Sophisticated Android clickfraud apps pose as iPhone apps and devices

Credit to Author: Chen Yu| Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:00:54 +0000

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Easy way to bypass passcode lock screens on iPhones, iPads running iOS 12

Credit to Author: Darlene Storm, Michelle Davidson| Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:16:00 -0700

Update for iOS 12

With iOS 12 and iPhones that have Touch ID, you can still bypass the iPhone lock screen and trick Siri into getting into a person’s phone. The bypass is the same as it was in earlier versions of the operating system:

  • Press the home button using a finger not associated with your fingerprint authentication, prompting Siri to wake up.
  • Say to Siri: Cellular data.

Siri then opens the cellular data settings where you can turn off cellular data.

As was the case before, anyone can do this. It doesn’t have to be the person who “trained” Siri.

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For 2nd Time in 3 Years, Mobile Spyware Maker mSpy Leaks Millions of Sensitive Records

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:22:41 +0000

mSpy, the makers of a software-as-a-service product that claims to help more than a million paying customers spy on the mobile devices of their kids and partners, has leaked millions of sensitive records online, including passwords, call logs, text messages, contacts, notes and location data secretly collected from phones running the stealthy spyware. Less than a week ago, security researcher Nitish Shah directed KrebsOnSecurity to an open database on the Web that allowed anyone to query up-to-the-minute mSpy records for both customer transactions at mSpy’s site and for mobile phone data collected by mSpy’s software. The database required no authentication.

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Apple insists developers ramp up their privacy commitments

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 06:45:00 -0700

Apple recently told the U.S. Congress that is sees customer privacy as a “human right”, though the explanation didn’t at that time extend to how third-party developers treat data they get from iOS apps. Now it does.

Privacy for the rest of us

Starting October 3, Apple will insist that all third-party apps (including new apps and app updates) submitted to the App Store include a link to the app developer’s own privacy policy.

This is a big change as until now only subscription-based apps needed to supply this information – and it also extends to the privacy policy itself, which Apple insists must be clear and explicitly in explaining:

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Seven security tips for staying safe on an iPhone

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

iPhones have a reputation for being incredibly secure. However, using an iPhone is not an automatic guarantee of invulnerability. These seven tips will help make sure your iPhone is the digital fortress it was meant to be.

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GrayKey iPhone unlocker poses serious security concerns

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000

GrayKey, an iPhone unlocker, is secretly being marketed to law enforcement. Thanks to an anonymous source, we now know how the device works—and the danger it presents to security.

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