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Apple halts contractors listening to Siri recordings, will offer opt-out

Apple will temporarily suspend its practice of allowing human contractors to grade snippets recordings of Siri conversations for accuracy. The move follows a Guardian report in which a former worker claimed contractors regularly hear confidential medical information, drug deals, and recordings of couples having sex” as part of their job.  While Apple says user requests…
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Apple adds security measures for app, website developers

Apple included a single sign on tool and a new email security feature in iOS 13 that software developers can implement in their apps and websites, the company announced this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference. To facilitate a customer’s ability to sign into an app or website Apple introduced Sign In with Apple. This…
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Security News, Vulnerabilities

Apple patches dozens of security issues

Apple has released security advisories and patches for multiple products, including Safari, iOS and macOS. Two vulnerabilities were associated with Safari 13.0.5, CVE-2020-3833 and CVE-2020-3841, effecting macOS Mojave and High Sierra and included in Catalina. CVE-2020-3833 covers an inconsistent user interface issue that could be exploited if a user visited a malicious website leading to…
Mobile Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Apple to expand bug bounty program, offer researchers access to iOS, iPhones

Apple is drastically overhauling its bug bounty program, eliminating its invitation-only status, increasing its rewards, expanding it to include MacOS and other operating systems, and even agreeing to supply qualified researchers with special iPhones that are easier to probe for vulnerabilities. Apple’s head of security engineering Ivan Krstic announced these changes last week at the…
Florida Supreme Court rules warrants a must for real-time cell location tracking
Legal, Mobile Security, Security News

Supreme Court OKs Apple Store antitrust lawsuit; case raises security questions

A U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing an antitrust lawsuit to proceed against Apple has reportedly left some cybersecurity experts wondering how users may be affected if the courts eventually force the company to allow iOS apps to be sold in third-party stores. In a 5-4 decision this past Monday, the court upheld a Ninth Circuit…
Mobile Security, Network Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Apple updates software, fixes flaw affecting third-party keyboard apps

Apple last week released a series of software updates that repaired vulnerabilities in iOS, iPadOS, macOS Mojave, macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, watchOS, tvOS, Apple TV Software and Safari. This included a fix for an iOS/iPadOS flaw that, due to improper sandbox restrictions, can grant third-party keyboard extensions full access to iPhone, iPad and iPod…
Mobile Security, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Apple says ultra wideband tech culprit behind location data sharing; to issue fix

If what happens on your iPhone doesn’t stay on your iPhone after all, ultra wideband (UWB) technology is the culprit, according to Apple. After the Apple iPhone 11 Pro was discovered to still be sending out user location data even after Location Services was disabled, the company has finally pinned the contradiction of its privacy…
Application Security, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Over and out: Apple temporarily disables Walkie Talkie app after bug discovery

And that’s a big “10-7” (radio lingo for “out of service”) for the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app after the company reportedly disabled the feature following the discovery of a security vulnerability that could allow eavesdropping on iPhones. According to TechCrunch, Apple learned of the problem through a disclosure on its “report a vulnerability” portal.…
Mobile Security, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Apple claims to have removed parental control apps from App Store over privacy concerns

Apple Monday defended the recent removal of multiple parental control apps from the App Store, saying it did so over privacy concerns. “We recently removed several parental control apps from the App Store, and we did it for a simple reason: they put users’ privacy and security at risk,” according to a company statement. The tech…
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Barr pushes Apple for additional help unlocking Pensacola gunman’s iPhone

Declaring a shooting last fall at a Pensacola naval base a terrorist act, Attorney General William Barr struck a familiar chord – pressing Apple for help unlocking iPhones associated with the investigation of the incident. Barr assailed the phone maker for not having “given any substantive assistance” as authorities try to obtain data on two damaged…
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