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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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Apple fixes Siri exploit that gave access to contacts and photos without passcode

Apple has fixed a recently discovered exploit that leveraged hands-free Siri to give unauthorized access to contacts and photos on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus running iOS 9.3.1.

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Apple comments on Sidestepper, that supposed iOS MDM hijack security vulnerability...

SideStepper isn't a new iOS vulnerability, it's an old phishing scam with new marketing.

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MasterCard and BMO are bringing biometric verification to corporate cards

MasterCard and BMO Financial Group have announced the beginning of a pilot program for biometric verification of online purchases for corporate cardholders.

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Once again: Why you shouldn't blindly install things on your Mac

Typosquatting hits top-level domain names — enter ''

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Comic: Keep the Back Door Shut

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Keep the Back Door Shut

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