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October 12, 2018
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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 … Continue reading

October 8, 2018
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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 … Continue reading

August 1, 2018
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PSA: Reddit reveals security breach, password reset and 2FA upgrade recommended

Reddit announced in a post today that it recently discovered a security incident where a hacker was able to gain access to some user data, including emails and hashed passwords from an old database. more… 9to5Mac

May 22, 2018
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Report: President Trump uses two iPhones, one just for Twitter, but doesn’t follow security protocols

President Trump’s use of an iPhone has been documented before, but a new report from Politico says he uses two iPhones, and is rather negligent in terms of security… more… 9to5Mac

March 8, 2018
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How to implement Apple’s two-factor authentication for security on Mac, iPhone, or iPad

Given the news about the cost of a pilfered iCloud account, it seems only prudent for users to take precautions. A good safety measure is two-factor authentication — AppleInsider shows you how to turn it on from your Mac or … Continue reading

March 1, 2018
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Samsung’s attempt to catch up with iPhone X’s Face ID security may be hampered by poor facial recognition

The Intelligent Scan security feature of the Samsung Galaxy S9 may not be as secure as it seems, as a report suggests the facial recognition technology it uses is a weaker component of the biometric-based system compared to Apple’s Face … Continue reading

February 8, 2018
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Comments Off on Purported iOS iBoot source code leaks, potential security issue for iPhones

Purported iOS iBoot source code leaks, potential security issue for iPhones

Motherboard reports this evening that a GitHub user has shared the source code for Apple’s iBoot System, which is the part of the operating system that handles the trusted boot up process. At this point, it’s unclear where this source … Continue reading

December 10, 2017
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Comments Off on Review: LandingZone Docking Station provides a security and port solution for the MacBook Pro

Review: LandingZone Docking Station provides a security and port solution for the MacBook Pro

LandingZone’s new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn’t cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user — and AppleInsider has been using … Continue reading

December 2, 2017
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Comments Off on Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw

Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw

Apple, a company that prides itself on customer experience, just had one of its worst customer-facing weeks in history, with a major security flaw on macOS High Sierra and a bug in iOS that rendered some iPhones essentially unusable. It … Continue reading

November 30, 2017
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Comments Off on PSA: Today’s macOS security update breaks file sharing for some users, here’s how to fix

PSA: Today’s macOS security update breaks file sharing for some users, here’s how to fix

Following the discovery of a major security vulnerability yesterday, Apple this morning quickly released an update for macOS to address the problem. While the update does solve the critical hole, another issue has since appeared, related to file sharing… more… … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
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Comments Off on macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

Update: An Apple spokesperson has issued the following statement, saying an update is in the works: “We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to your Mac. … Continue reading

October 25, 2017
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Comments Off on Amazon launches smart lock and security cam system to take in-home deliveries for Prime members, with iPhone app alerts

Amazon launches smart lock and security cam system to take in-home deliveries for Prime members, with iPhone app alerts

Amazon has today announced its latest expansion into smart home ecosystem, with a new Alexa Cloud Cam security camera ($ 120) and a new Amazon Key service, which works with some smart locks to allow Amazon couriers to unlock your front … Continue reading

July 17, 2017
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Comments Off on US appeals court upholds gag orders on national security letters to firms like Apple

US appeals court upholds gag orders on national security letters to firms like Apple

The FBI can indeed serve companies like Apple national security letters that come with a gag order, preventing them from telling customers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 21, 2017
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Comments Off on First Look: Kensington Thunderbolt 3 dock features flexible mounting options, security slot

First Look: Kensington Thunderbolt 3 dock features flexible mounting options, security slot

Kensington has entered the burgeoning Thunderbolt 3 dock market with its own offering, with security options and a mounting kit setting it apart from the others. AppleInsider – Frontpage News