Security

Address bar spoofing exploit found for iPhone, iPad Safari in iOS 5.1

With the amount of iOS devices out there in the world these days, the amount of individuals looking to exploit Apple's offerings is growing. A new iOS 5.1 vulnerability has now been exposed pertaining to how Mobile Safari handles web addresses input into the address bar.

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Bug in iOS 5.0.1 allows unauthorized access to your contacts and call history

A new bug found in iOS 5.0.1 may allow an unauthorized user to access your contacts, make phone calls, or use FaceTime on your passcode-protected iPhone. But stop panicking, this bug isn't easily reproduced - it requires you to have either no service or the sim card removed. Your average snoop won't find it worth their time.

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Congress asks Apple to clean up their address book privacy policy, Apple promises tighter control in future iOS update

After the whole mess with social networking app, Path, uploading Contact data from iPhone users without asking, the U.S. Congress has started to get involved. Energy and Commerce Committee member Henry Waxman and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee member G. K. Butterfield issued an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking some probing questions regarding the iOS developer agreement.

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Apple approved apps leak more private data than their jailbroken counterparts

Apple has always been known to heavily curate their App Store, like Walmart, while the jailbroken alternative, Cydia, has always been looked at as more open, like a market. It turns out, however, official App Store apps may leak your data far more than their unapproved, jailbreak counterparts.

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PSA: Popular iPhone and iPad apps and what they're doing with your Contacts

What do some popular iOS apps to with your Contact data? Do they grab it without permission, transmit it without protection, and store it without regard to privacy? Or do they treat it right, with respect and responsibility?

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iPhone and iPad manufacturer Foxconn hacked by Swagg Security, e-mail addresses and passwords leaked

Foxconn, a major manufacturing partner for Apple and many others in the electronics industry, has recently been hacked by a group called Swagg Security.

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Path apologizes for taking your address book, wipes data from their servers

Despite iPhone address books being transferred over SSL, and the data only being used to notifications when friends signed up, Path has apologized profusely and wiped any personal information from their servers.

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PSA: Popular social network app Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to their servers... in plain text

Do you love Path, the slick, simple, moment-sharing social network app for iPhone? Well, you get ready to dial it back a notch, because apparently they're storing your entire address book, e-mail addresses and all, on their servers, and in plain, un-encrypted text. What kind of evil deeds does Path have planned for all that data?

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Forums: Positives and negatives about jailbreaking, Email security on WiFi

We're now fully into 2012 and already, we've been hearing about some great things to come from Apple. Of course, we'll have to wait and see what turns out to be true and what turns out to just be rumors but that's part of the fun. Looking to discuss all things Apple? We've got a spot just for you in the TiPb forums, you can register now to get started today:

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Siri security protocol cracked, now possible to run on any device

The guys from Applidium claim to have cracked Siri’s security protocol and it could open the floodgates to third party developers and of course other hardware too. There is a downside, in order to use Siri on one of these other devices; you still need to have a UDID of an iPhone 4S device. A UDID is a Unique Device Identifier and is a 40 character unique number assigned to every iPhone.

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