By Anthony Bouchard on May 2, 2016
LogDog, a service originally made popular on the Android platform for keeping your various online accounts safe from unauthorized activity, is now launching for iOS.
With LogDog, you can actively monitor your online accounts and keep an eye on where the most recent logins came from, what operating system and web browser was used, and more.
If you’re always worried about your security, or even your privacy, this is an app you’ll want to check out. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 30, 2016
Password protecting your PDF files is a great way to keep the contents from being revealed to those who you never intend to see them.
This great security feature can be taken advantage of right from the Preview app that comes bundled with your Mac, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can use it to enhance the security of your PDF files. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 29, 2016
At times, you may experience slow hiccups while trying to use the internet from your home. Sometimes, these problems can be attributed to your router’s DNS settings because your ISP may not always have the best DNS server speeds.
Your DNS server settings can also affect your security as you use the internet because some DNS servers come with built-in firewalls and security measures to prevent you from opening malicious or phishing websites, while others don’t do anything at all to protect you.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can edit the DNS settings on your wireless router if you’re experiencing slower internet speeds than you should be. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Apr 27, 2016
If you have an old iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch laying around that is just collecting dust, why not put it to work by turning it into an affordable home monitoring camera? We’re not talking about a full-featured surveillance system here, but just a simple setup that can live stream anything happening in your house, and send motion alerts directly to you should it detect activity.
In this post we’ll be showing you how to convert your spare iOS device, whether it is an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, into a video monitoring camera. The best part is, it’s completely free and you should be up and running in just a few minutes. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 22, 2016
Occasionally, you will be asked on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad whether or not you want to “Trust This Computer” when you attach it to a computer with a USB connection either to charge or sync.
If you have ever wondered why this pop up appears, and what it means, then you’ve come to the right place. In this piece, we’ll discuss the alert and why it appears so you’ll have a greater understanding of what it aims to do. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 19, 2016
Two weeks after rival WhatsApp announced that chats on its platform are protected from eavesdropping with end-to-end encryption, the popular messaging app Viber on Tuesday released a privacy-enhanced edition of its iPhone and iPad app.
Bumped to version 6.0, messages you send and receive through Viber are now protected with end-to-end encryption, as indicated by the new padlock icon, and you can also hide away specific chats. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 19, 2016
Following the disclosure of two new flaws in QuickTime 7 for Windows last week by software security firm Trend Micro, Apple has now officially confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that it will stop releasing updates or patching security holes for QuickTime for Windows, marking the end of the road for the PC edition of the multimedia software after an eleven-year run.
The Cupertino firm added that keeping the software installed on Windows PCs may pose a security risk.
A support document on Apple’s website details the steps that Windows users should follow in order to uninstall the software from their Windows PC. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 15, 2016
Apple reportedly has plans to deprecate support for QuickTime for Windows, according to a research note issued Thursday by software security firm Trend Micro, which found a pair of new vulnerabilities in the software. Apple will no longer be issuing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, the advisory cautions.
An Apple support document provides the steps that Windows users can follow to uninstall the software. QuickTime for Mac is unaffected. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2016
Mobile forensics firm Cellebrite that helped the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation bypass the passcode protection on the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c is adamant that it can also work around Apple’s security protections and hack into an iPhone 6, CNN reports.
Italian father Leonardo Fabbretti, who wanted to see the photos stored on his dead son Dama’s iPhone but was told by Apple that it was impossible to get into the device without a passcode, has now met with Cellebrite executives who have been working on accessing the files. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 7, 2016
James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of iPhones—that is, Investigation—confirmed in an interview with CNN yesterday that a tool that the agency had purchased from a third-party to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone 5c cannot be used to bypass security protections on newer models, from the iPhone 5s onward.
