This is a good catch over the problem that iOS 6.1 had with people being able to unlock a phone in an unauthorised manner. The problem is that something very similar indeed had happened back with iOS 4.1. Why is this embarrassing? Well, almost exactly the same flaw affected iOS 4.1 back in 2010. What this tells me is that phone security is not systematically tested by...
(3 months and 2 days ago)
As soon as the new Pope was chosen, a land-grab for Pope Twitter handles commenced, as did a swirl of confusion over what was real. One account in particular (@JMBergoglio) gained tens of thousands of followers in a matter of minutes. The account seems legitimate at first glance, but it is actually an old parody Twitter account for the cardinal, as Mashable pointed out. The...
(2 months and 6 days ago)
Boughton's was among a string of recent cyber attacks targeting public officials and organizations. According to multiple news reports, someone took down the city of Hartford's website Thursday morning. On Tuesday, a hacker group called the Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit for hijacking the Twitter account of The Associated Press and sending out a fake tweet about an...
(22 days ago)
Tafa Peters (aka T-Shyne) was on Twitter and Facebook promoting a new song he recently uploaded to SoundCloud called "Masked Up" on Monday morning when something curious popped up on his Twitter timeline. Someone with the handle "@BurgerKing" mentioned the New York rapper: Shout out @Tshyne check his music out! Turns out the message came from the official Burger King Twitter...
(2 months and 29 days ago)
Researcher simulates hijacking an airplane using just an Android app at security conference; FAA says technique wouldn't capture "full control" of plane
(1 month and 5 days ago)
Today: Apple follows Facebook and Twitter in announcing an attack on its employees' computers, while another corporate Twitter account is taken over. Also: Google stock surpasses $800 for the first time, Wall Street gains after long weekend.
(2 months and 28 days ago)
Filed under: Investing Facebook's nifty chat heads and stickers, which made their first appearance when Facebook announced Home for Android, have made their way to iOS. Source: Facebook press release. If you have an iPhone, you can see these fun features for yourself simply by updating your Facebook app. The features came just hours after Bloomberg reported that Facebook is...
(30 days ago)
Apple, Facebook and Twitter have all fallen victim to the same attack by hackers over the past few weeks. The good news is that very few users have been affected by these security breaches. Still, the way these companies were attacked–through malicious websites that exploited a security flaw in Java–could happen to anyone. Here’s what you need to know about the recent...
(2 months and 27 days ago)
Facebook Messenger users on iOS can now make free phone calls to their Facebook pals from within the app. If text just won't get across what you want to say while IMing in Facebook Messenger, you can hit the 'I' button to see the option to make a free call to your buddy.It'll only work from within individual conversations so there's no conference calling - but you can leave...
(1 month and 22 days ago)
A security flaw has been found in iOS 6.1, one which piles on the already reported bugs in that version of Apple's mobile platform. The report first appeared on Thursday, spoiling Apple's...
(3 months and 3 days ago)
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