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Topic: Security

Over 1.2B profiles found in unsecured server shows severity of data collection by tech firms

11/22/2019, 04:11 pm

The discovery of an unprotected data store containing 1.2 billion records of personal information gleaned from data brokerage services offers a glimpse into not only the kind of resources scammers and hackers can acquire about a large number of potential targets, but also the amount of data online services share or sell with other entities.

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T-Mobile breach exposes personal customer information

11/21/2019, 10:11 pm

T-Mobile on Thursday reported a recent data breach in which potentially sensitive information, including customer names and billing addresses, was leaked to an unidentified attacker or attackers.

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Disney+ accounts hack highlights need for more password security

11/19/2019, 08:11 am

Disney+, the major studio's rival video streaming service to Apple TV+, has hit upon a second launch snag, with a number of users claiming their accounts have been hacked, but the small number of people affected suggests the issue lies in poor password management than in Disney's security.

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How to use Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13

11/14/2019, 08:11 pm

Apple's HomeKit Secure Video in iOS 13 allows smart home device users to encrypt security camera feeds end-to-end and securely store those videos within iCloud. This is everything you need to know about the feature and how to use it.

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Jamf enhances managed device tool suite to boost iPhone & Mac security

11/12/2019, 11:11 am

Jamf kicked off its annual user conference in Minneapolis with a flurry of new announcements and features for its expansive product lineup of software to help large and small organizations manage their fleet of Macs and iOS devices.

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Hundreds of thousands of iPads will be used with smart AR security glasses

11/08/2019, 11:11 am

In what is believed to be the biggest single order of smart glasses to date, security firm Sword is buying an initial 10,000 Vuzix Blade AR headgear sets -- and pairing each to Apple's iPad.

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Corellium responds to Apple lawsuit with security research control claims

10/29/2019, 03:10 pm

Software virtualization firm Corellium has answered a lawsuit from Apple complaining it infringed on copyrights covering iOS, iTunes, and other Apple assets by claiming Apple had previously supported the company in its security-minded efforts, and that the lawsuit itself is an attempt by Apple to control how security research is performed on its products.

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Editorial: Despite claims to the contrary, the App Store isn't loaded with malware

10/24/2019, 12:10 pm

A report is being circulated as proof that the App Store has been infected by malware apps that could steal your data one day. Only, AppleInsider has been examining the research for some time, and it is baseless exaggeration, riddled with inaccuracies.

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Samsung issues patch for Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor problem

10/24/2019, 08:10 am

Following confirmed accounts that the Galaxy S10's fingerprint sensor can be defeated with a cheap screen protector, Samsung says it has issued a software patch to resolve it.

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Apple working on ways to securely present government ID from an iPhone or Apple Car

10/24/2019, 06:10 am

New research from Apple details methods that iPhone or Apple Car owners could securely store their identity credentials and securely share them with governmental agencies when required.

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Alexa and Google Home spying apps easily made it through approval

10/21/2019, 06:10 am

A security research organization in Germany placed eight 'smart spies' in both the Amazon Alexa and Google Home app stores to demonstrate how easily eavesdropping and phishing can be done over smart speakers.

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Samsung admits a screen protector defeats Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor

10/17/2019, 10:10 am

Following a British newspaper account of a woman discovering anyone could unlock her Galaxy S10 since she added a screen protector, Samsung is promising a software patch.

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Apple clarifies Safari Safe Browsing feature following Tencent data reports [u]

10/14/2019, 08:10 am

Following a report alleging that Safari was sending URLs to China, Apple has clarified that this is not the case and has detailed how the Safe Browsing feature works.

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Amazon is watching and reviewing Cloud Cam security footage

10/10/2019, 11:10 am

Amazon has been hit by claims it is infringing on the privacy of its customers with its smart home security cameras, with a new report alleging Amazon workers are being given a glimpse into the homes of Cloud Cam users, under the guise of training the retailer's artificial intelligence systems.

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Linksys Aware uses mesh Wi-Fi network for motion-tracking in the home

10/08/2019, 01:10 pm

Linksys has introduced a new surveillance feature for its mesh Wi-Fi routers called Linksys Aware, a subscription which can allow some Velop routers to perform motion sensing using Wi-Fi signals, providing alerts to the homeowner when activity is detected.

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'Checkm8' used to jailbreak iPhone X running iOS 13.1.1

09/29/2019, 04:09 pm

The security researcher who developed the "Checkm8" exploit has continued working, and has demonstrated an iPhone X booting in verbose mode with the aid of the exploit that was revealed on Friday.

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The 'Checkm8' exploit isn't a big deal to iPhone or iPad users, and here's why

09/28/2019, 04:09 pm

On Friday morning, news -- and bad headlines -- started circulating about an exploit ranging from the iPhone X all the way back to the iPhone 4s. But, despite the typical mass-media responses to the news, the exploit will have effectively zero impact on the consumer. Here's why.

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DoorDash confirms 4.9M accounts accessed in major server breach

09/27/2019, 08:09 am

Food delivery app DoorDash has become the latest company to admit there has been a security breach of its servers, with the personal details of almost 5 million app users including names and addresses accessed by an attacker in May 2019.

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How to move Google Authenticator to your new iPhone

09/20/2019, 04:09 pm

If you're upgrading to a new iPhone from an old one, or from an Android device, then you need to take steps to make sure that Google Authenticator continues to work as you'd expect.

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Editorial: The NSA remains uninterested in our safety by calling for encryption weakening

09/12/2019, 11:09 am

The National Security Agency's general counsel, Glenn S. Gerstell, has written an editorial in which he does not once mention the term "encryption backdoor" by name. And yet, that's what it's all about, again.

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