A warning spreads on Facebook about "Talking Angela", an app that gives your children some animated cat chat.
Malheureusement, it's all too simple for people to share warnings - rather than check if the facts are true.
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A YouTube video showing you how to unlock an iPhone 5 without the passcode has racked up nearly 300,000 hits over the past two weeks.
Paul Ducklin looks into the good and the bad of the story...
Apple has released updates for users of the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV products that fix critical vulnerabilities. Apple users should update their devices to iOS 6.1 as soon as possible.
A woman who tried to unlock a stolen iPhone unwittingly took her own photo. An application on the phone then automatically sent the photo to the owner, who called the police.
It's a good reminder that there are tools out there, either free or darn close to it, that can track your stolen or lost smartphone.
Has EXIF data tripped up the founder of one of the world's most well known security firms, as he runs from the police in Belize?
Research released today has revealed that the theft of mobile phones is on the rise.
This isn't just about losing an expensive phone - there's also the threat of losing your data and money.
Learn how to better protect your phone.
Ahhh, losing phones - something i sadly do often. A recent survey has some interesting findings: it reported that men were more likely than women to lose devices, and that Londoners lost devices more often than people living elsewhere in the UK. Any of this surprise you?
Apple was eager to promote the many new features in iOS6, but avoided mention of one: IFA - or identifier for advertisers - the company's newest device tracking technology.
A techie named David Schuetz has done something so obvious, so simple, and so tellingly useful, that I'm going to go all out and call it a stroke of genius.
He found the source of the "Anonymous FBI leak", and forced us all to find a whole new raft of conspiracy theories to go along with it...
Hackers claim to have stolen a database of 12,367,232 Apple device IDs, and personal information such as full names, cellphone numbers, addresses and zipcodes belonging to iPhone and iPad users.
And where do they claim they stole this information? From an FBI laptop... via a Java vulnerability.
A US court has decreed that sending texts using a seized iPhone while impersonating the phone's owner doesn't violate privacy rights.
The first malicious app in the iPhone app store!
That's what the headlines said. But is it really the case that "Find and Call" is malware?
In the five years since the first iPhone was released, there has never been a serious known case of iOS malware on an non-jailbroken device.
But should users really be congratulating Apple for iOS devices' apparent security?
Most of us likely wouldn't want Apple to store a copy of our DNA or our fingerprints, but that's pretty much what it's doing with another one of our biometric identifiers: namely, our voices.