Ars Technica: Attackers exploit an iTunes zeroday to install ransomware. “Attackers exploited a zeroday vulnerability in Apple’s iTunes and iCloud programs to infect Windows computers with ransomware without triggering antivirus protections, researchers from Morphisec reported on Thursday. Apple patched the vulnerability earlier this week.”
BBC: Apple dissolves iTunes into new apps. “Apple has announced that iTunes is to be replaced by Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV. There had been speculation that the tech giant was planning to shutter the music service it launched in 2001.” There is a picture with this story of Tim Cook with his hands clasped together like he’s praying. I’ll pray that Apple Podcasts’ podcast search is better than iTunes’.
Digital Trends: Lawsuit alleges Apple disclosed information about iTunes purchases. “Apple may promote itself as a privacy-focused company, but a new lawsuit alleges that it sells off personal data regarding iTunes purchases. The lawsuit was brought by three iTunes customers from Rhode Island and Michigan to federal court in San Fransisco on Friday, according to Bloomberg. The three customers are filing on behalf of all the iTunes customers whose information could have been sold or shared without their consent.”
Mashable: Apple finally lets users listen to podcasts directly on the web . “Apple is giving its podcast web pages a much needed update. The Cupertino-based company is rolling out newly designed web pages for all shows available via Apple Podcasts. One of the most notable changes? Users will finally be able to listen to podcast episodes directly, right on the Apple Podcast web pages for each show.” Long overdue.