Apple To Settle Butterfly Keyboard Lawsuit

Do you have a MacBook with a Butterfly Keyboard?  If so, keep an eye out for an email regarding the Butterfly Keyboard class action lawsuit. Recently, Apple has agreed to pay out $50 million to settle the suit that alleged that Apple knew about flaws with the butterfly keyboard’s switches it built into several MacBook models. The keyboards were first …

Microsoft Releases PoC Code For MacOS App Sandbox Vulnerability

MacOS features a powerful sandbox restriction that helps keep modern Apple computers safe by limiting how code can run on the system. Unfortunately, no system is bullet proof. There’s a way that a determined attacker could bypass sandbox restrictions and execute malicious code arbitrarily.  Engineers at Microsoft discovered the vulnerability, and independent security researcher Arsenii Kostromin discovered it independently. Both …

Apple Users Will Want To Update As Soon As Possible

Do you own a device running macOS Monterey 12.5.1, or iOS/iPadOS 15.6.1? If so, you’ll want to download and install the latest patches as soon as possible. Apple recently released a small but critical security update aimed at fixing a pair of serious vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on an unpatched device. The two issues …

New Version Releases For iOS Devices

Apple has recently announced a new string of updates for their OS family including iOS, iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5, watchOS 8.7 and tvOS 15.6. Bear in mind that the next version of all of these will be out in just a few months, so these updates are a bit light on features as compared to others we’ve seen from the …

Simple Tips For Securing Smart Device Data

Data security isn’t something that’s at the forefront of most people’s minds, but it probably should be.  These days, we use far more than just our trusty laptops and desktops to do real, meaningful work.  Most people have a plethora of devices they tap into on a regular basis and take with them wherever they go. From smart phones to …

Update Google Chrome Soon To Fix Multiple Security Issues

Are you a Google Chrome user?  If so, be aware that the company recently released a stable version of Chrome 102 and is urging all users of its browser to update right away. The latest release contains a total of 32 security fixes on Windows, Mac and Linux. Of the 32 flaws addressed, eight are high-severity, nine are medium, seven …

Be Aware That ChromeLoader Malware Is Picking Up Steam

A browser hijacker called “ChromeLoader” has had a large uptick in detections this month, which is raising eyebrows among security professionals. ChromeLoader can modify a victim’s web browser settings to show search results that promote unwanted (and usually spammy) software, annoying pop-up ads, fake giveaways, adult games, dating sites, surveys, and the like. As malware goes, there are far worse …

Update Addresses Zero Day Exploit For Some Apple Devices

If you’re not familiar with the term, a Zero Day exploit is a security flaw that the software vendor is not aware of and hasn’t yet patched. In many (but not all) cases, Zero Day Vulnerabilities will also have publicly available proof-of-concept exploits before a patch becomes available.  Quite often, these flaws are being actively exploited in the wild. Apple …

Say Goodbye To The Apple iPod

It is the end of an era.  Apple recently announced that they were discontinuing the legendary iPod, which is now in its 7th generation of production. When first released more than fifteen years ago, the iPod was an instant smash hit that almost singlehandedly created the digital music industry, moving it from the shadowy frontier of P2P file sharing services …

Three Big Companies Working On Passwordless Login Options

Ask just about any IT security professional and they will tell you that weak user passwords are one of the biggest problems and most persistent threats to corporate networks. Despite years of training, re-training, and near-constant reminders to strengthen passwords, users keep making the same mistakes. They’ll re-use the same password across multiple properties. They may use an incredibly weak …