iOS

(get it in RSS or Atom)

Why would we let you say "No" to something that's free? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

60ss-video-250

Here's our latest 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy...

Apple Pay - just how safe is it going to be?‏

ap-watch-250

Apple Live 2014 saw the announcement of the Apple Watch, a free U2 album for all iTunes users, and the iPhone 6/6 Plus.

But perhaps of most interest to security watchers was "Apple Pay", Cupertino's guns-blazing answer to Google Wallet...

Apple developer guidelines lead to rogue phone call risks in iOS

ios-call-250

It turns out to be surprisingly easy to trick unsuspecting users into making unwanted phone calls from iOS.

That could cost you premium-rate money, or give away your number to a scammer...

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

dow-250

Catch up with everything we wrote in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time...

"You're under arrest for possession of an insecure phone" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

60ss-video-250

Here's this week's 60 Second Security video.

News you can use in a format you can enjoy...all in 60 seconds!

Apple iOS malware gets onto 75,000 iPhones, steals ad clicks

ios-mal-250

Apple keeps iOS locked down, so malware on iPhones and iPads is very rare.

But iOS malware does happen, and this one is called "AdThief" because that's exactly what it does - steals ad click revenue...

Why the Facebook Messenger app is not the privacy nightmare people think it is

Facebook Messenger

There's good reason to be skeptical of Facebook when it comes to privacy, but the Facebook Messenger app isn't the privacy nightmare that some people think it is. Here's why ...

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

dow-250

Make sure you're up to date with everything we wrote in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

iSpy? Researcher exposes backdoor in iPhones and iPads

iphone. Image courtesy of st.djura/Shutterstock.

A "backdoor" that Apple built into iOS for developers can be used to spy on iPhones and iPads by governments, law enforcement, or cyber criminals, according to forensics researcher Jonathan Zdziarski.

BlackBerry takes a pop at privacy-focused Blackphone

BlackBerry takes a pop at privacy-focused Blackphone

There's a public spat between BlackBerry and Blackphone, the spunky start-up company trying to break into the crowded mobile market with promises of air-tight security. Can BlackBerry survive the competition?

iPhones are a security threat to the state, China claims

iPhone's a security threat to the state, China claims

China has cited Apple iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp users' whereabouts as reason to declare the mobile phone hazardous to state security.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

dow-250

It's weekly roundup time!

Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

Is Apple slack at security on iOS? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

60ss-video-250

What went wrong with PayPal's 2FA? Why did Microsoft do an email U-turn? Is Apple slack at security on iOS?

It'll only take a minute to find out...

SSCC 154: Fraud, viruses, patches and encryption (in that order!) [PODCAST]

chet-chat-logo-featured-250

Where does your country sit on the fraud list? Just how much can you trust SMSes on Android? Is Apple serious enough about iOS security? And will Google's End-To-End email encryption plugin save the world?

Find out with Chet and Duck in this week's Chet Chat podcast...

Apple ships updates, including Snow Leopard (ONLY KIDDING!)‏

apple-250

Apple just published its latest round of updates for iOS, Apple TV, Safari and OS X, including dozens of security fixes.

OS X Snow Leopard users...we're afraid you missed out once again.

'Yo' app hacked by college students, hires one of the hackers

'Yo' app hacked by college students

A Georgia Tech student claims he and two roommates were able to get any user's phone number, that they texted the founder (who, he said, called him back), to spam any user, and to send any text they want. Now it looks like one of them will be working for the company.

Privacy and iOS 8, USMS blunder and Cryptowall ransomware - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

60ss-video-250

One minute of fun with a serious side...

60 Second Security - 21 June 2014

Google and Microsoft want to kill your phone if it's stolen. Do you feel safer?

Kill switch

The law enforcement group Secure Our Smartphones is claiming victory after Google and Microsoft announced they will add a "kill switch" to their mobile operating systems.

What's next for ransomware? Cryptowall picks up where CryptoLocker left off

Cryptowall-250

With many victims paying up, ransomware is a lucrative business for cybercrooks, and CryptoLocker has inspired copycats who want in on the loot.

John Zorabedian looks at ransomware that seems to be filling the void left by CryptoLocker's takedown last month...

Has Apple killed off location analytics with this simple privacy enhancement?

wifi-location-iphone-250

A small change in iOS 8 will make privacy advocates happy, although it's going to be a tough pill to swallow for mobile marketers.