iPhone QR code security flaw corrected by new iOS 11.3.1

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Apple launched a new patch for its operating system – the fifth this year – correcting the quick response code issue. Apple has announced that the iPhone QR code security flaw that made headlines in March has been repaired. QR Code Press first reported on this issue on March 29, in the article “iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites.” The issue was repaired in 2018’s fifth security patch update for the Apple operating system, iOS 11.3.1. macOS was also updated for the QR code security flaw,…

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iPhone QR code reader issue sends users to malicious sites

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An iOS camera app bug could direct users to malicious websites without their knowledge. A vulnerability in the iPhone QR code reader could potentially place users at a security risk. The camera app has a bug that could potentially send smartphone users to harmful sites. The recently discovered flaw is located in the camera app’s automatic QR code reading function. The flaw could make the iPhone QR code scanner display a link but send users somewhere else entirely. If users click the link displayed, they may or may not be…

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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The iPhone maker has responded to the released documents saying that the exploits are outdated.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 Apple responded by issuing a statement saying that the Wikileaks data is outdated and have been dealt with long ago.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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Apple Pay security would “fundamentally diminish” with banks

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The company won’t budge despite pressure from Australian banks to add wallet apps to iPhones. Australian banks have been coming together to try to pressure Apple to include their products on iPhones. However, the American company has insisted that Apple Pay security would suffer if it were to add mobile wallets from the banks. The company is standing firm against the three banks. Apple has opted not to give the banks access to the NFC chip used by its own Apple Pay wallet. The three banks wanted iPhone users to…

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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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FBI may be able to crack iPhone mobile security without Apple’s help

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The much-anticipated court hearing was brought to an abrupt halt as it may no longer be necessary. The FBI recently revealed that it may have come up with a method of breaking through the mobile security of an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attack shooters. This caused the Federal Bureau of Investigation to suddenly vacate the court hearing to force Apple to unlock the smartphone. It now looks as though Apple’s help may not be necessary in cracking the mobile security code on the iPhone. This…

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New York iPhone mobile security drug case appealed by Justice Department

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The ruling that blocked the government from being able to access information in a locked smartphone is being appealed. The Justice Department called a recent mobile security ruling by a New York judge “an unprecedented limitation” on judicial authority and has now called for a Brooklyn federal court to overturn the decision that stopped officials from being able to force Apple to write code that would unlock an iPhone linked to a drug case. This appeal has been made following the decision laid down by U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein.…

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Judge decides Apple can’t be forced into unlocking iPhone in drug case

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The court’s decision came at a time when the FBI is trying to achieve the same thing for a San Bernardino shooter. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein has stated that the U.S. Justice Department is not within its right in saying that Apple is required to go ahead with an iPhone unlocking in a drug case. This was an important ruling as it has arrived at a time in which Apple is required to do the same thing in another case. The judge in New York has said that Apple…

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Ad blockers on iOS is raising publisher blood pressure

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The latest version of the Apple operating system allows users to stop ads from being displayed on their devices. The next version of the Apple mobile operating system, which is expected to be released as soon as this month, will make it possible for users to install ad blockers that will stop advertisements from appearing within the Safari web browser. This strategy is meant to make iPhone and iPad use more appealing to users, but is frustrating publishers. This acceptance of ad blockers in iOS9 could increase tensions between Apple…

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Mobile security improvements on their way to Apple following breaches

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CEO Tim Cook has made this announcement but denied that protection was lacking in celebrity selfie theft cases. While Apple CEO Tim Cook has denied that there has been any problem with the company’s cloud, online, and mobile security, and that this was not what lead to the theft of personal photos from over one hundred female celebrity accounts, he has still vowed to improve the protection that the company provides. Cook has now provided some details with regards to the new notification system that will go into place very…

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Mobile security report shows that more Android phones are insured than iPhones

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The study was performed by Ensquared, and shows that devices with Google’s operating system have the most policies. A report that has just been released by Ensquared has shown that in 2012, consumers who owned smartphones based on the Android operating system purchased insurance for greater mobile security on their devices at a rate of four times more than the owners of iPhones. During last year’s final quarter there had been high expectations for the iPhone 5 and its coverage. However, it wasn’t too long after the release of the…

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