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3.22.2017
Mac Developer: Inside the Hunt for Russia's Most Notorious Hacker | WIRED

Inside the Hunt for Russia's Most Notorious Hacker | WIRED: "Werner, as it happened, knew quite a bit about Evgeniy Bogachev. He knew in precise, technical detail how Bogachev had managed to loot and terrorize the world’s financial systems with impunity for years.

A barnburner, terrific article.

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3.15.2017
Mac Developer: Apple hires renowned iPhone jailbreaker to help protect privacy | Cult of Mac

Apple hires renowned iPhone jailbreaker to help protect privacy | Cult of Mac: "Jonathan Zdziarski, who was active in the iPhone jailbreaking community for years, revealed today that he has accepted an offer to join Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team."

Feeling tightened?

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3.12.2017
Mac Developer: WikiLeaks documents show CIA struggling to crack Apple gear, little danger to everyday folk

WikiLeaks documents show CIA struggling to crack Apple gear, little danger to everyday folk: "Apple has since revealed that it has patched most of the CIA's exploits in iOS 10.

Feeling trusty yet?

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Mac Developer: 'Password rules are bullsh*t!' Stackoverflow Jeff's rage overflows • The Register

'Password rules are bullsh*t!' Stackoverflow Jeff's rage overflows • The Register: ""These days, given the state of cloud computing and GPU password hash cracking, any password of 8 characters or less is perilously close to no password at all," he said."

Stackoverflow is one of the most useful sites on the inter web.

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3.08.2017
Mac Developer: After NSA hacking exposé, CIA staffers asked where Equation Group went wrong | Ars Technica

After NSA hacking exposé, CIA staffers asked where Equation Group went wrong | Ars Technica: "A third error was the failure to renew some of the domain name registrations Equation Group-infected computers reported to. When Kaspersky Lab obtained the addresses, the researchers were shocked to find some machines infected by a malware platform abandoned more than 10 years earlier were still connecting to it."

Seems like everyone hates GoDaddy autorenew.

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Mac Developer: WikiLeaks document dump reveals CIA iPhone penetration team, insecurity of exploit library

WikiLeaks document dump reveals CIA iPhone penetration team, insecurity of exploit library: "Overall, WikiLeaks claims that the Engineering Development Group inside the agency's CCI has produced more than 1000 hacking systems and "weaponized" malware. Reportedly, the codebase associated with the vectors is larger than Facebook's."

Your tax dollars hard at work. Thanks, Obama!

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Mac Developer: How Google's lack of human curation spreads and monetizes fake news

How Google's lack of human curation spreads and monetizes fake news: "Google search is developing a credibility problem that could be blamed on artificial intelligence. In a statement, the company said its algorithms for generating "featured snippet" answers can cause "instances when we feature a site with inappropriate or misleading content," resulting in false answers."

Worse than yellow journalism? You tell me.

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2.24.2017
Mac Developer: Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears • The Register

Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears • The Register: "El Reg requested comment directly from Google on Friday morning but we're yet to hear back. While we've been waiting for a response, we've canvassed security folks through Twitter, two of whom have said they've been been asked to reauthenticate themselves and log back into their Google accounts."

Just such a bad time for it.

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2.09.2017
Mac Developer: New Mac malware from Iran targets US defense industry, human rights advocates with fake Flash updates

New Mac malware from Iran targets US defense industry, human rights advocates with fake Flash updates: "Visitors to the current fake site would be provided with malware for either Windows or macOS, depending on the detected operating system. In MacDownloader's case, it creates a fake Adobe Flash Player dialog that offers to update the Flash player, or to close the window. "

Huggadah, huggadah.

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1.31.2017
Mac Developer: Apple smashes expectations: record setting $78.4B in revenue on sales of 78.3M iPhones

Apple smashes expectations: record setting $78.4B in revenue on sales of 78.3M iPhones: "Mac sales were up slightly, reaching 5.4 million in the holiday period. That bested the 5.3 million units Apple shipped a year ago."

We'll take it.

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1.26.2017
Mac Developer: Windows code-signing tweaks sure to irritate software developers • The Register

Windows code-signing tweaks sure to irritate software developers • The Register: "Changes that mean signing certificates for Windows can only be sold in hardware form – or from an as-yet undefined cloud-based "service” – from the start of February are likely to have a big effect on software development."

Linux will eat everything.

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1.24.2017
Mac Developer: 'Right to Repair' bills in five states could force Apple to provide iPhone parts, support to independent repair shops

'Right to Repair' bills in five states could force Apple to provide iPhone parts, support to independent repair shops: "Five states have introduced bills that would give citizens the "Right to Repair" electronics, compelling Apple and other manufacturers to provide service manuals and easier access to spare parts to consumers and third-party repair shops. "

Not everyone wants soma for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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1.23.2017
Mac Developer: Annoyingly precocious teen who ruined Trek is now an asteroid • The Register

Annoyingly precocious teen who ruined Trek is now an asteroid • The Register: "Actor Asteroid 391257, who rose to prominence for playing annoyingly precocious teen Starfleet member Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation, now has an asteroid named after him."

This is not fake news.

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1.19.2017
Mac Developer: Disposable, anonymous servers, via Bitcoin and Python • The Register

Disposable, anonymous servers, via Bitcoin and Python • The Register: "Teran McKinney, a Texas-based systems engineer with a professed fondness for Ayn Rand, is taking disposable infrastructure a step further with a service called SporeStack that allows developers to deploy servers anonymously, paid for in Bitcoin."

