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Apple underwhelmed by latest CIA exploits revealed by WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks’s revelations about security vulnerabilities in Apple products appear to be a damp squib.

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

bitdefender.com

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.

bitdefender.com

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.

Lame comment spam campaign attempts to promote iPhone app

Who could possibly be behind a campaign of spam comments being left on my blog promoting an iPhone app?

Hackers could bypass protective measures to gain access to locked Twitter accounts

Twitter has patched an issue that allowed attackers to bypass protective measures for user accounts that have been locked.

David Bisson reports.

bitdefender.com

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.

tripwire.com

French man sues Uber after privacy bug led wife to suspect adultery

Modern technology has probably done more than its fair share to ignite illicit relationships, but it can also lead to a romantic affair’s unravelling.

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

bitdefender.com

76 popular iPhone apps found wide open to data interception attacks

New research has discovered scores of buggy iOS apps that do a lousy job of securing users’ information, opening opportunities for man-in-the-middle attacks.

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

welivesecurity.com

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.

Facebook’s new public Wi-Fi locator is raising privacy concerns

Facebook is testing a new feature that helps users find nearby public Wi-Fi networks, but it’s unclear whether its tool undermines users’ privacy.

David Bisson reports.

Onion Browser goes free for privacy-conscious iOS users, citing ‘recent events’

For over four years mobile app developer and privacy journalist Mike Tigas has been selling his browser which encrypts and tunnels users’ web traffic through the Tor network.

And now he’s made it free.

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.

iPhone security is so good that police had to ‘mug’ a suspect to get his data

British police have found a primitive, but effective, way to get around the security measures built into Apple iPhones.

bitdefender.com

Watching a video can crash and freeze any iPhone

Pranksters are distributing a link to an online video, that has the power to freeze your iPhone.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender blog.

bitdefender.com

Once again, Siri helps attackers bypass your iPhone’s passcode

It would be nice to think that as we’re now up to iOS 10 that Apple would have prevented such bypasses from working once and for all. But no such luck – for users who have left Siri enabled from the lockscreen at least.

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