Tag: Security

Apple engineer explains how the incredibly useful Security Code AutoFill feature came to be

One of the most useful new features to come to iOS over the last several years has been Security Code AutoFill. Added in iOS 12, this feature autofills the security… Read more »

Serious Bluetooth security flaw officially acknowledged; now patched by Apple

A serious Bluetooth security flaw has been acknowledged by Bluetooth SIG, the official body in charge of standards for the wireless communications technology. It is sufficiently dangerous that the official… Read more »

Apple releases firmware security update for discontinued AirPort Express, Extreme, and Time Capsule Base Stations

While Apple’s AirPort lineup has long been discontinued, the company is still supporting the devices with software updates. AirPort Express, Extreme, and Time Capsule Base Stations have received a new… Read more »

Apple joins forces w/ Google, Microsoft & Mozilla to deprecate 20-year-old web security protocol

Apple is coming together with Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 by early 2020. TLS stands for Transport Layer Security and is used… Read more »

1Password for Mac disables auto-submit feature as macOS Mojave boosts security

1Password has disabled the auto-submission of passwords in the latest version of its Mac app. The company says that the move has been forced on it by increased security measures… Read more »

Department of Homeland Security says ‘no reason to doubt’ Apple’s denial of spy chip story

In response to a Bloomberg Businessweek story alleging Apple discovered Chinese spy ships in its servers, The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement in which it sides with… Read more »

PSA: Reddit reveals security breach, password reset and 2FA upgrade recommended

Reddit announced in a post today that it recently discovered a security incident where a hacker was able to gain access to some user data, including emails and hashed passwords… Read more »

Report: President Trump uses two iPhones, one just for Twitter, but doesn’t follow security protocols

President Trump’s use of an iPhone has been documented before, but a new report from Politico says he uses two iPhones, and is rather negligent in terms of security… more…… Read more »

How to implement Apple’s two-factor authentication for security on Mac, iPhone, or iPad

Given the news about the cost of a pilfered iCloud account, it seems only prudent for users to take precautions. A good safety measure is two-factor authentication — AppleInsider shows… Read more »