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New iPhone Bug Gives Anyone Access to Your Private Photos

October 16th, 2018
A security enthusiast who discovered a passcode bypass vulnerability in Apple's iOS 12 late last month has now dropped another passcode bypass bug that works on the latest iOS 12.0.1 that was released last week. Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish amateur security researcher, discovered a bug in iOS 12 in late September that allows attackers with physical access to your iPhone to access your contacts

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You Can Crash Anyone’s iPhone Or iPad With A Simple Emoji Text Message

January 19th, 2017

A newly discovered bug in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system is being exploited in a prank that lets anyone crash your iPhone or iPad by just sending an emoji-filled iMessage, according to several reports.

YouTube star EverythingApplePro published a video highlighting a sequence of characters that temporarily freeze and restart an iPhone, which people can send to their iPhone buddies to

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Warning! Your iPhone Can Get Hacked Just by Opening a JPEG Image, PDF or Font File

October 25th, 2016

What’s worse than knowing that innocent looking JPEGs, PDFs and font files can hijack your iPhone, iPad, and iPod.

Yes, attackers can take over your vulnerable Apple’s iOS device remotely – all they have to do is trick you to view a maliciously-crafted JPEG graphic or PDF file through a website or an email, which could allow them to execute malicious code on your system.

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Beware! Your iPhone Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Message

July 20th, 2016

In Brief
Do you own an iPhone? Mac? Or any Apple device?

Just one specially-crafted message can expose your personal information, including your authentication credentials stored in your device’s memory, to a hacker.

The vulnerability is quite similar to the Stagefright vulnerabilities, discovered a year ago in Android, that allowed hackers to silently spy on almost a Billion phones with

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Israeli Forensic Firm ‘Cellebrite’ is Helping FBI to Unlock Terrorist’s iPhone

March 23rd, 2016

Meet the security company that is helping Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in unlocking San Bernardino shooters’ iPhone:

The Israeli mobile forensics firm Cellebrite.

Yes, Cellebrite – the provider of mobile forensic software from Israel – is helping the FBI in its attempt to unlock iPhone 5C that belonged to San Bernardino shooter, Syed Rizwan Farook, the Israeli YNetNews reported

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France could Fine Apple $1 Million for each iPhone it Refuses to Unlock

March 2nd, 2016

The United States is not the only one where Apple is battling with the federal authorities over iPhone encryption. Apple could face $1 Million in Fine each time the company refused to unlock an iPhone in France.

Despite its victory in a New York court yesterday, Apple may not be so successful elsewhere in fighting against federal authorities over iPhone encryption battle.

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New York Judge Rules FBI Can’t Force Apple to Unlock iPhone

March 1st, 2016

Apple – 1; The FBI – 0

Apple Won a major court victory against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in an ongoing legal battle similar to San Bernardino.

In a New York case, a federal magistrate judge has ruled in favor of Apple, rejecting the U.S. government’s request to force Apple to help the FBI extract data from a locked iPhone.

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Apple is working on New iPhone Even It Can’t Hack

February 25th, 2016

Amid an ongoing dispute with the United States government over a court order to unlock iPhone 5C of one of the San Bernardino shooters Syed Farook…

…Apple started working on implementing stronger security measures “even it can’t hack” to achieve un-hackability in its future iPhones.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is deliberately forcing Apple to create a special, backdoored

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Judge Orders Apple to Unlock iPhone Used by San Bernardino Shooters

February 17th, 2016
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The Tech Giant Apple has come into an entangled situation which could be a potential security threat for Apple users in near future: Help the FBI Unlock an iPhone.
The US Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym has ordered Apple to provide a reasonable technical assistance in solving a critical case of Syed Farook; who with his wife Tashfeen Malik planned a coordinated “2015 San Bernardino attack” that killed 14 people injured 22.
As part of the investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had seized the Farook’s iPhone 5C that would be considered as an insufficient evidence until and unless the iPhone gets unlocked by any means.
Previously, Apple had made several crystal clear statements about its Encryption Policy, stating that even the company is not able to decrypt any phone data as the private key lies at the user’s end.
A similar problem encountered three years back with Lavabit, who was forced to shut down its services soon after when FBI demands SSL keys to snoop the emails.
However, despite forcing or ordering Apple to break the encryption and unlock the suspect’s iPhone, judges have ordered the company to find an alternative way to unlock iPhone, keeping data intact.

Can Apple Unlock iPhone? Yes, Here’s How:

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From iOS 8, Apple added a data security mechanism called Data Protection, which uses 256-bit AES Encryption key to encrypt everything on the device.

Here the passcode a user enters is itself used as part of the encryption key and thus, it is impossible for an attacker or even Apple itself to unlock iPhone until the user re-inputs the passcode.
Besides Data Protection, Apple offers “Auto-Destruct Mode” security feature that will erase all the data on the iPhone if an incorrect password is entered 10 times concurrently, making the data unrecoverable.
So, Judge Pym wants Apple to come up with an alternative that should increase the brute force attempts from 10 to millions, in order to prevent the data from getting self-destructed.
Apple has not yet confirmed whether it is possible to write such a code that can bypass iOS Auto-Destruct feature.
But, if it’s possible, it would provide an alternative backdoor mechanism to every law enforcement and intelligence agency to unlock iPhone by simply brute forcing 4-6 Digit Pins effectively within few hours.
Here we support Apple policy not to help break its users’ encryption, because once a master key is created to unlock that particular iPhone, we’re sure that the US government will misuse this power and demand for the key again and again in near future for unlocking other phones.

Apple Rejects FBI Demands

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Apple has dismissed the court order to unlock San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone.

Here’s what Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement:

“The United States government has demanded that Apple takes an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand.”

“We have great respect for the professionals at the FBI, and we believe their intentions are good. Up to this point, we have done everything that is both within our power and within the law to help them. But now the U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create. They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.”

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Hackers Can Use Radio-waves to Control Your Smartphone From 16 Feet Away

October 14th, 2015

What if your phone starts making calls, sending text messages and browsing Internet itself without even asking you?

No imaginations, because hackers can make this possible using your phone’s personal assistant Siri or Google Now.

Security researchers have discovered a new hack that could allow hackers to make calls, send texts, browser a malware site, and do many more activities using

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