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Guidelines 316: Apple Card Security and Updates

This week on The Guidelines:

  • Apple Card and your safety
  • An necessary replace that didn’t go easily

Apple Card security suggestions

Apple has launched safety steering for Apple Card clients, and it comprises a wealth of excellent recommendation. For an in-depth abstract of those Apple Card security suggestions, there’s an incredible article over at The Mac Observer that covers them. However in case you’re brief on time, we’ve got a “highlights solely” model right here. Observe these 4 suggestions for higher private safety if you use Apple Card:

  1. Activate Superior Fraud Safety. This makes the 3-digit safety code on your Apple Card rotate periodically (with out impacting recurring fees). Allow Superior Fraud Safety by going to Apple Card in Pockets, tapping the cardboard quantity, and turning on Superior Fraud Safety.
  2. Allow transaction notifications to get a real-time alert each time your card is used. Go to Apple Card in Pockets, then faucet Extra (the “three dots” button) > Notifications > Transactions.
  3. Lock your titanium card if it’s misplaced or misplaced. For the uninitiated, the titanium Apple Card is a bodily model of Apple Card. It’s helpful for areas that don’t settle for Apple Pay, however like bodily playing cards, it may be misplaced, misplaced, or stolen. The excellent news is which you can shut off the cardboard quickly in an emergency—with out disabling your account! To do that, go to Apple Card in Pockets, then faucet Extra > Card Particulars > Lock Card (discovered below the Titanium Card part)
  4. Take away misplaced or stolen units from your Apple account and alter your Apple ID password in case you suppose it’s been compromised. To do that, head to the net and go to appleid.apple.com. Sign up and search for the Signal-in and Safety menu on the left aspect of the display to vary your password. Additional down, you’ll see an choice for Units. Faucet or click on that to see all units related along with your account. Faucet on the misplaced or stolen system to see the choice to take away it out of your account. 

Apple updates crash Google Pictures

Apple launched one other spherical of updates this week—and those for Mac, iPhone, and iPad contained an necessary safety repair. In accordance with Apple, the updates for iOS 16.3.1, iPadOS 16.3.1, macOS Ventura 13.2.1 addressed a problem with WebKit that might have allowed malicious net content material to trigger arbitrary code execution. To underscore the seriousness of the bug, Apple says that it’s conscious of experiences that “this problem could have been actively exploited.” 

It’s a vital replace—however sadly, the iOS and iPadOS 16.3.1 updates appear to be impacting a fairly vital app for some customers. MacRumors says that many Google Pictures customers are having issues with their app after putting in the iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1 updates. The Google app seems to be crashing when customers attempt to launch it.

Fortuitously, Google has launched an emergency replace for his or her iOS/iPadOS Pictures app that ought to repair the issue. For customers who’re nonetheless experiencing points with Google Pictures, updating the app ought to resolve the state of affairs.



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