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bitdefender.com

Yes, you should update your iPhone to iOS 12.1, but its lock screen is *still* unsafe

The latest iOS passcode bypass bug appears to have been introduced by Apple’s new Group Facetime feature.

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


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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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bitdefender.com

Even with the latest iOS 12 update, your iPhone’s lockscreen is unsafe

Once again, a way of bypassing the iPhone’s passcode lock to expose users’ photos and contacts has been discovered.

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


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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.


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Bypass an iPhone 5c’s passcode lock for $100

Which is a lot cheaper than the $1.3 million the FBI paid to break into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c.


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tripwire.com

Apple fixes iPhone passcode bypass flaw server-side, without having to push out an update

Apple was able to fix a privacy flaw without having to push any new software out to the millions of iPhones potentially at risk.

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


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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.


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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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Even with the latest iOS 9.0.1 update, your iPhone’s lockscreen is unsafe

Before you know it, anyone with physical access to your ‘locked’ device could be accessing your personal photographs and contacts.


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tripwire.com

Could emoji passcodes be safer for online bank users?

Don’t be surprised if some banking apps start to ask you for your emoji passcode sooner rather than later.

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


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intego.com

6 digits are better than 4! iOS 9 to boost passcode security

Apple will be beefing up security on iDevices running iOS 9, by requiring users to upgrade from a 4-digit passcode to one containing 6 digits.

Two extra digits. Can that really add a whole lot more security?

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


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intego.com

This black box can brute force crack iPhone PIN passcodes

This gadget is going to be loved by jealous snooping partners, and law enforcement alike. Make sure you have an advanced password on your iOS device to protect against attacks like this.

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


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intego.com

How to steal an iPhone’s passcode (from up to 150 feet away!)

See that guy on on the other side of the room wearing Google Glass? He could have just stolen your iPhone’s passcode.

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


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Apple releases iOS 7.02, fixing lockscreen passcode flaw

Apple has released iOS 7.02, hoping (desperately) that it fixes the lockscreen passcode flaws that have been plaguing the company and putting iPhone and iPad users at risk.


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Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer is a twerp when it comes to smartphone security

“I don’t have a passcode on my phone”, says woman heading up company responsible for protecting privacy of hundreds of millions of internet users.


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iOS 7 beta bug allows anyone to access the photos on your iPhone [VIDEO]

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…


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