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New iOS lockscreen bypass renders Activation Lock useless

We recently reported on a flaw in iOS that would allow someone to bypass the iOS lockscreen by using Siri. Well, Siri’s off the hook this time. 424 more words


Apple apologizes for ruining iCloud calendar

Some iPhone and Mac users have been experiencing a new annoying issue recently: iCloud calendar spam. What happens is that event invitations start appearing in the Calendar app on iOS and macOS, containing links to fake websites.  229 more words


Apple working to fight iCloud Calendar spam

”Apple is finally turning its attention to the growing threat of iCloud Calendar spam, the insidious issue that allows spammers to bypass the usual defenses by exploiting a design flaw in Apple’s cloud Calendar invitation,” Jim Tanous reports for The Mac Observer. 124 more words


How to stop the wave of Apple Calendar invite spam

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Over the past few weeks—and particularly over the retail adventure widely referred to as “Black Friday”—many Apple device owners experienced a new form of unsolicited and unwanted messages: a swarm of calendar alerts for online “deals” from spammers. 236 more words


Apple is Working on the iCloud Calendar Spam Problem

Apple is working on the iCloud Calendar spam problem. “Over the past week, spammers have increasingly turned to Apple’s Calendar service instead of sending advertisements and other promotional content through email, effectively bypassing potential spam filters. 55 more words

Tweaks & Updates

macOS Sierra and Dropbox: have the problems resolved yet?

When macOS Sierra was released over two months ago, there were two serious conflicts which could, and did, result in loss of data: with Fujitsu ScanSnap software, which has now been fixed, and with Dropbox. 682 more words


Apple Working to Put a Stop to iCloud Calendar Spam

(Source: www.macrumors.com)

In a statement given to

We are sorry that some of our users are receiving spam calendar invitations. We are actively working to address this issue by identifying and blocking suspicious senders and spam in the invites being sent.

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