Mobile Security

Apple’s iPhone ‘iBoot’ source code leak

Someone has posted to GitHub the purported source code for a critical component for iPhone’s bootloader or “iBoot.” Access to iBoot code could allow hackers to find vulnerabilities in iOS that could be exploited in the future. iBoot is responsible for ensuring the trusted boot of the mobile operating system, in a sense like iPhone’s BIOS.

Trackmageddon exposes millions of GPS tracking devices

Vulnerabilities dubbed “Trackmageddon” were discovered in online services of (GPS) location tracking devices. The vulnerabilities could allow third parties unauthorized access to location data of all location tracking devices managed by a vulnerable online service. Other types of data impacted include, serial number (i.e., IMEI), assigned phone number, model/type name and custom assigned names. The latter two …

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