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APPLE VS ANDROID FEATURES AND VULNERABILITIES 8 people from taking advantage of this oversight. But the bad news is that it’s an all or nothing solution: you have to disable Siri on your lock screen. Open the Settings app and scroll to Touch ID & Passcode. Under “Allow access when locked,” toggle Siri to turn off” (3) There is a serious security problem in iPhone because Apple devices are often thought to be more secure than open platforms such as Windows and Android, but there are still significant malware threats for iPhone. “Researchers from Indiana University, Peking University and Georgia Tech have published a study highlighting security issues with the way apps communicate with each other on iOS and OS X. The researchers created an app that was able to steal users’ data from the password-storing keychain in OS X, as well as pilfer passwords from banking and email accounts via Google Chrome. The researchers’ app was able to bypass the security measures Apple has in place to ensure one app can’t gain access to other apps’ data without permission. Methods used include hijacking a browser extension so hackers can collect passwords when users type them in and deleting passwords from the OS X keychain so they can be retrieved when the data is re-entered.”(4) The issue is regarding the app is that it was approved for placement in the App Store, which is supposed to be pre-screened by Apple staff for potentially malicious apps regrettably the problem still persist. The optimal way to fix the problem remains a system wide update to OSX and iOS is the only way to fully protect against weaknesses. Apple need s to update iOS now because there is a major security flaw that occurs in iOS and can give a third party complete control over your iPhone. The incidence was created by the NSO Group, who sells hacking services to governments so they can spy. The incidence works when the aggressor sends a link to the prey's iPhone via a text message. If the victim clicks the link, the attacker can access nearly everything on the iPhone, from call logs to emails. Apple fixed the defect with an update
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APPLE VS ANDROID FEATURES AND VULNERABILITIES 9 to iOS, version 9.3.5. You can update the iPhone by going to Settings, General, Software , then tap Update . "We were made aware of this vulnerability and immediately fixed it with iOS 9.3.5," an Apple spokesperson told Business Insider. We advise all of our customers to always download the latest version of iOS to protect themselves against potential security exploits." (5) Change these iOS 10 settings in an iPhone to protect security. Before you do anything on your new iPhone or iPad, you should lock it down. Now that you have iOS 10 installed, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, you should use these privacy and security steps to lock down the device .iOS 10 comes with some enhancements. Before customizing an iPhone, loading new apps, or syncing your data for the first time, these settings need to be checked and changed.
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