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Re: Apple MacOS and iOS

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Post by Reality Check » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:41 pm

pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:44 am
The new screen time feature tells me that in the partial week I've had iOS 12, I've spent 3 hours and 39 minutes on Fogbow. :o
We obviously have no life. :lol:


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Re: Apple MacOS and iOS

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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Some Users Locked Out of Their Apple IDs, Forced to Reset Passwords
Tuesday November 13, 2018 6:24 am PST by Mitchel Broussard

Apple appears to have locked a select group of users out of their Apple ID accounts over the past 20 hours or so, with no clear indication yet as to why the incident has occurred. According to reports on Reddit and Twitter, users are being kicked out of their Apple IDs for security reasons, and forced to reset their password to gain access to their account.

Users report this happening without warning on iPhone, Apple TV, and other Apple devices, while they were using Apple Music, watching TV, etc. The original poster on Reddit confirmed that they have two factor authentication enabled and a unique iCloud password for their Apple ID not used anywhere else, and many users report similar settings.

On Twitter, @AppleSupport is guiding users to the Support Communities web page that explains what to do if your Apple ID is locked and disabled. In nearly all instances across social media, users are reporting that they must reset their Apple ID password to be able to get back into their accounts.



https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/13/lo ... apple-ids/



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Re: Apple MacOS and iOS

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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:39 pm

APPLE APOLOGISES OVER MAJOR IPHONE FACETIME SNOOPING BUG
Andrew Griffin

Apple has apologised over a major FaceTime bug that let people listen in on others' iPhones.

A fix has now been developed and rolled out on Apple's servers, and will be with users through an iOS update next week, it said. That will arrive as a normal iPhone software update.

Until then, users are safe because Apple has turned off the affected group FaceTime feature entirely, stopping anyone conferencing calling.

The apology comes days after it emerged that an issue with group FaceTime calls allowed people to listen in on other phones. In some cases, the bug would even allow users to see video through the phone's camera, entirely without the knowledge of the person on the other end of the call.

The company also thanked the Thompson family, a mother and her son who had discovered the bug and then said they trouble reporting it in to Apple. It said it would improve the process through which such reports could be sent in, and to make sure they are fixed as quickly as possible.


https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... 58526.html

the issue at hand:
Serious FaceTime Bug Lets You Hear a Person's Audio Before They Answer [Update: And See Video]
Monday January 28, 2019 4:12 pm PST by Juli Clover

There's a major bug in FaceTime right now that lets you connect to someone and hear their audio without the person even accepting the call.

This bug is making the rounds on social media, and as 9to5Mac points out, there are major privacy concerns involved. You can force a FaceTime call with someone and hear what they're saying, perhaps even without their knowledge.

We tested the bug at MacRumors and were able to initiate a FaceTime call with each other where we could hear the person on the other end without ever having pressed the button to accept the call. To exploit the bug, all you have to do is add your own phone number to a FaceTime call you've already initiated, which apparently creates a major FaceTime issue.

These are the steps:

1. Initiate a FaceTime call with someone.
2. While the call is ringing, swipe up from the bottom of the display.
3. Tap on the "Add Person" button.
4. Add your own phone number when it asks for the number of the person to add.

Adding your own phone number to Group FaceTime a second time causes the call between both parties to connect. You can hear the person on the other end and they can hear you, even though the call wasn't accepted.


https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/28/ap ... etime-bug/



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Re: Apple MacOS and iOS

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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:10 pm

Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking
And there's no way a user would know

Zack Whittaker

Many major companies, like Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps. In most cases you won’t even realize it. And they don’t need to ask for permission.

You can assume that most apps are collecting data on you. Some even monetize your data without your knowledge. But TechCrunch has found several popular iPhone apps, from hoteliers, travel sites, airlines, cell phone carriers, banks and financiers, that don’t ask or make it clear — if at all — that they know exactly how you’re using their apps.

Worse, even though these apps are meant to mask certain fields, some inadvertently expose sensitive data.

Apps like Abercrombie & Fitch, Hotels.com and Singapore Airlines also use Glassbox, a customer experience analytics firm, one of a handful of companies that allows developers to embed “session replay” technology into their apps. These session replays let app developers record the screen and play them back to see how its users interacted with the app to figure out if something didn’t work or if there was an error. Every tap, button push and keyboard entry is recorded — effectively screenshotted — and sent back to the app developers.


https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/06/iphon ... reenshots/



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Re: Apple MacOS and iOS

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Post by Somerset » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:45 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking
And there's no way a user would know

Zack Whittaker

Many major companies, like Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps. In most cases you won’t even realize it. And they don’t need to ask for permission.

