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How secure is the Apple Watch?

How secure is the Apple Watch?

That was a question posed by MarketWatch today. It's also an important question. Unfortunately, MarketWatch didn't treat the question that way. And that's a profound disservice to its readers. The Apple Watch is, by Apple's own admission the most personal, most intimate device the company has...
USB-C and BadUSB attacks: What you need to know

USB-C and BadUSB attacks: What you need to know

Apple announced the new MacBook with USB-C connector last Monday and already headlines are appearing linking it to known security issues, like BadUSB. BadUSB is an attack that uses the way computers interface with the universal serial bus (USB) standard to try and load malware onto the machine....
Regarding web ads redirecting to the App Store

Regarding web ads redirecting to the App Store

You land on a web page in mobile Safari and all of a sudden you're torn away and dumped into some game on the Apple Store. We've gotten complaints about this — and experienced it ourselves — for what feels like a couple years. Something causes a web page, when opened, to immediately redirect you...
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iOS apps are secure — it's 'security' advertorials that remain a threat

iOS apps are secure — it's 'security' advertorials that remain a threat

Another day, another CEO from a "security software" company pens a "guest editorial" saying Apple needs to open up to — guess what? — "security software". Just like the last time, the premise is self-serving, the headline spit-take inducing, and it's absolutely not worth rewarding negative...
iCloud Photo Library and security: What you need to know!

iCloud Photo Library and security: What you need to know!

iCloud Photo Library promises to make pictures and video a core part of Apple's iOS and OS X, but how does it keep them safe and secure? Our photos can be as personal and private as our messages, as our financial information, as our identities. iCloud Photo Library wants to make sure all our...
How to disable quick reply messaging on the Lock screen of your iPhone or iPad

How to disable quick reply messaging on the Lock screen of your iPhone or iPad

Quick reply messaging from your Lock screen may be convenient, but it isn't secure. With interactive notifications you can swipe left across any iMessage on the Lock screen and quickly send off a reply, no passcode, password, or Touch ID required. That's great if you're always in a rush and just...
John Oliver on government surveillance

John Oliver on government surveillance

Privacy is one of the single most important issues of our time. Apple is making it a top-tier, customer-facing feature and hoping it becomes a major competitive advantage. Because 'privacy' can seem ephemeral, and doesn't have the obvious value of money, so many of us trade it away with little or...
Regarding web ads redirecting to the App Store

Regarding web ads redirecting to the App Store

You land on a web page in mobile Safari and all of a sudden you're torn away and dumped into some game on the Apple Store. We've gotten complaints about this — and experienced it ourselves — for what feels like a couple years. Something causes a web page, when opened, to immediately redirect you...
Headlines still trying, failing to link fraud to Apple Pay

Headlines still trying, failing to link fraud to Apple Pay

There is absolutely no reason for anyone using Apple Pay to be concerned at all about using Apple Pay. It's important to keep saying that because publications keep making it a point to link Apple Pay and "fraud" in their headlines. It's important because those publications are spreading fear,...
Here's why you should turn on two-factor authentication

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. Longer complicated passwords created by generators like 1Password and Safari's iCloud Keychain can help, but the best way to lock down your accounts is to add extra...
USB-C and BadUSB attacks: What you need to know

USB-C and BadUSB attacks: What you need to know

Apple announced the new MacBook with USB-C connector last Monday and already headlines are appearing linking it to known security issues, like BadUSB. BadUSB is an attack that uses the way computers interface with the universal serial bus (USB) standard to try and load malware onto the machine....
How to set up two-step authentication for Google and Gmail on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How to set up two-step authentication for Google and Gmail on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Don't lose your Google info or Gmail archives to a password hack. Set up two-step authentication to protect your most important assets. When it comes to data you want secured, your email accounts are probably close to the top of the list. Though email is technically an unencrypted medium, the...
How secure is the Apple Watch?

How secure is the Apple Watch?

That was a question posed by MarketWatch today. It's also an important question. Unfortunately, MarketWatch didn't treat the question that way. And that's a profound disservice to its readers. The Apple Watch is, by Apple's own admission the most personal, most intimate device the company has...

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