Why Apple’s little ‘Find My’ Tile competitor is big news

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 04:42:00 -0700

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Unprecedented new iPhone malware discovered

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:40:24 +0000

Google announced late last night that hacked websites have been used to drop iPhone malware on unsuspecting users over a two-year period. Thomas Reed investigates.

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Bluetooth vulnerability can be exploited in Key Negotiation of Bluetooth (KNOB) attacks

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:56:45 +0000

Researchers called it KNOB, a clever attack against the firmware of a Bluetooth chip that can allow hackers to successfully hijack paired devices and steal their sensitive data. Are users at risk?

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3 Google privacy tips for Mac and iOS users

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:15:00 -0700

Alternative search engines such as DuckDuckGo are attracting growing numbers of privacy focused users, but there’s no doubt that Google dominates the industry, even on Apple products. Fortunately, there are several ways to make your Google activity more private.

Do you have a Google account? (You probably do)

Do you use Gmail? Did you one use Google +? Perhaps you employ Google Drive, Google Docs or any of the company’s other products. If so, you have a Google account.

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Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:10:27 +0000

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

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Apple announces a new iPhone (and you can’t have it)

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 06:55:00 -0700

Apple has announced a new iPhone for 2020, but it will only be made available to a select group of security researchers – along with huge bounties to anyone informing the company of a new OS vulnerability.

Probably the world’s most exclusive iPhone

Ivan Krstić, Apple’s head of security engineering provided big insights into Apple’s platform security during his presentation at Black Hat U.S. 2019.

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Many VPN apps on Apple’s App store can’t be trusted, researcher warns

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2019 05:50:00 -0700

I’m told Apple is at last looking into the privacy and security of free VPN apps made available across its platforms, following a report from researcher, Simon Migliano.

Who owns your VPN service?

The researcher has flagged up several concerns that really should be recognized by anyone choosing a VPN service from both the Apple and Google App Stores:

  • Ownership: Migliano claims that almost 60 percent of the most popular VPN apps are actually owned (sometimes opaquely) by Chinese companies.
  • Privacy: The researcher also found that as many as 77% of these VPN apps may have what he calls “serious privacy flaws”,including no privacy policy at all, generic policies with no mention of VPN or no detailed logging policy.
  • Data protection: Migliano claims Apple is not enforcing its third-party data-sharing ban against VPN apps, with 80 percent of the top free VPN apps “in breach of the rules”, he said. Many are sharing data with third parties, he claims.

That last allegation is particularly concerning.

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Apple suspends Siri snooping (and promises more control for the rest of us)

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2019 04:27:00 -0700

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