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Friday, 22 July 2016

An image can help a hacker to steal your passwords iOS and Mac

US company for security and privacy of its users is one of the most important things. However, sometimes this security can be affected by small but serious vulnerabilities, as we tell you then.

Apparently, a Cisco researcher has discovered a new vulnerability that would allow hackers to access the internal storage and passwords stored on your iOS device or Mac. And what would that ruling? It would be as simple as the hacker in question send malicious image file.

Tyler Bohan Cisco Talos has detected that a file in TIFF format sent via multimedia message, email or simply placed on a web page that the user is guided to visit, you can hide the malware. It would be a malware capable of running automatically and without being detected by the user, so your Mac or iOS device you might be infected without knowing it.

Apple removes this vulnerability in the latest versions of their systems

Besides getting access to your authentication credentials in iOS, Mac OS X, TVOS and watchOS This vulnerability also be able to allow a hacker to remotely control Macs are not supported with sandboxing.

Fortunately, these problems have been patched by Apple. In order to address this vulnerability in your devices you should upgrade to the latest version of the operating system: iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan, TVOS 9.2.2 and 2.2.2 watchOS.

In The Next Web comment that it is possible that this kind of problem and you will sound familiar, because it is eerily similar to the Stagefright vulnerability of Android devices was discovered last year. Finally, you say that after this vulnerability was discovered last August, affecting other hardware by sending an audio file found.

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