The Lightning YubiKey Is Here to Kill Passwords on Your iPhone

The Lightning YubiKey Is Here to Kill Passwords on Your iPhone

Up until now, Yubico hasn't had any offerings that could work with iOS devices, and even among competitors the only option was Bluetooth authentication dongles, which can be glitchy, need to be charged, and potentially introduce their own insecurities .Though the Lightning YubiKey is finally here with Apple's (mandatory) blessing, the company still hasn't incorporated the underlying open authentication standard, FIDO 2 , into its operating systems by default.

You Can Jailbreak Your iPhone Again (But Maybe You Shouldn’t)

You Can Jailbreak Your iPhone Again (But Maybe You Shouldn’t)

Jailbreaking allows iOS users to add apps and other functions that Apple wouldn't normally permit to their iPhones. "This is rather inexcusable, as it puts millions of iOS users at risk," says Patrick Wardle, principal security researcher at the Mac management firm Jamf.

Apple Puts the AR in 'Art' (and in 'Transparent Sky-Being')

Apple Puts the AR in 'Art' (and in 'Transparent Sky-Being')

For the Walk leaving from San Francisco's Union Square store, groups venture first down car-free Maiden Lane, where they experience a piece from Chicago artist Nick Cave.

Anxiously Seeking the Perfect Anti-Anxiety App

Anxiously Seeking the Perfect Anti-Anxiety App

I thought about this while reading a story about Tamara Levitt, the soothing voice behind Calm, and the intimate relationship we develop with our anti-anxiety apps, by Amanda Hess in the New York Times.

Apple's Battery 'Service' Alerts Are a Blow Against Right to Repair

Apple's Battery 'Service' Alerts Are a Blow Against Right to Repair

“You can’t provide special tools for fixing things in your repair center without also providing it to consumers.” (Apple has not confirmed whether it uses special software to eliminate the “Service” warning on an iPhone at the time the battery is replaced.).

Snap Bets Its Future on a Stylish New Pair of Spectacles

Snap Bets Its Future on a Stylish New Pair of Spectacles

Snap Bets Its Future on a Stylish New Pair of Spectacles. For Snap, the maker of the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, it's preparing by making a new pair of sunglasses: Spectacles 3.This isn’t Snap’s first rodeo.

To Help Migrants at the Border, Aid Groups Deploy Tech

To Help Migrants at the Border, Aid Groups Deploy Tech

It’s unfair,” says Ian Philabaum, a program director at Immigration Law Lab. Of the nearly 1 million asylum cases waiting to be heard, about 74 percent are for people coming from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls

Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls

But at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, researchers from the BlackBerry are presenting an attack that can intercept GSM calls as they're transmitted over the air and decrypt them to listen back to what was said.

Inside the Hidden World of Elevator Phone Phreaking

Inside the Hidden World of Elevator Phone Phreaking

At the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas today, Caruana will give a talk on a very specific subgenre of that pastime: Phreaking elevator phones, the emergency call boxes legally mandated in every elevator in America, and largely left wide open to any caller who can determine their numbers.

A Devastating Climate Change Report, a Phone Bug Returns, and More News

A Devastating Climate Change Report, a Phone Bug Returns, and More News

A Devastating Climate Change Report, a Phone Bug Returns, and More News. A new climate change report dropped, a decade-old desk phone bug returned, and WIRED wants to up your grill game. A 10-year-old desk phone bug came back from the dead.

Apple Gives Hackers a Special iPhone—And a Bigger Bug Bounty

Apple Gives Hackers a Special iPhone—And a Bigger Bug Bounty

Only three years ago did it suddenly shift its attitude towards security researchers, offering bounties as high as $200,000 to researchers who revealed some types of vulnerabilities in the iPhone .But even then, Apple's bug bounty program remained invite-only, open to only a select group of Apple's preferred and trusted researchers.

Samsung's New Phones, a Dangerous Boeing 787 Flaw, and More News

Samsung's New Phones, a Dangerous Boeing 787 Flaw, and More News

Samsung revealed new Galaxy Note phones, a security researcher discovered vulnerabilities in the Boeing 787, and hackers can get into your phone with just a text message. Security researchers lifted the curtain on "interaction-less bugs" in Apple's iOS that would allow a hacker access to your phone without you doing anything at all.

Hackers Can Break Into an iPhone Just by Sending a Text

Hackers Can Break Into an iPhone Just by Sending a Text

Lily Hay Newman covers information security, digital privacy, and hacking for WIRED.Silvanovich, who worked on the research with fellow Project Zero member Samuel Groß, got interested in interaction-less bugs because of a recent, dramatic WhatsApp vulnerability that allowed nation-state spies to compromise a phone just by calling it—even if the recipient didn’t answer the call.

Samsung’s New Galaxy Note Now Comes in Two Different Sizes

Samsung’s New Galaxy Note Now Comes in Two Different Sizes

When Samsung first introduced the Galaxy Note smartphone back in 2011, it stood out because of two key features: a stylus pen and a screen so large that the phone was dubbed a “phablet.” Somewhere between a phone and a tablet, the Note was derided at the time for being comically huge.

