Apple Disables Walkie Talkie due to Bug

· Andrew Orr · Product News

Apple has disabled the Walkie Talkie app on Apple Watch because of a vulnerability that could let someone secretly eavesdrop on your iPhone.

iOS 12.2 Fixes 51 Security Vulnerabilities

· Andrew Orr · Link

iOS 12.2 patches 51 security vulnerabilities, which is a huge incentive to update if nothing else announced yesterday was enticing.

The list of patches covers a wide variety of bugs an adversary could potentially manipulate to obtain effects like denial-of-service, privilege escalation, and information disclosure to gaining root privileges, overwriting arbitrary files, or executing code of the attacker’s choice.

WinRAR Fixes 14-Year-Old Bug

· Andrew Orr · News

WinRAR, a file compression app on Windows, recently patched a bug that was there for fourteen years due to an old DLL library.

A Vulnerability in the iPhone QR Reader Comes to Light

· Andrew Orr · News

Infosec says that it reported the vulnerability to Apple on December 23. Now after waiting the standard 90 days, the website says that Apple still hasn’t fixed the bug.

Apple Security Updates Fixed These Bugs in iOS 11

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple Security

The details on the Common Vulnerabilites and Exposures (CVE) website aren’t available yet. This is because Apple imposed a moratorium on publishing until the bugs were patched. We’ll know more about them in the days ahead.