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How to break through the Great Firewall of China on iOS

If you're visiting China, you can use a VPN to gain access to banned sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Hands-on: New 1Password 4 looks like a worthy update to a great OS X app

Even in a marketplace that's becoming increasingly crowded, 1Password stands out as an excellent password management tool for users of all stripes.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Drink (or not) and be merry!

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes devices that help you track your drinking: One tells you if you're drinking too much, the other if you need to drink more. We've also got speakers and cables and docks and batteries...the usual mix.

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.

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.

How the NSA snoop-proofs its Macs

It's the NSA's job to snoop on all of us, but it doesn't want to be snooped on itself. So it has guidelines for securing all the Macs in its service. Here's how the spooks keep their Macs safe.

Fingerprints

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Developer Craig Hockenberry has some interesting ideas about what an iPhone fingerprint scanner could do.

Borked Google Authenticator update wipes iOS user data

The two-factor authentication offered by Google Authenticator works great, except for when it doesn't.

How Apple is improving mobile app security

Security, always one of iOS's strong selling points, has come under a lot of scrutiny lately. But Apple has a multitude of ways to prevent malicious code from ever reaching our devices.

U.S. to release annual figures on spying orders and people affected

The U.S. government has decided to release data annually on its secret spy orders and the number of people affected by them, the country's intelligence chief said Thursday.

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