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Putin bans Apple!

Posted by Kevin on November 6, 2014

Watch for the headlines in the western press over the next few days: Putin retaliates over western sanctions by banning Apple. That’s not quite what is happening. It is true that as things stand Russians will not be able to use iPhones and iPads from 1 January 2015 — but that’s not because Apple has […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/17/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 17, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Wednesday, September 17, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Why you shouldn’t ignore those ‘low’ severity patches   Bromium recently […]

Two iPhone hackers probably behind the Oleg Pliss attacks arrested in Russia

Posted by Kevin on June 11, 2014

A Monday announcement by the Russian Interior Ministry claims that two men have been arrested following reports that iPhones have been blocked remotely and that ‘attackers’ have demanded money in order to release them. Although the Ministry announcement made no mention of non-Russian attacks, it seems almost certain that these are the same hackers behind […]