Pablo Escobar’s brother says FaceTime flaw revealed his address, sues Apple for a publicity stunt (and $2.6 billion)

As YouTubers warn the public not to buy smartphones from Escobar Inc, the notorious drug lord’s brother orchestrates a publicity stunt.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


Update your iOS devices now against the FaceTime eavesdropping bug

Apple has finally issued an update to iOS, iOS 12.1.4, which fixes the high profile problem which allowed FaceTime callers to listen and even see you *before* you answered an incoming call.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #113: FaceTime, Facebook, faceplant

FaceTime bug allows callers to see and hear you *before* you answer the phone, Facebook’s Nick Clegg tries to convince us the social network is changing its ways, and IoT hacking is big in Japan.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by John Hawes from AMTSO.

Apple races to fix FaceTime bug that lets you spy on someone *before* they pick up your call

Don’t panic, but a bug has been found in FaceTime that could allow someone to spy on your conversation – and even see through your iPhone’s front-facing camera – before you answer an incoming call.

Apple sued over fatal FaceTime car crash

22-year-old Garrett Wilhelm was allegedly chatting on his iPhone’s FaceTime app when he crashed a car at 65mph on Christmas Eve 2014.


Apple fixes FaceTime eavesdropping bug, but other flaws may remain

Although it’s good that Apple has apparently fixed this FaceTime snooping vulnerability, it’s alarming to hear that there may be other as-yet-unpatched vulnerabilities still to be addressed

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Yet another iPhone lockscreen vulnerability. This time in iOS 7.02 [VIDEO]

Another day, another privacy vulnerability found in iOS.

When will Apple learn that a lockscreen should really, properly, lock the phone?