Apple issues public report detailing government information requests, reveals efforts to increase transparency
11/05/2013, 03:11 pm
Apple Tuesday afternoon issued a public report detailing the number and types of requests it receives from governments around the world for information regarding individual users or devices, while also expressing concerns that the U.S. government prevents it from disclosing more data in the interest of public transparency.
10/07/2013, 10:10 pm
Google chair Eric Schmidt raised eyebrows and got a few unintentional laughs on Monday when he said that Google's Android platform is more secure than Apple's iPhone.
10/03/2013, 06:10 pm
Adobe on Thursday confirmed that malicious parties had compromised its networks and potentially gleaned credit card and other personal information from the accounts of nearly three million users.
09/26/2013, 12:09 pm
The addition of Control Center to Apple's iOS platform opens up new possibilities with regard to ease of operation on iPhones, iPods, and iPads, but it also makes it more necessary for iOS users to better understand the security implications that accompany that increased accessibility.
09/24/2013, 11:09 am
A new messaging app aping the iMessage name has shown up on Google's Play Store, but Android device owners may want to think twice before downloading the unsanctioned app, as it doesn't seem to work as advertised and may be doing a bit more than it lets on.
09/23/2013, 10:09 am
New York City's Police Department is looking to cut back crime by informing iPhone-owning residents that they should update their devices to the latest version of iOS in order to obtain new security features designed to thwart potential thieves.
09/20/2013, 01:09 pm
Even as the iPhone 5s sells out in stores, a collaboration between a micro venture capital firm and a group of security researchers is offering a mix of cash, alcohol, and other goods to the first hacker that can crack the biometric security feature built into the device's Touch ID sensor.
09/19/2013, 05:09 pm
A security hole in iOS 7 has been reported in which Apple's Control Center, along with some quick finger work, can be used to bypass a passcode protected lock screen on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 7, grating access to Mail, Photos and Twitter, and more.
09/04/2013, 10:09 am
Apple's biggest rival, Samsung, may be getting ready to unveil its own fingerprint sensing technology today with the Galaxy Note 3, potentially taking some of the wind out of the next iPhone's sails even before the device is introduced.
08/07/2013, 01:08 pm
Google is drawing criticism from security commentators and tech media observers for what is being called a flaw in its Chrome browser that allows anyone with access to a user's computer to see all of that user's passwords.
07/25/2013, 02:07 pm
Just three weeks after Bluebox Security first announced the discovery of a key flaw in Google's Android with the potential to turn devices into a "zombie botnet," Symantec has reported finding rogue apps that take advantage of the vulnerability.
07/22/2013, 08:07 am
The hacker who accessed encrypted data from Apple's developer center website says he found and reported 13 bugs to the company, but that he has no intention of accessing or using the encrypted user data he obtained in seeing "how deep" he could go.
06/26/2013, 11:06 am
A new study on smartphone malware has found that 92 percent of nefarious mobile software is targeted at Google's Android platform, and the amount of attacks are growing.
06/19/2013, 01:06 pm
The default generated passwords protecting the mobile hotspot feature of Apple's iPhones and iPads are weak and flawed, according to a group of German researchers claiming to be able to crack iOS Personal Hotspot keys in less than a minute.
05/17/2013, 10:05 am
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday that it has officially approved Apple devices running iOS 6 or later to access its secure government networks.
05/10/2013, 01:05 pm
Apple is inundated with so many requests from law enforcement agencies to decrypt seized iPhones that officials must endure a waiting list before their case is handled.
05/07/2013, 03:05 pm
Apple's iPhone might see wider adoption in government use, thanks to the recent validation of a cryptographic module for iOS.
05/01/2013, 04:05 pm
Devices from the world's two largest smartphone makers will soon be cleared for use by Department of Defense employees, as the Pentagon makes ready to open up its systems to Apple's iPhone and handsets from Samsung.
05/01/2013, 02:05 pm
A new report urges web users to be cautious in their surfing habits, as more than a hundred websites have been compromised by phishers looking to steal visitors' Apple IDs.
04/19/2013, 11:04 am
Data collected by Apple to improve its voice-driven Siri service is anonymized and kept on the company's servers for up to two years before it is discarded.