Apple: If hackers have our customers’ passwords, they didn’t steal them from us

Apple reassures worried customers that it has not suffered a security breach, as hackers threaten to remotely wipe users’ devices.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Hackers claim they will wipe iPhones and iCloud accounts unless Apple pays ransom

A group of hackers are allegedly threatening to remotely wipe millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts, unless Apple agrees to pay a ransom by April 7th.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Proof-of-concept confirms Nintendo Switch videogame console vulnerable to WebKit exploit

A researcher has published a proof-of-concept (POC) confirming that the Nintendo Switch system is vulnerable to an exploit that could allow the playing of pirated games and homebrew projects.

David Bisson reports.

Movie night? Nope. It’s a fake iTunes receipt from phishers targeting Apple users

Beware fake iTunes receipts for movies you haven’t purchased. When you try to dispute the purchase, you might find you’re handing online criminals your personal information.

David Bisson reports.

Barely 1% of Android users are running Nougat, as Apple shows how to update devices properly

In a world where we are increasingly using our smartphones to do business, make purchases and communicate with our friends and family it’s important to recognise that sensible security doesn’t start and end on your desk – it begins in your pocket.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast: Macs and malware

Check out the latest special “splinter” episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast – where Vanja Svajcer, Carole Theriault and I discuss Mac malware. Take a listen, and let me know what you think.

Apple iCloud didn’t wipe ‘deleted’ browser histories for over a year

Researchers discovered it was possible to extract users’ Safari browsing history over a year after the user believed that they had deleted their browsing history.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Apple issues security patches for… just about everything

If you have a piece of Apple technology in your house or office, chances are that it’s time you updated it.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Apple sued over fatal FaceTime car crash

22-year-old Garrett Wilhelm was allegedly chatting on his iPhone’s FaceTime app when he crashed a car at 65mph on Christmas Eve 2014.

Apple ID smishing evolves to lure more victims

Smishing is nothing new. But that doesn’t mean that the criminals hell bent on stealing Apple ID password are resting on their laurels.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

iOS 10.2 will make your local iPhone backup much much harder to crack

In late September, when Apple released iOS 10, it also took a dramatic step back in at least one aspect of iPhone and iPad security.

Now it’s trying to make things 1000 times better.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

As the clocks go back, UK Apple users targeted by smishing campaign

As Brits slept, the phishing gangs were up to their old tricks – spamming out SMS messages purporting to be warnings from Apple that our Apple IDs were due to expire today, and that we should act quickly.

Attack allows Mac malware to piggyback on your webcam, while it’s in use

A new attack allows OS X malware to record video and audio whenever a victim legitimately turns on their webcam, without drawing attention to itself.

David Bisson reports.

Apple Messages could be exposing your privacy when it previews a link

Apple’s iMessage isn’t doing all it can to protect users’ information when it previews a link in a conversation.

David Bisson reports.

iOS 10 comes with some privacy trade-offs. Here is how to lock down your device

Find out what new steps you can take to better protect your privacy on iOS 10.

Yasin Soliman reports.

Earn $1.5 million by remotely jailbreaking iOS 10

If you had a zero-day vulnerability for remotely hacking an iPhone who would you tell? The people who will give you $1.5 million dollars or the company that can protect every iOS user in the world?