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Apple fixes bug that exposed Safari users to money-hungry hackers

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Attention iOS users: If you haven’t already updated your device(s) to iOS 10.3, do it ASAP.

While iOS 10.3 doesn’t come with any major new features outside of Find My AirPods, it does include one major patch for a scary Safari exploit.

According to Lookout, which discovered the security hole and reported it to Apple, the bug allowed scammers to “execute a scareware campaign” by using pop-ups within the Safari web browser.

In a nutshell, the attackers used the hole to bombard victims with pop-ups and render Safari unusable unless a ransom fee in the form of an iTunes gift card is paid. Read more…

More about Apple, Ios 10.3, Safari, Tech, and Mobile

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Apple fixes bug that exposed Safari users to money-hungry hackers

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Attention iOS users: If you haven’t already updated your device(s) to iOS 10.3, do it ASAP.

While iOS 10.3 doesn’t come with any major new features outside of Find My AirPods, it does include one major patch for a scary Safari exploit.

According to Lookout, which discovered the security hole and reported it to Apple, the bug allowed scammers to “execute a scareware campaign” by using pop-ups within the Safari web browser.

In a nutshell, the attackers used the hole to bombard victims with pop-ups and render Safari unusable unless a ransom fee in the form of an iTunes gift card is paid. Read more…

More about Apple, Ios 10.3, Safari, Tech, and Mobile

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