FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the recent movement toward default encryption of smartphones and other devices could “lead us to a very, very dark place.” Echoing comments made by law enforcement officials for the last several decades, Comey said that the advanced cryptosystems available today threaten to cripple the ability of intelligence and law[…]
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The changes that both Google and Apple have made to their mobile operating systems to encrypt the data on users’ devices have generated praise from the security and privacy communities and vitriol and criticism from the law enforcement and political worlds in equal measure.
Apple released its patch for the Bash vulnerability, repairing versions of OS X vulnerable to Shellshock exploits.
Apple said it is working on a patch for OS X to counter the Bash vulnerability, but in the meantime is telling users the OS is safe by default.
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[…]
Dennis Fisher talks with Rich Mogull about the new iPhone 6, the security and privacy of Apple Pay and whether there’s another company that could put together a similar payment system.
Apple has released iOS 8, a massive update to its mobile operating system, that includes fixes for more than 40 security vulnerabilities. Apple is touting iOS 8 as the biggest update to the software since it launched the App Store, and, aside from the security fixes, there are hundreds of new features and functions in[…]
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.
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[…]