Security Flaws

Study Highlights iOS, Android Security Flaws Exploited by Law Enforcement

New research by cryptographers at Johns Hopkins University has found that governments and law enforcement agencies around the world already have methods and tools that let them access locked smartphones by exploiting security flaws in iOS and Android devices (via Wired). “It just really shocked me, because I came into this project thinking that these...

Researchers Discover Major Security Flaw in Apple’s Device Enrollment Program

A group of researchers at Duo Security has discovered a major security flaw in Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP), that essentially allows hackers to steal business passwords from macOS and iOS devices, The Register is reporting. The research was unveiled at the Ekoparty conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, today. Duo Security flagged up the issue to Apple...

HP Selling Laptops and Tablets that Covertly Log User Keystrokes

Over two dozen models HP laptops and tablets being sold in the market have been found to covertly log every keystroke a user makes, according to an advisory published by Modzero, a Switzerland-based security consulting firm. The keylogger, which is included in an audio device driver developed by Conexant for HP devices, stores the key presses in an unencrypted...

Meitu Photo App’s Security Flaws Leak Your Personal Data

Popular face-recognizing photo app from China called ‘Meitu’, that transforms your selfies into adorable anime characters, has shot to fame outside the country in the last few weeks, due to the new "beauty” filters. However, it seems that beneath the layers of artificial makeup is a potential privacy nightmare. While the free app is currently rocking the charts, both...

Google Threatens Apple with 90 Day Warning to Fix Exploits or Be Exposed

Having discovered a number of software vulnerabilities and security flaws, Google's Project Zero has given both Apple and Microsoft 90 days to fix these bugs, otherwise it will release the details about these flaws to the public, Bloomberg is reporting. The publication notes that last month, Apple pleaded with Google to wait about a week or so...