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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.

Scareware scammers lock iOS Safari to extort ransom from users

Extortionists have locked iPhone users’ browsers with infinite pop-ups in an attempt to scare users into paying up.

David Bisson reports.

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.

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.

Google Pixel, Safari, and Microsoft Edge all pwned at PwnFest 2016

Vulnerability researchers broke the Google Pixel, Apple’s Safari browser, and the Microsoft Edge browser running on Windows 10 at PwnFest 2016.

David Bisson reports.

Mac users vulnerable to state-sponsored Trident attack, fixed in iOS last week. Patch now

No excuses. Patch your Mac computers and Apple mobile devices.

How to block ads and prevent tracking in iOS 9 Safari

iOS 9, the latest version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads is out – and includes a new feature which could help you block adverts as you browse the web.

That’s good for privacy and security, as you can find out in my latest video.

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.

Adobe Flash zero day vulnerability exploited by hackers to infect IE and Firefox users

Adobe has warned that online criminals are attacking Internet Explorer and Firefox users via an as-yet-unpatched zero day vulnerability in Adobe Flash.

Do you know how to enable Click to Play in your browser to protect yourself?

Spotlight Suggestions in OS X Yosemite and iOS. Are you staying private?

Concerns are raised that OS X Yosemite is precise details of users’ locations and their search terms back to Apple… and others.

Learn what to do about it, in my article for 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 releases Mac OS X 10.9.3, but offers scant information on security improvements

It’s time to update your Mac or MacBook to OS X 10.9.3.

But you may find it hard to determine exactly what security holes it is fixing…

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

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?