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Don't hold off too long on updating to iOS 16.5.1 and the other new public releases, as Apple has patched multiple security issues that were actively exploited.iMessage vulnerability patchedApple released iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, macOS Ventura 13.4.1, and watchOS 9.5.2 on Wednesday. These are small point updates but contain critical security patches. Read more...
Don't hold off too long on updating to iOS 16.5.1 and the other new public releases, as Apple has patched multiple security issues that were actively exploited.iMessage vulnerability patchedApple released iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, macOS Ventura 13.4.1, and watchOS 9.5.2 on Wednesday. These are small point updates but contain critical security patches. Read more...
Illustration by Samar Haddad for The Verge My smart home journey began, like so many others, with a poorly placed light switch. My partner and I had just bought our first house, and the switch that illuminated the kitchen was in the laundry room all the way on the other side, meaning we had to wander through darkness to get to it. I hated that light switch. So what to do? Well, I could spend a bunch of money I didn’t have to hire someone to move it, try to do it myself and accidentally burn my house down with a bad wiring job, or take the plunge on a smart home. I took the path of least resistance (that’s…
Windows users will want to make sure that they are running the latest version of iTunes, iTunes 12.12.9, in order to gain protection from a recently uncovered security vulnerability. Apple released iTunes 12.12.9 on May 23, and it fixes an issue that could allow malicious apps to gain elevated privileges to install malware on a Windows machine. While the vulnerability was addressed last week, Synopsys, the security company that discovered the problem, today shared some details on how it worked. iTunes had a privileged folder with weak access control, allowing a malicious person to redirect the folder creation to the Windows system directory, which could then be used to obtain a higher-privileged system shell.The iTunes application creates a folder, SC…
Microsoft identified a new macOS vulnerability called "Migraine" that can cause headaches for Mac users — but only if you haven't updated your software recently.Apple patched macOS "Migraine" exploitOn May 30, Microsoft published a new threat intelligence paper detailing a macOS vulnerability they call "Migraine," which they've already alerted Apple about. With this vulnerability, attackers with root access on a machine can "automatically bypass" System Integrity Protection (SIP) and perform arbitrary operations on that device. Read more...
Macworld Welcome to our weekly Apple Breakfast column, which includes all the Apple news you missed last week in a handy bite-sized roundup. We call it Apple Breakfast because we think it goes great with a Monday morning cup of coffee or tea, but it’s cool if you want to give it a read during lunch or dinner hours too. Jam tomorrow One of our most widely read articles last week was an exploration of early iPhone 16 rumors. Reflecting on reports of larger screens, better battery life, solid-state buttons, and more, the article mused that the best course for customers might be to skip the iPhone 15 generation entirely and wait for the big update in 2024. I don’t…
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