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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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Remains of the Day: Bugging out

A T-Mobile move may hint at the next iPhone's release date, bugs swarm OS X and iOS, and Apple's bringing free music to the masses.

FAQs about hacks: Everything you need to know about the Syrian Electronic Army

What is the Syrian Electronic Army? What are they after? Should you be scared? Read on for the answers.

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Facebook does Prism damage control with first government request report

The U.S., of course, led the list of countries fighting for access to Facebook’s user account data.

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