Apple has a secure mobile ecosystem because of choices in hardware and software that it has made, but the same systems and policies that keep most hackers out could be dramatically helping those few who can beat it.
A security researcher from India was awarded $5,000 from Apple via its bug bounty program, after discovering a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in iCloud. Since the discovery of the issue, Apple has patched the issue in iCloud.com.
Following the discovery of a new and unusual malware that had the potential to attack Macs running on Apple Silicon, Apple has moved to minimize any impact the maliciously-crafted software could have in the future.
Audio chat service Clubhouse is working to bolster its security and ease concerns from critics, after it was determined the Chinese government had the potential to monitor conversations made in the iOS app.
Microsoft is taking on Apple's Keychain by bringing its Autofill system of password storage and synchronization to iOS and macOS, in the form of an update to the Microsoft Authenticator app and a Google Chrome extension.
Apple officially released iCloud Passwords for Windows, which allows Google Chrome users to sync passwords with their Macs, iPhones, and iPads. As of February 2, however, Apple appears to have pulled the update to iCloud that is required to use this extension.