One of the least noticed announcements from Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference could have a big effect on the security of mobile devices – but it also highlights a risk of password technology.
An alarming gap in security seems to be to blame for private photos of celebrities leaking online. Apple’s claiming the problem has been fixed, but many remain skeptical and are wondering how it was allowed to happen in the first place.
Most reports of mobile security threats center around Android viruses or other threats targeting Google’s smartphone and tablet platform. But that doesn’t mean Apple’s iOS is immune from attacks.
Apple recently unveiled iOS 7, its latest update to the mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad. The update features a new interface, plus some changes that should make IT managers happy.
If your company issues iPhones and iPads to users — or if they use their own as part of a BYOD program — make sure they’ve installed an important iOS update. The update to iOS 6.1 adds some key new features and fixes a few security vulnerabilities.