Rich Mogull shares the lessons he’s learned over a decade of home automation and how the new “Take Control of Apple Home Automation” book compresses many of them into a neat package.
In iOS 11, Apple has changed things so encrypted iTunes backups can now be restored with either the separate backup password or the device passcode. This move reduces security, but it also reduces the likelihood that users will forget the password and lose access to their backups.
It takes a lot to impress security expert Rich Mogull, but he’s convinced that Face ID is going to change the face of computer security.
Credit-reporting agency Equifax has exposed the private information of 143 million Americans. Rich Mogull outlines some steps you can take, but they won’t amount to much until the system changes.
Leaked HomePod firmware points to a possible facial recognition feature in a future iPhone. TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull examines the implications and explains how you can evaluate the announcement if and when it comes.
With the U.S. government once again campaigning against encryption, why does it seem as though only Apple is standing up for users? Rich Mogull has some answers.
Although a security exploit broker paid out ONE MILLION DOLLARS for an iOS 9 attack, most users are safe, and the exploit’s days are already numbered.
XcodeGhost is a new piece of malware that uses modified versions of Xcode to insert malicious code into popular iOS apps. This appears to affect only Chinese apps, because bandwidth limitations in China are what prompted developers to download modified copies of Xcode from unofficial sources, rather than going straight to Apple.
Researchers will demonstrate a new proof-of-concept worm that attacks Mac firmware at this week’s Black Hat security conference. It’s fascinating research, but not something average users should worry about.
As a secure second device likely to be with its owner at nearly all times, the Apple Watch offers some compelling opportunities to improve account security.
Apple Pay is being blamed for a rash of new credit card fraud cases. TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull argues that it’s merely exposing existing weaknesses in bank security.
The latest revelation from Edward Snowden’s trove of confidential documents shows that the CIA has long been targeting Apple, along with other major technology companies. Security analyst Rich Mogull explains why average users don’t need to worry, and why this news is actually good.
The recently demonstrated Thunderstrike proof-of-concept attack could infiltrate a Mac at the hardware level, but few users need to worry about it given its need for physical access.
Some retailers not only refuse to directly support Apple Pay, they deliberately block use even when their cash registers accidentally support it. It’s not a reaction to Apple, but a direct response to mistreatment by the credit card brands.
In iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Spotlight now searches the Internet, not just your local device, for the information you are looking for. Going beyond Apple’s documentation, TidBITS Security Editor Rich Mogull digs into how Apple provides relevant results while still managing your privacy.