Apple

(get it in RSS or Atom)

"Oops! I'm sorry about that" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

60ss-video-250

Here it is - this week's 60 Second Security video.

News that will amuse, and it only takes a minute...

Apple kills the POODLE – also fixes Shellshock in case you forgot

poosdle-osx-250

Apple just shipped OS X 10.10 Yosemite - including a fix for the POODLE vulnerability.

Mavericks and Mountain Lion also got updates to kill the POODLE.

As for Lion, now three releases off the pace...bad news.

U2's Bono says sorry for foisting album on everybody's iTunes

Bono

In a Facebook interview, a U2 fan - or, well, maybe just somebody who took advantage of the chance to tell off the band - asked the band to please never release an automatically downloaded album again, given that "It's really rude."

Reminder: iCloud's going to demand app-specific passwords from third-party apps

icloud-app-2sv-250

Yes, your third-party calendar, mail and contacts apps that don't support Apple's new two-factor authentication system are going to turn 10 toes up on your iThings. You'll need app-specific passwords to get at the cloud data.

Apple patches OS X against Shellshock

apple-bash-250

If you're a Mac user, you may have felt wrongfully left out of all the Shellshock kerfuffle over the past few days.

Not any more!

Are you tired of weak or fake zero-day exploits? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

60ss-video-250

Watch our latest 60 Second Security video!

An entertaining but insightful look at the week's security woes - in just one minute...

SSCC 166 - A sleeping bag and a camping stove to queue for an iPhone? [PODCAST]

chet-chat-logo-featured-250

For your listening pleasure!

Here's the latest episode in our weekly podcast series...

10 security holes that cybercrooks dream about - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

60ss-video-250

Here's this week's episode of 60 Second Security.

Enjoy the latest security news in just one minute...

Apple’s Tim Cook talks privacy: 'We're not like all the others'

Apple store. Image courtesy of Songquan Deng/Shutterstock.com

Apple has launched a new privacy website to explain what it does and doesn't do with user data. On the front page, a letter from CEO Tim Cook explains that Apple views privacy differently to other internet services who, he says, view users as products and not customers.

Apple ships a sevenfold security surprise, including iOS 8 and OS X 10.9.5

apple-upd-250

Apple doesn't have Patch Tuesdays, but it does have Update Surprisedays.

We just had one of them, with brand new and more secure versions of iOS, OS X and Safari.

SSCC 165 - "U2 or not U2," that is the question [PODCAST]

chet-chat-logo-featured-250

It's Chet Chat time!

Here's this week's episode of our news-you-can-use security podcast...

Apple adds two-step verification for iCloud, effective immediately

icloud-250

Apple has listened, and extended its two-step verification system to iCloud.

It's a great start...but does it go far enough?

Apple relents, lets you "depurchase" that U2 album you never bought in the first place‏

u2-250

Apple has listened!

The company has come up with a free Album Removal Tool that allows you to "unbuy" the U2 album that recently showed up in your iTunes account...

Why would we let you say "No" to something that's free? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

60ss-video-250

Here's our latest 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy...

Apple's free gift: Did U get the album 2?

apple-u2-250

Apple's gift of a free U2 album for iTunes users?

Turns out it's "free" as in "compulsory"...

SSCC 164 - Spend Bitcoins using Apple Pay? *NOW* you've got me interested! [PODCAST]

chet-chat-logo-featured-250

Here's this week's Sophos Security Chet Chat for your listening pleasure.

Our weekly computer security podcast with the News You Can Use...

Apple Pay - just how safe is it going to be?‏

ap-watch-250

Apple Live 2014 saw the announcement of the Apple Watch, a free U2 album for all iTunes users, and the iPhone 6/6 Plus.

But perhaps of most interest to security watchers was "Apple Pay", Cupertino's guns-blazing answer to Google Wallet...

Tim Cook says Apple *does* care about iCloud Security. But is that enough? [POLL]

2sv-cloud-250

Tim Cook told the WSJ that, yes Apple *does* care about iCloud security, and will take steps to make it more secure.

Really?

How far would your sysadmins go to fix a problem? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

60ss-video-250

Here it is - this week's 60 Second Security video.

News that will amuse, and it only takes a minute...

Apple, please provide better protection for iCloud - Secure our Selfies!

iCloud

In the wake of exposed candid celebrity photos Apple recommends using two-step verification. Would this have made a difference? Should Apple strengthen its authentication options?