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    Latest iOS 11.4 Beta Includes a USB Restricted Mode

    According to a new report from Elcomsoft, via MacRumours, the latest iOS 11.4 beta includes a USB Restricted Mode that disables the Lightning port of your iOS device in certain conditions after 7 days. Elcomsoft said that it found after testing the latest beta that the feature is enabled and...
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    Ring Launches New Neighbors Security App

    Video doorbell and security camera company Ring has today announced on its official blog that it is launching a new app called “Neighbors,” which it says is “the new neighbourhood watch.” Ring reveals that the company was inspired to launch the new standalone Neighbors app by the popularity of...
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    Apple Joins Coalition to Oppose Device Backdoors

    MacRumors reports today on a new statement that was just issued by the Reform Government Surveillance Coalition, which includes Apple, along with some of the other biggest tech companies in the world, including Google, Microsoft, Dropbox, Snap, Evernote, LinkedIn, Oath, and Facebook. The...
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    Apple Warns Staff After Catching 29 Leakers Last Year

    Apple has issued a memo to its employees in which it warns them about leaking confidential information to the media, writes Bloomberg, via AppleInsider. The leaked memo also says that Apple is still trying to find all the people who are leaking within its organisation. The memo, which was...
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    Security Issues with IPad Air 2

    Had my Air 2 for a couple of years now. It has never been jail broken, but recently I ran an old info app as the iPad was locking up. Discovered the attached details. Sent the info to Apple but received no reply, they can be very tight lipped about security. Ran the same app on an old iPad 2...
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    Apple Recruits Well-Known iOS Security Expert Jonathan Zdziarski

    Recode writes that Apple has recruited renowned forensic security and mobile phone hacking expert Jonathan Zdziarski, with Zdziarski himself announcing today that he has accepted Apple’s offer to join its Security Engineering and Architecture team. While Zdziarski did not discuss the specifics...
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    Unable to upgrade to iOS 10 - security risk?

    Hi, all. Very long time no see, I know. Things have been going well with my device. According to the model number, I can't upgrade my iPad Mini 1st gen to iOS 10. Is there any realistic chance that this could pose a security risk? Many thanks, Casey
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    iOS 9 Adoption Rate Reaches 87%

    iDownload Blog reports that according to Apple’s latest figures, the iOS 9 adoption rate has now reached 87% of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, representing a 1-point gain from a month ago. In this same period, iOS 8 fell from 11% to 10% of devices, possibly signifying that upgrades could...
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    Apple to Give “Unprecedented” iOS 10 Security Speech at Hacker Conference

    BGR writes that Apple security guru Ivan Krstic is to give a talk at 12:50 Eastern Time on August 4 at the 2016 BlackHat USA security conference in Las Vegas. According to BGR, Krstic’s talk will feature an in-depth overview of the advanced security features that Apple has built into the...
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    Apple Engineers Say Hackers, Not Government, Are Prime Security Threat

    Senior Apple security engineers have told reporters that they consider hackers to be a bigger threat to iOS device security than the government. MacRumors reports that according to TechCrunch, the Apple engineers that briefed reporters on security said, in the light of recent events, that they...
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