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Apple Fixed the Breach that Allowed Downgrades to Older iOS Versions





Due to a mistake on Apple’s servers, there was a short moment when users could downgrade to older versions of iOS. The list of signed iOS versions on the IPSW.me website included signed versions of iOS 11 to iOS 6.


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Saturday, January 13th, 2018. 1:09

Apple’s Meltdown and Spectre Patch Slows Down iOS Performance Significantly



Apple recently issued a patch for the vulnerabilities named Meltdown and Spectre, that have been found in the Intel processors. The patch should have been installed on every device that received the update, but there’s a pitfall. Despite Apple assured customers the fix won’t slow down the devices, it actually did.


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Saturday, January 13th, 2018. 1:02

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Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 and macOS 10.13.2 Supplemental Updates with Fix for Spectre Vulnerability



Apple issued updates to address the recent Spectre vulnerability, discovered by Google Zero Project. The fix for Meltdown breach has been added to previous versions of operating systems. Now Apple has addressed another vulnerability called Spectre, that is harder to exploit, but still, Apple issued a fix for Spectre soon enough.


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Thursday, January 11th, 2018. 15:03

A Recently Discovered Vulnerability Affects All Apple Products, Some Patches are Issued



Apple has confirmed that the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that have been discovered by researchers from Google Project Zero affected all Apple products. The vulnerability impacts Intel, ARM and AMD processors. These are hardware vulnerabilities that require a software patch.


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Sunday, January 7th, 2018. 16:59

Face ID Experiencing Issues With Authenticating Family Purchases



Apple’s Face ID authentication method is considered to be quite secure and sophisticated. At least, Android has nothing to oppose talking about security and that’s why Face ID was designed to authenticate payments.


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Wednesday, December 27th, 2017. 4:49

iOS 11.2.1 for iPhone and iPad Released



Apple released iOS 11.2.1 where fixed some bugs and vulnerabilities. This includes the fix for iPhone autofocus camera issue and bringing back the HomeKit functionality that has been temporarily disabled due to a security issue.


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Thursday, December 14th, 2017. 4:48

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Face ID Again Fooled with a Mask



Earlier reports showed how Face ID was fooled with a twin, a child of the device’s owner and even a mask. Another report of the Vietnamese company Bkav again showed how Face ID was fooled with a mask.


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Wednesday, November 29th, 2017. 6:16

How to Pre-order iPhone X



Apple will start accepting pre-orders for iPhone X in less than a day. If you are planning to get one, consider pre-ordering it for not to wait for the delivery a few weeks or even months. There are several ways of doing this.


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Thursday, October 26th, 2017. 23:18

Android Manufacturers Are Interested in Apple Facial Recognition Technology



Apple will start a new trend in the mobile world with its iPhone X: mobile manufacturers will now try to make their devices not only with all-screen design but with facial recognition as well.


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Monday, October 9th, 2017. 2:03

Apple Posted a Guide on How to Use Face ID



The new support document on Apple’s website shows how Face ID works and how to use it. Facial recognition will be first presented in iPhone X that will be launched in November.


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Saturday, September 30th, 2017. 12:01

Apple Seeds iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 to Public Beta Testers



Apple seeds iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 for testing purposes. Users registered in Apple Developer program can download these updates.


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Saturday, September 30th, 2017. 11:54

Apple Released Update to iOS 11



Apple has just released iOS version 11.0.1, one week after major version came out.


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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017. 22:01

Face ID Data is Encrypted and Stored Locally Without Sending it to Apple



As customers are worried about the new authentication method, Craig Federighi continues speaking about Face ID. He ensures that Face ID will be reliable and secure as Touch ID.


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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017. 21:36

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The reason for Face ID fails on demonstration is security of iOS — Apple



Face ID failed to work on stage, Apple explained it was not a bug or error but the security feature in work.


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Thursday, September 14th, 2017. 19:29

Apple Peer-to-peer Payments May Require an ID Verification



Apple may implement additional security feature to the iMessage payments introduced in iOS 11.


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Sunday, August 27th, 2017. 4:31

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