A flaw in OpenSSL and Apple's Secure Transport implementation of SSL and TLS protocols is putting millions of Android and Apple device users as well as visitors of secured sites in danger of having their encrypted connections decrypted, and the information exchanged with the servers behind them intercepted.
A slew of US tech companies have been dropped from China's Ministry of Finance's approved government procurement list, including Apple, McAfee, Citrix Systems and Cisco Systems, Reuters reported.
iPhone users who are also customers of UK banks RBS and NatWest can now access their online banking app by simply pressing their finger on their phone's home button.
After having added a two-step verification feature to allow users to secure their iCloud (Apple ID) accounts, and extending the protection to iCloud backups last September, Apple has now made the system cover FaceTime and iMessage.
Apple has released the latest version of OS X Yosemite (v10.10.2) and the first security update (2015-001) for this year, and among the problems fixed is one affecting the CPU software, allowing malicious Thunderbolt devices to modify the host firmware if connected during an EFI update.
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