How to get rid of a calendar virus on different devices

Calendar virus on iOS may flood your device with spam notifications

Calendar virus may not sound familiar to most of users. What’s likely happening is that a calendar is spamming you with appointments; it’s just mistakenly appeared in your calendar. Whenever you receive a notification from one of these appointments, you must refrain from clicking any links within the message. Doing so could infect your device… Continue reading How to get rid of a calendar virus on different devices

Spy method NoReboot allows simulating iPhone shutdown and prying through the camera

The NoReboot spy method allows intercepting the iPhone restart and shutdown process and prevent them from ever happening. ZecOps has developed a new method to simulate restarting or shutting down the iPhone and thereby prevent the removal of malware from it, with which hackers can secretly track the victim through the microphone and phone camera.… Continue reading Spy method NoReboot allows simulating iPhone shutdown and prying through the camera

Vulnerability in Apple iCloud puts billion users at risk

Security of over a billion iPhone owners and users of popular instant messengers is at risk due to a vulnerability in Apple iCloud. As the Forbes reports, private messages sent via iMessage and WhatsApp on iPhone are not secure when using factory settings. While encrypted apps like iMessage and WhatsApp keep messages on the device… Continue reading Vulnerability in Apple iCloud puts billion users at risk

Experts showed fraudulent payments from a locked iPhone with Apple Pay and a Visa card

Scientists talked about how to make fraudulent payments using Apple Pay with a Visa card on a locked iPhone. This scam works over the air, even if the iPhone is in your bag or pocket, and has no limit on the number of transactions. A report on this issue [PDF] will be presented at the… Continue reading Experts showed fraudulent payments from a locked iPhone with Apple Pay and a Visa card

Cybersecurity expert created an exploit to hack iPhone via Wi-Fi

Google Project Zero expert Ian Beer has demonstrated an exploit to hack iPhone and other iOS devices remotely and without user interaction. The underlying critical vulnerability CVE-2020-3843, discovered by the researcher, made it possible to remotely steal sensitive data from any device in the Wi-Fi hotspot without any user’s interaction. The exploit, which Bier worked… Continue reading Cybersecurity expert created an exploit to hack iPhone via Wi-Fi

Kr00k problem threatens devices with Qualcomm and MediaTek Wi-Fi chips

In early 2020, ESET experts spoke about the Kr00k vulnerability (CVE-2019-15126), which can be used to intercept and decrypt Wi-Fi (WPA2) traffic. Then it was reported that any devices using the solutions of Cypress Semiconductor and Broadcom, from laptops and smartphones to routers and IoT devices, are susceptible to this problem. Now there is information… Continue reading Kr00k problem threatens devices with Qualcomm and MediaTek Wi-Fi chips

Sindhi Language Symbols Disable iPhone and iPad

Users found that a messages with certain characters in the Sindhi language symbols (used primarily in India and Pakistan) disable OS 13.4.1 and crash the iPhone and iPad. A “text bomb” will affect the operation of the device, even if the user simply received a notification from Messages or WhatsApp, or from social networks (for… Continue reading Sindhi Language Symbols Disable iPhone and iPad

Vulnerabilities allowed access to cameras on Mac, iPhone and iPad

Apple paid $75,000 to the IS researcher Ryan Pickren in the frameworks of the bug bounty program for vulnerabilities in Safari, due to which it was possible to access someone else’s cameras on Mac, iPhone and iPad, simply by directing a person to a special site. In total, Picren discovered seven vulnerabilities in the Apple… Continue reading Vulnerabilities allowed access to cameras on Mac, iPhone and iPad

US authorities can hack iPhone, but may have difficulties with Android

Although the US authorities are persistent in waging a “cryptographic war” with technology companies, demanding weakening of encryption, they already have technical tools for cracking any phone. For example, US authorities can certainly hack any iPhone. Firstly, law enforcement agencies are successfully using forensic tools for mobile devices (for example, the FBI managed to crack… Continue reading US authorities can hack iPhone, but may have difficulties with Android

Researcher remotely hacked iPhone using only one vulnerability

Researcher in a few minutes remotely hacked iPhone using only Apple ID and exploiting only the CVE-2019-8641 vulnerability, due to which he gained access to the user’s accounts and passwords on the device and activated the camera. Vulnerabilities in software that could compromise a system without user intervention (for example, without clicking on a malicious… Continue reading Researcher remotely hacked iPhone using only one vulnerability