Configuration profiles can be installed on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad in order to allow ad hoc (beta) apps to run, to help Apple diagnose things like battery life problems, and to change settings for certain types of network access, among other things. Unfortunately, like many empowered conveniences, they bring with them theoretical security concerns. Namely, bad guys could make a...
Daylight Savings Time starts tonight at 2 a.m. and as we all know, the iPhone has been notorious for causing issues with alarms, in turn causing folks to be late for work, appointments, and what have you. If it's any indication of what will happen again this year, here's some things you can do to Daylight Savings Time proof your iPhone alarms.
Skype has just received an update that adds a better designed calling experience along with some other enhancements and fixes. If you frequently use Skype for messaging, the update also brings with it quicker ways to clear out messaging histories. Free - Download Now
If you're an Amazon Kindle for iOS app user, Amazon is warning you to avoid their latest update. Kelly Hodgkins from TUAW writes: Apparently, a glitch in the update is erasing the user's entire book library from their iOS device.
Apple has said that it has been attacked by hackers. The same group previously targeted Facebook. Computers at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters were attacked, the company said, but no data appears to have been stolen. Speaking to Reuters, Apple said that the intrusion was not widspread:
Apple has release a statement concerning the iOS 6.1 bug that, through a complex series of button pushes and taps, will allow someone with physical access to an iPhone to bypass the passcode lock and get at the private content inside.
Looks like Facebook Connect has gone a crapper, and sadly it seems to be taking a lot of the internet down with it. If you're having trouble getting to where you want to go, logging out of Facebook seems to sort things out again. Not much else is known at this point, other than maybe being dependent on single-point-of-failure networks isn't a great idea. Hopefully they fix this up...
Twitter has informed users that their service had been hacked and that 250,000 usernames, email addresses, session tokens, and encrypted/salted passwords had been compromised. According to Twitter's director of information security, Bob Lord, who posted on blog.twitter.com:
We're getting pelted by messages today from readers using iTunes Match, Apple's music locker service, who either can no longer find, or no longer sync their playlists from, to, or with iCloud. Apple's System Status isn't currently reporting any problems, which in and of itself seems problematic, given the sudden influx of complaints.
Usually when sensitive information is being transferred over a network, the application will open an encrypted connection with the server using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). iOS ships with a list of Certificate Authorities whose SSL certificates should be trusted, helping to ensure traffic is only sent to trusted servers and not intercepted by a malicious third party using their own self-...