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iOS 7 Does Not Encrypt Email Attachments - Security Researcher





Apple's iOS 7 (including iOS 7.1) is not as secure and protected as it was believed to be. According to what security researcher Andreas Kurtz writes, email attachments sent using native Mail app aren't encrypted. What's even more interesting is that Apple claims the files are encrypted. This means the guys from Cupertino had no idea about the issue until now.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014. 17:52

Newly Discovered Malware Steals Apple IDs and Passwords



A tiny malicious utility capable of stealing Apple IDs and user passwords has been recently discovered. It is called 'Unflod Baby Panda' and it infects jailbroken iPhones and iPads, so if you use one, you'd better read this post till the end.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, April 19th, 2014. 16:40

Apple Updates iWork for iOS and Mac



Apple on Tuesday updated its iWork for both iOS and Mac with a new read-only sharing mode, Retina graphics support, improved design and a number of other important features. The updated iWork suite apps are currently available on App Store and Mac App Store, so don’t waste your time - go and get them right now.


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Apple Officially Releases Safari 7.0.3 to Users Worldwide



Apple has officially released Safari 7.0.3 to users worldwide. The release comes just about a week after the latest beta, which contained some minor enhancements. Apple says that the new version is recommended for all OS X Mavericks users as it “contains improvements to compatibility, stability, and security.”


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014. 17:50

Bad News for Jailbreakers: iOS 7.1 Patches Evasi0n7 Jailbreak



As you probably know, Apple has recently released iOS 7.1 to users worldwide. However, I recommend that you should wait for a while and don’t update since Apple has patched the kernel exploit used by evasi0n7 jailbreak tool. What this means is that it is temporarily impossible to hack the device running iOS 7.1, either it is an iPhone or iPad or iPod touch.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. 19:46

Apple Releases iOS 7.1 with Numerous Improvements



Apple on Monday officially released iOS 7.1. The update contains a number of new features like CarPlay, for instance, serious security improvements as well as Touch ID and Siri enhancements. This update comes nearly 6 months after the original iOS 7 release last fall.


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Apple May Officially Release iOS 7.1 'Any Day Now'



According to John Gruber of Daring Fireball, the company from Cupertino has finished testing iOS 7.1 and is ready to seed it to final users any day now. The big event is likely to take place ahead of the iTunes Festival.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. 1:30

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so looks like it’s time to take a look at this week’s most popular posts. Are you ready? If so, let’s begin.

The story that became the top read this week deals with the next-gen iPhone launch. According to the latest rumors, Apple may unveil its new handset as soon as in July; not in September as was reported earlier.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. 20:28

OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 Security Update Breaks AirPlay Functionality



Following the release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2, a security update that contains a fix for the SSL vulnerability, some users have begun to complain that the most-recent OS X version breaks the AirPlay functionality.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, February 28th, 2014. 19:25

Apple Reveals How Touch ID and Secure Enclave Work



The company from Cupertino revealed how its Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the so-called "Secure Enclave" work. Both systems (which work as a one whole) were first introduced with the iPhone 5s release and both ensure the security of the information stored in your device’s memory.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, February 28th, 2014. 19:13

iOS 7.0.6 Adoption Rate Reaches 13.3% in Just 48 Hours After Release



According to the latest report from Chitika Insights, Apple’s iOS 7.0.6 managed to reach 13.3% of adoption in the United States and Canada only 48 hours after the release. The reason for so many users to upgrade was an important security improvement. As you probably know, the guys from Cupertino fixed the vulnerability that allowed hackers to attack the secure SSL connection without any warning for the device user.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, February 27th, 2014. 19:45

iOS Vulnerability Allows Malicious Apps to Monitor User Touch Inputs



A new iOS bug has been recently found that allows malicious apps to monitor and log user’s touch inputs and button pressings. Such apps are capable of running in background and sending sensitive data to remote servers. That is why you should carefully choose, which apps to install and which not.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014. 22:21

Evad3rs Release Evasi0n7 1.0.6 for iOS 7.0.6



The evad3rs have released new Evasi0n7 1.0.6. The updated jailbreak tool version allows to hack the devices running latest iOS 7.0.6. Looks like you don’t have to wait or search for alternative patches as I recommended yesterday. All you need to do is to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 and then run the Evasi0n7 tool.


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Two-step verification is now available in selected countries



A two-step ID verification is now available in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Spain.

The new verification is a n optional feature which boosts security of you Apple ID.  In order to verify your identify it is essential first to proove it using one of your devices. Then you will be able to sign in to My Apple ID and manage your account, "make an iTunes, App Store, or iBooks Store purchase from a new device, and get Apple ID-related support from Apple."


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, February 21st, 2014. 1:08

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Feature Awkward Fingerprint Scanner?



Following Apple’s example, Samsung will add a fingerprint sensor to its Galaxy S5. According to the latest SamMobile report, the user will have to swipe across the home key at a moderate speed to make the sensor recognize the fingerprints. Not as convenient as Apple’s Touch ID, right?


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014. 0:30