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Apple swiftly closes hole in iOS 9 Lock screen

You can't use the recent "ask Siri" trick to sneak past the iOS 9 Lock screen any more.

Selfies, sharks...and yet another lock screen bug [Chet Chat Podcast 216]

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

Enjoy the latest episode of our weekly podcast!

Which web browser do you trust? [Poll]


We no longer choose our web browsers based on bells and whistles. These days its all about privacy and security and we'd like to know which browser (and which vendor) you trust to be your companion on the web.

What your 99 cents gets you for buying an iOS adblocking app: adverts

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Crystal, the top adblocking utility on iOS, agreed to a deal to let whitelisted ads through - but at least it offers an opt-out.

Not Apple's best week ever! 60 Second Security

Watch the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security news video...

Find out why this wasn't such a great week for Apple.

Malware in the App Store? You CANNOT be SERIOUS! [Chet Chat Podcast 215]

Take a listen to the latest Chet Chat podcast, our fun-but-informative weekly commentary on the latest computer security issues.

Smartphone passcodes are protected by the Fifth Amendment, says US court

Passcode. Image courtesy of ymgerman / Shutterstock.

Cops can still force suspects to unlock phones with a fingerprint but passcodes are off the agenda... for now.

Change this setting to stop Siri spilling your selfies!


A Siri-ous bug affecting iOS 9 could let a crook skip your passcode, and get at your photos...

...and access your contacts, and send bogus messages in your name.

Here's how to fix it.

"Give us an iOS 9 zero-day and we'll give you $1 million"


The firm willing to pay for breaking into iPhones and iPads was founded by a contractor who's sold such bugs to spy agencies.

Apple's App Store hit by the XCodeGhost of malware present

Until this week, the App Store was to malware what Earth was to the Hitchhiker's Guide: "Mostly Harmless."

Not any more...

After iOS 9 launches, Ad blockers top the App Store chart


Users lost no time in blockading their iPhones against adverts after Apple gave them the chance in the launch of iOS 9.

Would you like to buy a Replay? 60 Second Security

Catch our latest weekly video - it only takes a minute!

Apple watchOS 2 on hold (but iOS 9 on fire!)

Apple's mobile update week has gone both ways...

iTunes 12.3 brings support for two-factor authentication


If you turn on 2SV (and you should!), you'll be asked for a PIN and password when editing your account or logging in for the first time.

Apple iOS 9 is out - with a LOT of security holes patched

As usual, we recommend updating as soon as you can, for the fixes much more than the features.

Jeb Bush says people need to stop "demonizing" the NSA


In a blog post this week laying out his cybersecurity policy proposals, US presidential candidate Jeb Bush said it's time to stop "demonizing" intelligence officials at the NSA.

Apple iMessage's end-to-end encryption stymies US data request


Apple recently told a US court that it couldn't turn over to law enforcement messages that were sent between iPhones via Apple's iMessage system, which uses end-to-end encryption. And the crypto-wars rage on.

Apple iOS 9 Safari opens the flood gates to ad-blocking

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Meanwhile, Chrome users got a scare when Google (inadvertently: WHEW!) disabled AdBlock in YouTube. Cue painfully long video ads.

Amazon bans Flash ads - but not for the reason you may have hoped!

Amazon has said "No" to Flash - but the aim is to improve your experience, not your security.

Nevertheless, it's a ban on Flash.

Jeb Bush: encryption makes it harder to catch "evildoers"

Jeb Bush: encryption makes it too hard to catch "evildoers"

Republican US presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that encryption makes it harder for the NSA to do its job, and advocated for broad NSA surveillance powers to catch "evildoers."