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…

The new iOS 14.4.2 was released on Friday with yet another band-aid for Apple’s flagship iOS platform and the company said it was “aware of reports that an exploit for this issue exists in the wild.” As is customary, the company did not provide any additional details on the in-the-wild attacks. A brief advisory describes…

Apple has release a new batch of security updates and has fixed three iOS zero-days that “may have been actively exploited” by attackers. The three zero-days Two of the zero-day vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-1870 and CVE-2021-1871) are logic issues affecting the WebKit browser engine, which may allow a remote attacker to achieve code execution on devices running…

macOS Big Sur 11.0 was officially launched on November 12 and on the same day Apple released its first update, version 11.0.1. The company has advised customers to update to this version — macOS Big Sur 11.0 comes preinstalled on certain Mac models — but there have been reports that the Big Sur update is…

Increased Focus on iOS Hacking Leads to Drop in Exploit Prices

Exploit acquisition company Zerodium announced last week that it would no longer be buying certain types of iOS exploits for the next 2-3 months due to surplus. It also announced that prices for iOS exploit chains that require some user interaction and don’t provide persistence will likely drop in the near future. Furthermore, Zerodium’s CEO…

On Monday, ZecOps released a report about a couple concerning vulnerabilities with the Mail app in iOS. These vulnerabilities would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the Mail app or the maild process that assists the Mail app behind the scenes. Most concerning, though, is the fact that even the most current version…