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OA260
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Apples Been Hacked New Update To Be Rolled Out

Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:05 pm

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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RE: Apples Been Hacked New Update To Be Rolled Out

Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:02 pm

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.
 
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RE: Apples Been Hacked New Update To Be Rolled Out

Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:04 pm

Apple, along with every other computer system can be hit with trojans and this appears to be similar to Java related problems from January.
 
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RE: Apples Been Hacked New Update To Be Rolled Out

Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:42 pm

Let´s see if Jeff Jarvis gets called again by BBC only to have him put them in their place... 
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RE: Apples Been Hacked New Update To Be Rolled Out

Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:29 pm

The update is now available for download on the App Store
 
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RE: Apples Been Hacked New Update To Be Rolled Out

Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:43 pm

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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