Google has issued a new version of its two factor authentication app, Google Authenticator, after the previous version wiped out existing account information for iPhone and iPad users.
But imagine how much worse things could have been if everyone was already using iOS 7, with automatic updates…
Hold off updating Google Authenticator on your iOS devices – until an account-wiping bug is resolved.
The latest beta version of the upcoming new iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad has a rather creepy feature hidden away in its settings.
But for whose benefit?
The shady world of the vulnerability researchers who find serious security holes in software, and sell them to the highest bidder.
Auernheimer was stupid for not responsibly informing AT&T of the flaw, rather than trying to make a name for his Goatse Security group in the media, and this case has exposed how vague language used in the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act could be abused by prosecutors.
But AT&T were even more dumb for creating a system that could serve up customers’ email addresses to anyone – without requiring a username or password.
Password wizard Per Thorsheim has made a great video that explains in very simple terms how to create a strong harder-to-crack passcode for your iPhone which is *still* easy to remember.
A new video demonstrates how it’s possible to bypass the passcode on iOS 7’s lock screen to access hundreds of private photos within seconds.
But maybe you shouldn’t panic just yet…
Days before Apple attends a meeting explaining what it’s doing to reduce smartphone crime, it announces a new security feature coming in iOS 7.
iOS 6.1.3 has only just been released by Apple, and already a security hole has been followed – allowing anyone to bypass the passcode lock on iPhones, and access private data on the device.
Anyone else getting a sense of Deja Vu?
Apple has just released iOS 6.1.3, an operating system update for iPhones and iPads that is said to fix a high profile flaw that could potentially allow someone to bypass your device’s lock screen.
Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them the opportunity to get their hands on a free iPad Mini.
Hackers claim to have stolen a database of 12,367,232 Apple device IDs, and personal information such as full names, cellphone numbers, addresses and zipcodes belonging to iPhone and iPad users.
And where do they claim they stole this information? From an FBI laptop… via a Java vulnerability.
Over 80% of iPhone and iPad users are running iOS 5. That compares to a paltry 7% of Android customers who are up-to-date and running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on their smartphones and tablets.
Limit your malicious hacking to entertaining games like Uplink. At least there you’re not doing any real harm, and aren’t going to end up behind bars.
Is iOS 5.1 allowing people to access your iPhone or iPad without a pass code? Perhaps not, but we were duped!