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Tech Watch: Security Issues With Apple Products

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Apple iPhone 4. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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(KCBS) – CNET Editor-at-Large Brian Cooley talks about security issues with Apple products and a new “two step authentication” feature from Google.

An organization in Germany, a state sponsored research institute, found that within 6 minutes someone can get into your iPhone if they can get their hands physically on it, remove the sim chip, do what’s called jailbreaking, and install an app that can crack the password and reveal them.

This could spook more corporations from ever supporting the iPhone as an official business device.

The new security feature from Google is called the two step authentication. If you have a Google account, go to My Accounts and under personal settings you’ll see a new option where you can have two passwords: one that you memorize and type in and for extra security you can have them send you a special one-time password each time you log in via your cell phone.

You can hear his Tech Watch report Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:50 P.M. on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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