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Topic: Security

How to make new T2-secured Macs boot from external drives

01/15/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple's security processor gets in the way when you're trying to use external drives to boot from. Fix this now because if you wait until you need to restart from one, you'll have problems.

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Face ID, Touch ID unlocks can't be compelled by law enforcement, rules federal judge

01/14/2019, 11:01 am

The police cannot force a person to unlock their iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID, a U.S. federal judge has ruled, a move that effectively provides users the same protection for the biometric security for their devices as previously afforded to passcodes.

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Ring camera support teams may have access to all video recorded by users [u]

01/10/2019, 03:01 pm

People with Ring indoor or outdoor cameras may have had any some of their private videos seen by teams working for the company, an expose claimed on Thursday. [Updated with additional Ring response]

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US carriers again vow to better control data access after pay-to-track scandal

01/10/2019, 01:01 pm

Major U.S. carriers have for a second time promised to better control data access after a site successfully tracked down a T-Mobile phone by paying a bounty hunter $300.

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Zerodium hikes bounties for Apple vulnerabilities to as high as $2M

01/10/2019, 11:01 am

Zerodium -- a security firm that pays for exploits discovered by outside researchers -- this week increased its bounties for Apple-related vulnerabilities across the board, offering as much as $2 million for the most sensitive ones.

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New phishing scam masquerades as Apple support call

01/04/2019, 05:01 pm

The latest scam targeting Apple device users is particularly insidious, appearing to come as a call from the company's real phone support number, according to a well-known security researcher.

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How to use Safari's saved passwords in other Mac apps

01/04/2019, 01:01 pm

Safari will handily offer you the right password when you want to log into a website but it appears useless if you need the same login for an app. AppleInsider shows you how to use Safari's stored passwords wherever you need.

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How to keep your iPhone safe while celebrating New Year's Eve

12/31/2018, 11:12 am

Large public gatherings, like New Year's Eve celebrations, are also a prime target for pickpockets and other criminals who could steal your iPhone, or simply for it to be lost amid the festivities. AppleInsider offers some advice to keep your smartphone safe when you are ringing in the new year.

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Apple isn't sharing malware definitions with third-party antivirus firms, new analysis suggests

12/21/2018, 05:12 pm

A fresh look at malware intended to spy on people in the Middle East indicates that Apple isn't sharing definitions of existing threats with third-party antivirus (AV) companies, at least not consistently.

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Whistleblowing app Blind admits security lapse exposed messaging data

12/21/2018, 09:12 am

Blind, an anonymous whistleblowing app said to have users at Apple and other large tech corporations, has acknowledged that it recently left one of its servers without a password, exposing identifiable account data.

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Washington D.C. government sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

12/19/2018, 03:12 pm

The attorney general for Washington, D.C. itself announced that the region is suing Facebook for its role in Cambridge Analytica's illicit collection of private data.

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iPhone Face ID not fooled in fake head test as Android rivals fail

12/17/2018, 12:12 pm

A 3D-printed head has shown that while Apple's Face ID is a secure biometric authentication system, other facial recognition systems used by Android-based smartphones are able to be fooled and unlocked by the fake cranium.

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Facebook says bug may have briefly exposed photos of 6.8 million app users

12/14/2018, 12:12 pm

Between Sept. 13 and Sept. 25, a bug temporarily exposed more photos than intended to third-party apps that use Facebook logins, the social network acknowledged on Friday.

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Apple, other US tech giants denounce Australian 'anti-encryption' bill

12/10/2018, 09:12 pm

Apple and a cadre of U.S. tech companies on Monday signed a letter condemning Australia's recent passage of a cybersecurity bill that bolsters law enforcement and government efforts to obtain access to encrypted messages.

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Australia passes contentious encryption bill opposed by Apple, other tech companies

12/06/2018, 09:12 pm

The Australia parliament on Thursday passed a set of new cybersecurity measures that compels technology companies to furnish law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages, a law that Apple and other tech firms railed against during its draft period.

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Arlo unveils wireless Ultra security cam with 4K resolution & 180-degree view

11/30/2018, 09:11 am

Arlo on Friday announced its latest iPhone-connected security camera, the Ultra, an upcoming wireless model distinguished by features like a 4K image sensor, HDR, and a 180-degree field of view.

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Deputy AG Rosenstein says companies like Apple are trying to 'defeat legitimate law enforcement'

11/29/2018, 05:11 pm

Keynoting a cybercrime conference on Thursday, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein attacked the encryption stances of companies like Apple while simultaneously arguing for the importance of security.

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It is past time for Bloomberg to retract or unequivocally prove the iCloud spy chip story

11/29/2018, 08:11 am

Bloomberg had a stunningly important -- and apparently stunningly wrong -- news story about an alleged iCloud spy chip and it's still hoping we'll forget about it. The company has a responsibility to either prove or retract it, and it's a responsibility the publication is still avoiding, now eight months after publication.

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Tim Cook may get that US privacy legislation he's expecting in 2019

11/28/2018, 10:11 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook's expectation that tech giants will be subjected to privacy regulations may soon become a reality, with a pair of U.S. Senators working on a bipartisan bill mandating the protection of consumer data that could be drafted in early 2019.

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DriveSavers launches passcode-beating iPhone cracking service for the public

11/27/2018, 07:11 pm

Data recovery firm DriveSavers is now selling a "passcode lockout recovery" service claimed to be the first for the general public able to crack any iPhone.

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