Grayshift, The Startup That Breaks Into iPhones For The Feds, Raises $47 Million

Grayshift, The Startup That Breaks Into iPhones For The Feds, Raises $47 Million

It’s a huge round for a phone forensics company, especially one that’s focused almost exclusively on breaking through the security of Apple’s famous device.The GrayKey is believed to be capable of hacking iPhones up to the iPhone 11, though it’s unclear how effective the tool is against the iPhone 12.

Watch out for this green dot on your iPhone – it means someone is watching

Watch out for this green dot on your iPhone – it means someone is watching

4) The new iOS 14 update adds fresh privacy features – and gives you a redesigned home screenCredit: Apple That means an app could show you nearby stores, for instance, without knowing exactly where you live.

Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire

Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire

It's routine for Apple to comply with court-issued search warrants, but the cooperation contrasts with Attorney General William Barr's previous complaints that Apple has hindered investigations by refusing to help unlock suspects' iPhones.

A U.S. government contractor embedded tracking software in the apps of millions of smartphone users

A U.S. government contractor embedded tracking software in the apps of millions of smartphone users

According to the report: A small U.S. company with ties to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities has embedded its software in numerous mobile apps, allowing it to track the movements of hundreds of millions of mobile phones world-wide, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

This photographer snaps the intimate texts of strangers on the NYC streets

This photographer snaps the intimate texts of strangers on the NYC streets

For several years, street photographer Jeff Mermelstein has been taking covert pictures of New Yorkers’ phones with his own iPhone.The images were initially shared on his Instagram account, but now this collection has been gathered together in a new photo book called #nyc.

New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip, here’s what it could mean

New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip, here’s what it could mean

All data stored on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and other Apple devices is encrypted with random private keys, which are only accessible by the Secure Enclave.

Signal >> Blog >> Your next upgrade deserves an upgrade

Signal >> Blog >> Your next upgrade deserves an upgrade

Signal iOS now includes a new feature that makes it possible to switch to a brand-new iPhone or iPad while securely transferring Signal information from your existing iOS device.Look for the migration prompt on your existing device, and confirm whether or not you want to initiate the transfer process.

Millions of UK iPhone users say Google tracked their activity and sold their info to advertisers

Millions of UK iPhone users say Google tracked their activity and sold their info to advertisers

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom will start hearings in a case where it is alleged that Google collected information of millions of iPhone users through the Safari Browser and sold this information to advertisers.

FBI cracks alleged al-Qaida shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help

FBI cracks alleged al-Qaida shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help

Law enforcement officials have been critical of Apple’s stance on privacy and encryption dating back to 2015 when the FBI got a court order demanding Apple unlock a dead terrorist’s iPhone.

TikTok and other popular iOS apps are spying on your iPhone clipboard

TikTok and other popular iOS apps are spying on your iPhone clipboard

App developers Tommy Mysk and Talal Haj Bakry recently published their research uncovering a major vulnerability with the cut-copy-paste feature on Apple iOS devices.The two developers found that Apple provides apps with the ability to read data stored in the system’s clipboard, officially called Pasteboard on iOS devices.

Apple agrees to $500 million settlement for slowing older iPhone’s

Apple agrees to $500 million settlement for slowing older iPhone’s

The deal was several months in the making, targeting the dozens of class-action lawsuits filed against the company after it had released in a public statement that Apple did slow down older models of their phones.

Apple Just Disabled Clearview AI's iPhone App For Breaking Its Rules On Distribution

Apple Just Disabled Clearview AI's iPhone App For Breaking Its Rules On Distribution

Apple has disabled the iOS application of Clearview AI — the facial recognition company that claims to have amassed a database of billions of photos and has worked with thousands of organizations around the world — after BuzzFeed News determined that the New York–based startup had been violating the iPhone maker’s rules around app distribution.

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.”.