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What Is Advanced Data Protection for iCloud? Should You Enable It?

In early December, Apple made a surprise announcement: Advanced Data Protection for iCloud. It’s not as though iCloud’s standard data protection is problematic, but it hinges on one architectural decision that makes some iCloud data theoretically vulnerable: Apple holds the encryption keys necessary to decrypt iCloud data. Because Apple controls those encryption keys, an attacker or rogue Apple employee who could gain access to them could theoretically steal iCloud data. (There are many more safeguards; it’s not like there’s a big printout of keys anywhere.) Plus, since Apple has the...


Apple patches active exploit vulnerability for iPhones

Apple has released new security content for iOS 16.1.2 and Safari 16.2. Normally we would say that Apple pushed out updates, but in this mysterious case the advisory is about an iPhone software update Apple released two weeks ago. As it turns out, to fix a zero-day security vulnerability that was actively exploited. Mitigation The updates should all have reached you in your regular update routines, but it doesn't hurt to check if your device is at the latest update level. How to update your iPhone or iPad. How to update macOS on Mac....


The Importance of Training

We all learn differently. While some individuals can read instructions one time and know what to do, there are others who benefit from being taught visually or by ‘doing’. Regardless of how you learn, having a single approach for everyone isn’t ideal. The one thing we do know about learning, or training, is that when it comes to cybersecurity, repetition is important. That doesn’t mean taking the same course every quarter, or re reading the manual once a year. Smart and safe cyber practices are critical to your business’s success....


Sharing Netflix, Disney, other passwords is illegal according to new guidance

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the UK government body overseeing intellectual property rights in the UK, has quietly released new guidance on piracy and online counterfeit goods. This campaign is a joint effort between IPO and Meta, Facebook’s parent company. The general issue on piracy is about the use of illegal streaming boxes and apps and how these not only expose children to age-inappropriate content due to lack of parental control but also risk putting sensitive personal information in the hands of hackers and digital thieves. What's noteworthy—as TorrentFreak pointed out—is that the UK now flags password sharing, a...


Virtual kidnapping scam strikes again

Warnings abound of a major new piece of fraud doing the rounds which uses your relative’s voice as part of a blackmail scam. What happens is the victim receives a call from said relative’s number, and they’re cut off by blackmailers who have them held hostage. The only way to get them back safely is to pay a sizable sum of money, usually within a time limit. Refusal to pay up could clearly end very badly for the person being held to ransom. There’s just one problem with this: It’s all...


A Brand New Cybersecurity Training Course for 2023

We are pleased to announce The Breach, their brand-new, narrative-driven Cybersecurity training course for 2023. This course is a feature of Grove Technologies PII Protect Security Awareness Platform. The annual training course gives businesses the opportunity to educate their staff on new and emerging threats and cybersecurity best practices. The Breach combines the narrative style of a CSI-type TV drama with traditional instructional techniques to create a deeper and more engaging learning experience than ever before. The Breach is simply your companies strongest, most intuitive and comprehensive course ever. “The...

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