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Tim Cook: iCloud security will be strengthened

Two-factor authentication will be enabled on iCloud, along with more warnings for certain account actions

Meet the Russian-made tool that grabs nude selfies from iCloud accounts

Elcomsoft said it is aware pirated copies of its Phone Password Breaker software are circulating in the underground

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One more time: Use two-factor authentication on iCloud, even if there's a waiting period

Once more unto the password breach, dear friends, once more. Two-factor authentication might not have necessarily saved Jennifer Lawrence from getting hacked, but using it is still a good idea.

Apple says iCloud flaw not at root of celebrity photo hack

The company detailed progress in its ongoing investigation into the incident that led to publication of celebrities' private photos.

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iCloud flaw may have allowed nude celebrity photos to leak

An iCloud flaw reportedly made it easier to crack users' passwords, allowing a hacker to access photos of celebrities and post them online.

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Researchers: iPhones, iPads connected to Windows PCs are at risk

At the USENIX Security Symposium, Georgia Tech researchers show how PC botnets could infect iOS devices to steal passwords.

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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.