Tag Archives: iPhone

iPhone Access Gets Attention, ‘Stingrays’ Fly Under The Radar

Previously published in Law360, April 5, 2016. Posted with permission.

While eyes have been peeled on the U.S. Department of Justice’s efforts to obtain a court order to hack the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino killers, garnering far less scrutiny is law enforcement’s more routine use of powerful cellular tracking devices before a defendant is even charged. Called cell-site simulators,… More

iPhone’s Fingerprint Scanner Raises Privacy and Security Concerns

Apple’s latest iteration of the iPhone (the iPhone 5S) went on sale last Friday.  The phone contains a new feature called Touch ID, which allows iPhone owners to unlock and purchase content from Apple’s online store using a fingerprint reader housed in the iPhone’s home button.  As expected, Apple’s use of biometric authentication has raised a number of security and privacy concerns among the public. … More

Google Disables Its iPhone Tracking

Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about Google’s iPhone tracking.

Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.’s Web browser on their iPhones and computers—tracking the Web-browsing habits of people who intended for that kind of monitoring to be blocked.

The companies used special computer code that tricks Apple’s Safari Web-browsing software into letting them monitor many users.… More

Incident of the Week: Free iPhone Password Breaker Released

Back in October you may remember our post on Elcomsoft, a Russian software company that came out with program to decrypt common wireless network signals.  Well, they’re back this week with a program that will "enable[ ] forensic access" to password-protected backups for Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices.  In other words, if someone obtains access to the computer you use to sync your iPhone they could also get access to "backups containing address books,… More

Incident of the Week: Hackers to Demonstrate How To Take Control Over Every Apple iPhone In The World With A Single Text Message Today

Speaking at the Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas only a few hours from now, hackers (or "security experts") Charlie Miller and Collin R. Mulliner are scheduled to expose an alleged security flaw in the Apple iPhone that may allow someone sending a single SMS message to take control of any iPhone.  According to a number of reports (note Forbes and AppleInsider),… More