1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020

Apple also claims to have foiled US$1.5 billion worth of potentially fraudulent transactions. Apple says that it thwarted more than US$1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions and prevented almost a million vulnerable and otherwise risky apps from making their way into the App Store in 2020, according to a new report highlighting the company’s efforts to protect … More 1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020

AirDrop flaws could leak phone numbers, email addresses

You can only stay safe by disabling AirDrop discovery in the system settings of your Apple device, a study says. Two security loopholes in Apple’s AirDrop feature could let hackers access the phone numbers and email addresses associated with both the sending and receiving device, German researchers have found. The feature, which lets users easily … More AirDrop flaws could leak phone numbers, email addresses

Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs

The first instance of malicious code native to Apple Silicon M1 Macs emerged a month after the release of devices equipped with the company’s in-house CPUs. In November, Apple debuted a series of Mac computers sporting its new Apple Silicon M1 chips to great acclaim. The release of the new hardware also grabbed the attention … More Malware authors already taking aim at Apple M1 Macs

ESET uncovers Operation NightScout: Cyberespionage supply-chain attack on gamers in Asia

A few days ago, ESET researchers discovered a new supply-chain attack compromising the update mechanism of NoxPlayer, an Android emulator for PCs and Macs. Three different malware families were spotted being distributed from tailored malicious updates to selected victims with no sign of leveraging any financial gain, but rather, only cyberespionage capabilities were seen. ESET dubbed the malicious operation NightScout. BigNox is a company based in … More ESET uncovers Operation NightScout: Cyberespionage supply-chain attack on gamers in Asia