John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at the potential security threats in iOS 12’s Security Code AutoFill, plus they have some thoughts on Samsung smartphones randomly sending out photos.
A report says you can bypass the iPhone’s passcode attempt limit by connecting the device to a computer and sending the passcodes from there instead of the device’s on-screen keyboard, but it’s wrong.
iOS 11.4.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has a new security feature called USB Restricted Mode designed to keep hackers out of your iOS device. Here’s how to find the setting and, if you need to, change it.
Here’s the unique part: your passwords aren’t available on other devices unless you’re in physical range.
Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet at Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference to look at iOS 12 and macOS Mojave 10.14 password management, device compatibility, and also Shortcuts and Workflow.
Passwords on iOS 12 are receiving some enhancements. This includes iOS’s built-in password manager, and third-party password managers.
Apple is bringing a bunch of new privacy and security features to macOS, especially in Safari.
Dr. Mac has good news this week about the new version of 1Password for the Mac (1Password 7), which came out last week, which he says is “easily the best version of 1Password so far.”
Here are the new features available as well as instructions on upgrading.
Intel has a new report out describing what the chip maker is calling a Spectre-like vulnerability dubbed Variant 4 that exploits the CPU’s speculative execution mechanism so hackers can potentially get at sensitive information on your computer.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss who should be responsible for controlling iPhone and other electronic device addiction, plus they have something to say about TeenSafe’s Apple ID user name and password leak.
TeenSafe let 10,200 Apple ID user names and passwords leak all in plain text, and the service requires two-factor authentication be disabled.
Check out this Apple video on using 2FA to secure your Apple devices. I won’t pass up an opportunity to promote device and service security. For instance—and while I’m here—DON’T REUSE PASSWORDS! So, anyway, Apple has this short (only 6 seconds) how-to video that gives you the quick run-down on using 2FA to protect your Apple ID. Really, it’s a pointer to a more in-depth piece on using 2FA, and that article has a lot of good information. TMO has some great articles on 2FA, too, and too, and too, and too. Many of our readers already know this stuff, but we all have friends and family who don’t. Pass it to them. Post a link in social media. Help the people who count on you for tech stuff learn more about protecting their digital #^%$!
Keep your personal information secure, even in your sleep. With two-factor authentication, you can protect your Apple ID with more than just a password.
— Apple Support (@AppleSupport) May 14, 2018
If you’re using S/MIME, PGP, or GPG encryption for messages in Apple’s Mail app or other email client apps, you could be susceptible to what’s being called Efail. You can protect your messages until app updates addressing the flaw are released, and it’s easy to do.
When iOS 11.4 ships it’ll include a security feature that disables the Lightning port if the iPhone hasn’t been unlocked for seven days, and that won’t likely sit well with law enforcement agencies.
There’s a stunningly simple way to create a back door into your Mac using just the tools included with macOS, but all it takes to defeat the threat is FileVault.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Twitter’s plain text password list, and a petition to recall and replace the Touch Bar MacBook Pro’s built-in keyboard.
That “bug” essentially stored passwords unmasked—which is utterly awful—though the company said there was no known breach of this info.
It’s a good preventative measure that can be included as part of our stolen iPhone guide.