Disposably yours.

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1.18.2017
Mac Developer: 'Fruitfly' malware patched by Apple relies on 'ancient' Mac system calls

'Fruitfly' malware patched by Apple relies on 'ancient' Mac system calls: "The company noted that Apple has already released a silent update for macOS, dubbing the malware "Fruitfly." Malwarebytes' own app identifies the code as "OSX.Backdoor.Quimitchin," making a reference to ancient Aztec spies."

libJPEG, what?

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1.16.2017
Mac Developer: Windows 10 Anniversary Update crushed exploits without need of patches • The Register

Windows 10 Anniversary Update crushed exploits without need of patches • The Register: "The August updates brought in a series of operating system security improvements including boosts to Windows Defender and use of AppContainer, designed to raise the difficulty of having zero day exploits execute on patched systems."

Hear, hear.

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Mac Developer: US appeals court says public has right to sue Apple over App Store exclusivity

US appeals court says public has right to sue Apple over App Store exclusivity: "A U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that people do indeed have the right to sue Apple over limiting iOS devices to apps from the App Store, potentially paving the way for an open app marketplace in the future."

Caveat emptor.

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1.15.2017
Mac Developer: How Apple exploded Europe's crony capitalism • The Register

How Apple exploded Europe's crony capitalism • The Register: "I remember a senior Nokia engineer explaining in astonishment how the iPhone's frame rate was 60fps – more than twice the frame rate needed to be "smooth". For a competitive product analysis, Nokia had brought in expensive movie cameras to film the iPhone's UI animations to confirm this fact. Apple was investing heavily in GPU hardware that nobody needed. "Why would they bother?" they all wondered."

Everybody sit on your hands! Sit on your hands! Yeah! Sit on your hands, yeah!

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1.12.2017
Mac Developer: FBI takes gag out of Cloudflare's mouth after three-year legal battle • The Register

FBI takes gag out of Cloudflare's mouth after three-year legal battle • The Register: "Cloudflare says it is also involved in a case being pursued by the EFF and Credo Mobile that challenges the FBI's authority to file the NSLs, and asks that the gag orders be ruled unconstitutional."

Things that go hmmmm in the night.

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1.11.2017
Mac Developer: Digital video recorder installers master password list 'leaked' – claims • The Register

Digital video recorder installers master password list 'leaked' – claims • The Register: "The vendor's 2017 list of superuser passwords for certain DVRs – designed only for CCTV installers to access customer installations – appears to have leaked online."

Master password? Now there's a good idea.

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1.09.2017
Mac Developer: Hacker publishes GitHub secret key hunter • The Register

Hacker publishes GitHub secret key hunter • The Register: "Reddit users praising the tool have claimed Amazon already searches GitHub for AWS keys and shutters the respective service when any are found."

When the private is published.

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1.06.2017
Mac Developer: CIA director AOL email hacker coughs to crime • The Register

CIA director AOL email hacker coughs to crime • The Register: "Justin Liverman, arrested by the FBI for breaking into the AOL email account of CIA director John Brennan, has today signed a guilty plea deal in the face of what his lawyers described as "draconian penalties.""

Hmm.

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12.30.2016
Mac Developer: How Police Get Your Private Facebook Data | The Daily Dot

How Police Get Your Private Facebook Data | The Daily Dot: "It should come as no surprise, then, that the latest summary report by the social media network indicated another increase in requests for Facebook user account information by the U.S government and law enforcement agencies."

That's a TMI!

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Mac Developer: Death to Apple's Mac Mini: I made a Hackintosh

Death to Apple's Mac Mini: I made a Hackintosh: "There's an option known as Hackintosh. It's a process of getting MacOS to run on PCs, and it's possible thanks to a group of way-nerdier-than-I-am people who are always finding new ways to make it work."

Maybe one day Mac OS will be like Linux simply because Apple cares more about the iPhone. Could be good thing. Could be a bad thing. Could be nothing.

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12.29.2016
Mac Developer: Trio charged with $4m insider trading by hacking merger lawyers • The Register

Trio charged with $4m insider trading by hacking merger lawyers • The Register: "Manhattan US attorney Preet Bharara said: "This case of cyber meets securities fraud should serve as a wake-up call for law firms around the world: you are and will be targets of cyber hacking, because you have information valuable to would-be criminals.”"

Dang! Both Hong and Hung.

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Mac Developer: Apple engineer briefly discusses early iPhone work, hardware development security

Apple engineer briefly discusses early iPhone work, hardware development security: "Lambert claims that he wrote 6% of the MacOS Kernel as measured by lines of code, or about 100,000 lines a year, much of which was repurposed for the iOS kernel."

Code can last a long time if the layer underneath it is solid.

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12.23.2016
Mac Developer: Apple drops requirement for apps to use HTTPS by 2017 • The Register

Apple drops requirement for apps to use HTTPS by 2017 • The Register: "App Transport Security (ATS) arrived in 2015 iOS and OS X in 2015, in Apple's own words, “improves privacy and data integrity by ensuring your app’s network connections employ only industry-standard protocols and ciphers without known weaknesses.” Which in practical terms means apps have to use HTTPS.

Pushing you to push the envelope.

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