Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone App Gets New AirPods Tracking Feature

Apple has just introduced a new AirPods tracking feature in the updated Find My iPhone app in iOS 10.3, that uses the AirPods’ wireless technology to track their whereabouts, since they do not have a built-in GPS. According to The Wall Street Journal, the new feature is available to developers starting today, and will be made available to the...

Why Adding Two-Factor Authentication to Find My iPhone is Complicated

Kapil Haresh, a graduate student student at the University of Waterloo studying software engineering with a specialization in cryptography, security, and privacy, posted a piece on Medium detailing what he believes to be limitations in Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA) implementation. He also released a video of the limitation on YouTube. He realized that 2FA is...

Find My iPhone Vulnerability May Be Cause of Celebrity Leaks

You may well have seen the countless celebrity nude photos that flooded the internet the other day. First the reports blamed a supposed iCloud hack, but The Next Web has learned that a vulnerability in the Find My iPhone service may have allowed a brute force attack to gain access to iCloud accounts. Brute force...

Apple Takes its Maps to the Web in New ‘Find My iPhone’ Beta

As pointed out by German website iPhoneBlog.de, Apple's new 'Find My iPhone' app on its iCloud.com beta website now uses Apple Maps, instead of Google Maps. While the public version of iCloud.com is still using Google Maps data, beta.icloud.com is however using an online version of Apple Maps for its location information. It seems that even though Apple's vector-based maps are...

iOS 7 bug Allows Anyone to Bypass Activation Lock [VIDEO]

One of the key security features of iOS 7 was Activation Lock, a feature hailed by US officials New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. But it seems like there is a bug that allows users to bypass this security feature if they grab your phone. And they can do...

Police Use Apple’s Find my iPhone To Bust Another Thief in Victoria

image via the Times Colonist Apple’s Find my iPhone is becoming a handy tool for police officers in Victoria. Saanich Police used the feature to locate and arrest a 40-year old man after he had stolen over $1,000 in cash and four iPhones from two separate businesses on Monday night, reports Victoria News: At about 7...

iPhone Selfie Leads Winnipeg Police To Teen Robbery Suspects

CBC reports, on Tuesday, three teen suspects were tracked down by Winnipeg police thanks to an unfortunate selfie and an iPhone app. Police said that the attack happened when a teen boy asked a 30-year old man for a cigarette around 5 p.m. in an Osborne Village alleyway. When the 30-year old man refused, the...