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New iOS malware with a funky name: "Unflod Baby Panda"

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You may have heard mention, over the past few days, of some curiously-named new iOS malware.

You'll hear it called "Unflod", because of the name of the file in which it was found, as well as "Baby Panda."

Paul Ducklin goes on a Panda expedition...

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 today, or wait until Sunday?

The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and its diehard technical fans continues.

Update - jailbreak - update - jailbreak...

Should Apple open up iOS and offer an official route to jailbreaking?

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

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Here you go.

All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).

Windows RT "jailbroken", shows its Windows 8 roots

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A security researcher has discovered a way to allow any code to run on Windows RT/Surface tablets, effectively "jailbreaking" Microsoft's latest foray into mobile computing.

One weekend, one million jailbreakers - what should Apple do next?

One weekend, one million jailbreakers - what should Apple do next?

Last weekend, Chronic Dev tweeted about the latest jailbreak tool for Apple's iDevices. In just two days, nearly one million people used it.

With such clear minority interest in jailbreaking, what should Apple do next?

Google subpoenaed by FBI to access a pimp's pattern-locked Samsung smartphone

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The story of the Pimpin Hoes Daily gang founder Dante Dears, his pattern-locked Samsung phone, the feds, google, and subpoenas. Why couldn't the FBI get into the locked phone? Get the popcorn - this is interesting.

CanSecWest Day 2 - Smartphones, mobile security, iOS 5 and NFC

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Day 2 at CanSecWest was dominated by mobile security talks. The highlights included anti-rooting technologies used in Android, iOS and a look at NFC enabled mobile phone security.

Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S finally fall to jailbreakers

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Apple's most hacker-resistant hardware to date - the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S, which are built around the Apple A5 chip - can now be jailbroken.

Should you rush to slither free of Apple's fiscal tentacles?

EFF asks US Copyright Office to exempt jailbreaking from DMCA

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The EFF is asking the US Copyright Office to expand exemptions for jailbreaking/rooting devices to include game consoles and other smart devices. We explore the security risks and benefits of their proposal.

Google's open source geezer gets shirty about security

Google's open source geezer gets shirty about security

Google's hackerishly hirsute Open Source Programs Manager, Chris DiBona, stormed the IT headlines this week.

He stuck his paddle into the computer security world and stirred...

Apple's iOS 5.0.1 is out - should you upgrade?

Apple's  iOS 5.0.1 is out - should you upgrade?

Apple's latest iOS update is out. The new version bumps iOS5 up to 5.0.1, and is Apple's first update available over-the-air.

Question is, should you update right away?

Apple hires jailbreaking iPhone hacker Nicholas Allegra

Apple hires jailbreaking iPhone hacker Nicholas Allegra

Comex, the creator of the JailBreakMe website which helps iPhone and iPad owners jailbreak their phones, has been given an internship... at Apple.

Three free tips to better protect your iPhone

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iPhones and iPads are powerful computers - and need to be protected.

Mobile security expert Graham Lee offers some free security tips for iOS users.

Apple iOS 4.3.4 jailbreak bugfix jailbroken already

Apple iOS jailbreak bugfix jailbroken already

Early in July, the JailbreakMe site published an automated, on-line method for opening up iOS 4.3.3 devices. Apple, to its credit, caught up within two weeks, pushing out iOS 4.3.4 to close the hole.

But the jailbreakers are back in already.

Apple releases iOS 4.3.4/4.2.9 to fix JailBreakMe.com flaw

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Apple have released an update to iOS to fix the vulnerabilities present in iPads, iPhones, and iPods. Three bugs were fixed, all related to the JailBreakMe.com website.

SSCC 66 - Popureb, JailBreakMe.com, WordPress insecurities and Twitter hackers

Sophos Security Chet Chat 41

In this week's Chet Chat Paul Ducklin is Chet's guest as they cover the latest security news. Topics covered include a paper on the Popureb rootkit, the vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS exploited by jailbreakme.com, WordPress 3.2 and the latest Twitter account hacks.

JailBreakMe site rings security alarm for iPhone and iPad users

JailBreakMe site rings security alarm for iPhone and iPad users

A website is making it easy to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad - but could also be giving a blueprint to malicious hackers on how to infect such devices with malware.

Mac malware, Sony, LulzSec, Facebook facial recognition, Lockheed/RSA - 90 Sec News - May 2011

Mac malware, Sony, Lulzsec, Facebook facial recognition, Lockheed/RSA - 90 Sec News - May 2011

Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

This month: Mac malware makes itself known, Sony woes continue, Lulzsec hacks, Facebook gets creepier, and Lockheed faces a challenge.

Aftermath of the Droid Dream Android Market malware attack

Aftermath of the Droid Dream Android Market malware attack

Android smartphone malware is making the news - after it managed to find its way into the official Android Market.

Sophos expert Vanja Svajcer takes a closer look.

VIDEO: How to steal passwords from a locked iPhone

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German researchers say that they have found a way to steal passwords stored on a locked Apple iPhone in just six minutes.

Even if they don't know your iPhone's passcode.