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Your iPhone Is Vulnerable To A Major Hack If You Updated To iOS 9

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 09.25.2015 | Technology

Well, here's one reason not to be an early adopter. YouTube user EverythingApplePro on Sunday published a video detailing an easy way t...

You’re Going To Hate This iOS 9 Feature. But It’s For Your Own Good

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 09.17.2015 | Technology

You'll probably think the screen below is a big pain in the butt, but take heed: It could be a lifesaver. (Or an identity-saver, at least.) Apple rel...

Smartphone Theft Plummets In Major Cities Thanks To 'Kill Switches'

Reuters | By Sharon Bernstein | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology

Thefts involving smartphones have declined dramatically in three major cities since manufacturers began implementing "kill switches."

Your iPhone Can Be Hacked With A Photo Of Your Thumb

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 01.05.2015 | Technology

Your fingerprint may not keep your iPhone safe any more. Someone has figured out how to use photos and commercially available software to break through an iPhone 6's fingerprint sensor, known as Touch ID.

Cops Can Force You To Unlock Phone With Apple Touch ID, Judge Rules

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology

Cops can't make you give them your smartphone password -- but they can compel you to slap your finger onto your Apple Touch ID device to unlock it, a Virginia court ruled Thursday.

The 1 Security Measure iPhone Owners Need To Take

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology

Early Tuesday, a number of Australian iPhone and iPad owners awoke to find their devices locked, with an alert asking for $50 to $100 to give access b...

Your iPhone Passcode May Not Be As Effective As You Think

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 05.07.2014 | Technology

Despite Apple's assurances that your phone's files are protected behind that four-digit passcode, one German security expert says a lost or stolen iPh...

Disabling Your Phone's Location Services Doesn't Really Hide You

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 05.01.2014 | Technology

Simply choosing to prevent apps from knowing your location doesn't completely protect you from the threat of being tracked, according to a new study. ...

The Apple Security Hole Keeps Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 02.26.2014 | Technology

Apple's security hole is growing wider and wider. The company divulged on Friday that it found a major vulnerability that would let a hacker interc...

Another Scary iOS 7 Bug Has Been Found

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Another week, another iOS 7 bug. The ease of access to Airplane Mode in iOS 7's new Control Center poses a possible security threat for iPhone owne...

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Al Franken Disturbed By New iPhone Feature | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.20.2013 | Technology

Sen. Al Franken has sent a letter to Apple's chief executive raising what he says are "substantial privacy questions" about the new iPhone 5S fingerpr...

How To Protect Yourself From A Serious iOS 7 Bug

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology

If you've downloaded iOS 7, all those fancy security measures on your iPhone won't save you from some good old-fashioned trickery. When a new opera...

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The Dirty Little Secret About iPhone Users | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.13.2013 | Technology

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer confessed something this week that surprised some security experts: She doesn’t lock her iPhone. “I was like ‘Look, I...

A Two-Second Tip To Make Your iPhone Password SUPER Secure

Jason Gilbert | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
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If you own an iPhone, you should definitely secure it with a passcode. That's a no-brainer, and I hope all of you lovely people have done so. But ho...

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Alleged iPhone Thief Photographs Herself Using Stolen Phone | Jason Gilbert | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology

Do you know this woman? Police in Sussex, England -- and one miffed former iPhone owner -- are hunting for her, after she apparently stole an i...

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How To Set Up Your New iPhone 5 | Jason Gilbert | Posted 09.24.2012 | Technology

An incredible 5 million people bought the iPhone 5 over the weekend, which means that, among other things, there are now more iPhone 5 owners in the w...

Security Company Makes Dark Prediction About iPhone's Future

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.16.2012 | Technology

iPhone users beware! Security company Kaspersky Lab expects the iPhone and iPad to be infected by malware within the next year. While analyzing sec...

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Apple Punishes Researcher For Finding Potential Security Flaw | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.08.2012 | Technology

In the cybersecurity world, most hackers fall into two categories. "Black hats" exploit flaws to cause chaos. "White hats" report flaws so they can be...

Apple Ups iPhone Security To Block Hackers

Posted 09.15.2011 | Technology

BOSTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc has plugged a hole in the software that runs iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch music players that could allow hackers to ta...

Apple Vows To Plug iPhone Security Hole

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — A new security hole has opened up in Apple Inc.'s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, raising alarms about the susceptibility o...

Security Experts: iPhone Has 'Critical Weakness'

AP | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

BERLIN -- Germany's IT security agency says the software running Apple's iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch has "critical weaknesses." The Federal Off...

The Most Common iPhone Security Passcodes

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.13.2011 | Technology

Do you use a tough combination of numbers to unlock your iPhone? If you don't, you're leaving your phone vulnerable to access in the case of loss or theft. According to new research, many iPhone users may choose the same or similar passcodes, some of which are pretty easy to guess.

REPORT: Your iPhone's ID May Expose Your Identity

The Huffington Post | Thomas Houston | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

More privacy concerns for iPhone users. Researcher Aldo Cortesi has found a security flaw in iOS apps that makes it possible to connect the device'...

It's 1986 and Magnum, P.I. Just Stole My Email!

Jeffrey Evans | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology
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Law enforcement likes that most of our electronic communications are offered only feeble privacy protections. They don't want to have to go to a judge to get a search warrant.

iPhone Will Track You--Even After You Say Stop

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.25.2011 | Technology

Even when location services are not enabled, your iPhone will still collect and store location data, according to a test run by the Wall Street Journa...