Advanced fraud protection for Apple Card owners is now available as part of the iOS 15 update, which automatically rotates the card's three-digit security code every now and then.
While Apple does a solid enough job of detailing most of the new features baked into software updates, there are typically some elements that miss the big unveilings (or even the press releases soon after). And some aren't necessarily meant to see the bright lights of a stage at all. Instead, they are buried within documentation. But that doesn't make them any less important.
If you plan on installing iOS 15 when it releases publicly, you may want to temporarily turn off the new iCloud Private Relay feature because it's currently in beta and Apple says that people using it may experience various website issues.
Apple has had a bug bounty program in place for years now. It's meant to give altruistic hackers and security researchers a means to weed out potential issues for Apple's software and platforms. Doing that usually means a big payout. But it turns out there are some issues and some researchers are none too pleased.
Earlier this month, it was confirmed that T-Mobile, the magenta un-carrier, had suffered a major data breach. Now, two weeks later, the chief executive officer of the wireless carrier has penned a letter to customers apologizing for the incident. But, what's more, the CEO outlines what comes next.
Recently, T-Mobile underwent a massive security breach that resulted in the data of millions of customers being accessed and, in some cases, sold off by the hacker who stole the data. Now, the person behind that breach has come forward. And, according to them, the wireless carrier's security is . . . not great.
Apple bills iCloud as a safe place to store a user's digital footprint, from documents to files to just about everything else that can be stored in the cloud. However, some folks out there in the wild will do just about anything to find personal, revealing photos of others. Like one man who has apparently broken into thousands of iCloud accounts on the hunt for explicit photos.
Earlier this month, Apple revealed new features baked into most of its major operating systems. Each of them, of which there are three, are designed to help protect children against sexual abuse and exploitation. And while these are hailed as good things, on a grand scale, it's the finer details in regards to one of the features in particular that has many people concerned.
Security and privacy are an important element to a lot of people. It's one of the reasons why iMessage is so popular, even in the midst of so many different messaging services out there. But most of them do offer end-to-end encryption, and now Facebook can say it does, too, for video and audio calling.
TikTok is bringing new privacy protections designed to make the app less likely eat into teenagers' sleep time, such as automatic notifications muting after 9pm and 10pm, and more.
The iOS file transfer and management tool iMazing was updated with the ability to detect Pegasus spyware on your iPhone and iPad, potentially boosting your privacy should you ever find yourself targeted by a totalitarian government or law enforcement agency.