Is Apple Pay Secure

There’s no chance your Apple Pay credit card info will end up like Jennifer Lawrence’s nude pics

By on October 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

There’s no chance your Apple Pay credit card info will end up like Jennifer Lawrence’s nude pics

In the wake of the massive iCloud hack that revealed scores of nude celebrity pictures, should you really trust Apple with your credit card information? Even if you think the answer is “no,” the good news is that you won’t have to trust the company when it comes to Apple Pay — instead you’ll be trusting your credit card company’s network. More →

No Comments
iOS and Android Malware

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

By on October 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

Whenever mobile malware comes up, the usual reports detail new malicious apps that are found to affect Android, while iOS remains largely unaffected by such programs. However, The New York Times now says that security researchers have discovered a sophisticated malware attack that’s currently spreading in Hong Kong between Occupy Central protesters, and which is able to infect and then spy upon both Android and iOS devices. More →

No Comments
iOS 8 Security Holes QuickType

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

By on September 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

This could potentially be a significant problem for anyone who has installed iOS 8 on their device. iDownload Blog points us to a new report from iGen.fr that claims iOS 8’s QuickType smart keyboard feature will actually suggest parts of your password as part of its predictive typing feature. More →

No Comments
iPhone 6: iOS 8 Tracking

Your iPhone 6 can still be tracked despite increased iOS 8 privacy features

By on September 26, 2014 at 4:12 PM.

Your iPhone 6 can still be tracked despite increased iOS 8 privacy features

User privacy is a product feature Apple has been heavily advertising recently and it’s been making sure customers know their data is safe… but that doesn’t mean advertisers and retailers won’t still be able to track some Apple device users. For example, even if you use an iOS 8 privacy feature called MAC address spoofing that was designed to stop advertisers from tracking you, you still aren’t necessarily safe from marketers’ prying eyes. More →

No Comments
FBI vs. Apple and Google

FBI says Apple and Google’s new privacy features help people ‘place themselves above the law’

By on September 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

FBI says Apple and Google’s new privacy features help people ‘place themselves above the law’

Just as the furor surrounding the NSA seemed to be quieting down, Apple picked up right where the government agency left off when iCloud was found to be the culprit in the case of the leaked celebrity photos early this month. The leak elicited a renewed demand for privacy, but as Apple, Google and others strengthen their security, the FBI is becoming increasingly concerned. More →

No Comments
Bash vs Heartbleed Security Flaw

Bash is even worse than Heartbleed, and you can’t do anything about it

By on September 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

Bash is even worse than Heartbleed, and you can’t do anything about it

A few months ago, a serious security issue affecting millions of websites was discoveredHeartbleed – and subsequently patched by many of them, but it looks like that wasn’t the worst security scare for Internet users this year. CNET reports that a new security vulnerability has been found, the “Bash” or “Shellshock” bug, which could be even more serious than Heartbleed because it can affect a variety of Internet-connected devices, from computers to Internet-of-Things gadgets. And apparently, this huge flaw will not be easily fixed. More →

No Comments
iOS 8 Security Flaw

Developer warns of yet another big iPhone security flaw

By on September 25, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Developer warns of yet another big iPhone security flaw

Apple really isn’t having a good week. Things started out well enough when Apple revealed on Monday morning that more than 10 million combined iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handset were sold during their debut weekend. Then came “Bendgate.” And iOS 8.0.1. And the revelation that Apple is entirely at fault for the huge nude celebrity photo leak. Piling on top of this growing list is a blog post from app developer Craig Hockenberry, who reveals a big and potentially frightening security issue in iOS 8 and earlier versions of Apple’s mobile software. More →

No Comments
Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photos

It’s Apple’s fault that the world has seen naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence

By on September 25, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

It’s Apple’s fault that the world has seen naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you have no doubt read about the massive caches of nude celebrity photos and videos that leaked recently. In fact, the odds are fairly good that you’ve even seen some of them, or censored versions of them at the very least. Hackers reportedly obtained the private images by gaining access to online iCloud accounts belonging to more than a dozen celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, Aubrey Plaza and Jennifer Lawrence. Now, just in case Apple needed some more bad news, it has been revealed that Apple knew about the security vulnerability that led to the leaks at least six months ago, and it could have easily prevented them. More →

No Comments
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Hacking the iPhone 6’s Touch ID is harder, but still possible

By on September 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Hacking the iPhone 6’s Touch ID is harder, but still possible

Soon after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s last year, the first of its iPhones to sport a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home button, researchers proved the security measure could be bypassed as long as an attacker managed to somehow replicate the fingerprints of an iPhone 5s owner. Marc Rogers, one of the same people who hacked Touch ID last year, is now back with a similar trick that works on both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, even though both devices sport better fingerprint scanners than the iPhone 5s. More →

No Comments
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs LG G3

How to temporarily hide your nude selfies on an iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 or G3

By on September 23, 2014 at 7:20 AM.

How to temporarily hide your nude selfies on an iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 or G3

Apple last week made an important privacy statement and told customers that it values their privacy and it further wants to help them secure personal data including messages, calls and photos by encrypting them. Similarly, Google plans to turn on personal data encryption by default in Android L to further guard user data. On top of these default practices available in iOS 8 and coming to future Android devices, The Associated Press has highlighted other means that can help iOS and Android users (at least on some devices) to protect their photos, at least temporarily. More →

No Comments
Home Depot Credit Card Hack

Home Depot didn’t take data security seriously, report reveals

By on September 22, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Home Depot didn’t take data security seriously, report reveals

Home Depot recently confirmed that it has been the victim of the largest credit card breach in history, with 56 million payment cards having been stolen by clever hackers, who managed to access the giant retailer’s systems for more than four months. A report from The New York Times further reveals that while the recent hack was possible thanks to advanced malware programs that went undetected by existing security measures, Home Depot apparently has a history of ignoring the security of its customers’ payment data. More →

No Comments
Apple iCloud Nude Photos Leak

Apple’s iCloud security nightmare gets worse as more nude celebrity pics leak

By on September 21, 2014 at 8:42 AM.

Apple’s iCloud security nightmare gets worse as more nude celebrity pics leak

If you thought that the hugely successful iPhone 6 launch would help Apple move past the controversy surrounding nude celerity photos that were stolen from hacked iCloud accounts, think again. TMZ reported on Saturday that a fresh round of stolen celebrity photos popped up on 4Chan and included pictures of Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Hope Solo and Jennifer Lawrence. This marks the second major cache of nude celebrity photos that have hit the Internet following an earlier hack that included pictures of Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Jenny McCarthy, Kate Upton, Mary E. Winstead and many others. More →

No Comments