Apple claims mobile malware is 47 times worse in Android phones than iPhones

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The statement was released amidst the tech giant’s efforts to prevent third-party app installations. As Apple pushes back against rising pressure from governments and private companies to allow third-party app downloads on iOS, the iPhone maker has released a paper indicating that mobile malware is 47 times higher on Android devices when compared to its own. The company released the information with a new security paper using real-world security data. Among the statistics Apple shared included that Android was affected by 15 to 47 times more mobile malware than iPhone.…

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Germany seeks to require Apple to continue iPhone updates and repairs for 7 years

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The country is working through an environmental responsibility proposal to the European Union. The German government has submitted a new environmental responsibility proposal to the European Union in the hopes of requiring Apple to keep up iPhone updates and repairs for a minimum of seven years. This would mean that the company would need to keep providing security changes and spare parts. Furthermore, beyond the continued iPhone updates for security, Apple would be required to offer those spare parts “at a reasonable price,” if the Ministry of Economics in Germany…

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Apple privacy feature enforcement will be delayed until 2021

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iOS 14 will still have a live version, but enforcement will not begin until early next year. A controversial new Apple privacy feature to launch with iOS14 will require developers to obtain user’s express permission to gather their data and track them across sites and websites accessed on their iPhones and iPads. The tech giant has chosen to delay enforcement of this rule in the face of considerable criticism. Last Thursday, the company announced in a developer update that it would be delaying the enforcement of the new Apple privacy…

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Is Apple mobile security still compromised by CIA as Wikileaks claims?

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The iPhone maker has responded to the released documents saying that the exploits are outdated. Wikilieaks released a slew of documents saying that Apple mobile security was being compromised by the CIA. It detailed the tremendous number of CIA software tools used for hacking into specific Macs and iPhones. Apple responded by issuing a statement saying that the Wikileaks data is outdated and have been dealt with long ago. The majority of the Apple mobile security breaches by the CIA, said Wikileaks, were possibly only when a device could be…

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FBI breaks through iPhone mobile security without Apple

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This has caused the U.S. Justice Department to drop the legal action it had been pursuing against Apple. The FBI has now reported that it has been successful in using a new mobile security cracking technique that enabled them to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, and it managed to achieve its goal without any assistance from Apple. Apple had been refusing to comply with a demand that it write code to break into the smartphone. In fact, the company had been fighting a court…

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