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Which mobile devices are safer?

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Amongst the many questions we ask ourselves each time our much-loved phone upgrade rolls around is: which device is safer? Nowadays, mobile phones are no more safe than computers, and their systems’ security continues to be compromised by a rising number of malware and hack attacks. Industry commentators have been… Read more »

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Apple, FBI and Congress

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It may ultimately fall to Congress to resolve the long running dispute between the FBI and the company Apple who are fighting over whether Apple’s encryption should remain inviolate. Apple is refusing the FBI access to its encryption software arguing that the implications for cybersecurity at large are immense. The… Read more »

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Macs vulnerable to new malware

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Apple Macs may be at risk from a malware which has originated from a company called HackingTeam who, amongst other products, produce surveillance software for governments. Ironically, HackingTeam was itself the subject of an attack in July last year where a large quantity of sensitive data was revealed, including the… Read more »

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Malware infects Apple’s App store, prompting fears amongst experts

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Industry experts in the mobile phone sector have been debating the merits of Apple security after a recent revelation from Apple that malware had permeated its App store. The method of malware invasion has provided food for thought for many. Apple is currently removing all the infected products from its… Read more »

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Slow Apple Xcode downloads lead to malware infections

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Apple has revealed that some of its Chinese users, frustrated with slow download speeds of its Xcode programme, have been infected with malware by turning to unofficial versions of Xcode instead. Apple has announced that they will improve download speeds in China although the difficulties would seem to lie with… Read more »

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iPhone malware leads to breach of 200,000 Apple accounts

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Security company Palo Alto Networks has revealed that more than 200,000 Apple account details have been stolen from iPhone customers. The malware called KeyRaider only works on iPhones which are described as “jailbroken”, which means the phone’s own internal security has already been compromised and internal security files accessed. The… Read more »

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Fault at Apple affects iTunes, App Store and more

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Users of Apple’s iOS App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks shop and iTunes music and video marketplace were unable to download new material for more than 11 hours earlier this week due to a software fault at the company. Affecting users worldwide, the fault also meant that email and documents… Read more »

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Banking apps allow fingerprint login

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Two major UK banks, RBS and Natwest, have started allowing customers to access their accounts using Apple’s TouchID fingerprint recognition system. After the initial input of security information on the apps, users would only need a fingerprint thereafter. Whilst the banks only want to make it more convenient for customers… Read more »

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Apple users warned of security flaw

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Users of Apple’s OS X operating system have been told to take care when browsing online as the company await a solution for a security flaw. According to researchers the security flaw had existed for months but no-one had reported it publicly. It is feared that hackers may now be… Read more »

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Mac Flashback trojan infecting 600,000 computers

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As the usage of Macs is on the incline, so are the number of viruses out to infect them. A recent report conducted by Russian antivirus company Dr. Web has found that over half a million Macs are infected with the Flashback trojan, which poses as a Flash Player installer… Read more »

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