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Apple Addresses iPhone 11 Location Privacy Concern

Apple is rolling out a new update to its iOS operating system that addresses the location privacy issue on iPhone 11 devices that was first detailed here last month. Beta versions of iOS 13.3.1 include a new setting that lets users disable the “Ultra Wideband” feature, a short-range technology that lets iPhone 11 users share files locally with o
Publish At:2020-01-22 20:35 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Time to Patch apple Brandon Butch iPhone 1

Use Apple HomeKit to automate and secure your home

I recently bought a set of security cameras to cover the area around my home. I live in a semi-rural area, and I’m not really that worried about burglars, but I felt that it couldn’t hurt to have some protection. One of the things that nudged me in this direction was the fact that the cameras I bought, NetGear’s Arlo Pro, support Apple’s HomeKit.HomeKit is a
Publish At:2019-12-23 03:55 | Read:300 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple HomeKit

Will the new iPhone 11 track you even if you tell it not to?

byPaul DucklinStories about privacy blunders by big companies always attract a lot of attention.When that big company is Apple, you can replace ‘a lot’ with ‘a whole lot’.And Apple likes to make public pitches about the privacy its products provide, like the video here:So, when renowned investigative cybersecurity journalist Brian Kre
Publish At:2019-12-09 12:35 | Read:273 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple GPS iPhone Location Services Tracking

Apple Explains Mysterious iPhone 11 Location Requests

KrebsOnSecurity ran a story this week that puzzled over Apple‘s response to inquiries about a potential privacy leak in its new iPhone 11 line, in which the devices appear to intermittently seek the user’s location even when all applications and system services are individually set never to request this data. Today, Apple disclosed that this beha
Publish At:2019-12-05 16:40 | Read:333 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine apple iPhone 11 Techcrunch Ultra Wideband

The chain of trust in Apple’s devices

A lot of computer security is based on trust. Your devices verify that you are, indeed, an authorized user, through the use of user names and passwords. And your devices trust services and servers, through a series of certificates and "trusted third parties" who work through a cascading system of verification and authentication.If you use Apple devices, the
Publish At:2019-11-30 08:55 | Read:232 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Apple

Introducing iVerify, the security toolkit for iPhone users

“If privacy matters, it should matter to the phone your life is on.” So says Apple in their recent ads about Privacy on the iPhone and controlling the data you share—but many of the security features they highlight are opt-in, and users often don’t know when or how to activate them. But hey… we got your back! Today, Trail of Bits launched i
Publish At:2019-11-14 15:25 | Read:498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Education Exploits Guides iVerify Press Release Privac

iPad vs. MacBook: is iPadOS a game changer?

It took Apple more than nine years to recognize that the iPad and iPhone were different enough to warrant separate operating systems. While there were minor differences in features between the two devices in recent years, it's only this year that it was officially forked into two slightly different operating systems with distinct names: iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:10 | Read:304 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple iPad iPadOS iPadOS 13

Apple updates its privacy page with sleek new look

A company’s privacy page usually reads like it was written by lawyers—because it usually is. Information is rarely presented in a way that laypeople can understand, and as for making it both easy to consume and easy on the eyes? Forget it.Apple’s new privacy page thinks different. It presents the company’s privacy info in plain English and in an attractive,
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:10 | Read:284 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Apple privacy

Checkm8 jailbreak and AltStore put cracks in Apple’s walled garden

byDanny BradburyJailbreaking iPhones has become a lot harder with each new version of the hardware, but this weekend saw two new announcements that enable people to install apps on their phones. One of them is a traditional jailbreak, while the other is an alternative app store that uses a loophole in Apple’s code-signing process.Jailbreaking is a form
Publish At:2019-09-30 12:45 | Read:1232 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple iOS Mobile App Store iPhone jailbreak jailbreaking

New iOS exploit checkm8 allows permanent compromise of iPhones

UPDATE 9/27, 11:00am: Updated for the misconception that the bootrom was actually being modified. Apparently, the “permanent” only refers to the fact that the bug is in the bootrom, where it cannot be patched. UPDATE 9/27, 12:15am: After speaking with @axi0m8, clarified a few other points, including the fact that this cannot be exploited remot
Publish At:2019-09-27 23:20 | Read:838 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac Apple apple security apple vulnerability checkm8 exploit

Apple Watch Series 5 Review: incremental changes for a solid device

In just four and a half years, the Apple Watch has gone from a whim with vague use cases to a solid device that has found its stride. This year's model, the Series 5, builds on the previous iteration with small, incremental changes, to provide a solid, useful device.The history of the Apple Watch has been brief, and has been marked by some major changes: the
Publish At:2019-09-27 22:10 | Read:661 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Apple Watch

Review: iPhone 11, the iPhone for everyone

Last year, I got on Apple‘s iPhone upgrade program to be able to change my phone every year without having the hassle of selling an old one on eBay. Given that I was spreading the cost out over monthly payments, at 0% interest, I decided to go for the best model: the iPhone XS Max. As I wrote on this blog, it was a wonderful phone, but at a high price. And e
Publish At:2019-09-27 22:10 | Read:730 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple iPhone iPhone 11

Tethered jailbreaks are back

Earlier today, a new iPhone Boot ROM exploit, checkm8 (or Apollo or Moonshine), was published on GitHub by axi0mX, affecting the iPhone 4S through the iPhone X. The vulnerability was patched in devices with A12 and A13 CPUs. As of this writing, the iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are all safe from this exploit. We strongly urge all journalis
Publish At:2019-09-27 16:30 | Read:705 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Exploits iVerify

iPhone Users: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Latest iOS Hacks

iPhone hacks have often been considered by some to be a rare occurrence. However, a group of Google researchers recently discovered that someone has been exploiting multiple iPhone vulnerabilities for the last two years. How? Simply by getting users to visit a website. How exactly does this exploitation campaign work? According to WIRED, researchers revealed
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:542 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices Apple cybersecurity IoT malware mobi

Apple updates iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad; gives info on Apple Arcade and Apple TV+

"Spring ahead, fall new iPhone." I think that's what they say. Like clockwork now since 2014 and the release of the iPhone 4S, Apple this week announced the latest model of the iPhone along with other new products and services.Eschewing the Roman numeral naming for the device, this one goes to 11. (I know, it's a cliché, and fortunately, Apple didn't use it.
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:487 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Apple Arcade Apple Event Apple TV Apple Watch iPad iPh

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