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NSA: Steve Jobs was ‘Big Brother,’ iPhone users ‘zombies,’: report | SmartPlanet

NSA: Steve Jobs was ‘Big Brother,’ iPhone users ‘zombies,’: report | SmartPlanet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance scandal keeps reaching new heights, and now a new set of leaked documents hits out at consumers t
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How To Harden Up Your Mac, Courtesy of the NSA | Cult of Mac

How To Harden Up Your Mac, Courtesy of the NSA | Cult of Mac | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Amid all the talk of malware scares for Mac users recently, here’s a useful guide to Mac security basics, from the NSA of all people.


A PDF titled “Hardening tips for OS X Snow Leopard”, the file is free for anyone to grab. Here it is (direct PDF link).

It spells out a lot of simple steps you can take to “harden up” your Mac from security threats. Following them all won’t guarantee that your Mac is safe from every threat out there, but it will make life harder for the malware merchants.
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Can Apple read your iMessages? Ars deciphers “end-to-end” crypto claims

Can Apple read your iMessages? Ars deciphers “end-to-end” crypto claims | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
"Black-box" testing uncovers several ways the NSA could tap the popular service.

 

As Soghoian and other critics admit, the end-to-end encryption included with iMessage may make it impossible for Apple to decrypt conversations, at least in some circumstances. But in the absence of key details that Apple has steadfastly declined to provide, customers who are especially concerned about their privacy would do well to assume otherwise.

 

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As Soghoian and other critics admit, the end-to-end encryption included with iMessage may make it impossible for Apple to decrypt conversations, at least in some circumstances. But in the absence of key details that Apple has steadfastly declined to provide, customers who are especially concerned about their privacy would do well to assume otherwise.

 

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As Soghoian and other critics admit, the end-to-end encryption included with iMessage may make it impossible for Apple to decrypt conversations, at least in some circumstances. But in the absence of key details that Apple has steadfastly declined to provide, customers who are especially concerned about their privacy would do well to assume otherwise.


                         ===> Nobody Is Perfect!!! <===


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 26, 2013 5:50 PM

 

As Soghoian and other critics admit, the end-to-end encryption included with iMessage may make it impossible for Apple to decrypt conversations, at least in some circumstances. But in the absence of key details that Apple has steadfastly declined to provide, customers who are especially concerned about their privacy would do well to assume otherwise.

 

                         ===> Nobody Is Perfect!!! <===

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security