Vulnerability

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 […]

LastPass Acknowledges Vulnerability Found by Google Security Researcher

On Monday, LastPass acknowledged a remote code execution vulnerability that affects version 4.1.43 of the LastPass extension on Chrome. The vulnerability was discovered by Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy. In a blog post, LastPass called the vulnerability 'unique and highly sophisticated'. "We are now actively addressing the vulnerability. This attack is unique and highly...

Famous iPhone Hacker ‘Geohot’ Demos a Simple Computer Hack

George Hotz, the hacker known for unlocking the iPhone, rooting the PS3, and developing technology for self driving vehicles, has demonstrated a simple hack in a video produced by Viceland. The video shows Hotz walking and talking through the necessary steps involved in gaining access to a laptop connected to a Wi-Fi network. That laptop also has...

iOS 9 Fixes Crucial AirDrop Vulnerability

According to a report by ThreatPost, a recently discovered vulnerability in a library in iOS, which allowed hackers to overwrite arbitrary files on a target device via AirDrop, has already been fixed by Apple in iOS 9. Dowd, founder and director of Azimuth Security, had reported the vulnerability to Apple, after successfully being able to use the bug, along...

This Vulnerability Can Render an Android Phone Apparently Dead

Trend Micro has today discovered a new vulnerability in Android that can render a phone apparently dead i.e silent, unable to make calls, with a lifeless screen. The security firm notes that the vulnerability is present from Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) up to the current version, Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), which means it is present in over 50% of...

iOS App Vulnerability Gives Hackers Access To Data Over WiFi [VIDEO]

According to a group of mobile security researchers, they have discovered a new vulnerability in iOS apps that use WiFi, that can give a hacker access to the information being provided to the mobile device when used over an unsecured WiFi network, The New York Times is reporting. The researchers, who belong to mobile security company Skycure,...