Security

Over 90 Civil Rights Groups Ask Apple to Abandon CSAM Plans

Over 90 Civil Rights Groups Ask Apple to Abandon CSAM Plans

Ever since Apple announced CSAM detection for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS earlier this month, it’s been a topic of debate. Not only security experts but even Apple’s own employees are calling it out. Now, more than 90 civil rights groups have written an open letter to Apple, asking them to track back its CSAM plans.

Developer Reverse-Engineers Apple’s CSAM Detection System, Finds Serious Flaws in it

Developer Reverse-Engineers Apple’s CSAM Detection System, Finds Serious Flaws in it

Apple announced the new CSAM detection system earlier this month. Since the feature’s announcement, CSAM has received a lot of backlash with not only security researchers but even Apple’s own employees calling it out. Now, an independent developer has reverse-engineered CSAM and has found some serious flaws in it.

Researcher Claims Apple Will Have to ‘Re-Write iMessage Codebase’ to Combat Pegasus Spyware

Researcher Claims Apple Will Have to ‘Re-Write iMessage Codebase’ to Combat Pegasus Spyware

About a week ago, the iPhones of thousands of journalists, human rights activists, and ministers were discovered to be bugged with Pegasus spyware. A report disclosed that the spyware had entered the victims’ iPhones by exploiting iOS 14’s iMessage zero-click vulnerability. Now, a security researcher has said that Apple might even have to “re-write most of the iMessage codebase” in order to keep its users safe from spyware.

How to Check if Your iPhone Has Been Infected with Pegasus Spyware

How to Check if Your iPhone Has Been Infected with Pegasus Spyware

Pegasus spyware has been making headlines for the past few days. The tool developed by Israeli private company NSO has been accused of collecting the personal data of thousands of journalists, human rights activists, and politicians. Though highly unlikely, Amnesty International has developed a tool that lets you check if your iPhone has been infected with the Pegasus spyware.

Apple Says iMessage Zero-Click Exploit Used in Pegasus Hack Is ‘Not a Threat’ to Most

Apple Says iMessage Zero-Click Exploit Used in Pegasus Hack Is ‘Not a Threat’ to Most

Earlier today, it was reported that the Pegasus hack that resulted in the data leak of thousands of journalists and human rights activists was infected through the zero-click exploit in iOS 14.6’s iMessage app. Apple has now issued a statement in regards to the data leak, saying that the exploit is “not a threat to most.”

Report: Pegasus Spyware Hack Based on Zero-Click iOS 14.6 iMessage Exploit Sold to Governments Worldwide

Report: Pegasus Spyware Hack Based on Zero-Click iOS 14.6 iMessage Exploit Sold to Governments Worldwide

Pegasus Spyware has been making the headlines since Sunday morning. The spyware developed by Israel’s NSO group has been accused of leaking data of thousands of journalists, lawyers, and human rights activists around the world. According to a new report, iPhones running iOS 14.6 have been infected by the Pegasus spyware using the iMessage zero-click vulnerability.

Security Researcher ‘Feels Robbed’ After Apple Refuses to Pay Bug Bounty

Security Researcher ‘Feels Robbed’ After Apple Refuses to Pay Bug Bounty

Over the past several years, Apple has emerged as a company that deeply cares about privacy. Apple’s Security Bounty program is designed to fix security issues and reward the researchers. A security researcher has penned down his thoughts on Apple Security Bounty and his overall experience. Apple allegedly refused to pay a bounty for a critical bug that qualifies for the Apple Security Bounty program.

Report: NSO’s iPhone Spyware Linked with Multiple State Attacks Leading to Violence

Report: NSO’s iPhone Spyware Linked with Multiple State Attacks Leading to Violence

A database released by Amnesty International and partner organizations reveals how spyware is used to enable state terror attacks in multiple countries. The report says NSO Group spyware helps facilitate state terror attacks and curtail dissidents.

Instructions Reveal How US Agencies Use GrayKey to Bypass Locked iPhones

Instructions Reveal How US Agencies Use GrayKey to Bypass Locked iPhones

GrayKey is an infamous iPhone ‘hacking’ tool widely used by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. to extract data from locked iPhones. Even though the tool is now said to be no longer working after iOS 12, reports of the FBI unlocking an iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 13 have come up.

Tiktok Has Updated Its Privacy Policy to Collect Biometrics Data

Tiktok Has Updated Its Privacy Policy to Collect Biometrics Data

TikTok has silently changed its privacy policy in the US. The new policy reflects that the app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information.” It looks like TikTok has permitted itself to collect your personal information, including” faceprints and voiceprints.”