Apple OS X Yosemite: the key features

By admin | 17 October 2014 | 0 Comments

First debuted in June of this year, Yosemite is finally here. Here's all you need to know about Apple's latest operating system, and how it'll work with existing iDevices

How much will it cost?

Like Apple's last update, Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite is available to download for free. Apple iOS 8.1 is also a free upgrade, and both updates require you to back up your devices first

This POODLE Bites: Exploiting The SSL 3.0 Fallback

By admin | 17 October 2014 | 0 Comments

Security Advisory, Bodo Möller, Thai Duong, Krzysztof Kotowicz, Google, September 2014

Introduction

SSL 3.0 [RFC6101] is an obsolete and insecure protocol. While for most practical purposes it has been replaced by its successors TLS 1.0 [RFC2246], TLS 1.1 [RFC4346], and TLS 1.2 [RFC5246], many TLS implementations remain backwards­compatible with SSL 3.0 to interoperate with legacy systems in the interest of a smooth user experience. The protocol handshake provides for authenticated version negotiation, so normally the

iPhones have a major security hole that Apple installed on purpose

By admin | 17 October 2014 | 0 Comments

If you use an iPhone or iPad, your photos, web history, and GPS logs are vulnerable to theft and surveillance via back-door protocols running on all iOS devices, according forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski, better known by the hacker moniker
“NerveGas.”

In a security-conscious era, we’re used to hearing about zero-day exploits—newly-discovered security holes that can be used to steal personal data or snoop on unsuspecting users. But Zdziarski says the vulnerabilities he has discovered were intentionally installed by Apple and have existed for years.