One Man in the Middle Compromises 76 Popular iPhone Apps

Andrew Orr In the News

An iOS app analysis service has found that 76 popular iPhone apps are confirmed to be vulnerable to the silent interception of TLS-protected data. Beware of these popular iPhone apps During testing, developers of verify.ly a mobile app analysis service found issues with many popular iPhone apps. Here are the details we have so far: 76 popular iPhone apps let a secret man-in-the-middle attack to be performed on connections that should otherwise be protected by TLS (HTTPS). This MitM vulnerability lets data be intercepted and manipulated. According to Apptopia, there has been …

Should Apple Build their Own iPhone VPN?

Andrew Orr From our Perspective

Recently, Apple website 9To5Mac published a feature request article; the author suggested that Apple should build an iOS VPN network and VPN app for iPhone. However, is this a good idea? Apple’s VPN on iPhone is Very Bad for Privacy Last year Google released an Android feature called Wi-Fi Assistant. It lets Android customers use Google’s free VPN service when they connect to insecure public Wi-Fi hotspots. However, on iOS, Apple users do not have this option. Instead, they have to buy VPN service from a third-party. 9To5Mac author Greg …

How to Destroy the Data on your Computer and Smartphone

Andrew Orr Informative Internet Guides

Last week we showed you how to backup your data, either to a hard drive or the cloud. This week, we will show you how to destroy the data on Mac OS, Windows, Chromebo, Android and iOS devices. Further Reading How to Backup your Device to a Local Drive or the Cloud Stagefright 2.0 Discovered By Google, Here’s What You Need To Know Wiping Your Computer Depending on your operating system, there are a couple of ways to wipe your computer. macOS Turn on your Mac and hold down Option-Command-R. …

Stagefright-like Exploit Found in Apple Operating Systems

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A Cisco researcher has discovered a new vulnerability in macOS and iOS. They call the vulnerability Stagefright, and it is dangerous. Further Reading 6 macOS Tips to Supercharge Your Security InfoSec 101: How To Boost Your Privacy On iOS New Mac Malware Found Beware of Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor Discovered last year, Stagefright was a vulnerability found in Android. A vulnerability is defined as “a mistake in software [programming] that can be directly used by a hacker to gain access to a system or network.” Stagefright infected your Android phone via a simple MMS message. …

InfoSec 101: How To Boost Your Privacy On iOS

Andrew Orr Informative Internet Guides

Welcome to InfoSec 101, a series of articles aimed at helping you enhance your on privacy, boost your security and . Previous topics include creating secure passwords and enabling two-factor authentication. In this article, we will show you how to improve your privacy on iOS. Apple has gotten much better at respecting and protecting user privacy than other companies, but there are things you can do to enhance your privacy even . Location Services The first thing to check out on your iPhone is the location settings. By letting apps track …