOS systems; therefore, Google has now decided to broaden the security measures for macOS devices. The primary objective behind this decision is to ensure that users enjoy well-guarded and safe browsing […]

  • Cellebrite Can Now Unlock, Extract Data From iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

    Cellebrite, the famous Israeli firm known for reportedly cracking the iPhone 5C of San Bernardino shooter is back in the news and this time the company is claiming that their Advanced Investigative Service (CAIS) product can now even crack iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. The announcement came from Cellebrite’s director of forensics research, Shahar Tal […]

  • Apple May Introduce Facial Recognition Instead of Touch ID in iPhone 8

    Apple had introduced fingerprint scanning feature to prevent users from the hassle of forgetting their passwords and also to make sure that the phone cannot be exploited by hackers and thieves if it gets stolen. However, the company believes that this is still not enough and they need to augment their security measures, even more, […]

  • Researchers Discover Yet Another Malware Designed to Compromise Mac Devices

    Bitdefender, renowned IT security/antivirus firm, has identified that the latest strain of Xagent for Mac is being used as a backdoor for intruders. After the malware is installed via Komplex downloader, it looks for a debugger’s presence and if it isn’t found it waits for network connection to be enabled to contact its C&C servers. The attackers then activate […]

  • Deleted browsing history on safari may not actually be deleted

    Elcomsoft is a Moscow based firm that creates forensics software said it was possible [Pdf] to retrieve your deleted browser history beyond a year. Elcomsoft CEO Vladimir Katalov stumbled upon this while he was testing out his new hacking tool to view his safari history on his iPhone. He discovered that Apple was storing consumer data […]

  • Quimitchin Malware Targeting Mac Users also Compatible with Linux

    IT security researchers have discovered a new malicious code which affects Mac and Linux systems. It has been dubbed by Apple Inc., as Fruitfly while Malwarebytes named it as Quimitchin, a name inspired by Aztec spies. This newly identified malware spy on biomedical research centers. It is being speculated that the malicious code has remained […]

  • iCloud Glitch? Woman buys iPhone, finds contact details of top celebs

    What would be your reaction if you buy a new iPhone and find your phonebook filled with personal contact numbers of hundreds of A-List celebrities including Adele and Nick Grimshaw? This is not a fairy tale or fable because the same has actually happened to a female who bought brand new iPhone 5S. Sophie Highfield […]

  • How to use “Find my iPhone” app to locate your smartphone

    Our mobile phones are nothing short of a treasure trove of sensitive, private information. We have started relying a lot on our cellphones and store almost everything from pictures to videos, contact numbers and personal communications on these tiny devices. We never think about the fact that stealing or losing such tiny phones is always […]

  • Android-compatible Google Daydream VR Controller Hacked to Run on iOS

    Genius researcher Ups the Game for Social Engineers by Getting Android-compatible Google Daydream VR Controller to run on the Incompatible iOS Platform. Conducting data breach is old school skill now- hacking a gadget and making it run on an incompatible platform is the real deal. Infecting a system and carrying out hack attacks is no […]

  • Man accused of taking pics under skirt told by court to share his iPhone Passcode

    As per the Fifth Amendment, a US citizen cannot be forced to surrender his private information such as passwords or login credentials. However, this new case has set a different precedent because a Florida Court of Appeals has ordered a male suspect to provide his phone’s passcode to the law enforcement. This is true that […]

  • U.K. Police don’t pay to unlock iPhones, they mug you while phone is unlocked

    If this had happened in the United States, the FBI would have spent millions of dollars from taxpayers money and employed an overseas company to unlock the suspect’s iPhone but back in the United Kingdom things are calm and traditional. Also Read: Turns out iPhone 5c can be hacked with a $100 hardware To prove this, […]

  • Hackers Earn $215,000 for Hacking Nexus 6P, iPhone 6S

    Tencent Keen Security Lab Team Hackers Win $215,000 for Infecting a Fully Updated and Patched Nexus 6P. Challenging White Hat Hackers through competitions and bounties for identifying potentially harmful security flaws in latest or upcoming devices is currently the hot trend in the digital world. It is rather interesting to let security teams work hard and […]

  • OS X devices targeted by APT28 group with new Trojan called Komplex

    APT28 is a Russian hacking group who was previously blamed for hacking WADA and DNC servers. The group of hackers that conducted the infamous DNC hacking, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and other such feats targeting sensitive western military and governmental entities, are at it again. This time, they are using Komplex, a relatively new Trojan that […]

  • iOS 10 has vulnerability that leads to Cracking of iPhone Backups

    Russia security firm found critical vulnerability in iOS 10 allowing attackers to crack iPhone backups — The firm also claims that iOS 10 is weaker than previous updates. Apple has recently released the latest version of its operating system iOS and it is being perceived as a weaker version in comparison to previous ones because […]

  • Turns out iPhone 5c can be hacked with a $100 hardware

    Researcher hacks iPhone 5c device of San Bernardino shooter Rizwan Syed Farook with just $100 hardware — Remember, the FBI had paid $1.3 million to get Farook’s iPhone unlocked. It has been over six months since Apple was contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to help bureau access data present on Rizwan Syed Farook’s iPhone 5c. The […]