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Topic: Security

Small $500 device shown to brute force hack iPhone 7 lock screen passcodes, but could take days to work [u]

08/18/2017, 10:08 am

A unique new exploit is said to take advantage of just Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus running recent firmware, utilizing a small device to brute force hack and bypass the iOS lock screen passcode of up to three handsets at a time.

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European emergency agency requests Apple enable AML location tracking in iPhone for first responders

08/10/2017, 10:08 am

The European Emergency Number Association is asking that Apple go beyond it's Apple Watch emergency location sending feature, and requests that Advanced Mobile Location be integrated into iOS and the iPhone to assist in locating people in an emergency.

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Apple concept would let users customize display viewing angles for privacy

08/03/2017, 03:08 pm

Apple is working on a way to allow users to control when they want a narrow field of view on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac screen to maintain privacy and limit the amount of users who can see what's being presented.

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Amazon Echo vulnerability allows hackers to eavesdrop with always-on microphone

08/02/2017, 08:08 pm

A security researcher has shown off the potential danger of internet connected speakers being used to listen in on private conversations by publishing details of how to hack earlier models of the Amazon Echo via a hardware-based vulnerability that cannot be fixed with a software patch.

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Tim Cook says Apple followed Chinese law in removing VPN apps from App Store

08/01/2017, 08:08 pm

Responding to criticism surrounding Apple's recent removal of VPN apps from the Chinese iOS App Store, CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said the company was simply following new government regulations, as it would for any country in which it operates.

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Russia approves VPN ban likely to kick apps out of Apple's App Store

07/31/2017, 11:07 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a new law that will ban virtual private networks (VPNs) and other technologies enabling anonymous access to the Web, likely signaling an impending wave of removals from Apple's regional App Store.

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Apple pulls VPN apps from Chinese App Store in compliance with government crackdown

07/29/2017, 05:07 pm

Apple has removed virtual private network (VPN) apps from the Chinese App Store, apparently complying with a broader government crackdown on VPN technology.

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New TSA rules will require airline travelers to remove Apple iPads, MacBooks from bags

07/26/2017, 02:07 pm

In the coming weeks and months, travelers will no longer be able to keep iPads or small MacBook models in their bag when passing through security screenings, and will instead have to place them in a separate bin to be X-rayed, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced on Wednesday.

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Apple's iOS 10.3.3 update protects against 'Broadpwn' Wi-Fi exploit

07/20/2017, 10:07 am

The iOS 10.3.3 update Apple released on Wednesday reportedly closes a critical Wi-fi vulnerability, known as Broadpwn, that was patched for Android devices earlier this month.

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Apple sends top executives to lobby Australian government over proposed encryption laws

07/20/2017, 01:07 am

Apple has sent top privacy executives to Australia twice over the past month to discuss proposed cybersecurity laws that could compel technology companies to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.

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US appeals court upholds gag orders on national security letters to firms like Apple

07/17/2017, 03:07 pm

The FBI can indeed serve companies like Apple national security letters that come with a gag order, preventing them from telling customers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday.

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Proposed Australian law forces tech companies to decrypt customer messages

07/14/2017, 12:07 am

The Australian government on Friday proposed a set of new cybersecurity measures that would compel technology companies like Apple to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.

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Apple's bug bounty program hindered by low payouts, report says

07/06/2017, 07:07 pm

Apple's invite-only bug bounty program is off to a slow start as security researchers in search of high payouts are saving discovered exploits for high-price sales on the gray market.

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Executable code allowed in iOS 11 apps for educational purposes, developer reference tools

06/12/2017, 08:06 am

The new developer's guidelines promulgated by Apple for iOS 11 have made a big change, allowing developers to include executable code in apps used for educational purposes, or for developer's tools.

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China arrests 22 suspects for selling Apple user data on black market

06/07/2017, 09:06 pm

Police in the coastal Chinese province of Zhejiang have arrested 22 Apple distributors, accusing them of reselling iPhone user data to anyone willing to pay.

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Apple's Tim Cook says company aiding in UK terrorism investigations

06/06/2017, 09:06 am

Apple is helping the U.K. government in its investigations of recent terrorist attacks, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a TV interview, adding that the company's preference for encryption doesn't mean it lacks information it can share with authorities.

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Apple received national security letter in 2016, US government sought data from 20K devices

05/23/2017, 12:05 am

In its latest report on government requests for user information, Apple on Monday said the U.S. government lodged at least one national security letter last year seeking information related to a customer account.

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Security firm recovers iCloud Notes beyond Apple's 30-day deletion window

05/19/2017, 02:05 pm

Despite an Apple policy of permanently wiping deleted iCloud Notes older than 30 days, it appears to be possible to recover notes that are far older, a security firm said on Friday.

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Apple makes unique passwords mandatory for third-party apps accessing iCloud

05/16/2017, 09:05 am

As of June 15, Apple will begin requiring app-specific passwords for third-party apps that need to access iCloud data, the company said in an email notice to users.

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Sen. Feinstein claims FBI paid $900K to crack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

05/08/2017, 01:05 pm

The FBI paid approximately $900,000 to a third party to help break into the iPhone 5c of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said recently when questioning FBI director James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

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