IT Security Stories to Watch: Are Cybercriminals Targeting Apple?

Read why Dan Kobialka says that Apple devices are susceptible to hacking in 2016 on MSP Mentor : Several cybersecurity experts are predicting cybercriminals increasingly will target Apple (AAPL) devices in 2016. And as a result, Apple tops this week’s list of IT security newsmakers to watch, followed by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), […]

Unmanaged Apple devices are a liability for corporations

While people widely use Apple devices for work, lack of security and management of those devices exposes companies to significant liabilities, according to a new survey by Dimensional Research. Of the total 2,249 U.S. workers surveyed, nearly half (45 percent) use at least one Apple device for work purposes. Read about the survey Dimensional Research which […]

Report: Apple agrees to Chinese security audits of its products

Apple will allow China’s State Internet Information Office to run security audits on products the company sells in China in an effort to counter concerns that other governments are using its devices for surveillance, according to news reports. Apple CEO Tim Cook agreed to the security inspections during a December meeting in the US with […]

Apple sued for shrinking storage space on 16GB devices thanks to iOS 8

Apple’s caught plenty of flack for continuing to sell iPhones and iPads with just 16GB of storage in 2014, and just as much for the amount of storage needed to upgrade to iOS 8, two things that a pair of customers from Florida are suing the company over. In a legal complaint filed yesterday in […]

Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod copyright management

Apple won a class-action lawsuit that alleged they had used a software update to ensure iPod owners could only play songs sold in the iTunes Store or downloaded from CDs. The federal court jury took three hours to reject the lawsuit that concerned iPods sold from September 2006 to March 2009, according to The New […]

Former Apple exec receives one year in prison, $4.5M fine, for leaking information

A former executive at Apple was sentenced on Friday to one year in prison for leaking company secrets and receiving monetary compensation from vendors and suppliers. Paul Shin Devine, 41, from Sunnyvale, Calif., worked as the company’s global supply manager from 2005 until his arrest in 2010, according to the International Business Times. During his […]

Steve Jobs defends Apple in anti-trust trial, in a videotaped deposition shot in 2011

More than three years after his death, legendary Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs held a federal courtroom transfixed on Friday as attorneys played a video of his testimony in a class-action lawsuit that accuses Apple of inflating prices by locking music lovers into using Apple’s iPod players. Looking gaunt and pale, Jobs spoke softly during […]

Apple, Google encryption ‘not helping’ criminal investigation: AFP

Access to encryption technology, the growth of cloud services, and the Internet of Things pose challenges to the way the Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigates both traditional and online criminal activity. Speaking at the CeBIT GovInnovate conference in Canberra on Wednesday, AFP assistant commissioner and national manager for high-tech crime operations Tim Morris said that […]

Google Chrome drops support for early Intel Macs

Google is rolling out Chrome browser version 39 to OS X users. This brings a big change – a shift from 32-bit to full and exclusive 64-bit support. By switching Chrome to 64-bit, Google hopes that it will be faster and use less memory. The update also patches over 40 vulnerabilities. But there is a […]

Apple iOS 8.1.1 Fixes Several Code-Execution Flaws

Apple has patched 10 vulnerabilities in iOS, including a pair of bugs that allowed arbitrary code execution and one that enables an attacker to run random binaries on a target device. The patches come in iOS 8.1.1, a small update to the company’s mobile operating system. There are several serious vulnerabilities fixed in this release, […]