Google scores big win as court blocks iPhone tracking lawsuit

The tech giant wins an appeal against a claim that it unlawfully collected personal data of millions of iPhone users. Google has just scored a major court win after the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has thrown out a mass action lawsuit where the company could have ended up paying billions in compensation to millions of … More Google scores big win as court blocks iPhone tracking lawsuit

Hackers could force locked iPhones to make contactless payments

Flaws in Apple Pay and Visa could allow criminals to make arbitrary contactless payments – no authentication needed, research finds. Cybercriminals could make fraudulent purchases by circumventing an iPhone’s Apple Pay lock screen where the device’s wallet has a Visa card set up in so-called transit mode. The attackers could also bypass the contactless limit … More Hackers could force locked iPhones to make contactless payments

1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020

Apple also claims to have foiled US$1.5 billion worth of potentially fraudulent transactions. Apple says that it thwarted more than US$1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions and prevented almost a million vulnerable and otherwise risky apps from making their way into the App Store in 2020, according to a new report highlighting the company’s efforts to protect … More 1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020

AirDrop flaws could leak phone numbers, email addresses

You can only stay safe by disabling AirDrop discovery in the system settings of your Apple device, a study says. Two security loopholes in Apple’s AirDrop feature could let hackers access the phone numbers and email addresses associated with both the sending and receiving device, German researchers have found. The feature, which lets users easily … More AirDrop flaws could leak phone numbers, email addresses