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Apple comments on 'Error 53' failed security checks on iPhone

iPhones that have been repaired by third parties have been experiencing an "Error 53" post-iOS 9 update that has rendered some of the devices unusable. This has led to a ton of online speculation — and condemnation — today.

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Apple acquired firmware security firm LegbaCore back in 2015

It looks as though Apple made quite the purchase back in November 2015, acquiring firmware security firm LegbaCore. Security researcher Trammell Hudson revealed as much in a presentation at the 32C3 conference in December, while founder Xeno Kovak teased such a transition on Twitter.

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Apple aware of Crash Safari code, looking into a fix

There's a web page out there called Crash Safari that uses JavaScript to put your browser into a loop, crash it, and potentially crash your device as well. Apple is aware of the page—and more importantly, the code—and is looking into a fix.

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Here's what's happening with the Mac App Store and 'damaged' apps

Earlier this week Mac App Store (MAS) apps, on launch, were showing up as "damaged" and couldn't be opened. The old MAS security certificate seemed to have expired and a new one, at first, didn't seem to be showing up. Here's my current understanding of what happened.

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Siri 'distance activation hack'—what you need to know!

Researchers from ANSSI, France's National Information System Security Agency, have demonstrated a "hack" where, using transmitters from up to 16-feet away, they can trigger Apple's Siri and Google Now under certain specific circumstances.

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Apple comments on YiSpecter malware

Apple has provided the following statement to iMore in regards to the YiSpecter malware, which made headlines earlier today despite it's incredibly minimal risk to any prudent iPhone or iPad owner.

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Comic: Sing For Your Supper

Happy Saturday, iMore! Because Rich is awesome, he's letting us run some of his Mac-themed comics from the Diesel Sweeties archive on weekends. Bonus comics, woo! We hope you enjoy.

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How to wipe all personal data and erase your iPhone and iPad

If you're selling your iPhone or iPad or passing it on to someone else, the first thing you'll want to do is make sure they won't have access to any of your personal data. Fortunately, iOS makes it very easy to wipe all your data off your old iPhone or iPad, no computer required. Here's how:

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Understanding Apple and privacy

A lot of people are getting a lot of things wrong about Apple's stance on privacy and security, and what it means for the future.

Last week Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, once again reiterated the company's belief that people have a right to privacy and security, and that the cost of free-as-in-paid-for-by-your-data services isn't always clearly understood. Those for who believe the conversation about privacy and security is the most important of our generation appreciated someone as powerful and influential as Cook giving it the spotlight it deserves. Those who believe the advancement of technology requires the relinquishing of previously held beliefs about privacy and security, however, reacted harshly. The problem is, many of them also reacted in a way that's just plain wrong.

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Apple Watch, Apple Pay, and wrist detection: What you need to know

Once you've unlocked your Apple Watch, wrist detection can keep it unlocked for as long as the screen is on or it maintains skin contact.

As security systems go, wrist detection is clever: It lets you have the convenience of accessing your Apple Watch without having to continually re-enter your passcode or password, but provides enough security to protect your data, including Apple Pay credentials under normal circumstances. In that way it's similar to Touch ID, which can unlock your iPhone or iPad based on your fingerprint.

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