Musings tagged as apple

There is a new attack out there that allows you to reboot iOS or freeze macOS simply by visiting a webpage containing HTML and CSS. It does not need Javascript to be enabled so it also works while viewing HTML E-Mail (which you should never do anyway but tell that to the hipsters).

The following excerpt is especially exciting

Haddouche has told BleepingComputer that he has created an additional attack using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that will totally freeze macOS computers. He has not released it as it persists after reboot and macOS will relaunch Safari with the malicious page as well, making the computer freeze again.

After Apple’s botched last year in regards to miserable security and ridiculous vulnerabilities one would assume they had gotten off their asses and shifted resources to fixing their swiss cheese of an operating system. But then again, pumping out new iPhones seems to be more important. Got to please the hipsters. I actually find it very much interesting how Apple and their operating systems went from “expensive but secure” to “expensive and utter garbage with more holes than a swiss cheese” over the recent three or so years. It is a perfect example what happens if you prioritize new products (quantity) over fixing your shit and delivering a well developed product (quality).

Apple Is on a Spree Again

Wed, Apr 4, 2018

One would think, that after the bug disaster of 2017, Apple would now be a little bit more careful before releasing patches. But Apple is on another bug spree and can not be stopped. This time they turn hundreds of thousands of external monitors connected via DisplayLink into heavy paperweights.

Even Apples Ads Have Bugs

Sat, Mar 17, 2018

If you watch apples newest ad video closely you can notice a glitch at 0:50 where the text in the message is reaching beyond the message bubble. (Screenshot below)

iphone bug

Of course this is not security related and more an issue for the obsessive compulsive but some guy has reported this months ago to apple. While we know that they take their time fixing bugs, even if you tell them about one, it might still make its way into a product advertisement. ^^

Also, the QA team seems to be doing a great job!