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Apple Patent Reveals Siri-Assisted iMessage P2P Payments Platform

Posted on November 17th, 2016.

Apple has filed a patent application for a “virtual assistant in a communication session.” On first glance, application 14/713,410 might scare developers of chat bots and the like, but Apple is specific in the scope of their claims – Siri, their virtual assistant platform, will be able to directly communicate with either user in an...

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Cybersecurity

Chinese White Hats Win $200,000 for Hacking iPhones, Google Devices

Posted on October 26th, 2016.

  The Pwn2Own contest, a hackathon run by security firm Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) in Japan sees this year’s winners in Keen Lab, a popular crew of Chinese hackers who hacked Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Nexus device. Keen Lab compromised the iPhone 6s by targeting two iOS vulnerabilities to steal pictures from an...

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Business

Lloyds Bank to Use Virtual Reality for Graduate Programme Intake

Posted on October 20th, 2016.

The Lloyds Banking Group is taking a different approach toward its 2017 graduate intake by using virtual reality to test the reactions of potential candidates. Every year, Lloyds receives more than 20,000 applications from graduate applicants. Each of them is seeking a place on one of 14 placements in its Graduate Leadership Programmes....

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Entertainment

Apple CEO Tim Cook Wants Augmented and Virtual Reality Tech to “Encourage” Human Contact

Posted on October 14th, 2016.

So far, Apple has been the slowest of the big boys to getting an augmented or virtual reality product to market. The company’s iPhone is the single most popular smart phone on the planet and its computer products enjoy relative popularity (in early 2014, they were almost 9% of the market, a quadrupling from turn-of-the-century numbers)....

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Communication

San Bernadino iPhone Case: Major Press Agencies Are Suing the FBI

Posted on September 19th, 2016.

The Associated Press, Gannett, and VICE Media are suing the FBI to know more details about the agency’s hack of the San Bernadino killer’s iPhone.

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Technology

Apple Is Not Winning the Smartwatch War

Posted on September 7th, 2016.

Apple’s iPhone is by far the most popular smartphone, with a more than 100 million unit penetration in the US market alone. Combined with the iPod, and later the redesigned Macbook, a commonly held view is that the device “saved” the company – brought it from mediocre stock prices to industry-leading profits. It was only a matter of time...

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Communication

Apple Users Targeted in Phishing Campaign

Posted on June 8th, 2016.

 A cybersecurity firm has uncovered several phishing campaigns targeting Apple users’ credentials – Apple IDs and passwords – since the beginning of 2016. Cyber criminals are devising faux Apple domains purporting to be legitimate websites to engage in phishing attacks targeting Apple iCloud users in China and the UK, revealed...

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Cybersecurity

New iPhone App Tells You If You’re Being Spied On

Posted on May 9th, 2016.

 A new iPhone application dubbed “System and Security Info” will tell users if their device has been jailbroken, which would go a long way in helping users check to see if they’re being spied on. The FBI had a tough few months trying to figure out the means to crack the passcode of an iPhone without triggering the phone’s default wipe...

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Cybersecurity

FBI Paid Hackers Over $1.3 Million to Hack iPhone

Posted on April 22nd, 2016.

The iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters has been at the center of stand-off between the FBI and Apple in recent times. While Apple stuck to its no-backdoor policy, the FBI eventually recruited the help of grey-hat hackers to crack the iPhone. The cost for such a hack-job? Over $1.3 million. The highest ever publicly...

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Is the New Atom Bomb, Says Apple Co-Founder

Posted on April 20th, 2016.

In an interview on Australian TV news show Lateline, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak stated that cybersecurity is the greatest threat known to man since the atom bomb, one which is getting “worse and worse year by year.” Steve Wozniak, the man who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs back in the early 1970s has stated that cybersecurity is...

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Business

Apple Asks Judge To Reject Government Order To Help Unlock iPhone

Posted on April 18th, 2016.

Apple Inc. has asked a federal judge to reject the U.S. Justice Department’s recent order to require it to help unlock an iPhone used in a New York drug case, according to Nasdaq. Apple is also trying to get the government to provide information about its phone hacking activities. Apple has been fighting the Justice Department on the...

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Breaches

Microsoft Sues the U.S. Government over Customer Privacy

Posted on April 16th, 2016.

Microsoft has sued the U.S. government for the right to advise customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, claiming the government is violating the law by not allowing Microsoft to notify its customers, according to Reuters. The suit, filed in federal court in Seattle, Wash., marks the latest in a series of clashes about...

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Cybersecurity

FBI Paid Hackers to Unlock San Bernardino iPhone

Posted on April 13th, 2016.

A new report has revealed that the FBI’s means to cracking the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone was by recruiting the help of professional hackers. One of the biggest news stories of the year just became a tad more interesting. A new report from the Washington Post has revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) resorted to...

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Companies

U.S. Resumes Battle To Force Apple To Unlock iPhone In Separate Case

Posted on April 9th, 2016.

The Apple/U.S. government legal fight over encryption has resumed. A federal judge has ordered the company to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone in a case separate from the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack that instigated the first round of this legal battle, according to Yahoo News. The Justice Department is asking Apple to help...

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Breaches

FBI: Newfound iPhone Unlocking Technique Won’t Work On Newer Devices

Posted on April 8th, 2016.

The technique the FBI used to unlock an Apple iPhone used in the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack cannot be used on new devices, FBI Director James Comey told students at Kenyon College in Ohio recently, according to AppleInsider.com. Comey did not reveal the process the FBI used to unlock the phone, but he said it would not work on...

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Breaches

FBI Tests Its New Phone Unlocking Technique On Other Devices

Posted on April 3rd, 2016.

The FBI is using its newfound ability to crack the San Bernardino terrorist iPhone to see if it can open other versions of the phone, according to The Wall Street Journal. In the meantime, the law enforcement agency is keeping its unlocking technology private. The American Civil Liberties Union said the FBI is taking a chance that no...

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Cybersecurity

The FBI Hacks the iPhone; Apple Exempt from Creating Backdoor

Posted on March 29th, 2016.

The case of the United States Government via the FBI vs Apple is finally over. Following months of work in trying to find a way to break into the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone, the FBI has finally found a way through. The government has withdrawn its case against Apple. The court case and the very public tussle between the FBI and...

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Business

FBI Quest To Unlock iPhone Sets Off Race Among Technology Firms

Posted on March 24th, 2016.

Ever since a judge ordered Apple to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone used by a terrorist the San Bernardino terror attack, scores of technology firms have been trying to beat the FBI to the punch, according to The Wall Street Journal. The prize for such an accomplishment would be a marketing bonanza and lucrative government...

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Breaches

Judge Suspends Order Requiring Apple To Help FBI Unlock iPhone, But At A Cost

Posted on March 23rd, 2016.

A U.S. Magistrate Judge suspended her Feb. 16 order that Apple help investigators unlock the iPhone used in the San Bernardino terror attack, according to The Wall Street Journal. The hearing was scheduled for Tuesday and has been indefinitely suspended. This decision defuses the conflict between the government and Apple, but it comes at...

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Cybersecurity

Apple iMessage Flaw Allows Hackers to Steal Photos

Posted on March 21st, 2016.

A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found a bug in Apple’s iMessage platform that would allow attackers to intercept and decrypt video and images sent on iMessage. An exploit that affects versions of iMessage prior to iOS9 was initially discovered and partially patched by Apple last fall, during the release of iOS9....