iOS

How to crash and restart an iPhone with a CSS-based web attack

A security researcher has revealed a method of crashing and restarting iPhones and iPads, with just a few lines of code that could be...
Graham Cluley
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Facebook pulls its VPN from the iOS App Store after data-harvesting accusations

Facebook has withdrawn its Onavo Protect VPN app from the iOS App Store after Apple determined that it was breaking data-collection policies. Read more in...
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Hackers automate the laundering of money via Clash of Clans

Popular smartphone games such as “Clash of Clans” are being used to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of credit card thieves. Read...
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New iOS security feature can be defeated by a $39 adapter… sold by Apple

A one hour countdown timer can be reset simply by connecting the iPhone to an untrusted USB accessory - giving law enforcement plenty of...
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Disgruntled programmer accused of trying to sell his firm’s iPhone spyware for $50 million

Your company doesn't have to work in the field of high-tech surveillance and spyware to find itself at risk from insiders. Read more in my...
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WannaCry ransomware scam tries to extort money without actually infecting your computer

Someone is trying to pull a fast one, attempting to trick unsuspecting users into paying a ransom... even though they *haven't* infected your computer...
Graham Cluley
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Smashing Security #079: Mugshots, mobile mania, and back end gurus

A website which demands money if you want your mugshot removed, could "sharenting" lead to a rise in fraud and identity theft, and how...
Graham Cluley
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Text bombs and ‘Black Dots of Death’ plague WhatsApp and iMessage users

Please don’t be tempted to try any of these text bomb attack out on anyone else, even as a prank. It’s simply not funny. Read...
Graham Cluley
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Too many IoT smartphone apps making life easy for online criminals

Warnings have been raised again about the security of the smartphone apps used to control IoT devices, with many found to be lacking elementary...
Graham Cluley
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How a boobytrapped QR code can trick iOS 11 into taking you to a malicious website

A security researcher has publicised a flaw in the latest version of iOS that could fool iPhone users into visiting a malicious website rather...
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Hey Siri! Read me this locked iPhone’s hidden messages…

Messages sent to your iPhone may not be as private as you think. Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
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MoviePass removes ‘unused’ location feature that tracked cinema-goers’ movements

MoviePass updates its app after taking some well-deserved heat after the company’s CEO revealed that it was tracking users’ movements a little too closely.
Graham Cluley
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Phone-cracking firm advertises that it can unlock any iPhone

Israeli security firm Cellebrite claims it can now even unlock iPhones running the very latest version of iOS.
Graham Cluley
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Apple fixes ‘killer text bomb’ vulnerability with new update for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS

Apple released updates on Monday that will protect owners of iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacBooks, iMac Pros, Apple Watches, and (phew!) Apple TVs from having...
Graham Cluley
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‘Killer text bomb’ crashes iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches

Apple has confirmed that it is working on a bug fix that will stop apps like Messages from crashing when they attempt to display...
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Apple’s iOS source code leak – what you need to know

Earlier this week someone anonymously published a key piece of Apple's iOS source code onto GitHub. Something you wouldn't want to fall into the wrong...
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