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#InformationSecurity News - iPhones Secretly Send Call History to Apple

Apple emerged as a guardian of user privacy this year after fighting FBI demands to help crack into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone. The company has gone to great lengths to secure customer data in recent years, by implementing better encryption for all phones and refusing to undermine that encryption.
But private information still escapes from Apple products under some circumstances. The latest involves the company’s online syncing service iCloud.
Russian digital forensics firm Elcomsoft has found that Apple’s mobile devices automatically send a user’s call history to the company’s servers if iCloud is enabled — but the data gets uploaded in many instances without user choice or notification.
“You only need to have iCloud itself enabled” for the data to be sent, said Vladimir Katalov, CEO of Elcomsoft.

Read the full story at The Intercept: https://theintercept.com/2016/11/17/iphones-secretly-send-call-history-to-apple-security-firm-says

Upcoming: NYBA Technology, Compliance and Risk Management Forum

WHAT: SMP will exhibit at the NYBA 2015 Annual Technology, Compliance & Risk Management Forum 

WHEN: Monday, May 11 - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 

WHERE:  DoubleTree Hotel - 455 S Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y.

DETAILS: Security Management Partners will exhibit the latest IT and mobile security solutions at the NYBA 2015 Annual Technology, Compliance & Risk Management Forum.  

Upcoming Event: Maine Bankers Association

WHAT: Will exhibit at the upcoming Maine Bankers Association BANK EXPO 2014 in Booth #37. 

WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET. 

WHERE: BANK EXPO 2014, Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine 

DETAILS: Security Management Partners will exhibit the latest innovative solutions in IT and mobile security for the banking industry at the Maine Bankers Association BANK EXPO 2014. Visit SMP in Booth #37.