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Computer Security No 17: Apple Devices Malware - Upgrade urgently!
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Apple Devices Malware - Upgrade urgently!
- It's a feature not a flaw!!!
- Can your printer be hacked?
Apple devices Malware - Upgrade urgently!
After I sent the newsletter last week, I was alerted to what is one of the largest Apple exploits. The exploit can affect every possible Apple device on the planet - iPhone, iPads, etc. With a click, the virus can steal the information from your phone, intercept calls, messages, steal emails, contacts, etc.
You will find the upgrade waiting in the Settings icon of your device. I urge anyone to upgrade urgently if you have not done this already.
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It's a feature NOT a flaw!!!
Well, how many times have you heard that? It's true, when we talk about telephony. When it was designed in the 60-70s it was not meant to be safe. A German Computer group discovered they can use the telephone network to access the data of a mobile phone, find the location of a phone and collect other information. All due to a "feature" Signalling System 7 (SS7). The switching protocol is insecure. The solution - it may sound cynical - but adjust your habits for the moment and remember no conversation is really safe.
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Can your printer be hacked?
A Black Hat hacker explained in a blog post how he managed to exploit a vulnerability in certain online printers. He targeted printers connected to Internet, used open port 9100 and created a Bash script that sent a racist flyer to 29,000 printers. Many universities were affected.
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