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#iossecurity | #applesecurity | The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Apple Book charts for week ending October 6, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher)

1. Bloody Genius by John Sandford – 9780525536628 – (Penguin Publishing Group)

2. Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn – 9781501190643 – (AtriaEmily Bestler Books)

3. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro – 9780316494021 – (Little, Brown and Company)

4. Blowout by Rachel Maddow – 9780525575498 – (CrownArchetype)

5. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett – 9780062963697 – (Harper)

6. White Knight by Meghan March – 9781943796311 – (Red Dress Press)

7. Inside Out by Demi Moore – 9780062049551 – (Harper)

8. The Water Dancer (Oprah’s Book Club) by Ta-Nehisi Coates – 9780399590603 – (Random House Publishing Group)

9. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group)

10. The Institute by Stephen King – 9781982110598 – (Scribner)

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#iossecurity | #applesecurity | China state newspaper criticizes Apple for app use by Hong Kong protesters

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Apple is seen at a store in Zurich, Switzerland January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper, the People’s Daily, lashed out on Tuesday at Apple Inc for allowing an app on its app store that tracks the movement of police around Hong Kong and is used by protesters in ongoing and sometimes violent demonstrations.

In a commentary the newspaper did not mention the name of the location app, but it decried what it said was Apple’s complicity in helping the protesters and questioned whether Apple was “thinking clearly”.

One such map that is available on the Apple app store, the HKmap.live app, has become a lightning rod on Twitter for criticism and support of the protests. The developer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. On Saturday in a tweet they said that Apple had “many business considerations” but had “make thing(s) right.”

Apple is the latest foreign company to catch heat in relation to the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, which have lasted four months.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and U.S. sports brand Vans also have become embroiled in controversies over the protests.

The piece on the website of the People’s Daily said Apple did not have a sense of right and wrong, and ignored the truth.

Making the App available on Apple’s Hong Kong app Store at this time was “opening the door” to violent protesters in the former British colony.

“Letting poisonous software have its way is a betrayal of the Chinese people’s feelings,” the paper said.

Apple did not respond to a request for a comment.

Reporting by Twinnie Siu in Hong Kong and Stephen Nellis in San Franisco; Editing by Peter Henderson and David Gregorio

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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#iossecurity | #applesecurity | Four New Games Were Added To Apple Arcade, Including The Surprise Release Of Pilgrims

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Surprise! Last night, Apple added four new games to the Apple Arcade service, including the new game, Pilgrims, from Machinarium developer Amanita Design and the early release of The Bradwell Conspiracy.

It seems Pilgrims was a complete surprise, being announced and released all at once. It’s described as a “playful adventure game” where players will have to explore and meet new characters, helping them and learning about their stories. The art style looks lovely. Pilgrims is also now available for PC.

The Bradwell Conspiracy is a first-person puzzle game with a big focus on telling a story. Following a large explosion at the Stonehedge Museum, you are trapped underground in a secret complex. You have to unravel the secrets of this complex and escape with the help of another survivor. This game was planned to release on Oct. 8, but was released a little early on Apple Arcade. It will still be released in a few days for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch.

RedOut: Space Assault is a dogfighting game featuring cool-looking spaceships. The game has a full career mode with ship upgrades and various ways to control your starfighter. You can kill the engines to slow your speed, making it easier to navigate a small opening. RedOut: Space Assault is also coming to PC, though no release date is listed on Steam.

Finally, Nightmare Farm is the new game from the developers behind Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector. Nightmare Farm is described as “The story of a painful nightmare spinning in a bright world.” Not entirely sure what that means, but players will have to grow and harvest crops while also preparing meals for visitors to keep them happy.


I’m happy to see Apple adding new games to their service so quickly and these games look good. But I can’t help but feel like this is a terrible way to run a service. The news was buried late Saturday night with no big announcement post, teaser or anything.

Checking out each game’s publishers and developers, only some of them have formally announced the new releases. I assume, over the next few hours and days, more formal announcements and trailers will launch for these games and their Apple Arcade debut. But hopefully, future additions to Apple Arcade will be handled a bit better and not feel so sloppy and poorly done.

 

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#iossecurity | #applesecurity | First Friday, Apple Festival, River Tour: Weekend Events Near HdG

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HAVRE DE GRACE, MD — It’s First Friday in downtown Havre de Grace. The street festival will kick off the first weekend of October with vendors, live music and more. Outside the city limits, there’s a Daven and Dine event at Temple Adas Shalom. Saturday marks the 33rd annual Darlington Apple Festival as well as Oktoberfest at the American Legion. Sunday there’s an open house at the Level Volunteer Fire Company or a cruise along the Susquehanna.

