Tag: flaw

Serious Bluetooth security flaw officially acknowledged; now patched by Apple

A serious Bluetooth security flaw has been acknowledged by Bluetooth SIG, the official body in charge of standards for the wireless communications technology. It is sufficiently dangerous that the official… Read more »

Intel & Microsoft disclose another Meltdown & Spectre flaw, categorized as ‘medium risk’

Google’s Project Zero and Microsoft today disclosed the latest variant of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that were originally revealed in January. Intel is referring to this one as “Variant… Read more »

Amazon flaw costs Apple accessory maker nearly $100k as counterfeiter takes over legitimate listing

Amazon has come under fire in the past for its lackluster approach to handling counterfeit products. Now, the online retailer is facing a broader problem, with counterfeiters going as far… Read more »

HomeKit flaw in iOS 11.2 allowed remote access to smart devices, temporary fix already in place

Apple’s software woes continued this week with the publication of a HomeKit flaw that allowed remote access to smart home devices like locks and lights. The company has since issued… Read more »

Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw

Apple, a company that prides itself on customer experience, just had one of its worst customer-facing weeks in history, with a major security flaw on macOS High Sierra and a… Read more »

Class action lawsuit against Apple over iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’ hardware flaw gains momentum

A few months back, we reported on a hardware flaw plaguing a growing number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, which garnered the name of “Touch Disease.” Shortly… Read more »

FBI tips Apple about security flaw in iOS and Mac software … but it had already been fixed with iOS 9

The FBI has decided it will not divulge the details of how it successfully hacked into the San Bernardino iPhone to Apple, having found a method at the last-minute just hours before… Read more »

FBI’s first vulnerability tip to Apple came on April 14 for already-patched flaw

Apple on Tuesday said the FBI divulged its first vulnerability tip under a White House process for sharing digital security flaws with private corporations on April 14, but the information… Read more »