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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...

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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.

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.

A sassy chatbot named Rose just won a big test of artificial intelligence


Rose is a 31-year-old security analyst and hacker from San Francisco, a self-described computer nerd with "quirky attitudes." She's also a bot, but she could be on her way to convincing you that she is human.

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.

Siri "9/11 conspiracy theory" joke is no laughing matter, say police

With 9/11 and 911 having the same sequence of digits, you don't have to waste police time by seeing what Siri does when you say "9/11."

Get ready for the internet-enabled, speech recognising, joke-telling Barbie

Hello Barbie

An internet-enabled toy that talks to your kids: what could possibly go wrong?!

As one security hole closes, another one opens! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

How many years was that security hole in Linux ? How many security patches for XP? How many lock screen holes in iOS? How much do Google specs cost?

Find out in this week's 60 Second Security video...

SSCC 147 - Why Snapchat will have to tell you the truth about security now [PODCAST]


As usual, Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin turn their insightful and entertaining gaze on the security lessons we can learn from the past few days.

Give it a listen - it's our weekly quarter-hour security podcast...

"Open the iPhone door, Siri!" - Apple's digital helper coughs up another lock screen hole


A hacker has found a way to bypass the iPhone 5 lock screen to get at your contacts. Ironically, he got in by asking Siri, Apple's voice-activated "helper."

Here's how to close the hole while you wait for Apple's fix...

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.

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.

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


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.

LEO - the world's first business software ran 60 years ago today


Sixty years ago, the first business application ran on the first business computer.

What's the bet that someone said, "What will they think of next?"

iOS 5 introduces security challenges and flaws


A week after the release of iOS 5 several flaws and vulnerabilities that could affect your data security have been found. Unauthorized calls, Smart Cover unlocks and media access are all possible with system defaults.

Has Siri left your iPhone 4S unlocked?

Has Siri left your iPhone 4S unlocked?

Apple's new "Siri" feature, the voice-activated personal assistant built into the iPhone 4S, leaves owners' spanking new smartphones partially unguarded.