Did we miss your event? Post it on the Havre de Grace Patch calendar; instructions are at the end of the article.

First Friday

Downtown Havre de Grace will turn into a pedestrian thoroughfare from 5 to 9:30 p.m.


October Daven & Dine

Friday, October 4 at 6:00 pm

Join us on Friday, October 4th at 6:00 pm as we present our October Daven & Dine service.

Afterward attendees are encouraged to dine out together. This month we will be Dining at Liberatore’s in Bel Air, MD. RSVPs for dinner can be made at https://harfordjewishcenter.or…

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Havre de Grace Out of the Darkness Walk

Saturday, October 5 at 8:30 am

Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The walk starts at 10 a.m. in Tydings Park.


Oktoberfest at the Legion

Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 am

The event featuring crafters and other vendors runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Joseph L. Davis Memorial Post.


Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Saturday, October 5 at 9:00 am

Pick up fresh produce and other goodies from 9 a.m. to noon at Hutchins Park.


Darlington Apple Festival

Saturday, October 5 at 10:00 am

Get in the autumn spirit with hayrides, apple dumplings and other fall favorites.


Community Concert Choir of Baltimore

Saturday, October 5 at 3:00 pm

Musical Concert performed by over 125 powerful voices.

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Havre de Haunts Tour

Saturday, October 5 at 7:00 pm

The tour runs from 7 to. 8:30 p.m.


Fire Prevention Open House In Level

Sunday, October 6 at 12:00 pm

From noon to 3 p.m., there will be fire engine rides, demos and more.


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Sunday Evening Cruise

Sunday, October 6 at 5:00 pm

Join us for a tour of the lovely Susquehanna River! Visit www.blackeyedsusanhdg.com!

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Kol Nidre Service

Tuesday, October 8 at 7:30 pm

Join us on October 8th at 7:30 pm for our evening Yom Kippur service, Kol Nidre.

On the eve of Yom Kippur, The Temple Adas Shalom congregation and our guests gather in our synagogue to recite the Kol Nidre declaration as we enter into the Day of Atonement.

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Yom Kippur Service & Programs

Wednesday, October 9 at 9:15 am

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“The Clean Bin Project” – Film Screening

Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 pm

Is it possible to live completely waste-free? In this multi-award winning festival favorite, partners Jen and Grant go head-to-head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage. Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the problem of waste.

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2019 Harford County Job Fair

Thursday, October 10 at 12:00 pm

2019 Harford County Job Fair

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ripken Stadium

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Over (60) Businesses registered

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Fall in Love with Science!

Thursday, October 10 at 5:00 pm

This fall, come join us to learn all about native trees and autumn leaves! Do you know the science behind the beautiful fall colors we see adorning the trees each year? Come find out, and create your very own skeleton leaf art – just in time for Halloween! It’s $5.00 per person, and all ages are welcome to attend. The workshop falls on two different dates to accommodate as many as possible:

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Create a Patch account ;and sign up to post your own local content on Patch, totally free. It’s probably the easiest thing you’ll do all day.
Make a calendar event and fill it with all the info that people need to add it to their list of things to do. Choose an image to upload and most importantly, have fun with it!

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Apple #HomeKit #bug made #smart locks #vulnerable to #hacking

Apple #HomeKit #bug made #smart locks #vulnerable to #hacking

The software bug in HomeKit can apparently allow bad actors to control accessories in smart homes.

Following the news of Apple’s recent security flaw in High Sierra OS for Macs, news has broken of a zero-day vulnerability in the firm’s HomeKit.

According to 9to5Mac, a flaw in the current version of iOS 11.2 could theoretically allow unauthorised individuals access to smart accessories such as smart locks and garage doors, using the home automation platform. 9to5Mac described the vulnerability as “difficult to reproduce” and said it also affected other smart accessories such as lights and thermostats.

The issue was not with the smart accessories, but with the HomeKit framework itself, which connects products from a broad range of companies together in a single interface. The details of the vulnerability itself are scant, but it required at least one iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.2 connected to the HomeKit user’s iCloud account.

Apple quick to remedy the HomeKit issue
Apple has released a temporary server-side fix that remedies the issue. On the user end, nothing needs to be done, but they will notice that the ‘remote access to shared users’ feature for HomeKit-connected devices has been disabled temporarily.

A full patch that completely solves the issue will arrive early next week along with the next iOS update.

