Backdoors are a security vulnerability

Upset by their inability to access potentially vital evidence for criminal investigations, the federal government has, for years, pushed to convince tech companies to build backdoors that will, allegedly, only be used by law enforcement agencies. The problem, cybersecurity researchers say, is that those backdoors can easily be exploited by criminals.

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A week in security (March 18 – 24)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 18–24, including Facebook’s privacy pivot, password reuse, new research on hospital phishing attacks, infected iPhone apps, and more.

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A week in security (March 4 – 11)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 4–11, including a Chrome zero-day, Labs’ data privacy report, news from RSA, and more.

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Apple’s FaceTime privacy bug allowed possible spying

A new bug in Apple’s FaceTime app that allowed for possible spying has the Internet in an uproar. Do Apple users need to disable FaceTime immediately? Mac expert Thomas Reed swoops in as the voice of reason.

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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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