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Cop cracks woman's iPad passcode to rescue her after crash

After a driver's OnStar alert system reportedly gives inaccurate locations for a crash, the local police department's tech geek thinks fast, breaks into the driver's iPad at her home and finds her via an Apple app.

By October 15, 2014

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Tips for changing your passcodes

The beginning of the new year is a great time to reset all of your passcodes and log-ins for key Web sites. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some tips for creating complicated passwords and ways to store that information to keep it safe.

By January 9, 2014

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Yahoo's Mayer admits she doesn't use a phone passcode

At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explains why she doesn't like using a passcode on her smartphone and why she's a fan of fingerprint sensors.

September 11, 2013

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Yahoo's Mayer gives phone passcodes a pass

commentary Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer confesses that she doesn't use a passcode to protect her smartphone, which goes to show you how hard it is to get people to take reasonable precautions. But it's also an improper risk for a major corporate leader.

By September 11, 2013

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Comcast sued by customer who claims company got him fired

After complaining about his Comcast service, Conal O'Rourke claims the cable giant contacted his boss and got him fired.

By October 17, 2014

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Apple's latest iOS update has another passcode security flaw

The hacker who found a bug with iOS 6.1 says there's another way to access a password-protected iPhone's photos and contacts with iOS 6.1.3.

By March 20, 2013

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iOS 6.1.3 released, squashes passcode bypass bug

Apple's latest smart phone software sorts out a bug that let you access an iPhone's Phone app without entering the passcode.

By March 19, 2013

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Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 beta with passcode bug fix in tow

Available for developers, the new beta is designed to resolve a flaw that allows someone to bypass the lock screen.

By February 22, 2013

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Apple promises fix for iOS 6 passcode exploit

Apple says a fix is on the way for the exploit that lets people gain access to certain data on locked iPhones. The fix will require a software update though.

By February 14, 2013

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Apple triples down on security by 'hiring' Stephen Colbert

In an amusing attempt to show just how seriously it takes security, Apple reveals comedian Stephen Colbert to be its new security czar. Was it just slightly tone deaf?

By October 16, 2014