Stats make iOS a hard OS to ignore

Credit to Author: Evan Schuman| Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:00:00 -0700

The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system — iOS 12 — was released just a few weeks ago, and yet it’s already installed on 53% of relatively newer iPhones (introduced since September 2014) and 50% of all iPhones. Bottom line: It’s the fastest acceptance of any Apple OS.

This is more than a minimally interesting statistic. It illustrates the key difference between Apple mobile devices and Android mobile devices: Although there are more Android users on the globe, Apple’s users are much more of a community. That means many things from an Apple marketing perspective, but for IT, it means far greater security.

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Why Apple must be looking into using blockchain

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:23:00 -0700

Everyone who can is looking into using Blockchain and Apple is no exception, though it will be a long time before we see any consumer-facing implementations of this.

Apple looks at lots of technologies

If it’s on the Gartner Hype Cycle you can bet a few bucks Apple is looking at it.

That’s why I think it will eventually introduce a 3D printer that works in conjunction with ARKit (unverified prediction), and also why it must be thinking about how to use blockchain.

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Easy-to-prevent Apple flaw may threaten enterprise security

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:46:00 -0700

An obscure flaw in Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) may make it possible for determined hackers to access enterprise networks, though the solution is quite straightforward.

Serial number spoofing

Duo Security researchers say they’ve figured out how to enroll a rogue device onto an enterprise’s mobile device management (MDM) system if the business has failed to enable authentication on devices enrolled on the system.

To make this work, attackers need to get hold of the valid serial number for an Apple device that is registered to Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) but not yet set up on the company’s MDM server, they said.

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Easy to prevent Apple flaw may threaten enterprise security

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 06:46:00 -0700

An obscure flaw in Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) may make it possible for determined hackers to access enterprise networks, though the solution is quite straightforward.

Serial number spoofing

Duo Security researchers say they’ve figured out how to enrol a rogue device onto an enterprise’s MDM system, if the business has failed to enable authentication on devices enrolled on the system.

To make this work, attackers need to get hold of the valid serial number for an Apple device that is registered to Apple’s Device Enrolment Program (DEP), but not yet set-up on the company’s MDM server, they said.

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Mobile Menace Monday: SMS phishing attacks target the job market

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:45:59 +0000

Could it be that our dream job awaits via a random SMS message? On the contrary, this SMS phishing attack could cause nightmares for unsuspecting job hunters.

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Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted.

Credit to Author: DealPost Team| Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:10:00 -0700

Apple is dropping the Back To My Mac remote access feature, and in a recent support document they urge you to be prepared by looking for alternatives.

RemotePC by iDrive is a full-featured remote access solution that lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. Right now, their 50 computer package is 90% off or just $6.95 for your 1st year. So if you need an alternative to Back To My Mac, or have been thinking about remote access, now is a good time to consider RemotePC. Learn more about it here.

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9+ iOS 12 security improvements you should know about

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:03:00 -0700

Apple has shipped iOS 12 and it’s packed with new security improvements and settings every user needs to know about.

Ad tracking

Apple has made it much harder for data harvesting companies to exfiltrate your data without you knowing.

Safari in iOS 11 blocked third-party cookies that tracked you across multiple websites and cookies older than 30-days in age.

iOS 12 also gives you the option to block social media sharing icons and comment boxes from tracking you. Apple has also made it much harder for fingerprinting technologies to track and identify you by gathering information about your device, such as capacity or installed apps.

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Mac and iOS apps stealing user data — an enterprise take

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 04:53:00 -0700

Reports claiming numerous apps distributed through Apple’s App Store are secretly exfiltrating user data should be an alarm call to enterprise CIOs. It signals a new battlefront in the eternal enterprise security wars.

The enterprise risk of personal data

On the surface, the data being extracted is kind of … personal, such as location and browser histories. Information like that provides additional insight into what individual users are up to. Why should that concern an enterprise?

That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Most enterprise security professionals recognize that any form of data exfiltration poses an overall challenge.

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Mac and iOS apps stealing user data, an enterprise take

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 04:53:00 -0700

Reports claiming numerous apps distributed through Apple’s App Store are secretly exfiltrating user data should be an alarm call to enterprise CIOs. It signals a new battlefront in the eternal enterprise security wars.

The enterprise risk of personal data

On the surface, the data being extracted is kind of… personal: Location, browser histories, information like this provides additional insight into what individual users are up to. Why should that concern an enterprise?

That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Most enterprise security professionals recognize that any form of data exfiltration poses an overall challenge.

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Mac App Store apps are stealing user data

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:08:24 +0000

There are several apps in the Mac App Store that are collecting data about users that they should not be collecting. Here’s what you need to know.

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