Security is always (or should be) a primary concern with any information you have online, including data from your social media accounts. Somebody with access to your Facebook account could wreak havoc on it, not just by spamming your friends, but by potentially gaining access to other online accounts and payment methods. With stories like the Cambridge Analytica data breach in the news, privacy and security are once again on the public mind.
Apple released a relatively minor update to iOS 11.3 yesterday. iPhone owners may be wondering if installing iOS 11.3.1 is necessary to keep their devices operating in peak condition. Generally speaking, all iOS updates are important and should be installed. iOS 11.3.1 is no different, with several bug and security fixes included in the package.
Renewed attention has come to the iOS passcode in recent days. New tools such as the GreyKey iPhone unlocker are popping up in the news, already in use by law enforcement. Of course, it could be a matter of time until such devices are widely available.
Security researchers have found what they claim to be the "perfect" iOS 11.2 jailbreak, which also works on iOS 11.2.1. The team of 10 experts at Alibaba's Secure Pandora Labs is headed by Song Yang, whose group successfully demonstrated a jailbreak of iOS 11.1 in November. So when can iPhone X owners expect new jailbreak tools to be released to the public?
With little fanfare, Apple released the latest version of iOS this week. iOS 10.3.3 comes over two months after the rollout of iOS 10.3.2, which itself was a minor update to fix bugs. As usual, iOS 10.3.3 can be installed over-the-air (OTA) or by using iTunes on a computer. Many iPhone owners are wondering if they should bother to install iOS 10.3.3 or just wait for iOS 11.