Security

Apple aware of Crash Safari code, looking into a fix

There's a web page out there called Crash Safari that uses JavaScript to put your browser into a loop, crash it, and potentially crash your device as well. Apple is aware of the page—and more importantly, the code—and is looking into a fix.

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Six ways to increase your iPhone and iPad security in 2016!

The iPhone and iPad make our lives more convenient than ever, but they can also help us make them more private and more secure. Here's how!

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How to prevent Siri and Wallet access from your lock screen

Siri and Wallet from the lock screen are incredibly convenient—but they're not secure!

Apple's voice assistant, Siri, can provide information and execute commands even from the lock screen. With the iPhones 6s, it can even be activated by your voice alone. That's incredibly convenient, but it also means other people can ask Siri for some basic types of information as well, and that's not very private. For most people it won't matter. The convenience will be more important and the potential information and access exposed not a huge problem. But, if you need to be extra private and extra secure, you can disable Siri—and even Wallet—and force an unlock to access them.

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Here's what's happening with the Mac App Store and 'damaged' apps

Earlier this week Mac App Store (MAS) apps, on launch, were showing up as "damaged" and couldn't be opened. The old MAS security certificate seemed to have expired and a new one, at first, didn't seem to be showing up. Here's my current understanding of what happened.

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Here's why you should turn on two-factor authentication

These days, simple passwords aren't good enough to secure your data. Hackers are too good, and security systems flawed. The best way to lock down your accounts is to add extra authentication options: Here's how.

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Siri 'distance activation hack'—what you need to know!

Researchers from ANSSI, France's National Information System Security Agency, have demonstrated a "hack" where, using transmitters from up to 16-feet away, they can trigger Apple's Siri and Google Now under certain specific circumstances.

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Apple comments on YiSpecter malware

Apple has provided the following statement to iMore in regards to the YiSpecter malware, which made headlines earlier today despite it's incredibly minimal risk to any prudent iPhone or iPad owner.

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Forget your Apple ID password? Here's how to recover it for iCloud, iTunes, and App Store!

Whether you want to log into iCloud on a new device or download something from iTunes or the App Store for the first time in a while, you'll need your Apple ID password to get it done. If you can't remember your password, you can reset it using the web browser on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. If you don't even remember your Apple ID, you can try to recover that too!

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XCodeGhost malware: What you need to know

Xcode, Apple's integrated development environment for making OS X and iOS apps, is 3.59 GB download. To save time and get faster speed, some Chinese developers have been searching for it on other, non-Apple sites. The versions of Xcode they find, however, have been infected with malware and compile apps that are infected as well. Researchers at Palo Alto Networks have dubbed this infected compiler and the resulting malware XcodeGhost.

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How to install Enterprise apps in iOS 9

Apple provides Enterprise Distribution as a way for companies to create and share internal apps without having to go through the App Store. Unfortunately, bad actors have been using the associated process as a way to try and trick people into installing malicious apps. With iOS 9 that's now a lot harder to do.

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