Following an update to Google's iOS Smart Lock app, iPhones can now be used as a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security key. This replaces the physical hardware keys previously required — and brings the iPhone into line with Android phones.
Cellebrite, a digital forensic company known for assisting law enforcement in unlocking iPhones, is expanding its reach to other platforms, with the purchase of rival firm BlackBag adding PC and Mac forensic services to its portfolio.
Demands from the FBI and Attorney General William Barr for Apple to provide more help to the ongoing Pensacola shooter investigation did not need to be made, as security experts have pointed out the existence of hacking tools that could have granted access to locked iPhones — which law enforcement has at their disposal already.
A hacker involved in an attempt to blackmail Apple with a threat to delete 319 million iCloud accounts and factory reset millions of iPhones and iPads in 2017 has avoided going to prison after a London court handed down a two-year suspended sentence.
Forensic software developer Elcomsoft has updated its toolset for iOS to enable the extraction of Keychain elements from iPhones running iOS 12 to iOS 13.3, with the ability to acquire partial Keychain data from disabled and locked iPhones that have yet to be unlocked after being turned on.
A revamped Apple Security Bounty sees the company setting out much higher rewards for anyone finding bugs in its software, especially in beta releases. It also now covers all Apple operating systems, and no longer requires an invitation.
Apple has published its guide to Platform Security for Fall 2019, outlining how the company's products and services work to ensure the security of the user, including explanations of how key technologies like the Secure Enclave, biometric security systems, secure booting, and core operating system security measures protect its customers.
Tech companies including Apple and Facebook should provide encrypted user data to members of law enforcement, U.S. Senators said on Tuesday, with the added threat of imposing regulatory measures over the technology if they fail to do so.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.