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How to better protect your iPhone and iPad against hacks and other security and privacy risks

How to better protect your iPhone and iPad against hacks and other security and privacy risks

Security and convenience are perpetually at war. There will always be errors, compromises, and oversights that put our privacy at risk. Old ones will get fixed but new ones will get discovered. So what can we do? Luckily, while some of the conveniences of iOS and OS X make our devices easier to...
iOS 7.1.1 update now available

Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 with a few bug fixes, Touch ID improvements

Apple has pushed out iOS 7.1.1, updating the recently-released iOS 7.1 with a few bug fixes. Those include additional improvements to the already improved Touch ID and a pair of other fixes for responsiveness and Bluetooth connectivity. Unspecified security fixes are also included. The full...
How to secure your iPhone or iPad with a 4-digit passcode

How to secure your iPhone or iPad with a 4-digit passcode

Leaving your iPhone or iPad might feel like a convenience, but if you ever leave it unattended, lose it, or have it stolen, it leaves you open to everything from pranks to having all your personal data exposed. By enabling a simple, easy-to enter 4-digit Lock screen passcode, you not only make it...
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Spyware targets Hong Kong protestors using Android, jailbroken iPhones or iPads

Spyware targets Hong Kong protestors using Android, jailbroken iPhones or iPads

There's a new kind of spyware going around called Xsser that's reportedly targeting protestors in Hong Kong. The spyware — which appears to have ties to Android malware discovered last week — is installed via a Debian package and requires a victim's iPhone or iPad to be jailbroken. Breaking the...
Locking down iOS 8: How Apple is keeping your iPhone and iPad safe!

Locking down iOS 8: How Apple is keeping your iPhone and iPad safe!

Apple has posted a new version of their terrific white paper on iOS security, this one updated for iOS 8 an dated September, 2014. I haven't had time to read through it yet, but if last year's version is any indication, encryption enthusiasts should be in for a treat. The timing, immediately...
Apple Pay and security: What you need to know

Apple Pay and security: What you need to know

Yesterday Apple announced Apple Pay, a payment mechanism that will be available on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch. While the convenience of such a feature is tempting, how do we know if we can trust it? To answer this, let's take a look at what we know about Apple Pay's security so...
The future of personal security

The future of personal security

Apple is responding to security concerns raised by many this past week as a result of massive release of stolen celebrity photos. While this is a good move by Apple that will increase security for users, it's important to understand what these changes do and don't mean for us. The more you know...
iCloud security and personal responsibility

iCloud security and personal responsibility

iCloud may not have been hacked but iCloud accounts are hackable. So are other online accounts. Why? Security is at constant war with convenience. Absolute security makes our data inaccessible to everyone, including us. Absolute convenience makes our data easily available to everyone, including...
Tim Cook says Apple will bolster security alerts, broaden 2-step verification, increase awareness

Tim Cook says Apple will bolster security alerts, broaden 2-step verification, increase awareness

Following last weekend's celebrity photo data theft, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook has spoken out about what can be done to better increase the security and protect the privacy of their customers. The steps include sending notifications for account changes, backup restores, and new device logins;...
Best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad: 1Password, Dashlane, mSecure, and more!

Best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad

The best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad to help you create strong passwords, keep them secure, and use them when you need them! On the hunt for the best iPhone apps and best iPad apps to help you create, store, and manage all your passwords and logins? Passwords are what keep our...
Apple 'actively investigating' alleged celebrity iCloud account hacks

Apple 'actively investigating' alleged celebrity iCloud account hacks

Yesterday a massive theft of photo data from celebrities made its way onto the internet. iCloud was named as the source of the data, though no information was provided as to how it was exploited. Regardless, it made headlines. Apple is aware and investigating. According to Re/code: Apple said...
Massive celebrity nude photo theft and how you can protect yourself

Massive celebrity nude photo theft and how you can protect yourself

Last night a massive amount of nude celebrity photos were posted onto the internet. To be clear, these weren't "leaks". These were crimes. They were thefts and illegal distributions and worse — violations of privacy and dignity. Dispassionately, it should absolutely be treated like credit card or...
How to better protect your iPhone and iPad against hacks and other security and privacy risks

How to better protect your iPhone and iPad against hacks and other security and privacy risks

Security and convenience are perpetually at war. There will always be errors, compromises, and oversights that put our privacy at risk. Old ones will get fixed but new ones will get discovered. So what can we do? Luckily, while some of the conveniences of iOS and OS X make our devices easier to...

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