All the reasons why cybercriminals want to hack your phone

Why would a criminal want to hack your phone? Perhaps the better question may be: Why wouldn’t they? We take a look at all the reasons hackers have for breaking into your most precious device—and what you can do to stop it.

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Something else is phishy: How to detect phishing attempts on mobile phones

Phishing is more problematic on smartphones than on desktops. Not only that, approaches to handling phishing attacks on mobile are quite different because their techniques are also different. So, how can users sniff out a mobile phish? Let us count the ways.

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Seven security tips for staying safe on an iPhone

iPhones have a reputation for being incredibly secure. However, using an iPhone is not an automatic guarantee of invulnerability. These seven tips will help make sure your iPhone is the digital fortress it was meant to be.

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GrayKey iPhone unlocker poses serious security concerns

GrayKey, an iPhone unlocker, is secretly being marketed to law enforcement. Thanks to an anonymous source, we now know how the device works—and the danger it presents to security.

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A week in security (Apr 03 – Apr 09)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 3rd of April to the 9th. We focused on the 3-2-1 rule, further dissected Diamond Fox, and revealed a malvertising campaign targeting iOS users.

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Malvertising on iOS pushes eyebrow-raising VPN app

A malvertising campaign on iOS is pushing a scareware page tricking Apple users into installing a free VPN app that comes with serious privacy implications.

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Hackers threaten to wipe Apple devices

According to a report from Motherboard, a group of hackers calling themselves “Turkish Crime Family” is threatening to remotely erase devices belonging to hundreds of millions of Apple customers. They will do this on April 7, they say, if Apple doesn’t pay them a ransom.

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Two new Mac backdoors discovered

On Valentine’s Day, Mac users got a special “treat” in the form of new malware. Now, weeks later, there are signs of yet another piece of malware looming. This brings the count of malware (as opposed to adware or other threats) discovered for macOS this year up to 4, in only two short months.

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Calendar spam on Apple systems

Update (12/13/2016): Apple has added a Report Junk link on iCloud.com, to allow you to report these spam events as junk. Use this feature to remove the events at this point. It is a good bet that Apple will add a similar option to the Calendar app on macOS and iOS in a future update….

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“Exclusive” Fallout 4 iOS Release Banished to the Wasteland

We take a look at an iOS app which claims to be an “exclusive” release of the recently released console and PC RPG Fallout 4.

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