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Rich Mogull has been working in the security world for 17 or so years, and breaking computers (usually by accident) even longer. After about 10 years in physical security (mostly running large events/concerts), he made the mistake of getting drunk in Silicon Valley and telling someone he "worked in security." Next morning he woke up with a job as an IT security consultant. That's not totally true, but it's far more amusing than his full biography. He currently works as an independent security consultant and writer through and previously spent seven years as an analyst with Gartner. Rich has also worked as a paramedic, done stints as a firefighter and with Rocky Mountain Rescue, and recently retired from ski patrol when he moved to sunny Arizona. He still dabbles in disaster medicine, when nature cooperates.

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Beware Country-Specific iTunes Stores

If you buy an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and you happen to be a user of the iTunes Store in more than one country, take note which country's store you're viewing in iTunes when you plug in the device for the first time. This will be the country the device will register with, and you will be forever barred from purchasing or even updating free apps from anywhere else. The only way out is to delete everything on the device and do a full restore.

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The Million Dollar iOS Hack (Isn’t)

XcodeGhost Exploits the Security Economics of Apple’s Ecosystem

What You Need to Know About the Thunderstrike 2 Worm

How the Apple Watch Could Improve Security

Apple Pay Exposes Insecure Bank Policies

The Good News about the CIA Targeting Apple

Thunderstrike Proof-of-Concept Attack Serious, but Limited

The Real Reason Some Merchants Are Blocking Apple Pay… for Now

How Spotlight Suggestions Handles Privacy

You Are Apple’s Greatest Security Challenge

Apple and Google Spark Civil Rights Debate

Macs Mostly Safe from Bash Vulnerability, but Be Ready to Patch

Apple Pay Aims to Disrupt Payment Industry

iCloud Flaw Not Source of Celebrity Photo Theft

iOS 7 Email Attachment Vulnerability Real but Limited

The Normal Person’s Guide to the Heartbleed Vulnerability

How to Protect Your iCloud Keychain from the NSA

How Apple Protects Your iPhone from Your Employer

Q&A about Fingerprint Scanning

What Apple Data the U.S. Government Can and Cannot Access

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