Apple is sorry for the critical root vulnerability: “our customers deserve better”

Less than 24 hours after developer Lemi Orhan Ergin‏ discovered a critical bug in macOS High Sierra that made it far too easy for anyone to gain root access to your Mac, Apple has responded by issuing a fix while apologizing for the concern it has caused to customers…. Read the rest of this post here



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Apple releases macOS High Sierra update fixing root password vulnerability

Apple on Wednesday issued a critical patch for macOS High Sierra to fix a major vulnerability discovered yesterday which allowed unrestricted access with full administrative privileges on Macs with a Guest account enabled or the root account’s password left blank…. Read the rest of this post here



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Dangerous macOS High Sierra bug allows full admin access, here is how to protect your Mac

A potentially serious bug has been discovered by developer Lemi Orhan Ergin‏ that allows anyone to gain root access to your machine by attempting to login with the username “root” and leaving the password blank. The vulnerability can easily be replicated, but fortunately, there is a simple workaround to fix the problem on your Mac until Apple releases a patch…. Read the rest of this post here



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iOS 11.2 fixes the Calculator input lag

As we reported, Apple’s Calculator app on iOS 11 suffers from a lag when typing too quickly…. Read the rest of this post here



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iTunes 12.4 bug causing Apple Music playback issues with tracks shorter than 60 seconds

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There seems to be a bug in iTunes 12.4 which causes playback issues with Apple Music tracks shorter than 60 seconds, MacRumors reported today.

The problem allegedly stems from a buffering bug that apparently causes iTunes to never begin downloading the next song in the queue if it’s shorter than 60 seconds. Basically, iTunes is left waiting for a download to finish that has in fact never started. The bug has been reported to Apple and we expect it to be fixed in a future iTunes update…. Read the rest of this post here



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Apple pulls iOS 9.3.2 for 9.7 inch iPad Pro following reports of bricked devices with ‘Error 56’ issue

Update: Here’s Apple’s comment on the matter:

We’re working on a fix for an issue impacting a small number of iPad units that are receiving an error when trying to update the software. We’ll issue an update as quickly as possible”

Apple has today pulled iOS 9.3.2 for the 9.7 inch iPad Pro, following reports that users were seeing their iPads bricked after updating to the latest iOS release on Monday. The bug does not affect the larger, 12.9 inch iPad Pro. After updating, users seeing the bug would be prompted to Connect to iTunes on the iPad display. However, aside from an Error 56 debug message, the device could not be restored through iTunes or DFU.

Apple acknowledged the issue yesterday in a press statement, suggesting affected users who cannot restore through iTunes should instead contact Apple Support. There is no word on a temporary fix for users who have already been impacted by the problem. It is likely Apple will re-release iOS 9.3.2 for the relevant models soon.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices Tagged: Apple, bricked, bug, iPad Pro, iPad Pro 9.7-inch
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iOS 9.3.2 reportedly bricking some 9.7-inch iPad Pro models with ‘Error 56’

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It appears that today’s iOS 9.3.2 update is causing problems for some 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners. As noted by MacRumors, a number of users have taken to Twitter and other forums to complain that the firmware bricked their tablets shortly after installing the over-the-air update.

More specifically, users are seeing an “Error 56” message, which instructs you to plug your device into iTunes. According to some of those who have received the error, however, plugging the tablet into your computer and trying to restore through iTunes doesn’t resolve the issue…. Read the rest of this post here



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How to submit feedback and bug reports to Apple

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Has that longstanding bug in iOS, OS X or a first-party Apple app been driving you crazy? And did you ever wonder what’s taking the company so long to squash some of its well reported software bugs? But if you’re pissed off by buggy Apple software, why not take the time to submit a bug report to them so that they’re aware of it?

You see, it is in Apple’s interest to improve its products and give customers the best possible experiences.

Letting the company know about a software problem you’ve been plagued with is always helpful and if enough people report the same bug, the issue will hopefully be escalated to someone who’s in charge.

As you may have suspected, this tutorial invites you to do your duty and file a bug report or submit feedback using Apple’s many bug-reporting tools and services…. Read the rest of this post here



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Apple fixes Siri passcode bypass flaw and Night Shift + Low Power Mode trick

Early this morning, we told you about a new iPhone 6s passcode bypass vulnerability that allowed handlers to access photos and contact details without needing to verify with a passcode or Touch ID. The Lock screen vulnerability was made possible by Siri, and let users bypass the security provided by the Lock screen passcode and/or Touch ID.

If there’s a positive spin to put on such a vulnerability, it’s that fixes can be implemented server side without the need for an iOS update. Apple today has fixed the passcode bypass method by forcing Siri to request your Lock screen passcode whenever a user tries to search Twitter via Siri while at a secured Lock screen more…

Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: bug, fix, lock screen, Low Power mode, Night Shift, passcode, Security, Siri
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Easy to fix iOS bug bypasses Lock screen on iPhone 6s, giving access to Contacts and Photos

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First spotted by Jose Rodriguez, who last September found a similar flaw in iOS, and highlighted by The Daily Dot, Apple’s mobile operating system contains a vulnerability that lets others access your Contacts and Photos using Siri on the Lock screen of your iPhone 6s, bypassing your passcode.

Fortunately, there’s an easy fix for this which involves revoking Siri access to Twitter and Photos and disabling Lock screen access to the personal digital assistant. Apple has not commented on the bug, which will likely be squashed in an upcoming software update…. Read the rest of this post here



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