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Install iOS 9.3 to fix serious iMessages encryption flaw

Researchers from John Hopkins University have discovered a way to break the encryption of iMessages, opening the door to snooping on photos and videos as they are sent between users.

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AceDeceiver malware can infect non-jailbroken iOS devices

Newly-discovered malware can infect non-jailbroken devices without the user’s knowledge, using a novel technique.

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.

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Update Flash now – targeted attacks exploiting security holes

Windows, Mac and Linux users are being urged to update their installations of Adobe Flash, after the company pushed out a security patch addressing 23 reported vulnerabilities in the software.

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

Is it REALLY this simple to bypass the iPhone and iPad lockscreen?

Researchers claim multiple iOS 9 vulnerabilities allow attackers to bypass Apple device’s built-in passcode security – but some are skeptical.

David Bisson reports.

Poll: Do you think Apple should help the FBI crack open the San Bernardino iPhone?

It’s one of the biggest computer security stories of the year – but where do you stand?

Check out my latest video and share your opinion.

Google CEO backs Apple in resisting court order to create iOS backdoor for San Bernardino investigation

Google’s top executive is standing with Apple for refusing to comply with a court order that would require it to create an iOS backdoor in order to assist with an ongoing federal investigation into last year’s San Bernardino shooting.

David Bisson reports.

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Fake Flash Player update infects Macs with scareware

Mac scareware is being spread, with a little help from a legitimate Apple developer certificate. Be on your guard for bogus security warnings!

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.

How to break the passcode lock screen on iOS 8 and 9 – but would anyone bother?

Researchers have uncovered a new Apple zero-day vulnerability that allows an attacker to disable the passcode lock screen on iOS 8 and iOS 9.

However, it’s probably not as a bad as it sounds.

David Bisson reports.

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Update your iOS devices – your cookies may be at risk!

It took Apple 2.5 years to roll out a fix for a serious problem in iOS, that could have seen hackers impersonating victims’ identities online.

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.

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Apple fails to properly fix Gatekeeper security hole, claims researcher

Despite two attempts, Apple appears to have failed to properly fix OS X against a serious security issue that could help hackers install malicious code.

Read more in my article on the Mac Security blog.

Take care when sharing your iPad with your family, or face a monster bill…

A seven-year-old British boy managed to spend an eye-watering £4,000 (almost US $6,000) playing the game “Jurassic World” on his dad’s iPad. How can you prevent the same happening to you?

Bob Covello reports.

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Don’t believe headlines that claim OS X was the ‘most vulnerable’ software of 2015

News reports have claimed that Mac OS X is the “most vulnerable” software of 2015. But can that really be true?

Read more in my article on the Mac Security blog.

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Find my iPhone search ends in violence

Police are hunting people suspected of assaulting a mother and son, after knocking on their door hunting for a lost iPhone.

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.

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Are Macs doing a good enough job at fighting security threats in the workplace?

Windows fanboys might not like to admit it, but Apple computers are steadily growing their foothold on corporate networks – but are IT bosses confident that Macs are doing a good enough job at fighting security threats?

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.

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Are iPhones or Androids more of a security risk?

A new study argues that when it comes to at least one aspect of security, iOS is trailing behind its Android rival.

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

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iOS 9 is finally jailbroken, but should you do it?

A group of Chinese hackers have released to the public the first iOS 9 jailbreak, tearing the operating system away from the tight control of Apple.

But should you jailbreak your iPhone?

Read more in my article on the Intego Mac Security blog.