iPhone

The man suing Apple over two-factor authentication has ‘previous’

Many have been baffled by Jay Brodsky’s legal action against Apple, including his claim that it takes between two and five minutes for him to pass the 2FA security check.

But things began to fall a little more into place when you discover it’s not the first time he has sued Apple.


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Apple sued because two-factor authentication… oh, I give up

An American man is bringing a class action against Apple, complaining that two-factor authentication (2FA) on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time.


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Smashing Security #115: Love, Nests, and is 2FA destroying the world?

Is two factor authentication such a pain in the rear end that it’s costing the economy millions? Do you feel safe having a Google Nest in your home? And don’t get caught by a catfisher this Valentine’s Day.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by B J Mendelson.


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Smashing Security #107: Sextorting the US army, and a Touch ID scam

Fitness apps exploit TouchID through a sneaky user interface trick, tech giants claim to have a plan to banish passwords, and you won’t believe who was behind a sextortion scam that targeted over 400 members of the US military.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by ferret-loving ethical hacker Zoë Rose.


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Smashing Security #103: An Instagram nightmare, crazy iPhone deaths, and election hack claims

One travel blogger finds you don’t have to be Kylie Jenner to be targeted by an Instagram hacker. When 40 iPhones at a hospital mysteriously die, what could be the explanation? And, surprise surprise, political parties in the USA are throwing around hacking accusations.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Naked Security’s Mark Stockley.


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000000 is Kanye West’s iPhone passcode

You can bet mischievous hackers are right now trying to crack into Kanye West’s online accounts with equally diabolical passwords.


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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 could the FBI have overcounted encrypted phones so badly?

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.


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Donald Trump’s smartphone security: an inconvenient truth

According to reports, US President Donald Trump hasn’t been following the advice of his security team, and is resisting their attempts to regularly check his iPhone to see if it has been hacked.


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10-year-old kid succeeds in unlocking his mum’s iPhone X, with just a glance

Is Apple’s Face ID really as secure as we’re told?

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


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FBI failed to break into nearly 7000 mobiles due to encryption

Unless law enforcement agencies can find a way to bypass the device’s security by exploiting a software flaw, the best they can hope for is to guess a mobile phone’s passcode or to find a suspect willing to cough up.

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


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Smashing Security podcast #042: Equifax, BlueBorne, and the iPhone X

Equifax’s shambolic response to its huge data breach, a scary-sounding Bluetooth exploit, and Apple’s iPhone X comes with Face ID.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Javvad Malik.


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Smashing Security #032: The iPhone 8, a data breach at the AA, and a mystery no show

The iPhone 8 is on its way and may use 3D facial recognition rather than a fingerprint sensor to lock out intruders, and the UK’s Automobile Association claims it hasn’t leaked any credit card data, so why is it getting so upset about security researchers publishing screenshots of leaked data?

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast. Check it out now!


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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.


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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.


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Edward Snowden’s new case design detects if your iPhone is broadcasting its location

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has teamed up with hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang to design an iPhone accessory that could help protect journalists working in dangerous parts of the world.

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


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The iPhone is nine years old – and still no significant malware outbreaks

Apple was right to describe the iPhone as revolutionary. It changed the world.

But what I find particularly remarkable is that despite Apple selling such a popular mobile computing device for nine years, there has still been no major outbreak of malware on the platform.


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