Apple patches iOS against potent zero-day spyware attack

Network World

Apple is issuing patches for three iOS zero-day vulnerabilities known as Trident that have been exploited for years by an Israel-based spyware vendor against a human rights activist, an investigative journalist and others. The attack, called Pegasus, is flexible, letting attackers steal a broad range of data from iPhones and iPads, according to the firms that discovered it. “In

Apple patches iOS security flaws found in spyware targeting activist

Network World

To spy on a human rights activist, hackers allegedly connected to a Middle Eastern government used three previously unknown vulnerabilities in Apple’s iOS. The claims -- from research at Toronto-based Citizen Lab and mobile security firm Lookout -- focus on spyware that targeted Ahmed Mansoor, an activist in the United Arab Emirates.

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Why CIOs May Be The Company's Biggest Security Risk (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Thank goodness your company has taken care to secure every way that there is for outsiders to get into your company’s network. Maybe there’s one way that hasn’t been secured – you! Over the last 30 years or so, corporations have spent untold billions of dollars to create secure corporate networks. For a couple of very important reasons you may be your company’s single greatest security threat.

Technology News and Hot Topics

CTOvision

Samsung Picks Israeli Bio-Sensing Technology LifeBEAM as Asset in Fighting … LifeBEAM, an Israeli developer of bio-sensing technology, will play a pivotal role in helping Samsung compete head to head with Apples smart watches. How Apple Forces New Technology to Improve the Future. Apple’s decisions on redesign of the technology of just about everything are an endless source of criticism, especially by those who have a right to tinker with their devices.

How to Avoid Email Scams

Galido

Protect your computer with antivirus, firewall, spam filter, and anti-spyware software. apple id email scam. apple email scams. apple scam email. apple email scam. SecurityThere are various email and online scams that have plagued our inboxes for many years. Some emails try to get you to open a zip file, click a link to execute a virus, or open a back door to your computer.

The massive Twitter hack could be a global security crisis

The Verge

Whatever Twitter eventually comes to say about the events of July 15th, 2020, when it suffered the most catastrophic security breach in company history , it must be said that the events were set in motion years ago. Twitter acknowledged the situation after more than an hour of silence, writing on its support account at 5:45PM ET, “We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter. The spyware was made by Israel’s NSO Group.

THE CYBERWIRE DAILY PODCAST EP. 389 WITH GUEST SPEAKER DAVID BRUMLEY

ForAllSecure

The CyberWire Daily podcast delivers the day's cyber security news into a concise format. On July 22, 2019, David Brumley, CEO of ForAllSecure and professor at CMU, joined The CyberWire Daily host, David Bittner, to discuss how autonomous security enables security and development teams to not only automate security as a part of the SDLC, but also implement a data-drive rubric for determining whether an application is secure enough for production.

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