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Increased Messages security leaves iChat, third-party IM clients by the wayside

Third-party IM apps and older versions of iChat will no longer be able to log in with Mac.com or Me.com screennames.

How to set up two-factor authentication for iCloud

Apple is reportedly implementing two-factor authentication for some new iCloud services. If you haven't set up that security system already, here's how to do so.

Reading List: Do it yourself

Apple's reportedly building an in-house team to work on speech recognition research, but its in-house advertising team isn't doing so hot.

How to make two-factor authentication less of a pain

Increasingly, online services are requiring two-factor authentication instead of simple old passwords. Too bad that authentication can be such a hassle. Here's how to make it easier.

OS X 10.9.4 update fixes Wi-Fi network issue, includes Safari 7.0.5

The latest revision of Mavericks patches a number of bugs, including one that could prevent Macs from not joining a known Wi-Fi network.

iOS 7.1.2 arrives with fixes for iBeacons, mail attachment encryption, more

A relatively small update for Apple's mobile devices patches bugs with a handful of features, and brings some security fixes as well.

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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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What Apple's WWDC announcements reveal about products to come

WWDC may have come and gone with no new hardware, but for the astute Apple observer, there were plenty of clues to the product pipeline in what the company did announce.