Ex-Trump cybersecurity czar Rudy Giuliani couldn’t figure out how to unlock his iPhone

Rudy Giuliani reportedly locked himself out of his iPhone just weeks after being named cybersecurity adviser to President Donald Trump, NBC News reports. An internal Apple store memo obtained by NBC News indicates that in 2017 the former New York City mayor took his device to an Apple Store location in San Francisco after forgetting his own passcode. Giuliani is said to have locked himself out of his iPhone after entering the incorrect passcode at least 10 times. The device, an out-of-warranty iPhone 6, had to be wiped. Some of Giulianis data was then restored using his iCloud backup. A former Apple employee who worked at the store at the time describedGiulianis actions as very sloppy. Trump had just named …

How a personal server could be the answer to your data privacy worries MashTalk

Image: Sergei Konkov\TASS via Getty Images A cloud server operated by Microsoft has been leaking the personal data of 80 million U.S. households including people’s full names, physical addresses, and dates of birth. A pair of Israeli security researchers say they discovered the unprotected database while working on a web mapping project with VPN review site vpnMentor. In addition to names and addresses, the 24GB database also stored coded information on people’s gender, marital status, income levels, and whether they’ve been a homeowner. Who owns the data on the server isn’t known. However, the mysterious party decided to itemize all the information by household, instead of individuals. Each record was also accompanied by a “member_code” and “score” entry. “This open …