Security

How to browse the web privately in Safari

A screenshot showing Apple's Safari browser running in private mode in iOS 15 on iPhone

Use Safari's private browsing mode to surf the internet without having all of your information tracked and recorded. Private browsing prompts Safari to block websites from tracking your search behavior. The browser won't remember any webpages you visit and your search history won't get logged. Follow along with us to learn how to open Safari in private browsing mode on your iPhone, iPad and Mac.

How to transfer Google Authenticator 2FA codes from one iPhone to another

Google Authenticator app icon

When you upgrade to a new iPhone, it can be a big hassle to go to the security section of each service and configure two-factor authentication again. Thankfully, Google Authenticator lets you move your accounts from your old iPhone to the new one effortlessly. This ensures all or just the selected 2FA codes for the services you have added like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, and more are transferred from one device to another.

So, if you just got the new iPhone 13 or any other model, check out how to export your two-factor authentication codes inside the Google Authenticator app from your old iPhone and import them to the new one.

Pangu Team purportedly jailbreaks iPhone 13 Pro remotely at TianfuCup 2021

The Pangu Team is a name you might remember if you’ve been jailbreaking iPhones and iPads since ye olde days of iOS 9. Despite not releasing a public jailbreak since then, the Pangu Team continues to be hands-on with respect to iOS-related security research.

A wonderful example of that happened just this weekend in Chengdu, China at the TianfuCup (TFC) 2021, where the Pangu Team appears to be taking home the first-place prize in the contest by successfully pwning Apple’s brand-new iPhone 13 Pro running iOS 15 via a remote jailbreak. The earnings? A juicy $330,000 cash prize.

Hacker pattern_F_ goes hands-on with Saar Amar’s new kernel vulnerability, demos jailbreak on iOS 14.0

Security researcher Saar Amar on Monday published a proof of concept (PoC) of a kernel-level vulnerability dubbed CVE-2021-30883 that was patched by Apple’s iOS & iPadOS 15.0.2 software updates.

The write-up reignited hope that we’d see a jailbreak for recent iterations of Apple’s mobile operating systems, and perhaps unsurprisingly, some security researchers have already started going hands-on with it.