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Apple leaves iOS 10 beta kernel unencrypted in possible effort to find flaws

At least for its initial beta release Apple has left the kernel of iOS 10 unencrypted, a move which should make it much easier to spot flaws in the system.

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How to set up two-factor authentication for Twitter

Protect your account by enabling Twitter's two-factor authentication options.

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How to use two-step and two-factor authentication: The ultimate guide

How do you protect your photos, messages, and more from being hacked or stolen online? With two-factor or two-step authentication!

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Apple's latest security measure makes sure you enter your iPhone passcode more often

A recent security change in iOS 9 is resulting in people needing to unlock their phone with their passcode more often.

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How to customize security on iPhone and iPad

Whether you want to change your passcode or you want to prevent access to certain functions of your iPhone or iPad, iOS lets you change security to suit your needs. Here is how you can customize the security settings on your iOS device

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FTC, FCC want to know more about how carriers and manufacturers issue security updates

The FCC and FTC have launched a fact-finding mission of sorts to learn more about how carriers and device manufacturers issue security updates to phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

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India can tackle iPhone encryption, says country's telecom minister

India's telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the country is looking to "implement solutions" that deal with the "challenges" of encryption in the form of a mobile forensic tool.

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How to use Authy to manage two-factor authentication on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Passwords are weak and often cracked. Two-factor authentication, which uses your phone number to send a secondary code you have to enter, is much stronger.

I know first-hand how scary password hacks can be, but I still put off two-factor authentication for years — relying instead on a strong multi-digit 1Password-generated password — because it felt clunky and hard to set up. What if I lost access to my phone number because I was restoring my iPhone? What if I couldn't get network access for my two-factor code? Too much hassle, I thought.

Authy changed my opinion on two-factor authentication: The app makes it far less terrifying to deal with; it also lives on both my Mac and iOS devices, so I don't have to worry about losing access to my accounts while my phone is restoring.

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Court documents reveal LAPD was able to unlock iPhone 5s while FBI was fighting Apple

According to documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the LAPD was able to bypass the lock screen of an iPhone 5s during the same period that the FBI was in a legal battle with Apple.

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Millions of Gmail accounts said to be impacted by data breach

A data breach has reportedly seen the theft of the login credentials for millions of email accounts, including Gmail.

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