Fingerprinting iPhones with the built-in gyroscope

Some rather ingenious researchers have found a way to unique identify iPhones and iPads by examining data gathered from a device’s accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer sensors.

How to crash and restart an iPhone with a CSS-based web attack

A security researcher has revealed a method of crashing and restarting iPhones and iPads, with just a few lines of code that could be added to any webpage.

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

How to remove all your cookies, cached data, and browsing history from Safari

David Bisson explains how Safari users can clear their caches, browsing history, and cookies for better privacy.

Apple iCloud didn’t wipe ‘deleted’ browser histories for over a year

Researchers discovered it was possible to extract users’ Safari browsing history over a year after the user believed that they had deleted their browsing history.

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

iOS crash report? Don’t be fooled by iPhone/iPad scammers

Have you had an unusual error message popping up on your iPhone or iPad posing as an iOS crash report?

Keep your wits about you – because it’s possible that scammer is attempt to trick you out of your money, by pretending they are Apple tech support.

Read more in my article on the Intego blog.

Safari users! Line up here to sue Google for tracking your web browsing

In 2012, Google was found to be doing something very naughty to users of Apple’s Safari browser. And now it might end up hurting the internet giant in the pocket.

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

How to change Safari’s default search engine in iOS 8 for greater privacy

With iOS 8 you can switch your Safari browser’s search engine to alternatives such as DuckDuckGo. Find out why you might want to and, in fairness, why you might NOT want to…

Read more in my article for the We Live Security blog

Apple patches iPhones, iPads, iMacs and MacBooks against critical security holes

If you are using Apple computers or iDevices, I recommend that you update your operating system as soon as possible – because on Tuesday the Cupertino-based firm published some critical security updates.

Security holes uncovered by Google in Apple’s Safari Browser, as Microsoft readies final patches for XP

While the world is waiting for the final patches from Microsoft for Windows XP, it’s worth remembering that other vendors are also issuing security fixes for their software.

But has Apple been slow to fix problems with its Safari browser?

Is Opera *really* the safest browser?

Opera, a relative minnow in the web browser market, is reckoned to be a more secure browser than the likes of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer – according to our online poll.

But maybe someone has influenced the vote?

Which web browser do you recommend? [POLL]

As browser makers beef up security in their products – which product do you recommend to friends who want to surf the web more safely?

JailBreakMe site rings security alarm for iPhone and iPad users

A website is making it easy to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad – but could also be giving a blueprint to malicious hackers on how to infect such devices with malware.

Use Safari on your Mac? Make sure you change the default settings

Every Mac user should check their settings in Safari – as changing the defaults could help avoid them being exposed to a malware infection.

Apple issues mammoth security update for Safari browser

Safari 5 receives a colossal security patch from Apple – whether you’re a Windows or a Mac user, it’s time to update your systems.

JailbreakMe: Security warning for iPhone and iPad owners

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

A swarm of Safari security holes: Mac and Windows users told to update

Read more in my article at Naked Security.