iPhone

The Weakest

How to Securely Get Rid of Your Devices

How to clean out that drawer of old phones, laptops, and hard drives without having to worry about someone getting their hands on your data.
Lucian Constantin
3 days ago
The Weakest Link

How to Use an iPod Touch as a Secure Device Instead of a Phone

From SIM-jacking, to SS7, to dodgy telco data selling, for some people an iPod may be a better security decision than using a normal phone.
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
Apple

Why a Helium Leak Disabled Every iPhone in a Medical Facility

The bizarre incident happened during the installation of an MRI machine and was a surprise to everyone except Apple.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.30.18
SmartPhones

New Study Suggests People Are Keeping Their Phones Longer Because There’s Not Much Reason to Upgrade

The average trade-in age for iPhones keeps going up.
Samantha Cole
10.30.18
SS7

What is SS7 and is China Using It To Spy on Trump’s Cell Phone?

The telecom industry has known about a major vulnerability in its mobile infrastructure for decades, so why was nothing ever done about it?
Daniel Oberhaus
10.25.18
Apple

The iPhone’s New Parental Controls Block Searches for Sex Ed, Allow Violence and Racism

Apple's iOS 12 explicit content filters block sex educational materials, but allows porn subreddits and white supremacist content.
Samantha Cole
10.18.18
Face ID

Cops Told ‘Don’t Look’ at New iPhones to Avoid Face ID Lock-Out

After five failed attempts with the 'wrong' face, Apple's Face ID system will fall back to asking a passcode; a tricky situation for investigators.
Joseph Cox
10.12.18
kanye west

Kanye West Has Literally the Worst iPhone Passcode You Could Ever Have

If starting from the lowest possible number and going up, Kanye’s passcode would literally be the first one you would try.
Joseph Cox
10.11.18
iPhone

Here’s the First Teardown of the iPhone XS

A Dutch website tears down the new iPhone XS and reveals that not much has changed from the previous model.
Matthew Gault
9.20.18
State of Surveillance

Cyber Sleuths Find Traces of Infamous iPhone and Android Spyware ‘Pegasus’ in 45 Countries

A new report by digital human rights researchers reveals that the infamous spyware Pegasus, made by NSO Group, has traces in 45 countries around the world, including the United States.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.18.18
Internet Insecurity

Apple Has Started Paying Hackers for iPhone Exploits

Despite their value in the grey market, security researchers are reporting bugs as part of the Apple iOS Bug Bounty program, and some are getting rewards.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.14.18
iPhone Xs

Apple No Longer Sells Any iPhones With a Headphone Jack

With the introduction of the iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max, Apple took the iPhone 6S and iPhone SE out of its online store.
Jason Koebler
9.12.18