Tag Archive: Security


Today Apple quietly expanded its use of two-factor authentication to protect iCloud users. Now those who have enabled the added security measure will be asked to verify their identity with a secondary device when logging into iCloud.com. For the first… Read more ›

PayPal is feeling threatened. After Apple announced its new mobile payment platform Apple Pay last week, PayPal took out a full-page ad in The New York Times, blasting Apple’s security record in the wake of the celebrity nude scandal. The… Read more ›

With less than 24 hours to go, security precautions for Apple’s big press event Tuesday have been taken to unprecedented levels. Apple has wired the entire event auditorium — the Flint Center for the Performing Arts — with a brand… Read more ›

It was only a matter of time before Apple spoke out more publicly about the controversy surrounding celebrities photos that were gathered from iCloud accounts. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Tim Cook revealed that Apple is adding… Read more ›

A protest involving around 50 people blocked customers from entering the main doors of Apple’s flagship San Francisco Union Square retail store yesterday. The protest was related to service employees claiming to be underpaid. Organized by the Service Employees International… Read more ›

Apple has released a small update to Safari for Mac OS X, versioned as Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6. Both updates contain important security fixes and improved memory handling, and Apple recommends that all Mac users install the updates. The simplest way to download the latest version of Safari is through the Mac App Store. … Read More

Every app in the iWork suite offers optional password protection of files created, modified, or opened within their respective application. In practice, this means that no user will be able to open or access the file and view the contents on their Mac or iOS device without entering the password first. Password protecting iWork documents … Read More

It may dominate 80 percent of China’s high-end smartphone market, but one place Apple’s not racking up supporters or sales is in the Chinese government. In fact, according to a new list drawn up by the country’s National Development and… Read more ›

According to findings by security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell, USB sticks may be profoundly broken, with no way around it. Nohl and Lell have highlighted a flaw in USB devices which potentially offer hackers the ability to sidestep… Read more ›

Earlier this week, forensic data scientist Jonathan Zdziarski made a bold claim: iOS may be vulnerable to government snooping by design. According to Zdziarski, iOS had multiple backdoors installed that made any device running the OS “almost always at risk… Read more ›