Blog Posts Tagged with "iPhone"

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Apple Makes Two Factor Authentication Available for Apple IDs

March 22, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon

In an effort to increase security for user accounts, Apple on Thursday introduced a two-step verification option for Apple IDs.

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What’s on Your Phone? A Lot More than You Realize

January 31, 2013 Added by:Robert Siciliano

With all this invaluable data and information, and the growth in smartphones and tablets, it’s natural for criminal hackers to see these new devices as a huge opportunity, much like they did with the PC. So if you have a smartphone or tablet, make sure you take steps to protect yourself...

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iPhone Mania and Your Corporate Security

November 01, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

With the release of the iPhone 5 the proliferation of personal smart phones into the enterprise will get even faster. With projected sales between 5 and 8 million iPhones through the holidays you can guarantee that a fairly large percentage of them will be added to the burdens of the corporate network...

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Apple's Crystal Prison and the Future of Open Platforms

June 06, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Apps that require administrative privileges are impossible to install on an iOS device without jailbreaking it. This includes apps that let you firewall your device and secure your internet traffic with OpenVPN. Jailbreaking also helps security and privacy researchers to see if apps are leaking data...

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Applications Targeting Apple Products

May 03, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

When I was told of a new mobile application distribution system which avoids Apple's scrutiny, my alarm antennas began quivering. Now combine this with who is doing it - Russian developers - and I get an even more dreadful feeling in the pit of my stomach...

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The Jester's QR-Code Pwns Targets with WebKit Exploit

March 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The operation was intended to snare unsuspecting targets previously aggregated in a database. Those who scanned the QR-Code were then cross-referenced with known targets, and those targets were subsequently pwned, having their address books, texts and emails exfiltrated...

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Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates

March 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Apple has released security updates for Apple iOS, Apple TV, and iTunes to address multiple vulnerabilities which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, or bypass security restrictions...

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AdiOS: Say Goodbye to Nosy iPhone Apps

February 16, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

I put together a free utility called AdiOS (Addressbook Detector for iOS) that lets Mac users scan the iOS apps in your iTunes directory to see if they have the potential to dump your phone book externally. AdiOS detects apps that access your address book using a binary grep...

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Top Five Security Settings for Apple iPhones and iPads

November 09, 2011 Added by:Tom Eston

Apple mobile devices are among the most popular gadgets today. In fact, Apple reports that 250 million iOS devices have been sold and 18 million apps downloaded. While the popularity of these devices increases, many don’t understand the basic security features that Apple makes available to them...

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Apple Sanctions Researcher Charlie Miller for Exploit

November 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Miller "planted a sleeper app in Apple’s App Store to demonstrate the trick–an app can phone home to a remote computer that downloads new unapproved commands onto the device... including stealing the user’s photos, reading contacts... or otherwise repurposing normal iOS app functions..."

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OS X Lion Captive Portal Hijacking Attack

October 07, 2011 Added by:Tom Eston

OS X Lion's new feature poses a security risk. When an OS X laptop joins a network which contains a captive portal, a window is automatically opened to prompt the user to interact with it. This presents a major security risk if an attacker can control this functionality...

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Should You Worry About Smartphone Security?

May 02, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

“Mobile systems lag far behind the established industry standard for open disclosure about problems and regular patch distribution. For example, Google has never made an announcement to its android-security-announce mailing list, although of course they have released many patches.."

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Apple Lied: Filed Patent for Mobile Device Tracking

April 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Revelations of the patent application now confirm suspicions that Apple was quite aware of the storage of geolocation tracking data, that it was not merely a database of Wi-Fi locations, and the building of location histories on their customers was not due to a software glitch...

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Apple Posts Statement on iOS Location Data Collection

April 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Apple confirms collecting location the data, but states that the information only reflects a database of Wi-Fi hotspots and transmission towers that a phone has come into signal range of - which is akin to saying your car is not tracked, just the streets it has been driven on...

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A Brief History of Smartphone Insecurity

April 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Statistics show that the targeting of mobile devices by criminal hackers continues to grow more intense. Brad Reed has an excellent article that traces the brief history of smartphone insecurity, listing the top smartphone vulnerability exploits of the last five years...

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Creepy iPhone Application Invites Security Risks

March 31, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Situationist is an iPhone app that alerts members to each other’s proximity and gets them to interact in random situations. Members simply upload their photo and pick the situations they want to happen to them in the knowledge that they might then occur anywhere, and at any time...

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