iPhone Security

India Claims to Be Capable of Decrypting iPhones

According to a report by the New Indian Express (via CNET), India's communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has claimed that a new tool for mobile forensics has been developed that can break any smartphone’s encryption, including that of the iPhone. The minister however did not reveal any details about how the tool actually works, or the secret...

Apple Patents iPhone Security System with Automated Shock Absorbers

Some day, the iPhone will be hard to crack, as Apple is working on various systems to protect the device that accounts for the majority of its revenue. Following a patent that describes an automated screen protector, Apple has patented an iPhone security system that automatically deploys shock absorbers when the device’s built-in sensors detect...

Here’s Why Surveillance Companies Hate the iPhone

Android phones, a number of Blackberries and smartphones running older Microsoft operating systems are all vulnerable to FinSpy, a spyware from one of the world’s most prominent surveillance companies Gamma Group, but one thing the company is still unable to do is to hack into a typical iPhone. According to an article by The Washington Post, this is exactly why...

Chinese Experts Urge Officials to Dump iPhone Over Security Concerns

Chinese officials should be banned from using the iPhone, and they should switch to local smartphones running Google’s Android operating system, according Fang Xingdong — who is the founder of Blogchina and web research consultancy Chinalabs as well as being the director of the Center for Internet and Society at Zhejiang University of Media and...

Apple Patents Location-Based Security System for iPhone

A new Apple patent published today shows how different locations can intuitively change the mobile device’s user interface, security level and other settings (via AppleInsider). As the patent application entitled ’Location-sensitive security levels and setting profiles based on detected location’ documents, Apple is working on a mechanism that can automatically adjust the iPhone’s access level...

Future iPhones Could be Thinner and More Secure, Reveal Patents

A couple of new Apple patent filings suggest that future iPhones will not only be thinner but will be more secure as well, thanks to Apple’s two unique inventions which cover a new type of split-sensor camera and adaptive security profiles, AppleInsider is reporting. The first application details a camera comprised of two distinct sensors, while the second...