Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#198 Valentine's Day app downloads provide perfect opportunity for attack
Attackers can take advantage of February’s increased download rates for apps related to Valentine's Day and dating to spread malware.
#197 Warning: Bug in Adobe Creative Cloud deletes Mac user data without warning
The deletions happen whenever Mac users log in to the Adobe service after the update has been installed, according to officials from Backblaze, a data backup service whose users are being disproportionately inconvenienced by the bug. Upon sign in, a script activated by Creative Cloud deletes the contents in the alphabetically first folder in a Mac's root directory. Backblaze users are being especially hit by the bug because the backup service relies on data stored in a hidden root folder called
#196 64bit iPhone and iPad get stuck in a loop when set to January 1, 1970
Take a 64-bit iOS device—iPhone 5S or newer, iPad Air or newer, iPad Mini 2 or newer, sixth generation iPod touch or newer—laboriously set its date to January 1, 1970, and reboot. Congratulations: you now have a shiny piece of high-tech hardware that's stuck at the boot screen, showing nothing more than the Apple logo... forever.
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