The FBI still hasn't unlocked Pensacola shooter's iPhones

The FBI still hasn't unlocked Pensacola shooter's iPhones

According to the report: *-- The FBI has reconstructed an iPhone belonging to the shooter behind the December Naval Air Station attack in Pensacola, Florida, but still can't access the encrypted data on the device, Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday.

FBI used Graykey to unlock an iPhone 11 Pro, which was previously thought to be the most secure iPhone

FBI used Graykey to unlock an iPhone 11 Pro, which was previously thought to be the most secure iPhone

Specifically, a product called Graykey was used in a case against Baris Ali Koch to unlock Koch’s iPhone – an iPhone 11 Pro. Graykey works by bypassing the timeout functionality in iOS and allows for brute forcing of the passcode or password.

Apple explains location seeking behavior on iPhone 11 Pro

Apple explains location seeking behavior on iPhone 11 Pro

Apple has released a detailed explanation of the privacy invading location seeking behavior observed on the iPhone 11 Pro by security researcher Brian Krebs.However, it isn’t yet approved for use in all countries and locations so the iPhone 11 Pro’s Ultra Wideband technology includes a phone home to check.

The iPhone 11 Pro’s Location Data Puzzler — Krebs on Security

The iPhone 11 Pro’s Location Data Puzzler — Krebs on Security

On Nov. 13, KrebsOnSecurity contacted Apple to report this as a possible privacy bug in the new iPhone Pro and/or in iOS 13.x, sharing a video showing how the device still seeks the user’s location when each app and system service is set to “never” request location information (but with the main Location Data service still turned on).

The iPhone 11’s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks, Apple says

The iPhone 11’s U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation checks, Apple says

In the meantime, be aware that your iPhone will check your location periodically even if you haven't given any individual apps or services permission to do so, though it appears the location data does not leave your device.

IPhone 11 Pro phones home with user location even when told not to

IPhone 11 Pro phones home with user location even when told not to

Security researcher Brian Krebs recently showed that the iPhone 11 Pro tracks users’ location even when explicitly told not to.Brian Krebs has sent follow up questions to Apple and we will provide updates on this iPhone 11 Pro privacy issue as it unfolds.

Privacy features on iOS 13: Tips to help protect your privacy

Privacy features on iOS 13: Tips to help protect your privacy

iOS 13 allows you to switch Face ID/Touch ID on and off for: iPhone Unlock iTunes and App Store Apple Pay Password AutoFill Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode (or Touch ID & Passcode on older iPhones), and enter your existing passcode to take control of this.

‘I just don’t like them’: Robbie Williams hasn't owned a phone since 2006

‘I just don’t like them’: Robbie Williams hasn't owned a phone since 2006

Despite being one of the UK’s most successful pop stars, with millions of social media followers to keep updated, Robbie Williams has revealed he hasn’t owned a phone since 2006.

Tracking NSO, the media shy Israeli firm behind Pegasus

Tracking NSO, the media shy Israeli firm behind Pegasus

October ended with the news that an Israeli spyware called Pegasus was used to snoop around two dozen Indian users of WhatsApp, including notable journalists, lawyers and activists.

Pair Locking your iPhone with Configurator 2

Pair Locking your iPhone with Configurator 2

This gave me a chance to re-run the steps required to pair lock the device, a process which prevents law enforcement from using forensics tools against your phone, and the result of which is this blog post.

Malicious websites were used to secretly hack into iPhones for years, says Google

Malicious websites were used to secretly hack into iPhones for years, says Google

Security researchers at Google say they’ve found a number of malicious websites which, when visited, could quietly hack into a victim’s iPhone by exploiting a set of previously undisclosed software flaws.

Apple Gave Uber Access to a Secret Feature that Could Allow it to Record Your Screen

Apple Gave Uber Access to a Secret Feature that Could Allow it to Record Your Screen

It’s called an “entitlement,” and nearly all iPhone apps have some version of one—it’s the feature that enables things like your camera and Apple Pay. But Business Insider notes that there are some sensitive entitlements that are only for use by Apple—and one of these appeared in the code for Uber’s app.

Apple Just Gave 1.4 Billion iPad, iPhone Users A Reason To Leave

Apple Just Gave 1.4 Billion iPad, iPhone Users A Reason To Leave

Last month The Guardian revealed Apple was employing contractors to listen to and “grade” Siri recordings and they “regularly” heard confidential information from iPhone and iPad users, including medical information, drug deals and recordings of couples having sex.

Is Backdoor Encryption a 4th Amendment Violation?

Is Backdoor Encryption a 4th Amendment Violation?

If the government deems that it should have access to private communication for the sake of national security, it is likely that the same line of thought will then be applied to all tech products.

Apple accidentally reopens security flaw in latest iOS version

Apple accidentally reopens security flaw in latest iOS version

Stefan Esser, an iPhone security expert, tweeted an additional warning: “I hope people are aware that with a public jailbreak being available for the latest iOS 12.4 people must be very careful what apps they download from the Apple AppStore.

