Security Stories Today

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has officially called on the FBI and FTC to investigate FaceApp, citing national security concerns.

The controversy over FaceApp, which allows users to choose a photo and then have the app make them look younger or older, began with what turned out to be a false alarm…

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Security Stories July 16

Update: Apple is pushing a new security update to remove these webservers too.

The Mac webcam hijack flaw discovered in the Zoom video conference app is also present in RingCentral and Zhumu.

The evidence also suggests that the same vulnerability will exist in other Mac video conferencing apps …

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Security Stories June 27

Apple security engineering chief to talk iOS and macOS at Black Hat 2019

At the Black Hat security conference in August, a lead Apple security executive will offer new details on iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. The talk will run for 50 minutes and is entitled “Behind the Scenes of iOS and Mac Security.”

Can smart home devices get viruses? There’s been a lot of talk about the idea of IoT (Internet of Things) devices being infected by viruses, not least because Samsung this month recommended scanning its QLED televisions for viruses every few weeks.

Security experts from Avast and Symantec have set out to separate fact from fiction. They say that while a virus isn’t impossible, it is extremely unlikely – but there are four other ways the security of your smart home can be compromised, and we outline some simple steps you can take to reduce the risks …

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Security Stories June 25

A macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability discovered by a security researcher last month has now been exploited in what appears to be a test by an adware company.

Gatekeeper is designed to ensure that Mac apps are legitimate by checking that the code has been signed by Apple. Any app failing that check shouldn’t be allowed to install without the user acknowledging the risk and granting explicit permission to proceed …

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Security Stories June 24

The latest Apple ads carry messages aimed to showing the company caring for both consumers and the planet.

There are three short video ads, each just 16 seconds long, and you can watch each of them below …

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