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October 16, 2016
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Apple Stores Removing Security Tethers From iPhone Display Models

Apple revamped its retail stores last year by removing iPad smart signage and demoting iPod display models to side shelves, and now the company has another move up its sleeves in a push towards simplicity. iPhone display models docked with … Continue reading

August 29, 2016
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This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 & 2017 iPhones, iOS 10 betas, iOS 9.3.5 security update & much more

In this week’s top stories: new iOS 10 betas, iPhone 7 and 2017 iPhone rumors, the iOS 9.3.5 security update, and much more. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

August 17, 2016
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Full Video of Apple Engineer’s Black Hat Security Talk Now Available

Earlier this month, Apple’s head of security engineering Ivan Krstic gave a talk at the Black Hat Conference, an annual event designed for the global InfoSec community. During the event, Krstic spoke about Apple security and unveiled the company’s new … Continue reading

April 27, 2016
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FBI tips Apple about security flaw in iOS and Mac software … but it had already been fixed with iOS 9

The FBI has decided it will not divulge the details of how it successfully hacked into the San Bernardino iPhone to Apple, having found a method at the last-minute just hours before going to court in late March. However, in an attempt … Continue reading

March 20, 2016
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Apple hires former Microsoft, Amazon executive to head corporate security

As its battle with the FBI continues, Apple has reportedly hired a former Amazon executive to oversee its corporate digital defenses, according to Reuters. George Stathakopoulos was vice president of information security at Amazon for 6 years and was a general … Continue reading

March 19, 2016
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Apple hires away Amazon exec to head up corporate digital security, report says

Days before Apple is set to meet U.S. prosecutors in court over a contentious encryption fight involving an iPhone linked to last year’s San Bernardino terror attack, a report on Friday claims the company has poached Amazon’s vice president of … Continue reading

March 7, 2016
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Craig Federighi: Security is an endless race, but the FBI wants to roll it back to 2013

Apple’s head of software engineering Craig Federighi published an opinion in the Washington Post today that clarified the company’s reasoning behind refusing to weaken its products to appease a very public demand from the FBI. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

February 5, 2016
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Apple acknowledges ‘Error 53’ glitch, says it’s part of Touch ID security

Apple on Friday publicly acknowledged an unusual "Error 53" message, triggered by updating an iPhone 6 to iOS 9 or later after having the phone’s Touch ID sensor fixed by an unofficial technician. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 9, 2015
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Apple removes certain content blockers from iOS App Store over security concerns

In a bid to protect users against potential man-in-the-middle attacks, Apple on Thursday confirmed the removal of multiple iOS content blockers, also referred to as ad blockers, that relied on the installation of root certificates to operate. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

September 17, 2015
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Apple begins testing OS X 10.11.1 with focus on stability, compatibility and security

Before OS X 10.11 El Capitan launches to the public, its first forthcoming maintenance and security update is already available in beta form for developers to test. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

August 28, 2015
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Google offers ‘short term fix’ to help ad publishers bypass Apple’s iOS 9 security protocol

Google on Thursday informed developers of a five-line bit of code crafted to sidestep Apple’s upcoming App Transport Security encryption feature in iOS 9 by creating HTTPS exceptions, which could in some cases block mobile ads from appearing. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

February 19, 2015
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Lenovo bundled adware on some laptops, leaves users with staggering security vulnerabilities

Chinese PC maker Lenovo has found itself in the middle of a public relations disaster, following revelations that it sold a number of notebook computers with pre-installed software that hijacks users’ browser sessions to inject customized advertisements and seriously degrades … Continue reading

July 23, 2011
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OS X Lion Raises Bar on security, however Battery Firmware Vulnerability Surfaces

The Register reviews on one of the crucial new security improvements in OS X Lion, with researchers calling the adjustments a “major overhaul” that goes far past the minor safety tweaks Apple made going from Mac OS X Leopard to … Continue reading

July 21, 2011
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Lion reviews Are Out: ‘great value’, ‘Shakes issues Up’, ‘only a few Bugs’

Now that Lion has been launched, NDA’s are lifted and opinions are beginning to come in. listed below are some choice excerpts: David Pogue – big apple occasions: In Mac OS X 10.7, often called Lion, Apple went with the … Continue reading