Apple engineer explains how the incredibly useful Security Code AutoFill feature came to be

One of the most useful new features to come to iOS over the last several years has been Security Code AutoFill. Added in iOS 12, this feature autofills the security code authentication text messages you receive from banks, websites, and more. On Twitter this weekend, an Apple software engineer has offered a fun look at […]

Comment: Drawing attention to security is the greatest Apple Card benefit

Whether the Apple Card benefits justify the hype has been a hotly-debated topic ever since the card was launched. Never before has a mainstream credit card attracted so much media attention and generated so much discussion. There are those who have been as excited about receiving the card as you’d expect them to be about […]

Serious Bluetooth security flaw officially acknowledged; now patched by Apple

A serious Bluetooth security flaw has been acknowledged by Bluetooth SIG, the official body in charge of standards for the wireless communications technology. It is sufficiently dangerous that the official Bluetooth specification has been changed. The vulnerability would make it far easier for an attacker to brute-force a pairing with your devices… more… The post […]

Latest Mac malware OSX/CrescentCore hides from security researchers

No fewer than six examples of Mac malware were discovered last month, including one which exploits a vulnerability in macOS Gatekeeper. The latest example – dubbed OSX/CrescentCore – takes steps to hide from security researchers. Security company Intego says it has found CrescentCore on multiple websites, posing as, you guessed it, a Flash Player updater […]

Apple security engineering chief to talk iOS and macOS at Black Hat 2019

At the Black Hat security conference in August, a lead Apple security executive will offer new details on iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. The talk will run for 50 minutes and is entitled “Behind the Scenes of iOS and Mac Security.” more… The post Apple security engineering chief to talk iOS and macOS at Black […]

Apple releases firmware security update for discontinued AirPort Express, Extreme, and Time Capsule Base Stations

While Apple’s AirPort lineup has long been discontinued, the company is still supporting the devices with software updates. AirPort Express, Extreme, and Time Capsule Base Stations have received a new firmware security update today. more… The post Apple releases firmware security update for discontinued AirPort Express, Extreme, and Time Capsule Base Stations appeared first on […]

Apple joins forces w/ Google, Microsoft & Mozilla to deprecate 20-year-old web security protocol

Apple is coming together with Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by early 2020. TLS stands for Transport Layer Security and is used to protect web traffic. ArsTechnica was first to report on the agreement, while Apple’s WebKit blog has also detailed the change. more… The post Apple […]

1Password for Mac disables auto-submit feature as macOS Mojave boosts security

1Password has disabled the auto-submission of passwords in the latest version of its Mac app. The company says that the move has been forced on it by increased security measures in macOS Mojave, but that it agrees with the decision Apple has taken … more… The post 1Password for Mac disables auto-submit feature as macOS […]

Department of Homeland Security says ‘no reason to doubt’ Apple’s denial of spy chip story

In response to a Bloomberg Businessweek story alleging Apple discovered Chinese spy ships in its servers, The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement in which it sides with Apple. The DHS says it currently has “no reason to doubt” Apple’s denial. more… The post Department of Homeland Security says ‘no reason to doubt’ […]