TLS vulnerability in popular iOS apps allows user data to be intercepted in man-in-the-middle attack
02/07/2017, 10:02 am
A number of popular apps are vulnerable to a 'man-in-the-middle'attack due to poorly implemented TLS protection, an examination of apps in the iOS App Store has revealed, with a security researcher claiming it is possible to read data sent back to the app developer's servers for 76 apps.
Insufficient Samsung security forces UK military communications project to switch to modified iPhone 7
01/26/2017, 03:01 pm
A program in the United Kingdom to allow members of the armed forces to discuss military secrets using a smartphone will now involve a modified iPhone 7 with hardened security, replacing insecure Android devices
01/20/2017, 12:01 pm
Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly had to switch from his old Android phone to a new device, potentially a modified Apple iPhone.
Popular beauty app Meitu checks if iPhone is jailbroken, sends carrier data back to Chinese developer
01/20/2017, 10:01 am
One of the App Store's top downloads -- an app for creating Anime-style self portraits -- is a potential privacy risk to its users, as researchers have discovered the app sends details about carrier, and whether the iPhone has been jailbroken, back to the developer.
01/18/2017, 02:01 pm
Newly-patched Mac malware relies on some antiquated code predating the OS X era, but has been used in some previous real-world attacks on biomedical research groups, according to a prominent security software maker.
01/13/2017, 12:01 pm
The security of the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service may not be as strong as previously believed, with a reported discovery of a backdoor that potentially allows Facebook see the contents of encrypted messages [updated with statement from WhatsApp].
01/12/2017, 04:01 pm
Cellebrite, the Israeli digital forensics firm thought to have provided the FBI with assistance to break the security of the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, has confirmed it has been the victim of a security breach of one of its servers.
01/09/2017, 10:01 am
D-Link is under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for not doing enough to secure its products, including connected home devices -- a threat Apple has countered via secure authentication chips in HomeKit-certified hardware.
01/04/2017, 11:01 am
Home networking giants Linksys and Netgear have unveiled next-gen routers, with Linksys opting for mesh networking, and Netgear relying on traditional hardware. Norton is also throwing its hat into the ring with a router that claims to block all security threats before the enter the home's network.
12/19/2016, 01:12 pm
A second wide-spread attack on vulnerable home networking equipment is underway, with the latest attack redirecting an afflicted network's traffic, including that from Apple users, to fraudulent domains and opening up the routers to further attack.
12/15/2016, 09:12 am
A Florida man accused of voyeurism can be forced to share the passcode of his iPhone 5, the state's Second District Court of Appeals ruled this week, potentially challenging established interpretations of the Fifth Amendment.
12/14/2016, 07:12 pm
Yahoo, still reeling from a hack that impacted more than 500 million accounts earlier this year, on Wednesday revealed another one billion accounts were compromised in a separate attack dating back to 2013.
12/14/2016, 09:12 am
Nearly all recent Netgear home routers have a serious flaw, allowing nefarious hackers to take control of a router and use it for denial of service attacks after the router's owner simply visits a malicious website.
12/02/2016, 12:12 am
Researchers in a pair of reports that surfaced this week claim to have successfully bypassed Apple's Activation Lock security feature using a heretofore unknown bug, potentially leaving iPad and iPhone devices open to attack.
11/23/2016, 11:11 am
Over the next several months, Twitter will embark on a crackdown on developers building surveillance tools to track protesters and activists, the company said this week in announcement.
11/18/2016, 09:11 am
A new exploit requiring precise timing in conjunction with physical access to a device that has Siri enabled on the lock screen has surfaced, giving attackers the ability to view contact information, including photos, and message logs.
11/17/2016, 09:11 am
Any iPhone user with iCloud Drive enabled is having their call logs automatically uploaded to Apple servers -- without their consent, and whether or not they have backups enabled, a Russian security firm said on Thursday. [Updated with statement from Apple]
11/15/2016, 03:11 pm
Pre-installed software on some Android phones from a developer contracted to develop the software for an undisclosed Chinese manufacturer sends the contents of text messages composed on the device, in addition to other user metadata, to a server in China.
11/15/2016, 12:11 pm
The makers of the music discovery app Shazam have promised a software update in the next few days, after it was uncovered that the current Mac version is always listening -- even when it's supposed to be off.
11/03/2016, 11:11 am
Password storage and retrieval tool LastPass is altering its pricing structure again, with the most recent opening up cross-platform password storage to all users with an ad-supported tier.