Don't-Miss Security Stories

Reading List: Zen and the art of product design

A new lock screen bypass rears its head, Apple aims for more marketing moves, and exactly what kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs?

Hackers behind iPhone ransom attacks arrested in Russia

A man and a teenaged boy are accused of using phishing and social engineering attacks to hijack Apple IDs and lock iOS devices

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Apple hints password reuse, not iCloud hack, at heart of locked iDevice ransom attacks

A compromise of Apple's services is not to blame for the recent ransom lockouts via Find My iPhone, according to the company.

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Reading List: iCloud story has a silver security lining

Apple says iCloud wasn't hacked; meanwhile, the iPad comes to Japan's largest cellular network and gets a break for school.

Apple devices reportedly held hostage via Find My iPhone

Hackers are demanding ransoms to unlock devices that were locked with the Find My iPhone tool, according to forum posts.

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Safari 6.1.4 and 7.0.4 address critical flaws, iOS patches missing

Apple patched 22 vulnerabilities in Safari, the majority of which could allow remote code execution.

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Change your passwords, eBay users: The site was hacked

Customer names, addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates were swiped from eBay in a cyberattack, but financial information is reportedly safe.

on techhive.com

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Apple lays out what it can tell law enforcement about you

Worried about what data the police could get their hands on from your iPhone and iCloud accounts? Much--but not all--of it is safe from prying eyes, says Apple.

Reading List: The iPad can get some (satisfaction)

Siri lets potential hackers view your contact list, the iPad rebounds in Tim Cook's favorite metric, and Apple's retail presence is not to be denied.

Reading List: Buying and selling

Apple has made another acquisition, may be planning a new push to get iPhone users to upgrade, and isn't really making headphones with health sensors (probably).

Antivirus is dead, says maker of Norton Antivirus

...but that's not quite true.

on pcworld.com

AOL traces mystery spam flood to security breach; passwords and more stolen

E-mail addresses and encrypted passwords compromised for oughly 2 percent of accounts, AOL says.

on pcworld.com

Mozilla to strengthen SSL certificate verification in Firefox

The software maker will pay US$10,000 for any critical vulnerability found in its new certificate verification code

on pcworld.com