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Jailbreak or Jail – Is Hacking for the Government A Crime?

After the horrific shooting in San Bernardino, California, federal law enforcement officers seized the now-dead suspect’s iPhone, and sought to examine it. However, the phone was “locked” using proprietary hardware and software ...
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Details on the Unlocking of the San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone

The Washington Post has published a long story on the unlocking of the San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone 5C in 2016. We all thought it was an Israeli company called Cellebrite. It was ...
iPhone Zero-Click Exploit, BEC Email Auto-Forward Scams, COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain Attacks

iPhone Zero-Click Exploit, BEC Email Auto-Forward Scams, COVID-19 Vaccine Cold Chain Attacks

In episode 150 for December 7th 2020: Details about a now patched iPhone zero-click Wi-Fi exploit, the FBI warns of business email compromise scammers using email auto-forwarding in attacks, and how nation-state ...

Impressive iPhone Exploit

This is a scarily impressive vulnerability: Earlier this year, Apple patched one of the most breathtaking iPhone vulnerabilities ever: a memory corruption bug in the iOS kernel that gave attackers remote access ...

New Bluetooth Vulnerability

There’s a new unpatched Bluetooth vulnerability: The issue is with a protocol called Cross-Transport Key Derivation (or CTKD, for short). When, say, an iPhone is getting ready to pair up with Bluetooth-powered ...
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Covid-19 Exposure Logging: Key Privacy Considerations

Recently, both Apple and Google released new updates for iPhone and Android devices. One feature that was added was “Covid-19 Exposure Logging.” The feature is off (for now), and according to the ...
Malicious SDK Spies on iPhone Users and Steals Ad Revenue, Researchers Claim

Malicious SDK Spies on iPhone Users and Steals Ad Revenue, Researchers Claim

Security researchers have uncovered malicious behavior in a software development kit (SDK) used by over 1,200 apps in Apple’s App Store, with a combined monthly user base of approximately 300 million. Researchers ...
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Microsoft Sued for LinkedIn Clipboard Snooping Scare

LinkedIn got caught reading personal data from iPhone clipboards. Now a user is suing Microsoft’s social network ...
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iPhone Hacks: What You Need to Know About Mobile Security

iPhone Hacks: What You Need to Know About Mobile Security

Guest Post by Jennifer BellLearn How Hackers Steal and Exploit Information to Ensure This Doesn’t Happen to You Cybersecurity is an important topic to know and understand in order to keep your ...