In-brief: Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to upgrade to the latest version of iOS amid published claims by Israeli firm Cellebrite that its engineers can unlock basically any iPhone model, including those running the new iOS 11. Apple again finds itself at the center of controversy surrounding the ability to hack into iPhones to extract protected user information. The company is urging iPhone users to upgrade their devices to the latest version of iOS amid claims by an Israeli mobile-device surveillance firm that its engineers can unlock virtually any iPhone model in the world. However, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is remaining mum on what, if anything, it might do now or in the future to resolve the issue. Citing anonymous sources, Forbes reported Monday that Cellebrite, based in Petah Tikva, Israel, is telling customers that its engineers already can bypass the security of devices running iOS 11, the […]
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In-brief: a remotely exploitable flaw in a common hardware component used in phones by Apple, Samsung and others underscores the risk posed by software embedded in system on chip components that are found in almost every connected device, experts warn.
In-brief: Lookout said it identified an active threat that was using three critical iOS zero-day (that is: previously unknown) vulnerabilities. When exploited, the three vulnerabilities “form an attack chain that subverts even Apple’s strong security environment.”
In-brief: In a letter to customers, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is resisting a court order for it to help the FBI break data security protections on its iPhone, citing a threat to civil liberties.
In a deal aimed at breaking down long-standing barriers to Apple in the workplace, the Cupertino company has announced a partnership Tuesday to implement Apple’s mobile products – the iPhone and iPad – in businesses around the world. In a joint statement, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO and Ginni Rometty, the CEO of IBM, said the partnership will seek to fuse IBM’s prowess in data analytics and deep ties to the enterprise with Apple’s design and consumer savvy. IBM will work with Apple to develop enterprise mobile applications for iPad and iPhone specifically for industry under the IBM MobileFirst for iOS brand. The company will also offer mobile device management, security, data analytics and cross-platform integrations that leverage IBM’s cloud services. There will be IBM-managed offerings around mobile device activation, supply and management tailored to businesses. Apple will begin offering a version of its (popular) AppleCare product support service that is tailored to the needs of enterprises. Finally, IBM will sell […]