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Flaw in MacBook EFI allows boot ROM malware

Next week at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress (31C3) in Hamburg, programmer/hacker Trammell Hudson will present research on ways to infect Apple EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware using the externally accessible Thunderbolt ports.

OS X malware infecting connected iPhones, iPads

Researchers at network security company Palo Alto Networks have uncovered a new and sophisticated form of malware which attacks iOS devices through USB connections from OS X systems. They have called it WireLurker. Palo Alto Networks says that “…

Feds only have themselves to blame for Apple and Google’s smartphone encryption efforts

NEW YORK — For the past two weeks, federal agencies and the executive branch have launched a cacophony of critique of Apple and Google for bolstering the encryption on their users’ smartphones.

Chinese iOS Trojan Targets Jailbroken iPhones Used by Hong Kong Protesters

Lacoon Mobile Security has discovered a new ‘advanced’ Chinese iOS trojan targeting jailbroken iPhone users in Hong Kong, linked to a previous Android spyware app currently being distributed among protesters via a link shared on WhatsApp.

In-App Browsers Considered Harmful

How many apps on your iPhone or iPad have a built-in browser? Would it surprise you to know that every one of those apps could eavesdrop on your typing? Even when it’s in a secure login screen with a password field?

How to Protect Yourself From Big Bank-Card Hacks

With hackers stealing millions of credit and debit card numbers with seeming impunity from Target, Home Depot, and other retailers lately, it might seem as if there’s nothing the average consumer can do to protect themselves.