NSO Group employee allegedly stole, attempted to sell 'Pegasus' iOS malware for $50M

A disgruntled employee at NSO Group, an organization that creates tools to exploit iPhones and other mobile devices, allegedly stole the firm’s infamous “Pegasus” code and tried to sell it to unauthorized buyers for upwards of $50 million in cryptocurrency.
Source: macinsider

Apple disputes claims of iOS 'vulnerability' to brute force passcode hack

Apple on Saturday responded to reports suggesting a security researcher had discovered a simple to execute bypass to iOS passcode protections, saying the supposed vulnerability is in fact the result of erroneous testing.
Source: macinsider

Simple hack bypasses iOS passcode entry limit, opens door to brute force hacks [u]

A security researcher recently discovered a flaw in Apple’s iOS that allows anyone with a Lightning cable the ability to bypass an iPhone or iPad’s passcode attempt limit, opening the door to brute force attacks.
Source: macinsider

Apple Business Chat makes European debut at Cannes Lions festival

Apple Business Chat, the company’s business-focused messaging feature, made a limited appearance in Europe this week as the backbone of a concierge service providing information and guidance to Cannes Lions festival attendees.
Source: macinsider

Celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with discounts on games for macOS and iOS

To celebrate the release of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in cinemas, games linked to the major movie franchise offer discounts or free items as a bonus to their players. AppleInsider has collected some of the better offers available on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, so you can continue your ‘Star Wars’ experience long after watching the latest installment.
Source: macinsider

Sega releases 'Streets of Rage' for iOS as free-to-play Sega Forever title with local network multiplayer mode

The Sega Forever collection has increased in size once more, with Sega bringing the iPhone and iPad port of classic fighting game ‘Streets of Rage’ to the free-to-play roster, complete with support for cooperative play across multiple mobile devices.
Source: macinsider

Feral drives 'Grid Autosport' port to iPhone and iPad with 'console-quality' visuals

Feral Interactive has released its second port of a Codemasters game this month, with triple-A racing title ‘Grid Autosport’ driving from consoles into the iOS App Store as a paid title for iPhone and iPad, complete with all of the game’s downloadable content and high quality visuals.
Source: macinsider

Skype for iOS borrows from Snapchat by adding machine learning-based photo filters

Microsoft has updated Skype for iOS to include new Snapchat-style filters in the iPhone and iPad messaging app, with the additional stickers and photo effects borrowing heavily from Sprinkles, an experimental iPhone camera app that relied on machine learning Microsoft released in April.
Source: macinsider

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