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Pippa Middleton's iCloud account hacked

Pippa Middleton's iCloud account hacked

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A man who allegedly hacked into the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, has been arrested.

Researcher posts paper detailing US$100 iPhone 5C NAND mirroring device

Researcher posts paper detailing US$100 iPhone 5C NAND mirroring device

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Cambridge researcher Sergei Skorobogatov has released a paper detailing a proof-of-concept, which is accompanied by a YouTube video explaining how he is able to crack the iPhone 5c passcode screen.

Survey: Hackers believe strongly in privacy... unless they're paid to crack passwords

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Four out of five surveyed hackers agreed that Apple was right to refuse the FBI's request for a backdoor into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. Yet 52 percent said they would help the FBI crack an iPhone's password for a fee.

Operation Ghoul attacks terrorise industrial and engineering orgs

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Kaspersky researchers spotted a wave of attacks that has affected more than 130 organisations in at least 30 countries.

US judge compels woman to provide fingerprint to open Apple iPhone

US judge compels woman to provide fingerprint to open Apple iPhone

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The FBI recently pressed for a 29-year-old Los Angeles woman to provide her fingerprint to open her phone after she was sentenced in an identity theft case.

FBI 'purchased zero-day from grey hats' to crack iPhone

FBI 'purchased zero-day from grey hats' to crack iPhone

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UPDATED: The FBI apparently purchased a zero-day exploit from grey hat hackers to crack the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, raising questions about ethics and implications for privacy.

Judge backs Apple as it fights FBI in San Bernardino gunman crypto case

Judge backs Apple as it fights FBI in San Bernardino gunman crypto case

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The 'encryption versus privacy' battle is now moving to a new level in the Commons and US Congress

ICYMI: Linux v malware, Microsoft v Microsoft, acid v iPhone

ICYMI: Linux v malware, Microsoft v Microsoft, acid v iPhone

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In this week's In Case You Missed It, we highlight five most popular stories: Linux Mint operating system impregnated with malware, Microsoft security software disables itself, acid and lasers could crack iPhone, Apple find App store hidden in a Chinese app and malware is increasingly using encryption to hide itself.

Apple vs FBI: Apple calls court order 'unconstitutional,' asks judge to toss

Apple vs FBI: Apple calls court order 'unconstitutional,' asks judge to toss

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Apple Thursday asked a federal judge to toss out her order compelling the company to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Apple vs FBI: high-risk hardware hack could unlock shooter's iPhone

Apple vs FBI: high-risk hardware hack could unlock shooter's iPhone

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IOActive researcher says he could crack the iPhone belonging to a deceased terrorist who killed 14 in San Bernardino, California late last year in a bid to resolve a dispute between Apple and the FBI.

Bill Gates supports FBI over iPhone crack request

Bill Gates supports FBI over iPhone crack request

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The row between Apple and the FBI has steered attention to Bill Gates on whether Apple should unlock an iPhone as part of the San Bernardino case.

Judge orders Apple to help access encrypted data on iPhone

Judge orders Apple to help access encrypted data on iPhone

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Apple ordered by US judge to help investigators access encrypted data on an iPhone used by San Bernadino shooters.

Jailbroken iPhones again victimised, this time by TinyV

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Jailbroken iPhones are being hit with a new iOS trojan called TinyV, according to several industry experts.

Snowden smartphone allegations - security world unimpressed

Snowden smartphone allegations - security world unimpressed

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Edward Snowden's appearance on last night's Panorama, and his phone hack allegations fail to shock security experts.

Hacker jailbreaks iOS 9 before it's released publicly

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A hacker, going by iH8snow, demonstrated how to jailbreak iOS 9 in a YouTube video published Thursday night.

ICYMI: Masterful Shifu, wake-up call, KeyRaiders, pre-empt EU and scanning Android apps

ICYMI: Masterful Shifu, wake-up call, KeyRaiders, pre-empt EU and scanning Android apps

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In this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): IBM warning over masterful Shifu, Carphone Warehouse attack was a wake-up call, KeyRaider targets jailbroken iPhones, pre-empt the EU and safeguard data now, and thousands of vulnerable Android apps found with new scanner.

KeyRaider infects 'jailbroken' Apple iPhone users in 18 countries

KeyRaider infects 'jailbroken' Apple iPhone users in 18 countries

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As many as 225,000 Apple iPhone users have had their account details hacked in what is said to be the biggest attack of its kind against the firm's user base.

RBS and NatWest to let mobile customers sign-in with biometrics

RBS and NatWest to let mobile customers sign-in with biometrics

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The gradual shift to biometric authentication continues with the news that two UK banks will allow customers to sign-in to their accounts by using Apple iPhone's fingerprint recognition technology.

European banks getting targeted by malware

European banks getting targeted by malware

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At least one in twenty devices used by the customers of major European banks is riddled with malware, according to new claims from one security company.

ICYMI: EU data protection, iPhone spyware and Flash zero-days

ICYMI: EU data protection, iPhone spyware and Flash zero-days

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The latest ICYMI column looks at the biggest stories on SC this week, including worrying news on EU data protection laws, claims of iPhone spyware and new Flash Player zero-days.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warns of iPhone spyware

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warns of iPhone spyware

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NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden reportedly refuses to use Apple's iPhone because he fears the handset can be monitored by spy agencies.

 Apple's iCloud hacked, nude celeb photos posted

Apple's iCloud hacked, nude celeb photos posted

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Questions have been raised about the security of Apple's iCloud service, after a hacker posted nude pictures of celebrities to the 4Chan forum, claiming they were obtained after a hack of the iCloud system.

75,000 reasons not to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad

75,000 reasons not to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad

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Malicious AdThief malware replaces adverts appearing on Apple users screens

The 5 most read articles this week: July 4-11

The 5 most read articles this week: July 4-11

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Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for July 4 to 11.

Is your smartphone really switched off?

Is your smartphone really switched off?

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"Anyone with an understanding of embedded systems could develop the technology to hibernate, rather than switch off, the handset" - Rob Bamforth, Quocirca

iPhone, Android open to remote control malware

iPhone, Android open to remote control malware

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Italian hacking team seem to have forgotten about a Blackberry version of the spyware.

Aussie Apple users hacked and ransomed

Aussie Apple users hacked and ransomed

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A swathe of Apple Mac, iPad and iPhone users in Australia have reported being locked out of their devices by hackers demanding a £60 (US $100) ransom - and industry experts have warned the attacks could spread to the UK.

iOS 7.1 flaw lets hacker access contacts book

iOS 7.1 flaw lets hacker access contacts book

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A security researcher was able to access an iPhone's contact book via Siri, even though the screen was locked and password-protected.

Apple's iOS encryption claims 'are false'

Apple's iOS encryption claims 'are false'

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The strength of Apple's email encryption is called into question by independent security research firm NESO Labs.

iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android'

iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android'

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Surprising new research reveals that iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android' and also details that 90 percent of all top apps are under threat too.

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