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Steve Wozniak

Woz recalls his hacking pranks and online shenanigans

In his keynote address at a security conference, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak admitted he has enjoyed many adventures in hacking often for the sake of pranks, especially in his college days and the early years of working on computers and the Internet.

Law enforcement: iPhone theft isn't the only crime iOS 7 could help reduce

iOS 7's Activation Lock makes it easier to keep would-be thieves out of your iPhone and iPad. Can it reduce crime, too?

iOS 7.0.2 fixes passcode bypass bugs

The latest version of the mobile OS fixes two bugs that let users use a locked iPhone without entering the passcode.

Security flaw allows unwanted code execution in Mailbox app

A newly-found bug in the popular Mailbox app, which was acquired by cloud storage giant Dropbox earlier this year, allows HTML e-mails to execute JavaScript code without the user's permission.

Apple's a tasty phishing target for scammers

Spam volumes took a usual seasonal drop in August, but phishing spiked, including a noticeable interest in hijacking Apple accounts.

Apple's Touch ID may not be bulletproof, but it's still useful

Apple's new fingerprint technology may have been hacked, but that doesn't mean you should just give up on it.

Old tricks help German hackers bypass iPhone 5s Touch ID security

Apple's Touch ID authentication system can be defeated using a well-honed technique for creating a latex copy of someone's fingerprint, according to a German hacking group.

iOS 7 lock-screen bypass allows access to photos, contacts, social networking

A bug in iOS 7 lets you get to a user's photos, contacts, and even social networking without having to enter an unlock code. Apple plans to patch the vulnerability in a future release.

Dropbox takes a peek at files. But it's totally nothing, says Dropbox

Dropbox takes a peek at some kinds of uploaded files. That's normal, the web storage service says.

on pcworld.com

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Flash Player, Reader and Shockwave Player get critical security updates

The new updates to Adobe's Flash Player, Reader and Shockwave Player address vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise computers.

IPhone jailbreakers get to work on iOS 7

With new iPhones comes a new challenge: jailbreaking iOS 7

on techhive.com

Touch ID

Researchers: Fingerprint sensor in iPhone 5S is no silver bullet

The fingerprint sensor in Apple's new iPhone 5S has the potential to enhance the security of the device, but the devil will be in the details.

Facebook updated privacy policy likely next week

Facebook has closed the notice and comments period on the proposed changes to its privacy policy, and expects to decide by next week whether it needs to further update the policy in the wake of user feedback.