NEWSLETTER New cyberattack targets Apple passwords & Disney presents ‘Movies Anywhere’

NEWSLETTER: New Cyberattack Targets Apple Passwords & Disney Presents ‘Movies Anywhere’

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“Technology plays a critical role in modern society. Everyone is touched by the power of technology in some way, large or small, good or bad, every day” ~ Mackenzie & Wajcman

NEW PHISHING ATTACK WILL HACK YOUR APPLE ID PASSWORD

THE STORY

The new phishing attack, will fool you into giving away your Apple password.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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 There are plenty of apps on Apple devices that require you to enter your Apple ID password. But recently a mobile app developer, Mr. Felix Krause has proved how a replica of the prompt can make you give away your Apple ID password. This phishing code is so easy to build that any iOS app developer can make it. It just takes a code of 30 lines which could be dropped allegedly in any iOS app and allow the hackers to get past the App Store review teams.

Krause has reported the issue to Apple and he also explained that the issue could be resolved by Apple if they would not allow passwords to be entered in any other popups than in the Settings app/App Store.

HOW TO PREVENT IT?

So far, the loophole is not addressed, so here is you can do to prevent this attack from victimizing you.

  1. Tap the home button and notice if the app quits
  • If the app gets closed along with the dialog, then it is a phishing attack.
  • If the dialog and app are still visible on the screen, then it is a genuine prompt. As the system dialogs is not a part of any iOS app and run on a different process.
  1. If the attack is confirmed then don’t enter your credentials, rather dismiss it and open Settings app.

Note: This concept should be followed while opening any link on the email. It is recommended to open the links manually on a website rather than clicking on it in emails.

  1. Even if you tap on Cancel Button on a dialog, the app will get the access to the content entered in your password field. Entering just a few characters of your password is enough for the hackers to get your password.

So, for now on, whenever you get a prompt asking your Apple ID and password, always confirm whether it is a genuine one.

 


 

MOVIES ANYWHERE BRINGS HANDPICKED MOVIES FROM AMAZON, GOOGLE PLAY, AND ITUNES

 

THE STORY

The new program Movies Anywhere combines your iTunes, Google Play Movies, Amazon Instant Video, and VUDU digital movie libraries altogether

WHAT IS THE COMPETITION?

With Movie Anywhere, you can get all the movies purchased or want to purchase in a single library despite the platform from where you made the purchase. Moreover, you can also share them easily. The program is an advanced version of Disney Movies Anywhere. Earlier, it used to have the collection of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars only but now with this update, it has become Movies Anywhere.

Now, the collection has been expanded to Sony, Warner Brothers, Universal and 20th Century Fox. You don’t need to login to your different accounts to watch your favorite movies now and this should be your destination. At first, you won’t be able to get all your movies in the library but with all the big banners under it, it will most of your favorite movies. At launch, it would have 7300 movies. Sure, more would be added to the collection soon.

IS THIS THE FINAL NAIL IN CABLE TV’S COFFIN?

First, with Google Play and App Store, you could buy songs, movies, watch your favorite series. Soon, Amazon joined the league. Now with Movies Anywhere, you can combine all your movie collection and enjoy it at one place and technology will develop further. So, it seems that soon cable tv would be a part of history as all the things that cable TV is famous for is coming to your mobile devices.

Srishti Sisodia

Srishti Sisodia

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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