The iPhone's Wallet app on iOS 15 supports adding digital ID cards, with Apple apparently using facial recognition to verify your identity and validate your ID card with a selfie.
Hot off the heels of Apple’s newly released iOS & iPadOS 14.7.1 software update Monday afternoon, the company published a page entitled “About the security content of iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1.” The notes describing what this update patches are somewhat shocking.
Apple on Monday released software updates for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, taking the form of iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1 respectively. The updates were joined in good company by the newly released macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 for Apple's Mac computer lineup.
These updates have some noteworthy changes on all the devices they support, however perhaps more-so on the iPhone than on the iPad, as we’re about to discuss.
Get the latest Apple security protections by updating your Mac computer to the new macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 software through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.
Google's Chrome now supports Incognito protection with Face ID, Touch ID or your passcode in the most recent update bumping the iPhone and iPad browser to version 92.
A recently discovered bug that allows malformed network names to crash your iPhone’s Wi-Fi, requiring a factory reset to fix, is now more potent as a zero-day vulnerability in iOS 14.6.
Modern jailbreak tools like Taurine and unc0ver can currently jailbreak all iOS & iPadOS 14 devices running up to and including iOS & iPadOS 14.3. It’s been quite a while since any of these tools have picked up support for new firmware, but there’s always the very real possibility that these tools could add support for new firmware in the future.
Fortunately for those whose devices are operating on iOS or iPadOS 14.4 through 14.5.1, there just might be some hope. Renowned security researcher Ian Beer of Google Project Zero has just released documentation of what appears to be a kernel-level proof of concept (PoC) impacting up to and including iOS & iPadOS 14.5.1.
iPhone hotspot connections have become more secure and private thanks to built-in support for the improved WPA3 security protocol in the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates.
Google Fi's VPN service is hitting Apple's iOS platform, protecting your security and privacy by encrypting network traffic via unsecured public Wi-Fi connections on iPhone and iPad.
Apple's iCloud Private Relay depends on “trusted partners” whom the company wouldn't name when unveiling this privacy feature during WWDC21, but now we know who they are.
Apple has a penchant for going to great lengths to protect its secrets, including concealing early Apple Watch prototypes in special cases resembling a bricked-phone design.