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iOS 12.2 fixes bug that granted apps hidden access to the microphone

Apple released yesterday iOS version 12.2 that, like never before, includes fixes for a considerable number of security-related issues, including some that are downright disturbing. In total, the company fixed 51 security flaws. Probably the scariest security bug, at first glance, is CVE-2019-8566, a vulnerability in Apple’s ReplayKit. Used by ...

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Two iOS fitness apps tricked users into making TouchID payments

Apple has removed two malicious iOS apps that tricked users into approving TouchID payments via misleading popups. Both apps –named the “Fitness Balance app” and “Calories Tracker app”– exhibited the same behavior, according to videos[1, 2] uploaded on Reddit by users who got scammed last week. They lured users into ...

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