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iPhone 4S ships with Siri-related security threat

October 20th, 2011

Siri, secure yourself. If only that command worked; as it turns out, the popular virtual assistant feature on the iPhone 4S that allows users to schedule appointments, search the web, check the weather and more, may be a security threat to users who want to keep private information away from prying eyes — and ears. …

AT&T debuts Mobile Protection Pack plan; iPad, iPhone need not apply

March 31st, 2011

Via a press release today, AT&T announced a new, comprehensive insurance offering dubbed Mobile Protection Pack. As the company explains, the new offering is a combination of three services: mobile insurance, enhanced support, and mobile locate. Mobile Protection, which will retail for $9.99 per month, covers subscribers against equipment loss, theft, accidental damage, liquid damage, and out-of-warranty malfunction. It …

Security flaw allows calls (and more) from a locked iPhone running iOS 4.1

October 25th, 2010

Blog 9to5Mac has picked up on an interesting bug in iOS 4.1, running on the iPhone, that will allow users to bypass the device’s lock screen and make phone calls. From a locked iPhone pressing the “Emergency Call” button, dialing a non-emergency number (such as “###”), then quickly pressing “Send” followed by the iPhone’s lock …

RIM announces BlackBerry Protect

July 12th, 2010

RIM’s consumer-grade protection software for BlackBerry smartphones, dubbed Blackberry Protect, has just been officially announced. Rumored for months, the new service lets customers not attached to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server: Protect important information on a lost BlackBerry smartphone by remotely wiping or locking the device from your desktop Remotely add contact information to the home screen of …