The iOS 15.2.1 patch, available for all supported iPhones and iPads, is described simply as a “resource exhaustion issue” that causes the device to hang when processing maliciously crafted HomeKit accessory names. The sudden appearance of the patch comes almost two weeks after researcher Trevor Spiniolas publicly documented the HomeKit bug and warned that it…

ZeroFox provides an AI-powered platform that protects users and brands from social media-sourced threats. The platform analyzes millions of pieces of publicly-accessible content in platforms such as Microsoft 365, G Suite, LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Instagram, and Apple and Google mobile app stores — looking for potential threats such as account compromise, fraudulent profiles, business email…

Citizen Lab teamed up with the threat-intel team at Facebook parent company Meta to expose Cytrox alongside a handful of PSOAs (private sector offensive actors) in the murky surveillance-for-hire industry. In a detailed technical report published late Thursday, Citizen Lab said Cytrox is responsible for a piece of iPhone eavesdropping malware that was planted on…

The number of cybersecurity-related mergers and acquisitions announced in the past months has remained constant, with 41 deals announced in October 2021. October 1-10 11:11 Systems acquires Green Cloud Defense Managed infrastructure solutions provider 11:11 Systems acquired Green Cloud Defense, a cloud infrastructure-as-a-service provider that specializes in managed cloud security solutions. The deal will help…

Syniverse says it has roughly 1,250 customers across 200 countries, including a vast majority of the world’s mobile carriers, such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Vodafone, China Mobile, Airtel, Telefónica, and América Móvil. The company’s services are used to connect the networks of different mobile carriers and enable the transmission of data. Syniverse says it enables…

This is the 16th documented in-the-wild zero-day exploitation of security defects in Apple’s iOS and macOS platforms so far this year. “Apple is aware of reports that an exploit for this issue exists in the wild,” the company said without elaborating. No other details of IOCs (indicators of compromise) were provided. The Cupertino, Calif. software…

For Android users, installing applications from Google Play, and Google Play only, is the wise choice. With its strong safety rules, official app monitoring, plentiful user reviews, and security researcher scrutiny, Android’s official store tends to be a safe place for downloading apps. Even when malware does make it to Google Play, it is quickly…

While you read these words, the chances are that somebody, somewhere, is trying to break in to your computer by guessing your password. If your computer is connected to the Internet it can be found, quickly, and if it can be found, somebody will try to break in. And it isn’t like the movies. The…