How to stay as private as possible on Apple's iPad and iPhone

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:39:00 -0800

Apple believes in your right to privacy. Here is some advice on how to use the tools it has given you to protect your privacy on an iOS device.

Use a better passcode

You probably already use a 4-digit passcode, but you can improve that with a 6-digit or alphanumeric code.

You change this in Settings>Touch ID/Face ID & Passcode, select Change Passcode and then tap the small Passcode Options dialog. Alphanumeric codes are harder to decipher, just make sure you remember the code.

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Why Apple is disabling Safari’s Do Not Track feature

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 03:34:00 -0800

Apple takes privacy very seriously. It takes its leadership in that care seriously, and getting rid of the voluntary ‘Do Not Track’ setting in its Safari browser is the right decision.

Why disabling Safari’s Do Not Track feature is the right thing to do

Apple introduced support for Do Not Track (DNT) in iOS 7, but removed the feature in Safari 12.1.

The problem with DNT is that the signal it sends to websites, analytics firms, plug-in makers and ad networks is a voluntary request, and can be ignored.

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Apple publica la primera actualización del año para iOS y macOS ¡Actualiza ya!

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 12:32:41 +0000

Apple ha publicado las actualizaciones de enero que solucionan la mayoría de las CVE que afectan iOS y macOS con unas pocas que afectan a Safari, watchOS, tvOS e iCloud para Windows. iOS v12.1.3 Esta última versión arregla una lista de CVEs para el iPhone 5 y posteriores, iPad e iPod Touch 6th Generation. Casi [&#8230;]<img src=”” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Apple’s Group FaceTime: A place for spies?

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 05:30:00 -0800

Apple has disabled Group FaceTime following discovery of a flaw that could potentially let people hear audio from other people’s devices without permission. What’s going on and what can you do about it?

The bug, in brief

9to5Mareport based on a video published to Twitter by @BmManski revealed that this flaw lets a user listen to audio captured using another person’s device before they accept or reject the call requesting a FaceTime chat. The problem only affects iOS devices running iOS 12.1 or later (pending an update).

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How to create and open compressed files on iPhone, iPad

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:27:00 -0800

Many enterprises rely on zip files to exchange data, particularly confidential data – compression helps keep information safe, even against inquisitive ads trackers lurking inside “free” email or online storage services. How do you handle these things on iPad or iPhone?

How to handle zip files on iPhone

While it isn’t especially obvious, iOS provides some limited features that let you archive and decompress zip files. You can even create a nice little Shortcut to do this for you:

  • Open Shortcuts, Tap Create Shortcut
  • In the search bar, type Extract Archive: That shortcut should appear in the list below, tap it to add it to your workflow.
  • Returning to the search bar, type Save File. When it appears tap it to add it to the workflow you are building.
  • Tap the switch button at top right of the shortcut name
  • In the next pane you can name the shortcut and give it an icon. The most important change you should make is to enable Show in Share Sheet (flick to green).
  • You can create a second Shortcut to make archives. Just tupe Make Archive to find the relevant flow and then add Save File and Show in Share Sheet as decribed above. Don’t forget to give it a name, such as Make Archive.
  • Shortcuts can work with multiple compression formats, including .tar, .zip and .iso.

How to use it:

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Enterprise iPhones will soon be able to use security dongles

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:25:00 -0800

Enterprise security professionals will be pleased to learn that it will soon be possible to enhance the already considerable device security of Apple’s iPhones with hardware-based physical authentication dongles using the Lightning port.

A highly secure proposition

Announced at CES 2019, the key fits on a keyring and comes from the authorization experts at Yubico. The hardware connects to iOS systems using the Lightning connection and is also equipped with USB-C for Macs. This is quite a big deal.

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Q&A: Experian exec says biometrics won’t save you from mobile hacks

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 03:01:00 -0800

If you think your new iPhone’s Face ID facial recognition feature or your bank’s fancy new fingerprint scanner will guarantee privacy and block hackers from accessing sensitive personal or financial data, think again.

In the coming year, cyberattacks will zero in on biometric hacking and expose vulnerabilities in touch ID sensors, facial recognition technology and passcodes, according to a new report from credit reporting agency Experian Plc. While biometric data is considered the most secure method of authentication, it can be stolen or altered, and sensors can be manipulated, spoofed or suffer deterioration with too much use.

Even so, as much as 63% of enterprises have implemented or plan to roll out  biometric authentication systems to augment or replace less-secure passwords, Experian said in its report. The push toward biometric systems dates back to the turn of the century in the financial services industry.

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All the reasons why cybercriminals want to hack your phone

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Why would a criminal want to hack your phone? Perhaps the better question may be: Why wouldn’t they? We take a look at all the reasons hackers have for breaking into your most precious device—and what you can do to stop it.



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