USB Restricted Mode is a new security feature in iOS 11.4.1, but it can have some unintended consequences. Josh Centers explains what it is, how it works, why it exists, and how you can turn it off if necessary.
Social news site Reddit has announced a relatively minor data theft that’s a good reminder to change old passwords, turn on two-factor authentication, and delete any Reddit content you don’t want linked to your email address.
The latest entry in the Wyze Cam line, the Wyze Cam Pan, can cover an entire 360-degree area for an absurdly low price. It’s well worth checking out if you’re looking for an interior security camera, but sadly, it doesn’t support HomeKit.
A new email scam claims to have images of you viewing pornography, and to make its assertion more convincing, it includes an old leaked password in the message. Don’t be fooled.
What better day than Friday the 13th to check that your backups are actually working by restoring some critical files?
Some television sets from major brands have Samba TV spyware preinstalled that analyzes and reports back on everything you watch. It’s another reason to use an Apple TV instead.
AgileBits has released 1Password 7, the company’s first paid upgrade in many years. Are the changes to 1Password mini and the many visual improvements worth the cost of admission?
Apple will soon be adding information about government requests to remove apps from the App Store to its biannual transparency report.
Apple users report receiving multiple automated calls per day from a scammer claiming to be “Apple Support Care” and warning of an iCloud breach. Just hang up and get a call-blocking app.
iOS 11.4 betas include a USB Restricted Mode that would make it harder for law enforcement and government agencies to extract information from a locked iPhone.
After discovering that passwords for many user accounts were logged in clear text internally, Twitter is encouraging all users to change their passwords.
Your inbox has probably been filled with notices from companies updating their terms and privacy policies to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But what will it actually mean, both inside and outside the European Union?
The domain name system is largely insecure, leaking information and subject to compromise. New services from Cloudflare and Quad9 could provide greater security and integrity than Google Public DNS, currently the best known public DNS service.
AgileBits has introduced 1Password Business, which extends the subscription-based password-management service to large organizations. New features include finely grained access control, custom roles, activity logs, and usage reporting.
Mark Jeftovic, the outspoken CEO of DNS provider easyDNS, has weighed in on the whole Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal with opinions that are simultaneously harsh and realistic. He starts by equating social media platforms to “The Spew,” a 1994 short story by Neal Stephenson in Wired, and lays out multiple condemnations of Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. But then Jeftovic returns to the real question at hand: Should you delete your Facebook page? He recommends keeping business Facebook pages but not relying on them, and he says he’ll keep a personal Facebook page while assuming that anything he posts is completely public and will be used for targeting. But he votes against the mobile Facebook apps, which try their hardest to harvest your contact data.