Update to iOS 11 Aims to Prevent Hacking via USB
Apple has released iOS 11.4.1, which improves stability and the Find My AirPods feature. It also introduces USB Restricted Mode, a feature designed to prevent a third party from attempting unauthorized access to a locked iPhone via the Lightning port and USB. When the phone has been locked for a full hour, all USB access is disabled. However, security researchers at ElcomSoft have discovered that attaching any USB device to the iPhone will reset this 1-hour clock, providing a an easy workaround for any third party that comes into possession of the phone within an hour of its last use. A new toggle in the settings lets users disable this security feature.
Apple Showcases iPhone 7 with New Home Button
Sep 7, 2016
Apple today announced the iPhone 7, the latest version of its flagship product. The device is machines from aluminum and features a refreshed design.
iOS 11 Lets Users Temporarily Disable Touch ID
Aug 17, 2017
A new setting discovered in iOS allows iPhone owners to quickly and temporarily disable Touch ID. Pressing the power button rapidly five times activates SOS Emergency mode.
Apple's Wireless Headphones Reach the Apple Store
Dec 13, 2016
Apple today began accepting orders for its AirPod wireless headphones. The AirPods instantly turn on and connect to nearby iPhones when the carrying case is opened.
Apple Announces Wireless AirPods
Sep 7, 2016
Apple today showed off a set of wireless AirPods that connect to the iPhone and Apple Watch with a single tap. The AirPods can automatically switch from iPhone to Apple Watch based on what the owner is using.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.