A man who allegedly hacked into the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, has been arrested.
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.
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.
Kaspersky researchers spotted a wave of attacks that has affected more than 130 organisations in at least 30 countries.
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.
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.
The 'encryption versus privacy' battle is now moving to a new level in the Commons and US Congress
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 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.
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.
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.
Apple ordered by US judge to help investigators access encrypted data on an iPhone used by San Bernadino shooters.
Jailbroken iPhones are being hit with a new iOS trojan called TinyV, according to several industry experts.
Edward Snowden's appearance on last night's Panorama, and his phone hack allegations fail to shock security experts.
A hacker, going by iH8snow, demonstrated how to jailbreak iOS 9 in a YouTube video published Thursday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 whistle-blower Edward Snowden reportedly refuses to use Apple's iPhone because he fears the handset can be monitored by spy agencies.
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.
Malicious AdThief malware replaces adverts appearing on Apple users screens
Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for July 4 to 11.
"Anyone with an understanding of embedded systems could develop the technology to hibernate, rather than switch off, the handset" - Rob Bamforth, Quocirca
Italian hacking team seem to have forgotten about a Blackberry version of the spyware.
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.
A security researcher was able to access an iPhone's contact book via Siri, even though the screen was locked and password-protected.
The strength of Apple's email encryption is called into question by independent security research firm NESO Labs.
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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