This week, security researchers from Indiana University released
details of four security vulnerabilities they discovered in Mac OS
X and iOS. The researchers detailed their discoveries of what they
call “cross-app resource attacks” (referred to as XARA) in a
whitepaper released Wednesday. Unfortunately, there has been a lot
of confusion surrounding their research.
If you’re not at all familiar with the XARA exploits or are
looking for a high-level overview, start with Rene Ritchie’s
article on what you need to know. If you’re interested in slightly
more technical detail on each of the exploits, keep reading.
Terrific layman’s overview. Highly recommended.