Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to discuss the impact the KRACK WPA2 WiFi security threat will have on us, plus they look at Qualcomm’s push to ban iPhone manufacturing in China.
The WPA2 encryption your Wi-Fi basestation uses isn’t as secure as you thought. Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef revealed a flaw that makes any WPA2 encrypted data on a WiFi network hackable, regardless of what operating system you use.
MacTech Conference always finds interesting keynote speakers and this year is no different because renowned security researcher Trammell Hudson will be taking the stage.
The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles in the iOS 11 Control Center are confusing and the EFF says that’s a big security risk.
If you’ve been thinking “What my smart home really needs is a flying robot,” then you’re in luck because that’s exactly what Aevena is making. The company has a Kickstarter for its Aire, which is an Alexa-controlled robot that flies around your house monitoring for trouble or just snapping photos and video when you ask. It’s essentially a cross between a security cam and drone that uses multiple sensors and cameras to detect intruders and let you remotely see what’s happening. They say the Aire is quiet so it won’t distract by sounding like a swarm of angry flying machines. You can check out the Aevena Aire on Kickstarter and sign up to get your own flying robot to watch over your home.
The update fixes two important security flaws, one of which was just recently publicized and three relatively minor bugs in macOS High Sierra.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to update everyone on the massive Yahoo! security breach, plus John explains APFS containers and volumes.
Remember the big Yahoo! data breach where a billion user accounts where compromised? Turns out it was really 3 billion, or every single Yahoo! account.
John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple’s Face ID security white paper, and they weigh in on Amazon’s new Echo product lineup.
Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain keychainStealer and why it shouldn’t stop you from upgrading to macOS High Sierra, plus they rant about App Store pricing complaints.
A new Mac security threat called keychainStealer could expose your Keychain passwords, but it isn’t limited to High Sierra, and isn’t a reason to not upgrade.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s vision for Siri and user’s perception of the voice command platform, plus they shed some light on DolphinAttack.
Apparently Siri, Alexa, and other voice assistants are susceptible to hacks from bats and dolphins—or maybe just hackers that know how to use ultrasonic frequencies.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to sort out the news that the encryption key for the iPhone and iPad Secure Enclave has been released on the internet, and they also look at Apple’s US$1 billion investment in original programming for Apple Music.
This can be particularly useful when you’re generating a password for a website or service that (inexplicably) limits which special characters you can use.
A new Senate bill is calling for baseline security standards for Internet of Things devices sold to the U.S. government.