This implies the tool relies on the fact that the iPhone 5c and earlier models lack hardware features like the Secure Enclave embedded in Apple’s mobile processors (from the iPhone 5s’s A7 chip and onward) which keeps encrypted sensitive information and stuff like the number of passcode attempts isolated from the rest of the system. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 6, 2016
Those interested in a different kind of passcode entry method from their Lock screens may be interested in a new jailbreak tweak called SlideMe, which just hit Cydia this week for $1.49.
Instead of the typical boring number pad, this tweak gives your Lock screen a rotary-style passcode input interface, as shown above. In this review, we’ll walk you through SlideMe and show you what it’s capable of. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 5, 2016
WhatsApp today announced it is turning on end-to-end encryption to make it virtually impossible to eavesdrop on your communications.
Starting today, all text messages, photo and video attachments, documents, voice messages and VoIP calls are protected with full end-to-end encryption, developed in collaboration with Open Whisper Systems.
Similar to Apple’s iMessage and some other instant messaging platforms such as Telegram, end-to-end encryption makes the contents of WhatsApp chats unreadable to third-parties. And with the encryption keys stored on a user’s device, they cannot decrypt chats if served a valid government request. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 4, 2016
You’re asked to set up security questions for your Apple ID when you set it up, and they’re used to help you recover your Apple ID account in case it is hijacked or you get locked out.
Unfortunately, as time goes by, you may forget the answers to your security questions. The good news is, there is a way to reset them. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can reset your Apple ID security questions. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 1, 2016
In certain scenarios, your Apple ID may become disabled and you could end up locked out of it. These situations are frustrating, but there are different reasons why an Apple ID may become disabled.
We’ll talk about the various reasons an Apple ID could become disabled and what you can do about it in this piece. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 28, 2016
MacID, the popular app for iPhone and iPad that lets you use Touch ID or your Apple Watch (and yes, even your Pebble) to unlock your Mac over a Bluetooth connection, is on sale in the App Store this week for 75% off the usual price.
The app received an important update over the weekend with support for new features found in iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2, giving users the ability to configure multiple Apple Watches with MacID and use them to unlock their Mac.
Marked at just $0.99 for a limited time, you can grab MacID and start using your iOS device’s Touch ID sensor or Apple Watch to unlock your Mac instead of typing in a password each time it locks itself. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 23, 2016
Amid reports that it’s shifting some of the iCloud services to Google’s Cloud Platform, The Information is reporting that Apple has a total of six projects underway related to boosting its cloud infrastructure. One of them, code-named Project McQueen, calls for custom data storage systems.
Apple suspects that third-party servers that power iCloud might have been intercepted during shipping and that someone may have added additional chips and firmware to them “in order to make them vulnerable to infiltration,” as per the report. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 16, 2016
On iPhones and iPads outfitted with Apple’s fingerprint identity sensor, you can set Touch ID to purchase App Store apps, pay for in-store items with Apple Pay, unlock private data in third-party apps, get into the device by scanning your fingerprint and more.
Enrolling multiple fingers is a great way to improve Touch ID accuracy and make your experience better. By default, iOS names each new fingerprint as “Fingerprint 1,” “Fingerprint 2,” “Fingerprint 3” and so forth.
Thankfully, you can rename your saved prints to something more descriptive so you can quickly distinguish them. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 16, 2016
Stock, non-jailbroken iOS devices appear to be vulnerable to a new security threat; a trojan known as AceDeceiver, which can be installed on an iOS device without the user’s knowledge and without the help of an enterprise certificate. Once installed, it will spread malware and unwanted software to the user’s device.
AceDeceiver only seems to be affecting those located in China at this point in time, but because that could change on the fly, you need to know how to protect yourself so similar threats don’t affect users across the globe in the future. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 16, 2016
In the wake of the high-stake fight between Apple and the United States government over encryption and the right to create products with nearly unbreakable security measures, Apple is now working hard to make it impossible for law enforcement to gain access to data inside device backups on iCloud.
As reported today by The Wall Street Journal, Apple executives are “wrestling with how to strengthen iCloud encryption without inconveniencing users.” Read More