The discovery of this vulnerability highlights existing concerns around smart home devices, and the general need for more robust protocols in terms of IoT, particularly in a domestic setting.

It also raises questions for Apple in terms of its own security-auditing process for its operating systems and products, especially considering its otherwise positive reputation as a technology vendor and innovator. Bugs are not uncommon in the development process but when it comes to home security, a certain level of trust is required in order to get customers on board.

More than 50 brands worldwide are compatible with HomeKit, including some models of Honeywell thermostats, the August smart lock and Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge, a garage-door opener.

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It’s #apparently #insanely easy to #hack #Apple #MacOS High #Sierra, and here’s how you can #protect yourself

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Most of us sleep better at night knowing that the data on our computers is safe from prying eyes. That’s why we have our trusty usernames and passwords. Well, turns out…not so much. Some tech-minded people found a super easy way to hack Apple MacOS High Sierra, and anyone can do it.

Usually, when you hear “hack” you think of some crazy complicated computing code that only the really dedicated can figure out, like Huck on Scandal or something. But to get into a computer that has the High Sierra operating system, all you have to do is type “root” as the username and leave the password field blank. Once you hit enter, you’re in.

We told you it was insanely easy.

The main user of a computer is called the “root user” and has “root access,” hence the name of the bug. The best way to protect yourself for now, according to Apple, is by setting a password for your main user account if you don’t already have one. Security experts and researchers have had varying experiences in replicating the bug, so it’s still being figured out. According to Wired, Apple is aware of the issue and working out a long- term fix, so hold tight for their update if you’re worried about your security.

Oh, and to make this even scarier, apparently the software can be hacked via malware too, meaning a hacker can get into your computer remotely.

So make sure you set your admin password and keep your eye out for anything out of the ordinary on your Mac or MacBook if you have Sierra. Hopefully, Apple will fix the bug ASAP.

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Do you have a #jailbroken #Apple TV running #Kodi? You are in #danger of being #hacked!

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The Apple TV has long been a wonderful device for consuming media on your big-screen television. From video to music, it is a great experience. Some people weren’t satisfied with the default functionality, however, opting to jailbreak Apple’s media box. In fact, the jailbroken Apple TV 2 was one of the most popular XBMC/Kodi boxes for this reason.

Are you running one of those jailbroken Apple TV 2 devices? You should be worried then. You see, as the folks over at TVAddons warn, the jailbreak process installed OpenSSH by default. This means your network could be compromised by the fairly outdated media box. A hacker only needs your ip address to attack you.

“Under normal circumstances, most people are aware of the need to set a strong password on their computer. However, in this circumstance, most users aren’t aware that their jailbroken Apple TV 2 is a computer that can be programmed for any purpose. Anyone who gains access to your insecured [sic] jailbroken Apple TV 2 device could run code to do things like send spam, DDoS, or even infiltrate your phone and personal computer,” says TVAddons.

The group also says, “Who’s to blame? We hate to say it, but the company behind the popular Seas0npass jailbreak for Apple TV 2 should have known better. For years Firecore distributed what was the only method of jailbreaking the Apple TV 2, and knowingly chose to include OpenSSH with the jailbreak. They should have seen this coming, and given the user the chance to change the SSH password at the time of jailbreak. Instead they likely turned a blind eye in order to make things simple for the average joe, to whom they also tried to upsell other premium apps.”

Before you get too scared, just know that disconnecting the jailbroken Apple TV 2 from your network will take away the threat. In other words, if you don’t use it, just get rid of it — it is outdated anyway. If you are still using it, however, you can just change the default root password to secure yourself — easy peasy.

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Apple says Russian hackers didn’t breach its developers portal

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Some iPhone app developers were quick to discover an unexpected change in their accounts that suggested Russian-based hackers may have breached Apple’s developers portal. However, Apple issued a statement saying that the error was caused by an internal bug that was soon fixed. Many developers took to Twitter to express…

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Malware Growth for Apple iOS Outnumbers Android’s

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Android devices across the world far outsell Apple devices; despite so hackers seek to attack iOS devices. Indeed, with Cisco Systems and IBM partnering with Apple for providing business associated services intended for corporate users, it’s expected that iOS devices will more-and-more become targets of malicious software. As a proof,…

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Apple issues cyber warning for iPhone users, issues security patch

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Apple issued a new warning after a new hacking threat. The tech giant says there is a new cyber threat, but has taken steps to thwart the attack. FOX Business Network’s Tracee Carrasco reports, “Apple has now issued a critical security patch for all iOS devices and for Mac computers…

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