You can assume that most apps are collecting data on you. Some even monetize your data without your knowledge. But TechCrunch has found several popular iPhone apps, from hoteliers, travel sites, airlines, cell phone carriers, banks and financiers, that don’t ask or make it clear — if at all — that they know exactly how you’re using their apps.

Worse, even though these apps are meant to mask certain fields, some inadvertently expose sensitive data.

Apps like Abercrombie & Fitch, Hotels.com and Singapore Airlines also use Glassbox, a customer experience analytics firm, one of a handful of companies that allows developers to embed “session replay” technology into their apps. These session replays let app developers record the screen and play them back to see how its users interacted with the app to figure out if something didn’t work or if there was an error. Every tap, button push and keyboard entry is recorded — effectively screenshotted — and sent back to the app developers.


https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/06/iphon ... reenshots/
And the immediate reaction from Apple:

https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/07/apple-glassbox-apps/
Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code

Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps — or face removal from the app store, TechCrunch can confirm.

In an email, an Apple spokesperson said: “Protecting user privacy is paramount in the Apple ecosystem. Our App Store Review Guidelines require that apps request explicit user consent and provide a clear visual indication when recording, logging, or otherwise making a record of user activity.”

“We have notified the developers that are in violation of these strict privacy terms and guidelines, and will take immediate action if necessary,” the spokesperson added.

It follows an investigation by TechCrunch that revealed major companies, like Expedia, Hollister and Hotels.com, were using a third-party analytics tool to record every tap and swipe inside the app. We found that none of the apps we tested asked the user for permission, and none of the companies said in their privacy policies that they were recording a user’s app activity.



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Re: Apple MacOS and iOS

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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:08 am

Be alert if you are running a Windows software in the Mono framework on MacOS. Don't download apps from unverified origins!

Note: this is note a newly discovered bug but a new hacking tool.
Windows Malware Runs on Macs, Bypasses Gatekeeper to Target Software Pirates
By Sergiu Gatlan
February 12, 2019 10:59 AM

If it wasn't already obvious, pirating software is a risky business and this was again proven by a set of malicious executables targeting macOS users with info stealers and adware, and compiled as Windows EXE binaries with the help of the open source Mono framework.

Mono is designed to allow developers to create cross-platform .NET applications part of the .NET Foundation, which can be later used on multiple platforms, from macOS, Windows, Android, most Linux distributions, BSD, and Solaris, as well as on some game consoles such as PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii.

The malware ridden executables discovered by Trend Micro's Don Ladores and Luis Magisa are distributed via torrent websites and promise to deliver cracked versions of various software:
Little_Snitch_583_MAC_OS_X.zip
Paragon_NTFS_for_Mac_OS_Sierra_Fully_Activated.zip
Wondershare_Filmora_924_Patched_Mac_OSX_X.zip
LennarDigital_Sylenth1_VSTi_AU_v3_203_MAC_OSX.zip
Sylenth1_v331_Purple_Skin__Sound_Radix_32Lives_v109.zip
TORRENTINSTANT.COM+-+Traktor_Pro_2_for_MAC_v321.zip

Mono-based binaries will launch unhindered as long as the Mono runtime is available on the system and the threat actors made sure that their malware will be able to run by bundling a copy of the Mono framework within the downloaded installers.

The installer within the Little_Snitch_583_MAC_OS_X.zip (the one Trend Micro chose to analyze) looks just like any other macOS app, but on closer inspection, when looking within the application bundles, the researchers were able to find the maliciously crafted EXE files which will deliver "a malicious payload that overrides Mac’s built-in protection mechanisms such as Gatekeeper."


https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... e-pirates/



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Re: Apple MacOS and iOS

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Post by MN-Skeptic » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:51 pm

(I know this may not be exactly the right thread, but I'm excited.)

Apple introduced the first iPad Mini in the fall of 2012. For the next three years it updated the iPad Mini in the fall, with the iPad Mini 4 coming out in September 2015. Then... crickets. No new iPad Minis. Rumors were that Apple was going to drop the Mini. :crying: I loved my iPad Mini.

TODAY - 3½ years later - Apple announces the iPad Mini 5. YAY. :dance: Newer. Faster. More memory. What's not to love?

By the way, they are also coming out with an updated 10.5" iPad Air.


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