iPhone

Hacking

It’s Almost Impossible to Tell if Your iPhone Has Been Hacked

A recent vulnerability in WhatsApp shows that there’s little defenders can do to detect and analyze iPhone hacks.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.19
Apple

Is It GOOD or BAD to Use a Dynamite-Triggered Avalanche for an Apple Ad? We Asked Scientists

Apple’s “Don’t mess with Mother (Nature)” video—produced by the Camp4 Collective to promote the iPhone XS—included footage of a man-made avalanche.
Caroline Haskins
4.18.19
Right to Repair

Why Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good, Donated iPhones Are Shredded Every Year

A single electronics recycler has had to destroy 66,000 iPhones in the last three years because of the iPhone's Activation Lock.
Jason Koebler
4.12.19
zero days

As Phones Get Harder to Hack, Zero Day Vendors Hunt for Router Exploits

Obtaining vulnerabilities for fully up-to-date mobile phones is getting harder. So companies that sell exploits to governments are increasingly looking for attacks that target internet routers instead, with one company paying up to $100,000.
Joseph Cox
3.7.19
Hacking

The Prototype iPhones That Hackers Use to Research Apple’s Most Sensitive Code

Very few people have heard of them, but "dev-fused" iPhones sold on the grey market are one of the most important tools for the best iOS hackers in the world.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.6.19
CYBER

How Hackers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In this week’s episode of CYBER, Motherboard talks about the complex, underground industry of breaking into iCloud-locked iPhones, which brings together thieves, coders, and hackers from around the world.
Motherboard Staff
2.20.19
Apple

How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to "unlock iCloud" from iPhones.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
2.6.19
tech

Anyone Can Spy on You With FaceTime, Here's How to Turn It Off [Updated]

A new bug allows anyone to listen in on your iPhone and, for now, there's no fix.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.29.19
Apple

Apple Thinks Climate Change Disasters Will Increase Its Brand Value

The iPhone maker's filing to UK-based organization CDP shows how the company expects to adapt and thrive as severe weather events become more common.
Jordan Pearson
1.23.19
tech

You Can Now Get $1 Million for Hacking WhatsApp and iMessage

Companies that buy and sell exploits, or zero-days, are now willing to offer seven figures for hacks that allow spies and cops to steal WhatsApp, iMessage and other chat app messages.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.7.19
Apple

Even Apple Couldn’t Defeat Peak Smartphone

Like in the PC market before it, we have reached a peak where smartphone sales begin to decelerate, making the act of releasing a refreshed device with enough features to stimulate sales incredibly difficult.
Owen Williams
1.3.19
Apple

Tim Cook to Investors: People Bought Fewer New iPhones Because They Repaired Their Old Ones

Apple finally says that repair hurts its bottom line.
Jason Koebler
1.2.19
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