The Apple Card Is Now Available, Just Probably Not for You

The Apple Card Is Now Available, Just Probably Not for You

The Apple Card Is Now Available, Just Probably Not for You. Ever since Apple slipped a digital wallet onto your iPhone in 2012, the company has been vying for control of your financial life.

Huawei’s Latest Earnings Mask Its Trouble Outside China

Huawei’s Latest Earnings Mask Its Trouble Outside China

The second-quarter slowdown in international sales was “to be expected, because if the most powerful country in the world declares war on you, your company is going to be affected,” said Elliott Zaagman, a China tech watcher who recently visited Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters, in an interview.

Google's New Gesture Controls Aren't Just for the Pixel

Google's New Gesture Controls Aren't Just for the Pixel

When Google's next flagship smartphone, the Pixel 4, arrives this fall, it will respond to a series of gesture interactions—a pinch of the fingers, or a wave of the hand—without the user ever needing to touch the screen.

The Terrible Anxiety of Location Sharing Apps

The Terrible Anxiety of Location Sharing Apps

“When you invite this technology to mediate your care relations of whatever kind, you’re also inviting it to do so through its own limited bandwidth, it’s own limited algorithms,” says Natasha Schüll, a professor of media culture and communication at NYU and author of the book Addiction by Design .

Apple Spends $1 Billion to Take Control of Its 5G Destiny

Apple Spends $1 Billion to Take Control of Its 5G Destiny

Apple said Thursday that it will spend $1 billion to buy most of Intel’s business that makes modems for smart­phones—the crucial chips that connect devices to cell net­works and Wi-Fi. The deal gives the iPhone maker new power to customize and control the technology inside its mobile devices at a time when the industry is moving to new and faster 5G cellular connections .Tom Simonite covers artificial intelligence for WIRED.

The Galaxy Fold Has Been Fixed, Samsung Says

The Galaxy Fold Has Been Fixed, Samsung Says

After a launch that was a non-starter for smartphone behemoth Samsung, the company says it has now made a series of fixes to its $1,980 Galaxy Fold and will make the folding phone available to consumers in the fall.

Adware Is the Malware You Should Actually Be Worried About

Adware Is the Malware You Should Actually Be Worried About

Distributed largely through the third-party Android app store 9Apps, the adware was originally a more clunky, obvious type of malware that masqueraded as legitimate apps but asked for a suspicious number of device permissions to run and displayed a lot of intrusive ads.

How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts

How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts

Disconnecting third-party apps and services from Facebook, Twitter, and Google usually only takes a click or two from the pages we've just linked to, but bear in mind that this won't actually close down your unused accounts—it just means they can't get into your main accounts quite as easily.

The Simple Way Apple and Google Let Domestic Abusers Stalk Victims

The Simple Way Apple and Google Let Domestic Abusers Stalk Victims

With a few seconds of physical access to a phone, even apps as common as Google Maps and Apple's Find My Friends can be tweaked to persistently share a user's location with another contact while offering the phone's owner no notification or warning, the researchers told me.

How the iPhone Helped Save the Planet

How the iPhone Helped Save the Planet

The more than 2 billion iPhones sold since Apple first launched it exactly 12 years ago have done a lot of good for their owners, but it seems like they’ve been bad news for the planet.

A Brief History of Smartphone Notifications

A Brief History of Smartphone Notifications

This was just at the time when cell phones all looked like this, a nine-keypad at the bottom and a little tiny screen, and all you could basically do is text and [make and receive] phone calls.

An iOS 13 Preview: The 7 Top Features Coming to Your iPhone

An iOS 13 Preview: The 7 Top Features Coming to Your iPhone

Seriously, it’s my favorite update in iOS 13 so far, and brings the iPhone’s camera roll much closer to the experience we’ve all come to expect with Google Photos .The same four tabs still exist at the bottom of the home screen—Photos, For You, Albums, and Search—but in iOS 13 there’s an additional layer above that with four new filtering options: Years, Months, Days, and All Photos.

A Device to Detect 'Aggression' in Schools Often Misfires

A Device to Detect 'Aggression' in Schools Often Misfires

Although a Louroe spokesman said the detector doesn’t intrude on student privacy because it only captures sound patterns deemed aggressive, its microphones allow administrators to record, replay and store those snippets of conversation indefinitely.“It’s not clear it’s solving the right problem.

He Cyberstalked Teen Girls for Years—Then They Fought Back

He Cyberstalked Teen Girls for Years—Then They Fought Back

In the spring of 2012, after Moulton had been promoted to detective, a student from Belmont High walked into the police station and told Moulton that someone she hadn’t met and knew only as Seth Williams had been texting and hounding her for naked photos.

Your Google Calendar Isn't Safe, an Eye-Controlled TV, and More News

Your Google Calendar Isn't Safe, an Eye-Controlled TV, and More News

Your Google Calendar Isn't Safe, an Eye-Controlled TV, and More News. There's a new scam getting after your Google Calendar, you can now control TVs with your eyes, and it's time to get your smorgasbord of cell phone photos organized.

Tame Your Picture Overload With These Google Photos Hacks

Tame Your Picture Overload With These Google Photos Hacks

A Tour of How We clean stuff .The advanced features inside Google Photos leverage Google's computer-vision and machine-learning algorithms to automatically organize your photos, bridling the never-ending torrent of images like Kahleesi taming the Dothraki horde.

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