Encryption Battle Reignited as US Govt at Loggerheads With Apple

Apple and the US government are at loggerheads for the second time in four years over unlocking iPhones connected to a mass shooting, reviving debate over law enforcement access to encrypted devices. Attorney General Bill Barr claimed Monday that Apple failed to provide “substantive assistance” in unlocking two iPhones in the investigation into the December shooting deaths of three US sailors at a Florida naval station, which he called an…

January 15, 2020
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Google Researchers Detail Critical iMessage Vulnerability

Google Project Zero security researchers have published technical details on an iMessage vulnerability addressed last year, which could be exploited remotely to achieve arbitrary code execution.  Tracked as CVE-2019-8641, the vulnerability is considered Critical, featuring a CVSS score of 9.8, and was discovered by Google Project Zero security researchers Samuel Groß and Natalie Silvanovich.  In September 2019, Apple announced that the release of iOS 12.4.2 for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6,…

January 14, 2020
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Tinder, Grindr Accused of Illegally Sharing User Data

Popular dating apps like Tinder and Grindr are sharing the personal data of their users to third parties in breach of EU regulations, a Norwegian consumer rights group said Tuesday. A new report by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) details how Grindr, which markets itself as the “world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people,” shares the GPS data, IP addresses, ages and genders of its…

January 14, 2020
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Major U.S. Mobile Carriers Vulnerable to SIM Swapping Attacks

Weak security measures in place at several major wireless carriers in the United States make it easy for attackers to perform SIM swap attacks on prepaid mobile accounts, a recent study found. In a SIM swapping attack, social engineering is used to convince a wireless services provider to hand over control of the victim’s phone number by modifying the SIM card attached to the phone and mobile account. After hijacking…

January 14, 2020
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Apple Denies FBI Request to Unlock Shooter’s iPhone—Again

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January 14, 2020
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A 101 guide to mobile device management

Extending beyond the traditional company network, mobile connectivity has become an extension of doing business and IT staff need to not just rethink how existing activities, operations, and business models can fit into mobile constructs, but rethink h…

January 14, 2020
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