FaceTime bug lets callers access your microphone and camera

A newly discovered iOS bug lets the caller listen in before you accept the call, 9to5Mac reports. If the recipient tries to silence or dismiss the call by pressing the volume down button or the power button, the camera activates without their knowledge. Thus, the caller might end up unwittingly eavesdropping on the person they […]
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Jan 29, 2019, 4:15PM UTC

Happy 35th birthday, Mac

On January 22, 1984, Apple released the 1984 commercial – a campaign that only aired once and promised massive disruption in the technology space. Directed by Ridley Scott and featuring Anya Major storming a brainwashing session by PC drones, the commercial changed the way people thought about technology and the subsequent system – the Apple Lisa which morphed […]
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Jan 27, 2019, 6:07AM UTC

New iPhone phishing scam disguises scammers under Apple Support caller ID

A new phishing scam targeting Apple phone users attempts to obtain sensitive data through phone calls masked with legitimate Apple Support Center information. As reported by Jody Westby, the CEO of Global Cyber Risk LCC, the automated call claims that “multiple servers containing Apple user IDs had been compromised.” Then, the message instructs the recipient […]
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Jan 5, 2019, 7:59PM UTC

Civic hires former Apple executive to grow its identity verification platform

Civic, the decentralized identity startup, announced that it hired Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Civic acquired in July of this year to build out its decentralized identity verification ecosystem. Shoemaker will oversee the development and growth of the decentralized identity ecosystem, according to Civic. At Apple, Shoemaker worked as a senior director for […]
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Dec 13, 2018, 2:25PM UTC