Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws: Protect your Mac and iOS devices

Surely by now you’ve heard about the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws, but you might not fully understand what the issue is and how you can protect yourself against the risks. We’re here to help. Here’s how these vulnerabilities affect your Apple devices and what you can so to keep them safe. Meltdown and Spectre FAQ One more time, what exactly is the issue here? There are … Continue reading Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws: Protect your Mac and iOS devices

Apple: All Mac & iOS devices affected by Spectre & Meltdown flaws, but there are ‘no known exploits’

Apple this evening has officially released a statement on the Meltdown and Spectre bugs affecting ARM and Intel processors. In a new support document, Apple says that ‘all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected’ by the vulnerability, but that there are no known exploits impacting customers right now… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover Apple explains that, since exploiting this issue requires a malicious … Continue reading Apple: All Mac & iOS devices affected by Spectre & Meltdown flaws, but there are ‘no known exploits’

New OSX.Pirrit Malware floods Mac devices with ads; spies on users

Security firm Cybereason’s principal security researcher Amit Serper has discovered an invasive OSX.Pirrit adware variant that has been launched to target macOS so that attackers could invade and completely hijack any Mac computer. Already thousands of Mac devices across the globe have been infected with the adware. This campaign is a bit different from regular adware campaigns, stated Serper, since other such campaigns let the … Continue reading New OSX.Pirrit Malware floods Mac devices with ads; spies on users

HomeKit flaw in iOS 11.2 allowed remote access to smart devices, temporary fix already in place

  By Mikey Campbell Thursday, December 07, 2017, 01:48 pm PT (04:48 pm ET) Apple’s software woes continued this week with the publication of a HomeKit flaw that allowed remote access to smart home devices like locks and lights. The company has since issued a temporary patch by disabling remote access to shared users, and plans to permanently plug the hole in a software update … Continue reading HomeKit flaw in iOS 11.2 allowed remote access to smart devices, temporary fix already in place

Early Black Friday deals include Amazon devices and Samsung 4K TVs

It’s November, which means Black Friday month is here. Although the major shopping holiday isn’t until November 24th, several retailers are already offering early deals. As reported on last week, Dell and Costco have released their Black Friday deals — we’ll be bringing you Black Friday and Cyber Monday coverage all month which you can follow along with here. This weekend, score early Black Friday … Continue reading Early Black Friday deals include Amazon devices and Samsung 4K TVs