Apple today confirmed that it has addressed the recent „Meltdown“ vulnerability in previously released iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 updates, with additional fixes coming to Safari in the near future to defend against the „Spectre“ vulnerability.
Apple has also confirmed that the two vulnerabilities affect all Mac and iOS devices. The company’s full statement, available through a new support document covering Meltdown and Spectre, is below: Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known by two names, Meltdown and Spectre. These issues apply to all modern processors and affect nearly all computing devices and [...]
A serious design flaw and security vulnerability discovered in Intel CPUs has reportedly already been partially addressed by Apple in the recent macOS 10.13.2 update, which was released to the public on December 6.
According to developer Alex Ionescu, Apple introduced a fix in macOS 10.13.2, with additional tweaks set to be introduced in macOS 10.13.3, currently in beta testing. AppleInsider also says that it has heard from „multiple sources within Apple“ that updates made in macOS 10.13.2 have mitigated „most“ security concerns associated with the KPTI vulnerability.
The question on everyone's minds: Does MacOS [...]
Apple has already patched serious vulnerabilities in the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard that protects many modern Wi-Fi networks, the company told iMore’s Rene Ritchie this morning.
The exploits have been addressed in the iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS betas that are currently available to developers and will be rolling out to consumers soon.
A KRACK attack proof-of-concept from security researcher Mathy Vanhoef Disclosed just this morning by researcher Mathy Vanhoef, the WPA2 vulnerabilities affect millions of routers, smartphones, PCs, and other devices, including Apple’s Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
Using a key reinstallation attack, or [...]
Apple’s stock has recovered from early week losses incurred after the company’s earnings results fell slightly below Wall Street expectations.
Apple shares are currently trading for roughly $148, slightly above Tuesday’s closing price of $147.51, set just before the company’s earnings report. The stock had dropped to as low as $144.27 on Wednesday, but Apple has bounced back since alongside an overall rise in the S&P 500 index today.
Wall Street remains bullish on Apple heading into the second half of the year, as most analysts think the so-called „iPhone 8“ with an OLED display and wireless charging will be a [...]