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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!

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.

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.

Avoid that cyberflash - 60 Second Security

Here's our weekly 1-minute video: Android, Adobe and Apple's AirDrop all get a look in this time.

How not to be "cyberflashed" on your iPhone

After writing about "cyberflashing," we were asked to put our advice on how to avoid it in one place.

Here it is.

Apple issues updates for lots of critical holes - patch now!

Whether you believe in Mac malware or not, you still need the latest Apple patches to close off numerous critical holes.

Cyberflasher Airdrops rude images to victim’s iPhone

Apple's AirDrop sends you an image so you can decide whether you want the sender to send it to you.

What could possibly go wrong?

Adobe and PageFair claim ad blockers will cost business $22 billion in 2015


The rapid growth of people using ad blockers is costly to publishers and advertisers - and the trend looks to only grow worse for website owners as ad blocking comes to mobile devices.

Worried about Google's Your Timeline? Here's how to disable tracking

Google tracking

Don't fancy having Google map your movements and match them up with your photos? Here's how to disable Your Timeline or turn off Location Services altogether.

Does Siri have a secret signal to summon 911?

Siri gets a lot more publicity than other voice-recognition systems.

Especially when there's a "911" consipiracy theory involved.