Tag Archives: MacOs

SpaceX and NASA forbid employees to use Zoom

SpaceX and NASA forbid Zoom

Due to widespread of self-isolation and quarantine, the Zoom video conferencing application has gained unprecedented popularity: the number of its users has increased from 10,000,000 in December 2019 to 200,000,000 in March 2020. However, the number of bug reports in the application reached a critical mass: SpaceX and NASA even …

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Apple fixed 27 code execution vulnerabilities in a number of products

Apple fixed 27 vulnerabilities

Apple released macOS Catalina 10.15.4, in which fixed 27 vulnerabilities. Problems affected components such as Bluetooth, call history, CoreFoundation, FaceTime, the kernel, libxml2, Mail, sudo, and Time Machine. The exploitation of vulnerabilities allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code with system or kernel privileges, increase privileges on the system, and also …

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Vulnerability allows attackers to listen and intercept VPN connections

Vulnerability intercept VPN connections

Researchers from the University of New Mexico discovered a vulnerability affecting Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, macOS, iOS Android, and other Unix-based OSs. Vulnerability allows to listen, intercept and interfere with the operation of VPN connections. The bug got the identifier CVE-2019-14899, and the root of the problem lies in …

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Vulnerability allows reading encrypted Apple Mail letters on macOS

Apple Mail Vulnerability on macOS

Back in July of this year, information security specialist Bob Gendler, specializing in Apple device issues, discovered that Apple Mail on macOS stores encrypted messages in clear text in the snippets.db database. In fact, this vulnerability allows reading encrypted Apple Mail letters on macOS. As Gendler explains on his blog, …

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Apple restricts Safari ad blockers, but no one pays attention

Apple restricts ad blockers

The publication in ZDNet drew attention to the fact that amid a flurry of criticism that hit Google because of Manifest v3, the situation around Apple looks pretty interesting. The fact is that Apple limited the work of blockers and other extensions in Safari, but no one was indignant at …

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Lightning cable for hacking a computer on macOS is on sale

Lightning cable for hacking a computer on macOS is on sale

This year’s Def Con conference showed a Lightning cable for the iPhone, with which an attacker could gain remote access to a computer. Now this cable can be purchased for $200. This device looks and works like Apple’s standard USB cable, however there is one small nuance that allows an …

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The patch for vulnerability in LibreOffice was ineffective

The patch for vulnerability in LibreOffice was ineffective

Cure53 company specialist Alex Inführ warned that the patch for the recently fixed vulnerability in LibreOffice can be bypassed. Worse, this is not an easy problem: to exploit the bug, the victim only needs to open a malicious document in LibreOffice, which may lead to the execution of the code. …

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