New ‘Silver Sparrow’ Malware Infected Nearly 30,000 Apple Macs – Tempemail

Days after the first malware targeting Apple M1 chips were discovered in the wild, researchers have disclosed yet another previously undetected piece of malicious software that has already infected 29,139 Macs running Intel x86_64 and the iPhone maker’s M1 processors. However, the ultimate goal of the operation remains something of Continue Reading

First Malware Designed for Apple M1 Chip Discovered in the Wild – Tempemail

One of the first malware samples tailored to run natively on Apple’s M1 chips has been discovered, suggesting a new development that indicates that bad actors have begun adapting malicious software to target the company’s latest generation of Macs powered by its own processors. While the transition to Apple silicon Continue Reading

Apple will proxy Safe Browsing requests to hide iOS users’ IP from Google – Tempemail

Apple’s upcoming iOS 14.5 update will come with a new feature that will redirect all fraudulent website checks through its own proxy servers as a workaround to preserve user privacy and prevent leaking IP addresses to Google. A built-in security-focused feature in the Safari browser, “Fraudulent Website Warning,” alerts users Continue Reading

Facebook v Apple: the looming showdown over data tracking and privacy | Facebook

Facebook is taking lessons from its debacle over WhatsApp privacy changes in a bid to prevent millions of its users opting out of allowing the company to track their interests across the internet. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, was forced to delay an update to its privacy policy last Continue Reading

Google apps feel strain as firm’s privacy standoff with Apple drags on | Google

Google’s privacy standoff with Apple has lasted so long that even the company’s own apps are complaining about it. Since early December, Apple has required any iOS app to include a privacy “nutrition label”, listing all the ways the app uses personal data. Those labels, which are written by the Continue Reading

Apple Patches 10-Year-Old macOS SUDO Root Privilege Escalation Bug – Tempemail

Apple has rolled out a fix for a critical sudo vulnerability in macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Mojave that could allow unauthenticated local users to gain root-level privileges on the system. “A local attacker may be able to elevate their privileges,” Apple said in a security advisory. “This issue was Continue Reading

Is big tech now just too big to stomach? | Business

The coronavirus pandemic has wrought economic disruption on a global scale, but one sector has marched on throughout the chaos: big tech. Further evidence of the industry’s relentless progress has come in recent weeks with the news that Apple and Amazon both raked in sales of $100bn (£72bn) over the Continue Reading

Apple Fitness+ review: ‘Short of getting a trainer, it’s good at getting me to push myself’ | Life and style

I abandoned my paltry selection of panic-bought fitness equipment and the hastily cobbled-together workout videos from my local gym fairly quickly over the course of Melbourne’s 2020 lockdowns. But there was one thing that kept me moving: closing my rings. With the launch of Apple Fitness+, a streaming workout video Continue Reading

Google uncovers new iOS security feature Apple quietly added after zero-day attacks – Tempemail

Google Project Zero on Thursday disclosed details of a new security mechanism that Apple quietly added to iOS 14 as a countermeasure to prevent attacks that were recently found to leverage zero-days in its messaging app. Dubbed “BlastDoor,” the improved sandbox system for iMessage data was disclosed by Samuel Groß, Continue Reading

Apple and Facebook at odds over privacy move that will hit online ads | Apple

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, has launched his strongest attack on Facebook yet, as the two companies face off over Apple’s plans for new privacy features that would severely limit online advertising. Speaking to the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference on “Data Privacy Day”, Cook defended Apple’s decision to Continue Reading