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How iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 need to fix iCloud Keychain

How iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 need to fix iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain lets you generate, store, and manage strong, unique passwords between your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac. In theory, that's an amazing win for both convenience and security. Unfortunately, it's only in theory. Sadly there are two big problems with iCloud Keychain, one conceptual, one...
Understanding Apple's SSL/TLS Bug

Understanding Apple's SSL/TLS Bug

Yesterday Apple released updates for iOS 6, iOS 7, and Apple TV to squash a security bug that affected SSL/TLS connections. Often times, security patches can fix obscure bugs that could only occur under the strangest of circumstances, and they get rolled in to larger updates that address many...
Touch ID on iPhone 5s

Here's how Touch ID was made faster and more accurate in iOS 7.1.1

We now have a better idea about what has been causing Touch ID accuracy issues for some users, as well as what improvements were made to the system in last week's iOS 7.1.1 update. Many Touch ID errors appear to stem from bad setup scans, which prevented Touch ID from improving over time for...

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iOS diagnostic services, their uses and protections, outline by Apple in response to 'backdoor' allegations

iOS diagnostic services, their uses and protections, outline by Apple in response to 'backdoor' allegations

Earlier this week Apple reaffirmed to iMore that it had never worked with any government agency to create a backdoor in any product or service. That was in answer to questions raised by Jonathan Zdziarski concerning iOS privacy and security. Apple has now published a new support page titled iOS:...
How to prevent unauthorized pairing with your iPhone or iPad using Apple Configurator

How to prevent unauthorized pairing with your iPhone or iPad using Apple Configurator

When you connect your iPhone or iPad to iTunes on Mac or Windows, and choose to trust that computer, a pairing record is created that maintains that trust for future connections. There's a report going around that claims that if someone takes physical possession of your device and your computer,...
How to use Touch ID: The ultimate guide

How to use Touch ID: The ultimate guide

Touch ID is Apple's biometric fingerprint authentication technology. With it, the Home button can now unlock your iPhone 5s and authorize your purchases on the iTunes Store simply by reading and recognizing your fingerprints. In the perpetual battle between security and convenience, where many...
Best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad: 1Password, Dashlane, mSecure, and more!

Best password manager apps for iPhone and iPad: 1Password, Dashlane, mSecure, and more!

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...
New iPhone Lock screen bypass discovered — here's how to protect against it!

New iPhone Lock screen bypass discovered — here's how to protect against it!

A new iOS 7.1.1 iPhone Lock screen bypass has been discovered. Lock screen bypasses in and of themselves aren't new — trying to protect a phone while also allowing access to convenient features results is an incredible tension — but this one can provide access to an app, which makes it one of the...
Find My iPhone

Apple confirms iCloud breach not the reason behind Apple ID hijack

Yesterday, we reported that several iPhone and iPad users in Australia were locked out of their devices. Apple issued a statement today clarifying that the iCloud service, which forms the backend for the Find my iPhone service, was unaffected, and that users impacted by the hack should change...
Bizarre Australian iPhone, iPad hijack serves as yet another reminder to use unique passwords

Bizarre Australian iPhone, iPad hijack serves as yet another reminder to use unique passwords

There are reports coming out of Australia about iPhones and iPads somehow getting locked down by Find my iPhone, in some cases with a message claiming the devices will only be unlocked if a AUS$100 ransom is paid. What makes this bizarre is that it appears to only be happening in Australia (and...
Apple law enforcement data requests

Apple outlines how it handles law enforcement data requests

Apple has published a new set of guidelines that detail how government entities and law enforcement agencies can request user data, and what information the company can and cannot retrieve upon receipt of a search warrant or legal notice. The guidelines state that Apple will start notifying its...
Apple is aware of iOS 7 mail attachment bug, working on a fix

Apple is aware of iOS 7 mail attachment bug, working on a fix

A bug has been discovered in iOS 7 that causes email attachments to not be encrypted. Before anyone panics, however, in order for an attacker to exploit the bug they'd need to a) steal your device and, b) brute force or jailbreak-bypass the passcode or password, which c) currently means there's...
Touch ID on iPhone 5s

Here's how Touch ID was made faster and more accurate in iOS 7.1.1

We now have a better idea about what has been causing Touch ID accuracy issues for some users, as well as what improvements were made to the system in last week's iOS 7.1.1 update. Many Touch ID errors appear to stem from bad setup scans, which prevented Touch ID from improving over time for...

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