Updates released by Apple on Monday for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS patch a flaw that causes applications to crash when rendering specific strings of Indian characters. Someone noticed recently that displaying a string written in India’s Telugu language (జ్ఞ‌ా) caused many apps on iOS and macOS to crash. The list of impacted apps includes…

Mac users and administrators need to be on the lookout for compromised machines after a security researcher disclosed late yesterday a big flaw in Apple’s macOS High Sierra platform that allows for password-less logins to root accounts. Publicly disclosed by software engineer Lemi Orhan Ergin via Twitter, the flaw allows someone with physical access to…

An update released on Thursday by Apple for its macOS High Sierra operating system patches two vulnerabilities, including one that allows malicious applications to steal passwords from the Keychain. The Keychain flaw, tracked as CVE-2017-7150, was disclosed last week by Patrick Wardle, director of research at Synack. Apple has now addressed the issue with the release of High…

Mac users who have updated to the latest OS version or have downloaded and implemented the most recent security update may not be as secure as they originally thought, Duo Security researchers have found. That’s because many of them did not receive the newest firmware along with OS and software updates.

Advertising can sometimes be annoying — and sometimes it can be malicious. Businesses that make their money selling advertisements sometimes go too far trying to make sure you see their ads. Recently researchers found that one such business — a big digital-marketing agency — went as far as installing adware on 250 million computers running…

It’s time to patch your Mac, iDevices and software again: Apple has released security updates for MacOS (all the way back to Yosemite), iOS, watchOS, tvOS, iTunes, iCloud for Windows, and Safari. The iTunes and iCloud for Windows updates fix one vulnerability in WebKit each. But both of these are critical, as they can be…