Don't-Miss Security Stories

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Yahoo Mail to support end-to-end PGP encryption by 2015

Just like Gmail, Yahoo Mail is going to have an encryption option supplied by Google's End-to-End Chrome extension modified for Yahoo's service.

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Researcher says PayPal's two-factor authentication is easily beaten

Joshua Rogers decided to go public with the information after notifying PayPal of the problem on June 5

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iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Signal is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling, and scrambles voice calls placed via the iPhone.

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Using Instagram for iOS on public Wi-Fi poses risk of an account hijack, researcher says

Instagram is moving to full https encryption but isn't there just yet

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Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

The lawsuit alleges that Apple has been disclosing iPhone user data to third-parties

Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services

The company's explained the purposes of three diagnostic tools that a security researcher claimed provided 'backdoor' access to users' information.

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Apple responds to troubling allegations of iOS 'backdoor'

A security researcher's claim to have found a 'backdoor' in iOS has raised eyebrows, but Apple says there's a reasonable explanation.

iOS 8 Privacy Updates

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Luis Abreu, a UI and UX designer, has combed through Apple's WWDC talks and put together an extensive and thorough piece on the way Apple's improving its privacy and security in iOS 8.

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Apple's new Mac Pro Security Adapter keeps your desktop safe and sound

Apple quietly started selling an adapter for the new Mac Pro that lets you use standard Kensington locks to secure your desktop.

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New iOS jailbreak could open door to malware

The Pangu jailbreak has rankled a security researcher, who claims his work was improperly used.

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Watch the web get hacked in real time on this mesmerizing map

This is what hack attacks look like: A real-time map of worldwide activity drives home the scope of security threats far more vividly than mere words ever could.

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As iPhone thefts drop, Google and Microsoft plan kill switches on smartphones

After a year of pressure, U.S. law enforcement officials announce a major success in their phone anti-theft push

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Report: Neither iOS nor Android inherently more secure than the other

Apple has an edge in a couple of areas, but there are still ways into its walled garden, Marble Security said.

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