Browsing Category: Apple

Categories: Apple, Privacy, Web Security

If you’re still wondering when the future will get here, stop looking to the skies for flying cars and look down at your iPhone the next time you walk into an Apple store. The company has just kicked off a new in-store tracking initiative that uses Bluetooth to push offers and notifications to customers as they wander through the aisles looking at Beats headphones and One Direction phone cases.

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Categories: Apple, Cryptography, Privacy

The Apple iMessage protocol has been shrouded in secrecy for years now, but a pair of security researchers have reverse-engineered the protocol and found that Apple controls the encryption key infrastructure for the system and therefore has the ability to read users’ text messages–or decrypt them and hand them over at the order of a[…]

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Categories: Apple, Mobile Security

Hackers from the venerable Chaos Computer Club in Germany have found a method for bypassing the new iPhone 5S Touch ID fingerprint security mechanism. The method, which is the first known technique for circumventing the iPhone’s newest security feature, involves taking a picture of a user’s fingerprint and then creating a latex copy of it to unlock the phone.

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