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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...
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;...
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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Hands on with Apple Pay

Hands on with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is a strange sort of wonderful magic—the kind of tech that makes you feel like you're living in the future. Our Android brethren have had NFC-enabled solutions for years in the form of Google Wallet, but compatible terminals were far and few between. That's changed: Apple Pay, at...
How to set up and troubleshoot Apple Pay

How to set up and troubleshoot Apple Pay

Apple Pay is here. The Cupertino company's official venture into the mobile payments space launched on Monday with dozens of in-store and online partners, and if you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, it's easy to start ditching your wallet for your device. Here's what you need to know. What banks and...
Yosemite, iOS 8, Spotlight, and Privacy: What you need to know

Yosemite, iOS 8, Spotlight, and Privacy: What you need to know

A story made the rounds earlier today calling into question the new Spotlight Suggestions feature in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. In an effort to garner attention, it reports the collection and usage of the information required to enable this feature in a needlessly scary way. As any long time reader...
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...

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