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Topic: Security

iOS 7 feature focus: Getting a hold on Apple's Control & Notification centers

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.

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Fake iMessage app for Android spoofs Mac mini, routes chats through China [u]

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.

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NYPD touting iOS 7 upgrade for iPhone-owning New Yorkers at subway stations

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.

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Crowd-sourced site offers cash, wine, Bitcoins for hackers to crack iPhone 5s' Touch ID

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.

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Apple's Control Center used to bypass iOS 7 passcode lock [u]

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.

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Leak: Samsung could beat Apple to the punch with fingerprint sensor in Note 3

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.

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Google under fire for Chrome browser's password storage policy

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.

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First malware in the wild found exploiting Bluebox's Android app signing flaw

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.

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Researcher admits to hacking Apple's developer site, says he meant no 'harm or damage'

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.

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Android accounts for 92% of mobile malware, malicious apps increase 614%

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.

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Researchers crack default iPhone Personal Hotspot passwords in under a minute

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.

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Pentagon officially grants security clearance to Apple's iPhone and iPad

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.

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Police asking Apple to decrypt seized iPhones must wait their turn

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.

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Cryptographic certification could lead to wider iPhone use in government

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.

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Pentagon to grant security clearance for Apple's IOS, some Samsung devices

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.

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New phishing attack targets Apple ID logins with compromised sites

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.

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Apple reveals it keeps anonymized Siri data for up to 2 years

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.

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US DEA upset it can't break Apple's iMessage encryption

04/04/2013, 08:04 am

Officials with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are reportedly frustrated that they cannot crack Apple's iMessage encryption to listen in on suspects.

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Apple working on fix for Apple ID password security hole [update: fixed]

03/22/2013, 06:03 pm

Hours after a security exploit was discovered regarding the resetting of Apple ID passwords, the company has acknowledged the issue and said it is actively working on a fix.

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New security hole allows for Apple ID password reset using Apple's iForgot page [u]

03/22/2013, 03:03 pm

Just a day after Apple tightened account security by introducing two-step verification, yet another vulnerability has been exposed, one that could allow for malicious users to reset the Apple ID and iCloud passwords of others using only an email address and date of birth.

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