With new MacOS update, your login passwords, credit card and other information might be at risk

01:21 PM | 7 Oct, 2017
With new MacOS update, your login passwords, credit card and other information might be at risk
Apple has recently released a new MacOS update, High Sierra with plenty of nice security upgrades, including invasive ad-tracker blocking in Safari (Apple’s Web Browser) and weekly firmware validation. Unfortunately, the new OS comes with a security issue as well. A security researcher at Synack has already discovered a loophole in the new upgraded OS to hack in and get passwords.

Patrick Wardle, head of research at Synack, revealed the issue in a video, where he demonstrated code, which apparently extracted passwords through Keychain. This exploit - allows a hacker to steal the contents of a Mac’s Keychain - which stores a number of important passwords, including their login information, credit cards, Wi-Fi passwords and many more. The abuse came, just hours before the Apple was expected to release High Sierra.

Apple hasn’t said anything about it yet, but in typical Apple fashion, they will probably release a new firmware update to patch up this issue. Apparently, Apple has now changed its default search engine for its products from Bing to Google. Bing isn’t completely removed though; image results will still be sourced from Bing.

Saalar Ahmad is a student and deeply interested in innovation, renewable technologies and start-ups. He analyzes consumer technologies such as cell phones, TVs and other smart devices like drones and cars etc. He likes to follow biotech, solar, wind power as much as he is curious about space exploration.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 29 Feb 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.1 282.35
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.3 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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