TechCrunch: Hackers release a new jailbreak that unlocks every iPhone

TechCrunch: Hackers release a new jailbreak that unlocks every iPhone. “The jailbreak, released by the unc0ver team, supports all iPhones that run iOS 11 and above, including up to iOS 13.5, which Apple released this week. Details of the vulnerability that the hackers used to build the jailbreak aren’t known, but it’s not expected to last forever. Just as jailbreakers work to find a way in, Apple works fast to patch the flaws and close the jailbreak.”

The Register: Apple bans COVID-19 games and restricts virus-related apps to authoritative sources

The Register: Apple bans COVID-19 games and restricts virus-related apps to authoritative souces. “Apple has proclaimed it won’t let COVID-19-related games into its app store, because it’s the responsible thing to do. Cupertino’s new guidance issued to developers late last week said ‘Communities around the world are depending on apps to be credible news sources — helping users understand the latest health innovations, find out where they can get help if needed or provide assistance to their neighbors.'”

Motherboard: We Built a Database of Over 500 iPhones Cops Have Tried to Unlock

Motherboard: We Built a Database of Over 500 iPhones Cops Have Tried to Unlock. “One of the top level findings of Motherboard’s dataset is that many law enforcement agencies and officials can not reliably access data stored on iPhones. Whether that’s due to a device having too strong a passcode, the phone being damaged, an unlocking capability not being available at that specific point in time, or a particular agency not having access to advanced forensic technology itself, Motherboard found many cases where investigators were not able to extract data from iPhones, at least according to the search warrants.”

Mashable: Company says it can extract email addresses and passwords from locked iPhones

Mashable: Company says it can extract email addresses and passwords from locked iPhones. “A Russia-based cybersecurity company said it found a new way into your locked iPhone. Elcomsoft, which creates digital forensic software for governments and law enforcement agencies, said on Friday that its iOS Forensic Toolkit can now extract some data from locked iPhones and iPads in Before First Unlock (BFU) mode.”

Ars Technica: Inside the campaign that tried to compromise Tibetans’ iOS and Android phones

Ars Technica: Inside the campaign that tried to compromise Tibetans’ iOS and Android phones. “Attackers from a group dubbed Poison Carp used one-click exploits and convincing social engineering to target iOS and Android phones belonging to Tibetan groups in a six-month campaign, researchers said. The attacks used mobile platforms to achieve a major escalation of the decade-long espionage hacks threatening the embattled religious community, researchers said.”

Mashable: Apple will livestream its ‘iPhone 11’ event on YouTube

Mashable: Apple will livestream its ‘iPhone 11’ event on YouTube . “In a few days — on Tuesday, Sept. 10 to be exact — Apple will announce the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro and new Apple Watches. As always, Apple’s livestreaming the big event on its website via Safari, Chrome, and Firefox browsers, as well as on Apple TV. And now for the first time ever, the event will also stream live on YouTube.”

Reuters: Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack but disputes Google’s findings

Reuters: Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack but disputes Google’s findings. “Apple Inc on Friday confirmed that Uighurs, a minority mostly Muslim group considered a security threat by Beijing, had been the target of attacks due to a set of iPhone security flaws, but disputed its rival Alphabet Inc’s description of the effort to track users of the smartphone in real time.”

Mashable: Hacked sites attacked thousands of iPhones every week for years using undiscovered exploits

Mashable: Hacked sites attacked thousands of iPhones every week for years using undiscovered exploits. “In what’s being touted as potentially one of the biggest attacks on iPhone users ever, Google has revealed that a collection of websites were hacked to deliver malware onto iPhones, with the iOS vulnerabilities involved going unchecked and undiscovered for years — as well as subsequent attacks.”

How-To Geek: How to Check and Tighten All Your iPhone’s Privacy Settings

How-To Geek: How to Check and Tighten All Your iPhone’s Privacy Settings. “Apps on your iPhone have to ask permission before accessing your data, but have you ever agreed to a permission request only to reconsider it later? Take back control of your data by reviewing your privacy settings. This is about more than apps, too. Your iPhone lets you limit the ad tracking available to apps, preventing them from showing you targeted ads.”

PopSugar: In News That Just Changed My Life, You Can Add People to an iPhone Note So Everyone Can Edit It

PopSugar: In News That Just Changed My Life, You Can Add People to an iPhone Note So Everyone Can Edit It. “iPhones have so many cool features that it’s sometimes hard to keep up with them all. Some are obvious while others are hidden (seriously, can they just give out a full hack manual when you buy the phone?!), and one you might not know about is the ability to share notes with friends. By opening a new note on an iPhone and sharing it with people of your choosing, they’ll not only be able to view your note, but also edit and update, all in real time.”

MakeUseOf: 3 Ways to Take Long Exposure Photos With an iPhone

MakeUseOf: 3 Ways to Take Long Exposure Photos With an iPhone. “Long exposure, or slow shutter speed, used to be the domain of pro photographers with expensive gear. However, you can now take one of these photos with your humble smartphone. Although you can’t access the iPhone camera’s shutter speed due to Apple being overprotective of its hardware, there are ways to recreate long exposure using your iPhone.”