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.
John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not the next Apple Watch will also be a cell phone, plus they talk about the TSA’s new rule requiring separate screening for electronics larger than a cell phone.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration new procedure to keep us safe in the skies means any electronic device larger than a cell phone has to come out of your carry-on bag, just like you’re already doing with your laptop.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain when and why you should force quit iPhone and iPad apps, plus they look at the BroadPwn hack and how that plays into the iOS 10.3.3 update.
If you haven’t installed the iOS 10.3.3 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch yet, hop to it because it including a fix for the BroadPwn Wi-Fi security vulnerability.
Australia’s Attorney General is meeting with Apple this week thinking he can convince the company to give his government a back door into our encrypted data.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at a report claiming Touch ID won’t be an iPhone 8 feature, plus they offer up their thoughts on Apple engineers joining the WebVR Community Group.
John explores the psychology of why Apple employees leak corporate secrets.