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Use iPhone as Physical Security Key to Protect Your Google Accounts

Use iPhone as Physical Security Key to Protect Your Google Accounts
January 16, 2020Mohit Kumar
Great news for iOS users! You can now use your iPhone or iPad, running iOS 10 or later, as a physical security key for securely logging ...

WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' Doesn't Delete Media Files Sent to iPhone Users

WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' Doesn't Delete Media Files Sent to iPhone Users
September 16, 2019Mohit Kumar
Mistakenly sent a picture to someone via WhatsApp that you shouldn't have? Well, we've all been there, but what's more unfor...

Latest iOS 12.1.4 Update Patches 2 Zero-Day and FaceTime Bugs

Latest iOS 12.1.4 Update Patches 2 Zero-Day and FaceTime Bugs
February 08, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Apple has finally released iOS 12.1.4 software update to patch the terrible Group FaceTime privacy bug that could have allowed an Apple ...

iCloud Possibly Suffered A Privacy Breach Last Year That Apple Kept a Secret

iCloud Possibly Suffered A Privacy Breach Last Year That Apple Kept a Secret
January 30, 2019Mohit Kumar
Late last year when an unknown group of hackers stole secret access tokens for millions of Facebook accounts by taking advantage of a fla...

New FaceTime Bug Lets Callers Hear and See You Without You Picking Up

New FaceTime Bug Lets Callers Hear and See You Without You Picking Up
January 29, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you own an Apple device, you should immediately turn OFF FaceTime app for a few days. A jaw-dropping unpatched privacy bug has been ...

Watch Out! This New Web Exploit Can Crash and Restart Your iPhone

Watch Out! This New Web Exploit Can Crash and Restart Your iPhone
September 17, 2018Wang Wei
It's 2018, and just a few lines of code can crash and restart any iPhone or iPad and can cause a Mac computer to freeze. Sabri Haddo...

USB Accessory Can Defeat iOS's New "USB Restricted Mode" Security Feature

USB Accessory Can Defeat iOS's New "USB Restricted Mode" Security Feature
July 10, 2018Mohit Kumar
With the release of iOS 11.4.1, Apple has finally rolled out a new security feature designed to protect your devices against USB accessori...

Phone-Cracking Firm Found a Way to Unlock Any iPhone Model

Phone-Cracking Firm Found a Way to Unlock Any iPhone Model
February 27, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Remember the infamous encryption fight between Apple and the FBI for unlocking an iPhone belonging to a terrorist behind the San Bernard...

A Single-Character Message Can Crash Any Apple iPhone, iPad Or Mac

A Single-Character Message Can Crash Any Apple iPhone, iPad Or Mac
February 16, 2018Wang Wei
Only a single character can crash your iPhone and block access to the Messaging app in iOS as well as popular apps like WhatsApp, Faceboo...

Apple Admits Deliberately Slowing Older iPhones — Here's Why

Apple Admits Deliberately Slowing Older iPhones — Here’s Why
December 21, 2017Wang Wei
Why is my iPhone slow? Do you also ask this question again and again? Well, the biggest conspiracy theory floating around from years ...

Apple iPhone X's Face ID Hacked (Unlocked) Using 3D-Printed Mask

Apple iPhone X's Face ID Hacked (Unlocked) Using 3D-Printed Mask
November 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
Just a week after Apple released its brand new iPhone X on November 3, a team of hackers has claimed to successfully hack Apple's Fac...

iPhone Apps With Camera Permissions Can Secretly Take Your Photos Without You Noticing

iPhone Apps With Camera Permissions Can Secretly Take Your Photos Without You Noticing
October 30, 2017Mohit Kumar
Are you a proud iPhone owner? If yes, this could freak you up. Trust me! Your iPhone has a serious privacy concern that allows iOS app dev...

Google Researcher Publishes PoC Exploit for Apple iPhone Wi-Fi Chip Hack

Google Researcher Publishes PoC Exploit for Apple iPhone Wi-Fi Chip Hack
September 27, 2017Unknown
You have now another good reason to update your iPhone to newly released iOS 11—a security vulnerability in iOS 10 and earlier now has a ...

Millions Of Smartphones Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Over-the-Air

Millions Of Smartphones Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Over-the-Air
April 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Millions of smartphones and smart gadgets, including Apple iOS and many Android handsets from various manufacturers, equipped with Broadc...

Wikileaks Reveals How CIA Was Hacking Your iPhones And MacBooks

Wikileaks Reveals How CIA Was Hacking Your iPhones And MacBooks
March 23, 2017Swati Khandelwal
As part of its " Vault 7 " series, Wikileaks — the popular whistle-blowing platform — has just released another batch of classi...

You Can Crash Anyone's iPhone Or iPad With A Simple Emoji Text Message

You Can Crash Anyone's iPhone Or iPad With A Simple Emoji Text Message
January 19, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A newly discovered bug in Apple's iOS mobile operating system is being exploited in a prank that lets anyone crash your iPhone or iPa...

Russia Wants Apple to Unlock iPhone belonging to Killer of Russian Ambassador

Russia Wants Apple to Unlock iPhone belonging to Killer of Russian Ambassador
December 22, 2016Swati Khandelwal
You might have also seen a viral video of the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey that quickly spread through the Internet...

iPhone Secretly Sends Your Call History to Apple Even If iCloud Backups are Turned Off

iPhone Secretly Sends Your Call History to Apple Even If iCloud Backups are Turned Off
November 18, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In the fight against encryption , Apple has positioned itself as a staunch defender of its user privacy by refusing the federal officials...

Warning — Hackers can Silently Install Malware to Non-Jailbroken iOS Devices

Warning — Hackers can Silently Install Malware to Non-Jailbroken iOS Devices
March 17, 2016Mohit Kumar
Hard time for mobile phone users! Just recently, two severe vulnerabilities in Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and Stagefright were spotted...

After Apple, WhatsApp Under Fire from US Govt Over Encryption

After Apple, WhatsApp Under Fire from US Govt Over Encryption
March 15, 2016Unknown
Before winding up the dispute of Apple and FBI over encryption, another buzz on the Whatsapp Snooping is now the hot debate on the cour...
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