AirTags orders started today, but stocks are already dwindling | GeekComparison

Carolyn Wolfman-Estrada, program manager of engineering at Apple, presents AirTags (with one visible in her right hand). Apple AirTags – visually customizable to boot! Apple introduced AirTags alongside various types of accessories to enhance their flair and attachment options. Apple AirTags works with an iPhone app to direct you to a specific location for those … Read more

Backdoored password manager has stolen data from as many as 29,000 companies | GeekComparison

Getty Images As many as 29,000 users of the password manager Passwordstate downloaded a malicious update that extracted data from the app and sent it to an attacker-controlled server, the app’s creator told customers. In a email, Passwordstate’s creator, Click Studios, told customers that attackers compromised the upgrade mechanism and used it to install a … Read more

Apple’s AirDrop leaks users’ PII and there’s not much they can do about it | GeekComparison

AirDrop, the feature that allows Mac and iPhone users to wirelessly transfer files between devices, is leaking users’ emails and phone numbers, and there’s not much anyone can do to stop it other than disable it, researchers said. AirDrop uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy to create instant connections to nearby devices so they can … Read more

Why lawmakers are so interested in Apple and Google’s “rentals”. | GeekComparison

Enlarge / Perhaps this textbook is from the Ma Bell era? #ThanksStockGettyImages designer491/Getty Images Josh Hawley had some questions about how Apple got the money to buy back $58 billion worth of stock last year. “I want to focus on one major source of that revenue,” the Republican senator told Apple’s attorney. “It’s not innovation, … Read more

More US agencies may have been hacked, this time with Pulse Secure exploits | GeekComparison

Getty Images At least five U.S. federal agencies may have suffered cyberattacks targeting recently discovered security flaws that gave hackers free reign over vulnerable networks, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said Friday. The vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure, a VPN employees use to remotely connect to large networks, include one that hackers were … Read more