Tag: iphone 6

Online Safety in the wake of Cyber Crime: The Future Of The Password

Your computer is only as secure as its weakest link — your password. Reports By Bobby Emamian of Forbes And once some malicious hacker cracks it, he can access whatever he wants within your account, as we saw with the celebrity iCloud photo leak and, more recently, the supposed Gmail account hack. It no longer matters how many special characters and numbers you set in your password; a skilled password cracker can eventually decipher it. And with wireless connectivity being built into everything from appliances to cars to jewelry, it’s going to take more than passwords to maintain security moving forward. The Internet of (Secure) Things Passwords have become more personal and unique to you and your device. Look at Touch ID, for example. It’s been utilized by the iPhone as a means to u

iPhone 6, Apple Watch owners to use Apple Pay for shopping

Business, Internet, Mobile
Apple Pay allows you to pay at the counter with your iPhone 6, Reports the Verge After years of filing patents while publicly deriding NFC, the company is ready to bring the mobile payments tech to the masses. Proud new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch owners will be able to use their devices to pay with a tap for everyday purchases, Apple announced today, a feature the company has been preparing for a long time. The feature is called Apple Pay, and it aims to revolutionize the "fairly antiquated payments process" we're all used to by replacing it with a near field communication (NFC) antenna, Touch ID, Passbook, and something Apple is calling the Secure Element, a dedicated chip that stores encrypted payment information. Payments are broken, CEO Tim Cook said on stage today, and it's exactly t