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But did she STEAL the iPhone? App takes photo of woman trying to unlock it

Stolen iPhone snaps photo of woman who tries to unlock it

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.

Fugitive John McAfee's location revealed by photo meta-data screw-up

Fugitive John McAfee's location revealed by photo meta-data mess-up

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?

Mobile phone theft on the rise - here's how to protect your data for free

Mobile phone theft on the rise - here's how to protect your data for free

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.

Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security?

Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security?

Millions of teenagers have adopted a smartphone app which has been touted as a way of safely "sexting" and sharing photos.

But is it really a safe way to share intimate photographs of yourself?

Losing a phone or device REALLY sucks [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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 resumes User Tracking with iOS 6. Here's how to disable it

Apple resumes User Tracking with iOS 6. Here's how to disable it

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.

Monday review: the hot 22 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of last week

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Anonymous didn't steal from the FBI after all - new conspiracy theories needed!

Anonymous didn't steal from the FBI after all - new conspiracy theories needed!

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...

12 million iPhone and iPad device IDs hacked from the FBI, Anonymous claims

Smartphone PINs cracked with microphone and camera - a game-changer for phone security?

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.

Police can imitate your drug dealer to text you from his phone

Police can imitate your drug dealer to text you from his phone

A US court has decreed that sending texts using a seized iPhone while impersonating the phone's owner doesn't violate privacy rights.

Find and Call - is it *really* the first malware in the iOS App Store?

Find and Call - iOS malware?

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?

How secure are Apple's iPhone and iPad from malware, really?

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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?

Apple's Siri voiceprints raise privacy concerns

Apple's Siri voiceprints raise privacy concerns

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.

Apple: Androids are much less likely to be running an up-to-date OS than iPhones and iPads

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Over 80% of iPhone and iPad users are running iOS 5. That compares to a paltry 7% of Android customers who are up-to-date and running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on their smartphones and tablets.

Apple's iCloud syncs stolen iPhone photos to nab thief

Apple's iCloud syncs stolen iPhone photos to nab thief

A Facebook user used Apple's iCloud to identify the thief who stole her iPhone on a Disney cruise. While an interesting story, what can you do to better protect your smartphone or tablet to not have to repeat this process if your device is stolen?

Magic mirror on the wall, what's the best smartphone of all?

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Until last week, iPhone's Siri would respond to "What is the best smartphone?" with - gulp - iPhone's competitor Nokia Lumia 900. This "bug" has now been fixed by Apple, but Nokia are making sure everyone is aware that Apple is overriding the software.

Smartphones: which one do you like best?

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Which is the better smartphone choice: iPhone, Android, Blackberry? Which is most secure? Check out what Naked Security readers thought, and take the chance to have your say.

iPhone app 'Lock My Screen'? Well, no, it doesn't actually

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iPhone users are being tricked into buying a phony screen-lock app, which is actually nothing more than a wallpaper.

Facebook logins aren't being properly protected on iPhones, iPads and Android devices

Facebook logins aren't being properly protected on iPhones, iPads and Android devices

Facebook login credentials could be lifted from smartphones because the site is not encrypting the sensitive data on iOS and Android devices.