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Apple releases iOS 7.0.3 - fixes yet more lockscreen holes, including a call-anybody bug

Apple just closed up yet more lockscreen holes in iOS 7.

Reading the release notes will give you a sense of déjà vu - one of the bugs is pretty much the same hole that was patched in iOS 7.0.2...

Do you trust your smartphone? [POLL]

Sinister smartphones

Smartphones occupy a privileged position in our lives. Which do you trust enough to be your little, always-on, super computer companion? Take our poll and share your reasons.

Copying fingerprints, Firefox trusted, Facebook not, Yahoo recycles - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


How do you copy fingerprints? Which is the most trustworthy browser? Who will use Facebook for payments? How long does an email address live?

Satisfy your curiosity with this week's 60 Second Security!

Apple releases iOS 7.0.2 - swiftly squashing two lockscreen bugs


Apple has quickly fixed two lockscreen bugs that it introduced with iOS 7.

Well done, Cupertino!

(To all hardcore Apple fans reading this: that's not irony. I really mean it.)

Siri offers the latest backdoor into your iPhone - just ask nicely!


We really didn't want to write another Apple iOS 7 story.

But with reports surfacing that HAL's smooth-talking stepsister Siri lets you *talk* your way into a locked iPhone, we couldn't help it.

Chaos Computer Club claims to have "cracked" the iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor


The biometrics team of Germany's well-known Chaos Computer Club claims it has "cracked" Apple's Touch ID system.

From a fingerprint left on glass, the team claims to have used a technique documented by the CCC back in 2004 to produce a "fake finger."

Another iOS 7 lockscreen hole opens up - call anywhere in the world for free!


Another iOS 7 lockscreen bypass has surfaced: this one lets you call anywhere in the world for free.

OK, not really "for free" - someone has to pay, and that's the owner, who probably assumed that the phone lock actually locks the phone part of the phone!

iOS 7 lockscreen hole discovered already - all your private photos could end up online!


Serial iOS bug finder "videosdebarraquito" has struck again.

With some deft fingerwork, he can get into your photo gallery from the lockscreen and do pretty much what he wants with your images - such as publishing them online.

PWN2OWN for mobile devices - $300,000 in prizes for stealing data, eavesdropping or making covert calls


There's $300,000 up for grabs at HP's Mobile Pwn2Own contest to be held in Tokyo in November 2013.

Paul Ducklin runs through the options of how to get your hands on the cash...

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Catch up with everything we talked about with our weekly roundup.

Facebook realities, OS X patched, Yahoo! CEO security! shocker! - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


How realistic are you about your Facebook posts? Why should you encrypt your hard disks? Why doesn't the Yahoo! CEO use a passcode on her phone?

Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!

New Apple iPhone 5s to feature "Touch ID" fingerprint authentication


Apple has unveiled its latest iPhones, and, yes, there's a fingerprint scanner in the pricier model.

John Hawes asks, "What could possibly go wrong?"

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Facebook privacy, Google security bug, Law Enforcement victories - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?

Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!

Monday review - the hot 19 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days with our handy roundup.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week


It's Monday again, so here's a quick way to get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days.

Infecting iOS, OpenX backdoor, toilet hole, Android malware - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


Are Apple's iPhones really impervious to malware? What do you do if your software is pre-infected with a backdoor? What strength of password is appropriate for a toilet? And what about firmware updates for the Android code verification holes? Find out more in 60 seconds!

Saga of a stolen iPhone, as told by a trail of automatically uploaded selfies

Saga of a stolen iPhone, as told by a trail of automatically uploaded selfies

A thief who stole a woman's iPhone forgot to turn off the auto-upload image feature. So the victim turned his adventures into a blog called 'life of a stranger who stole my phone'.

Apple to fix iPhones' vulnerability to boobytrapped chargers

iPhones and iPads will be vulnerable until they get the iOS 7 update, which is scheduled for release later this year. Until then, you might want to avoid plugging into sleazy charging stations, though truth be told, a successful attack sounds kind of James Bond-ishly esoteric.

Android holed again, JAY Z and "Magna Carta", Tumblr and HTTPS - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


Another Android code verification flaw revealed, and JAY Z takes the concept of "Magna Carta" to a whole new level.

Take a minute to look at this week's 60 Second Security video to learn more!