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Hacker News report that Apple has "rolled out security patches to address a new zero-day flaw in iOS and iPadOS that it said has come under active exploitation in the wild ... the kernel vulnerability could be abused by a local attacker to elevate their privileges."

A Zero-Day patch is issued issued by a developer when they discover a flaw which has been exploited without their knowledge. 

Source: The Hacker News.

Apple users should check they are using the latest available release for their operating system and Safari browser.

Read more: Apple release Security Patches for actively exploited iOS Zero-Day Flaw.

Hacker News also stated that "users who are at risk of being targeted are recommended to enable Lockdown Mode to reduce exposure to mercenary spyware exploits".

23 September 2023

New Apple Zero-Days Exploited to Target Egyptian ex-MP with Predator Spyware.

14 September 2023

Russian Journalist's iPhone Compromised by NSO Group's Zero-Click Spyware.

7 July 2022

Apple introduce an optional enhanced security setting called Lockdown Mode for its iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura to safeguard high-risk users against "highly targeted cyberattacks."

Apple's New "Lockdown Mode" Protects iPhone, iPad, and Mac Against Spyware.

7 June 2022

Apple's New Feature Will Install Security Updates Automatically Without Full OS Update.


Examining the Growing Threat and User Perspectives

25 July 2023.

A study of Mac user behaviour entitled:

  • Mac Security Survey 2023: User Awareness and Behavior.

reported some quite astonishing findings.

Example: many users of password manager tools (who are obviously thinking about security) are saving passwords in their browser, perceiving their web browser (Safari, Chrome etc) to be secure.

Read more: macOS Under Attack: Examining the Growing Threat and User Perspectives.


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Protect Your Web Connection

The security and privacy settings of most applications used to connect to the web do not by default offer much protection at all.

It is hoped the pointers provided in this article will help you address the lax default settings of the applications you use.

And in so doing protect your Personal Data, your Hosting Account and your Website from being compromised by hackers.

Read more: Protect Your Web Connection.


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