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macOS High Sierra Vulnerability Allows Third-Party Apps to Access Keychain Data in Plaintext

Apple’s macOS High Sierra, which was released to the public today, contains a vulnerability that lets apps discover Keychain passwords in plaintext. According to Synack research director Patrick Wardle, the vulnerability requires victims to intentionally override built-in security. Wardle was able to leverage the vulnerability to steal logins for websites like Facebook and Bank of America. Wardle said that […]

Researchers Use Apple Watch to Control a Drone

Engineering students at Taiwan’s National Chung Hsing University demonstrated a clever use of the motion sensors in Apple Watch to interpret hand gestures, enabling them to remotely control real world devices akin to the science fiction fantasy (the Force) depicted in Star Wars. According to a report from Reuters, a group of five researchers, including...