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iOS 6 Fixes iMessage "Bug" that Sends Texts to Stolen iPhones

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Last December, an apparent bug appeared in Apple's iMessage service that caused iMessages to continue to be linked to a stolen iPhone. The customer's messages would continue to arrive and be sent from the stolen phone even after changing passwords, a remote wipe, and a SIM card deactivation. Apple initially...
iOS 6 Fixes iMessage "Bug" that Sends Texts to Stolen iPhones
Apple's online services struggles continue with GameCenter, iCloud, iTunes outage

Apple ID accounts reportedly vulnerable to password reset hack, forgot password page taken offline for maintenance

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Gaping security holes are a pretty terrifying thing, especially when they involve something as sensitive as your Apple ID. Sadly it seems that immediately after making the paranoid happy by instituting two-step authentication a pretty massive flaw in Cupertino's system was discovered and first reported by The Verge. Turns...
Apple ID accounts reportedly vulnerable to password reset hack, forgot password page taken offline for maintenance

Apple comments on Gizmodo/Wired writer's account hacking, here's how it went down...

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Over the weekend, we reported on the hacking of the digital life of Wired’s Mat Honan. Mat Honan wrote up his whole story over at Wired.  The scariest part is that they were able to reproduce the hack using 2 pieces of publicly available information and a phone call. We...
Apple comments on Gizmodo/Wired writer's account hacking, here's how it went down...

Apple freezes over-the-phone password resets in response to Honan hack

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An anonymous Apple employee confirmed to Wired tonight that the company is putting a 24-hour freeze on over-the-phone password verification—a step in Apple ID security that cost Wired reporter Mat Honan an iPhone, iPad, MacBook, several e-mail accounts, and two Twitter accounts worth of information over the weekend. The hacker was...
Apple freezes over-the-phone password resets in response to Honan hack
Tickets For Apple's WWDC 2013 Sell Out In Under 2 Minutes, Compared To 2 Hours In 2012

Apple does the two-step: new layer of security added to Apple ID, iCloud

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Apple is giving its users more security over their Apple accounts and remotely stored data with a new option of two-step security authentication. Users can add two forms of verification on their Apple ID — the identity used to sign into iTunes, the App Store, FaceTime, iMessage and more —...
Apple does the two-step: new layer of security added to Apple ID, iCloud

Apple begins worldwide rollout of two-step verification system

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Apple recently introduced its two-step identification verification system to at least 13 new countries as part of a worldwide rollout, with Apple ID account holders in those nations now granted access to the heightened security feature first deployed in March.    ...
Apple begins worldwide rollout of two-step verification system

Apple placing ban on jailbroken devices?

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According to a report, Apple has begun banning users with a hacked iPhone from its App Store. Sherif Hashim, an iPhone hacker who is credited with finding an exploit in the latest iPhone software, recently posted a message on Twitter explaining that his Apple ID had been banned for "security...
Apple placing ban on jailbroken devices?

Apple working on fix for Apple ID password security hole

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Hours after a security exploit was discovered regarding the resetting of Apple ID passwords, the company has acknowledged the issue and said it is actively working on a fix....
Apple working on fix for Apple ID password security hole

Bug that allowed stolen iPhones to continue receiving iMessages has been fixed in iOS 6

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Earlier this year a series of stories exposed an odd bug in Apple’s iOS software that allowed stolen iPhones to continue receiving iMessage messages, even if the SIM was deactivated and password changed. Now, we have learned that the bug has been rectified as of Apple’s release of iOS 6 in...
Bug that allowed stolen iPhones to continue receiving iMessages has been fixed in iOS 6

Apple Quietly Updates Its 'Apple Store' App With A Very Handy Feature (AAPL)

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Apple rolled out an update for their Apple Store app today. The biggest feature is the "Express Checkout." Express Checkout eliminates the shopping cart. The order will use the billing and shipping information associated with your Apple ID. To use Express Checkout, simply select the product you want and push 'Buy'....
Apple Quietly Updates Its 'Apple Store' App With A Very Handy Feature (AAPL)

iPhone bug opens up stranger's life to the world

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Gizmodo has raised awareness a serious problem regarding an iMessage bug that, under the wrong circumstances, might result in your messages being seen by others, or you seeing someone else's messages. It's not a new issue; Ars Technica reported on it in December with stolen iPhones, and the problem...
iPhone bug opens up stranger's life to the world

