While much of the tech community is still swooning over the iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch, the company’s top executive is spending a lot of time and energy trying to reassure customers that Apple is doing everything it can to protect their privacy and the security of their data. Apple CEO Tim Cook[...]
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Apple finally has enabled two-factor authentication for its iCloud storage service, more than a year and a half after the company first turned the protective measure on for iTunes purchases and Apple ID.
Despite research published last year that demonstrated that Apple has the ability to decrypt users iMessages if it so chooses, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company does not hold the encryption key for those messages and couldn’t even produce the plaintext in response to a government order.
Dropbox revealed in its latest Transparency Report that 80 percent of the subpoenas it receives are accompanied by a request not to inform users their data is being requested.
Salesforce.com is warning its customers that the Dyreza banker Trojan is now believed to be targeting some of the company’s users. The Trojan, which has the ability to bypass SSL, typically goes after customers of major banks, but seems to be expanding its reach. Dyreza is relatively new among the banker Trojan crowd and it[...]
In the wake of the iCloud photo theft scandal, Apple’s CEO said the company plans to extend its two-factor authentication system to logins to the iCloud service from mobile device. The change will come when iOS 8.0 comes out later this month. The change will give users the option of enabling a second layer of authentication[...]
UPDATE–Apple has patched the vulnerability in its Find My iPhone app that likely was used in the attack that led to the publication of private photos belonging to dozens of celebrities over the weekend. The victims of the breach included actors, models and athletes such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. The photos have appeared[...]
Amazon Web Services announced that it has turned on Perfect Forward Secrecy and other SSL improvements for its CloudFront content delivery platform.
Twitter has announced that a cloud-based password management company called Mitro has joined the Twitter team, and all of Mitro’s code is now free and open source. Mitro’s offering a secure password manager that’s meant to help distributed teams share passwords for accounts and services. The passwords are stored in encrypted form on Mitro’s servers,[...]
Google has fixed a security vulnerability in it’s cloud storage service, Drive, which could have leaked sensitive data to third parties.