Top CyberSecurity News For October 10th 2016

  1. Apple Watch Banned From Cabinet Meetings Over Spy FearsFrom TechWeek Europe. Ministers have been forbidden to wear the Apple Watch during cabinet meetings due to the risk they could be hacked by Russian agents, according to a report.

    Prime minister Theresa May imposed the new rules following several high-profile hacks that have been blamed on Russia, according to The Telegraph, which cited unnamed sources.

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Top CyberSecurity News For October 4th 2016

  1. Apple’s iMessage Exposes User IP Address and Device Details to SpammersFrom Softpedia.  

    Apple might need to fine-tune the link preview feature the company added to iMessage in iOS 10 and macOS 10.12, released two weeks ago, in September.

    According to Ross McKillop, this new feature contains an information leak bug that allows an attacker to learn an iMessage user’s IP address, OS version, and device details.

    Link previews are the small content cards that appear whenever you type and share a URL in a chat window. IM services such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype, or Slack also provide this feature, which can be quite handy, offering a preview of what the link holds, without having to leave the IM app.

Top CyberSecurity News For August 15th, 2016

  1. Researchers Find Serious Flaws in iMessage EncryptionFrom On The Wire. New research from a team at Johns Hopkins University shows that there are serious problems with the way Apple implemented encryption on itsiMessage system, leaving it open to retrospective decryption attacks that can reveal the contents of all of a victim’s past iMessage texts.