Criminals compromise over 100 sites to display fake Apple ID login pages used in spam email phishing attacks

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Criminals this past week are increasingly targeting Apple IDs as part of their phishing schemes. They are compromising websites so that they can host fake login pages, which are then linked in email spam sent out to trick unsuspecting Apple users. The latest attack was discovered by Trend Micro, which...
Criminals compromise over 100 sites to display fake Apple ID login pages used in spam email phishing attacks

This is the Modem World: I hate passwords

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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I get it: The Internet is a dangerous place. People want my stuff. There are bad people out there, yadda yadda yadda. But the password requirements and security verification...
This is the Modem World: I hate passwords

Landing on Mars, grappling with Microsoft Surface, and other quotes of the week

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The best quotes, comments, tweets and random observations we heard this week …  “If anybody has been harboring doubts about the status of U.S. leadership in space, well, there’s a one-ton, automobile-size piece of American ingenuity, and it’s sitting on the surface of Mars right now.”  — John P. Holdren,...
Landing on Mars, grappling with Microsoft Surface, and other quotes of the week
Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?

Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

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Ahead of a meeting with government officials later this month to discuss how Apple could prevent increasing smartphone crimes, Apple today introduced a new feature for called ‘Activation Lock’ that it says will be a “a really powerful theft deterrent” when released later this fall in iOS 7. We...
Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

Huge Hole In Apple Security Found: Report

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The two-step verification process, by the way, will take three days to be activated users have said. A day after Apple announced its well received two-step verification process, The Verge is reporting that Apple has a huge security hole. For users who haven't activated the two-step process, the password...
Huge Hole In Apple Security Found: Report

Boot up: Samsung's 10m S4s, NFC's double counts, Google's un-openness, and more

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Plus Nokia Asha's unique selling point, the point of a Google Music service, what Apple needs at WWDC, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamMac malware signed with Apple ID infects activist's laptop >> Ars TechnicaStealthy Mac OS X spyware...
Boot up: Samsung's 10m S4s, NFC's double counts, Google's un-openness, and more

Apple's Messages Beta: Pretty Meh in a Mixed OS World

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As part of the Mountain Lion preview last week, Apple put out a beta of its revamped chat application, Messages. If you spend a lot of time connecting with other folks on iOS devices, Messages is a must-have. If not, it doesn't really add much to the mix. Installing Messages...
Apple's Messages Beta: Pretty Meh in a Mixed OS World
Apple continues tweaking Mountain Lion 10.8.2 with new 12C53 beta build

New phishing attack targets Apple ID logins with compromised sites

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A new report urges web users to be cautious in their surfing habits, as more than a hundred websites have been compromised by phishers looking to steal visitors' Apple IDs.    ...
New phishing attack targets Apple ID logins with compromised sites
Major security hole allows Apple ID passwords to be reset with only email address, date of birth

10 Things You Need To Be Doing If You Use Apple's iCloud (AAPL)

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It's been almost a year since Apple launched its online storage system, iCloud, to the public.  Every user with an Apple ID gets 5 GB of storage for free to back up apps and settings on their iPhone, iPad, iPod. The service also syncs your photos, documents, and email with...
10 Things You Need To Be Doing If You Use Apple's iCloud (AAPL)

Apple Blocks iForgot Password System to Deal with Security Flaw

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Apple has temporarily taken its iForgot password system offline to prevent against a security flaw that could let someone reset another person’s Apple ID by knowing only their e-mail and birthdate. “Apple takes customer privacy very seriously,” the company said in a statement on Friday. “We are aware of this...
Apple Blocks iForgot Password System to Deal with Security Flaw

How to free up iCloud storage space

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When Apple introduced iCloud in 2011, it announced that every customer with an Apple ID would receive 5GB of iCloud storage space for free. You can add more storage at a rate of $2 per gigabyte per year, in 10GB, 20GB, or 50GB increments. But if you're not interested in...
How to free up iCloud storage space
Final iOS 6 Golden Master build released to developers

Apple puts 24-hour suspension on phone based resets of Apple ID passwords, in response to recent hack

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After experiencing a gigantic daisy-chained hack, Mat Honan has been letting us know exactly what happened, how it happened and what the companies involved are doing to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else. Apple has stepped up and is putting a 24-hour ban on calling Apple support to...
Apple puts 24-hour suspension on phone based resets of Apple ID passwords, in response to recent hack
Apple TV update adds support for multiple iTunes accounts, shared Photo Streams
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