Tag Archive: Security


Google relies on ads for its revenue, which is why it’s no surprise that it’s undermining Apple by telling developers how to bypass some of the security settings Apple is implementing with iOS 9. The App Transport Security (ATS) settings requires content which arrives on your iPhone to use the “https” encryption settings — making sure that […]

Google relies on ads for its revenue, which is why it’s no surprise that it’s undermining Apple by telling developers how to bypass some of the security settings Apple is implementing with iOS 9. The App Transport Security (ATS) settings requires content which arrives on your iPhone to use the “https” encryption settings — making sure that […]

After the discovery of several dangerous flaws in a few short weeks, Android’s security — or lack thereof — has been big news. Google has acted quickly to eliminate the Stagefright flaw that left 95% of Android devices vulnerable to attack, but others have since wormed their way out of the woodwork. Now fans are asking how these […]

Apple plans to issue an update fixing two severe OS X Yosemite security flaws “as soon as possible,” according to a new report. One bug is the recently-discovered Thunderstrike 2, which allows attackers overwrite a computer’s firmware in a way that is impossible to reverse unless users have the wherewithal open up their Mac and manually reflash the […]

Home security system manufacturer Uniden has just released a swanky new system that can store 120 days’ worth of data, and if you want one, you’ll have to go directly through the manufacturer or Apple. The Uniden Wireless DVR HDD… Read more ›

Apple’s plans for HomeKit to become the de facto platform for the connected home is taking longer than expected to happen because of the company’s obsession with security, according to a recent report. At the moment, only five HomeKit-compatible accessories… Read more ›

If you use the internet (we’ll go ahead and assume you do), you’re inevitably vulnerable to all sorts of sneaky advertisers and downright thieves trying to take your data, your money, even your identity. We all hate thieves (again, let’s just assume… Read more ›

Facebook security chief begs Adobe to kill Flash

Though Adobe Flash has been dying a slow death over the past few years, it’s far from dead yet. However, it seems like some people are getting pretty impatient with it and Facebook’s new chief security officer Alex Stamos is… Read more ›

Apple’s P2P payment patent has a focus on security

In a few years, “Sorry, I don’t have any cash on me” may no longer be a good enough excuse to give that chronically money-strapped friend when they come around asking to borrow a few bucks. That’s because a newly… Read more ›

Tim Cook: ‘Morality demands’ security with privacy

In a speech to nonprofit research firm Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) at its annual “Champions of Freedom” awards dinner last night, Apple head Tim Cook had some strong words about online security, government monitoring, and corporate data mining. Cook… Read more ›