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Apples Been Hacked New Update To Be Rolled Out  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27339 posts, RR: 60
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

Breaking news that like Facebook , Apple has also been targeted. Hopefully they are right and no data was taken.

The company says the attack was launched by the same hackers who hit Facebook and other companies in January.
No data appears to have been stolen in the attack, the company added.
Apple is working with law enforcement to track down the hackers.
The iPhone and iPad maker said it would release a software tool later on Tuesday to protect customers against the malicious software used in the attacks.

http://news.sky.com/story/1054265/ap...no-data-was-stolen-in-cyber-attack

[Edited 2013-02-19 11:07:56]

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User currently offlinekngkyle From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1414 times:
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As Apples market share continues to grow so too will the number of viruses and malware targeting it. Most security experts say Microsoft is years ahead of Apple when it comes to security largely because Apple hasn't had to deal with it as much. That, combined with the mentality many mac users have of it being virus-free, leading them to be less careful, is going to lead to a rude awakening for many.

But hopefully Apple has learned something from the Flashfake botnet that infected 700,000 macs last year and was almost completely Apples fault. Apple refused to let Oracle perform a critical java security update, one that Microsoft implemented 3 months earlier.


User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8483 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

Apple, along with every other computer system can be hit with trojans and this appears to be similar to Java related problems from January.

User currently offlinecaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

Let´s see if Jeff Jarvis gets called again by BBC only to have him put them in their place... 


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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8483 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

The update is now available for download on the App Store

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
The iPhone and iPad maker said it would release a software tool later on Tuesday to protect customers against the malicious software used in the attacks.

The actual attack vector was Oracle's Java vulnerability which we've discussed before and which Apple has already addressed a while ago.

What they will provide in addition to that is apparently a cleanup utility to remove the specific malware they have observed using that earlier exploit, to be used by people who have actually been attacked.

That same Java exploit was used on several platforms and I can only reiterate that it is a good idea to keep Java uninstalled completely or at least disabled in the browser.


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