Apple bleee. Everyone knows What Happens on Your iPhone

Apple bleee. Everyone knows What Happens on Your iPhone

If Bluetooth is ON on your Apple device everyone nearby can understand current status of your device, get info about battery, device name, Wi-Fi status, buffer availability, OS version and even get your mobile phone number.

Apple Publicly Trolls Google Over Controversial Smart City Surveillance Plans

Apple Publicly Trolls Google Over Controversial Smart City Surveillance Plans

Privacy has become a new frontier in Big Tech's fight for consumer confidence, and Apple has clocked that (whether reality or perception) it has an advantage over arch-rival Google, given that its business has not been built around capturing, analyzing and monetizing user data.

Israeli tech company says it can break into all iPhones ever made, some Androids

Israeli tech company says it can break into all iPhones ever made, some Androids

The announcement from Cellebrite came in the form of an update this week to its website promoting the iPhone-hacking technology, dubbed “UFED Premium,” as “the only on-premise solution for law enforcement agencies to unlock and extract crucial mobile phone evidence from all iOS and high-end Android devices.”.

Leaked: The Feds’ Favorite iPhone Hackers Plan To Crack Android

Leaked: The Feds’ Favorite iPhone Hackers Plan To Crack Android

Apple iPhones can be raided for data by U.S. law enforcement thanks to Grayshift's GrayKey, even if the company can't decipher the device's passcode. Grayshift were first revealed by Forbes last year, when the company claimed it could crack the passcode of all modern iOS devices with its GrayKey hacking tool.

'Siri, I'm getting pulled over': A shortcut for iPhones can automatically record the police

'Siri, I'm getting pulled over': A shortcut for iPhones can automatically record the police

There's a big new feature for iPhone experts this year: It's an app called Shortcuts, and with a little bit of logic and know-how, you can stitch together several apps and create a script that can be activated by pressing a button or using Siri.

Apple touts privacy in web sign-on war with Facebook, Google

Apple touts privacy in web sign-on war with Facebook, Google

When users sign in with their Google or Facebook Inc profiles to third-party apps, the apps often share valuable data with Google and Facebook, a practice that Apple is looking to stop. Bajarin said Apple appears to be working to “firewall” off its customers from data collection practices it disagrees with.

Letter: Does Apple respect the privacy of iPhone users?

Letter: Does Apple respect the privacy of iPhone users?

We are told by Apple that it will keep our data secure, but the company doesn’t seem to respect our privacy and has decided to share our information with other companies.

While you're sleeping, your iPhone stays busy harvesting data

While you're sleeping, your iPhone stays busy harvesting data

One app, the crime-alert service Citizen, shared personally identifiable information, in violation of its published privacy policy. Apple offers a privacy setting called "Limit Ad Tracking" (sadly off by default) which makes it a little bit harder for companies to track you across apps, by way of a unique identifier for every iPhone.

While you’re sleeping, your iPhone stays busy — snooping on you

While you’re sleeping, your iPhone stays busy — snooping on you

Apple offers a privacy setting called “Limit Ad Tracking” (sadly off by default) which makes it a little bit harder for companies to track you across apps, by way of a unique identifier for every iPhone.

All iPhones And Some Android Phones Are Vulnerable To A New Device Fingerprinting Attack

All iPhones And Some Android Phones Are Vulnerable To A New Device Fingerprinting Attack

The researchers developed a method for creating a much more robust device fingerprint that uses data gathered from the sensors in a smart phone. As with iPhones, there’s good news and bad about SensorID and Android phones.

It’s Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked

It’s Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked

Jonathan Levin, a researcher who has written books about iOS and macOS internals and security and provides training on iPhone security, said that in his opinion, so few iOS zero-days have been caught because they are worth a lot of money, and thus more likely to be used in targeted attacks.

IPhone owners can sue Apple for monopolizing App Store, Supreme Court rules

IPhone owners can sue Apple for monopolizing App Store, Supreme Court rules

New York (CNN Business)A group of iPhone owners accusing Apple of violating US antitrust rules because of its App Store monopoly can sue the company, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Privacy. That’s iPhone. No matter what Google says

Privacy. That’s iPhone. No matter what Google says

Apple on Friday published a third installment to an ad series focusing on iPhone privacy , with the latest commercial throwing a spotlight on the company's end-to-end encrypted iMessage platform. Via Apple's latest iPhone privacy ad touts iMessage encryption.

Google now wants to crack down on cookies to convince you it cares about privacy

Google now wants to crack down on cookies to convince you it cares about privacy

We said above that this move has the “semblance” of a pro-privacy effort, because of course the importance of cookies has waned a bit in recent years, thanks in part to the impact of smartphones and mobile browsers on web activity.

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

Dave Johnson/Business Insider Instead, you need to reset the iPhone to its factory settings and then restore your apps and data from a backup. After it's erased, it'll be returned to its factory settings and you can follow the directions to restore the iPhone with a recent backup.