Apple 

Apple reveals special new iPhones for security researchers

Apple is planning to supply special iPhones to security researchers next year to help them find security flaws in iOS. The devices will be made available to researchers that report bugs through the company’s invitation-only bug bounty program for iOS. Apple first launched this bug bounty program three years ago at the Black Hat conference, and it’s now extending its use at the same conference today to cover macOS, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and more. Apple’s iOS Security Research Device program will be available to researchers with a track record of high-quality security…

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Apple 

Apple disables Group FaceTime following major security flaw

Apple has temporarily disabled its Group FaceTime feature in iOS and macOS to fix a major security flaw. A bug in Apple’s FaceTime video calling feature has allowed anyone to call a phone or Mac and listen in before the other person picks up. The flaw works by adding yourself to a FaceTime call before the recipient picks up, tricking FaceTime into thinking it’s an active call and forcing the person you’re actually calling to start transmitting audio. Apple has now disabled the Group FaceTime feature on the server side, and reports suggest this…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy S8 gets new update, keeps the same November security patch

Samsung smartphones that will receive an update to Android Pie will move from Samsung Experience UI to One UI. According to previous info, the Galaxy S8 is in tow for such a switch, but if you have received the latest update, prepare to be disappointed, because it brings neither new OS nor updated security patch. Samsung Galaxy S8 update info The new software update is version G950FXXU4CRKG / G950FOXM4CKR1 / G950FXXU4CKR1 and is 451 MB in size. According to the log, it brings device stability improvements and bug fixes, along…

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