The Apple Watch can do a lot of things — monitor your heart rate, buy stuff with Apple Pay and even open your garage door.
So how does the wearable, which goes on sale April 24, make sure that you — and not someone who has stolen your Apple Watch — are the one doing those things? While we don't know too much about how the Apple Watch will tackle privacy concerns, the company has a few elements in place to make sure the device is secure.
The CIA has been trying to crack Apple’s encryption for nearly 10 years.
According to a report by The Intercept, the CIA began trying to crack Apple’s encryption in 2006 using funds from the “black budget.” The researchers who worked on breaking down Apple’s privacy wall were purportedly based at Sandia National Laboratories.
In our report last week, we reported that internal models of the Apple Watch included 8 GB of storage. We have now confirmed with the company that the shipping units do indeed ship with an 8 GB storage capacity. However, there are some important limitations.
The Apple Watch does a lot of the same things Android-based watches can, such as delivering text messages and notifications and tracking your health.
But there are several fundamental differences in how you actually interact with the Apple Watch compared to gadgets like the Moto 360, LG G Watch R, and other Android Wear watches.
Here’s a look at some of the biggest things that make the Apple Watch stand out from the competition.
While everyone was losing their mind over expensive watches, Apple sneaked out security fixes for iOS phones and tablets, and OS X computers.
Both the OS X Security Update 2015-002 and iOS 8.2 address critical flaws.
Leading the charge is a patch to squish the FREAK bug in the two operating systems' SSL/TLS code. Disclosed last week by researchers, the flaw allows an eavesdropper to intercept connections to HTTPS websites and downgrade the strength of the encryption, allowing miscreants to crack the traffic and steal things like login cookies and banking details.