Bugs & Exploits

What you need to know about the CoreText exploit that can crash iOS and OS X apps

What you need to know about the CoreText exploit that can crash iOS and OS X apps

Rene Ritchie 6

An exploit in CoreText, the font rendering framework in current, publicly available versions of iOS and OS X, has been discovered that, if displayed, will crash apps. According to habrahabr.ru, it can be remotely triggered via SMS or iMessage, Safari, and even the ESSID of a Wi-Fi network when scanning for and displaying them. Our security editor, Nick Arnott, has been looking into this...

Viber calling and messaging service hacked, 200 million phone numbers, IDs, IP addresses potentially compromised

Viber calling and messaging service hacked, 200 million phone numbers, IDs, IP addresses potentially compromised

Nick Arnott 3

Following just days after Tango's servers were compromised, the Syrian Electronic Army(SEA) has hacked another calling and messaging service, Viber. E Hacking News is reporting that this time SEA was able to acquire a partial database backup containing phone numbers, UDIDs (Viber generated, not Apple UDIDs) and IP addresses, among other user information for some of Viber's more than 200...