Archive for the ‘iphone’ Category
Researchers at MDSec, an IT security firm, have identified a method that allows thieves and hackers to bypass iPhone’s lockscreen utilizing equipment that costs merely few hundred dollars. In an iPhone, the lockscreen basically serves as a barrier between thieves and the phone since it bricks the device after 10 wrong guesses. Moreover, it has proven to be difficult to bypass on phones that aren’t jailbroken. However, according to MDSec, there is […]
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Encryption should be Outlawed – FBI Retracts Support to Further Weaken Our Security. In the past when Apple started encrypting its iPhone by default, the step was lauded by the FBI as it ensured enhanced security. However, FBI has revoked its support and now maintains that encryption of this type needs to be outlawed of course, for the safety of Americans. Before the House Appropriations Committee, Jim Comey, FBI’s director, pleaded for […]
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A 12-year-old girl in Colorado has been arrested and charged for attempting to kill her mom through poisoning her with bleach just because she took away iPhone from her. Authorities claim that the circumstances are chilling. First time the mother felt a strange odor coming from her breakfast smoothie. On second occasion, mother felt thirsty and went to water carafe from where she noticed the same odor that she had felt while […]
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Apple is deleting antivirus and antimalware apps from its iOS App Store without official warning or announcement. It seems that Apple has given up on apps in the Apple store that are related to antivirus or antimalware. There has not been any official announcement made by Apple on this change of policy as such. However, the loose guidelines that Apple follow allows it to do anything at any time, especially something like […]
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Facebook just fixed a privacy bug in a feature of its mobile app called "Photo Sync."
That's good news...but did you even notice that Photo Sync was on in the first place?
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Apparently, a majority of iOS and Android apps are still potentially vulnerable to dangerous FREAK attacks that can easily compromise encrypted data. The problem emerges from the fact that the apps haven’t been fixed against the FREAK (Factoring) attack. This attack was identified on RSA-EXPORT keys by researchers on 13th March. Researchers at FireEye, a security firm, didn’t identify the unpatched apps but their categories have been revealed as shopping, finance, business, […]
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Here's the Fifth Anniversary edition of our weekly podcast...enjoy!
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A brouhaha has broken out about a "Black Box" that can brute force your iPhone PIN by trying every possible combination, from 00..00 to 99..99.
Apparently, it can even circumvent the "10 mistakes and you're finished" test. Sort of...
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