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Security Bits — 25 June 2023

Feedback & Followups

  • Thanks to the iOS 17 & macOS Sonoma Betas we now know more about how password sharing in iCloud Keychain will work —… (iOS) &… (macOS)
    • Everyone needs to have an iCloud account with iCloud keychain enabled
    • Everyone will need to be on the latest OSes
    • The creator of the group will invite others to join it via an invite link, and they’ll need to accept that invite to join the group

❗ Action Alerts

Worthy Warnings

  • 🇨🇦 UPS is warning Canadian users that a bug in their online tracking tool was leaking phone numbers and that attackers are using these leaked numbers to actively target users with SMS-based phishing (Smishing) attacks that include correct recent shipment details —…

Notable News

  • The W3C has published the new Secure Payments Confirmation (SPC) specification as a Candidate Recommendation, a major milestone to becoming a standard. When implemented, this will allow browsers to use FIDO standards to cryptographically verify user consent to online card payments, closing off a commonly used avenue for fraud — […]( &…
  • With its latest OS betas, Apple has started testing Passkeys for logging in to Apple websites —…
  • Save and sign in with passkeys in your browser (beta) | 1Password…

Interesting Insights

Palate Cleansers


When the textual description of a link is part of the link it is the title of the page being linked to, when the text describing a link is not part of the link it is a description written by Bart.

Emoji Meaning
🎧 A link to audio content, probably a podcast.
A call to action.
flag The story is particularly relevant to people living in a specific country, or, the organisation the story is about is affiliated with the government of a specific country.
📊 A link to graphical content, probably a chart, graph, or diagram.
🧯 A story that has been over-hyped in the media, or, “no need to light your hair on fire” 🙂
💵 A link to an article behind a paywall.
📌 A pinned story, i.e. one to keep an eye on that’s likely to develop into something significant in the future.
🎩 A tip of the hat to thank a member of the community for bringing the story to our attention.

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