Posts tagged "apple"

Apple Goes all in on Encryption Despite FBI Concerns

Apple goes all in on encryption despite FBI concerns: As part of the new system, developers building software for Apple’s devices will be able to opt for users’ information to have no encryption, single-key encryption, or multi-key encryption “with per-file keys for file data and a separate key for sensitive metadata” – comparable to leaving… Continue reading

Shortsighted Federal Bureau of Investigation Considered Taking Apple to Court Over Encryption Fears

The shortsighted Federal Bureau of Investigation considered taking Apple to court due to their encryption capabilities built-in to iMessage, Facetime, and iOS devices: The clash with Cupertino was reportedly sparked by an investigation this summer — “involving guns and drugs” — in which a court order was obtained, demanding that Apple provide real time iMessages… Continue reading

Obama Administration War Against Apple and Google Just Got Uglier

The ostensible Obama administration’s war against Apple and Google providing device encryption on by default has gotten uglier with the prospect that the companies could potentially be held liable for providing material support to terrorists (emphasis added): Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the LawFare blog, suggested that Apple could in fact face that liability if it… Continue reading

German Researcher Identifies Dangerous Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Mac OS X

Generally speaking, Mac OS X is a much safer operating system compared to Microsoft Windows, but that does not mean it is completely immune to vulnerabilities. German researcher Stefan Esser has identified a dangerous local privilege escalation vulnerability in Mac OS X (emphasis added): “Furthermore the opened log file is never closed and therefore its… Continue reading