Apple’s recent release of iOS 6.1.3, which fixed the lock screen issue, another lock screen flaw was revealed. Check out video. The new iPhone unlocking flaw involves turning off Siri, messing around with Voice Control and ejecting the SIM. The iPhone can then make calls without the passcode being entered and the address book is accessible.
All of us have a multitude of passwords for social media, online shopping, intranets, emails, and more. Having to remember so many passwords can be a chore and can be elevated by using password remember softwares. Google is tackling this issue by looking into using cryptography via a USB cryptography cards, a smart card-embedded ring, or authenticated devices such as your smartphone to securely log in to your online accounts.
The search giant’s security gurus are set to publish their findings next month and say they could soon be commonplace.
Dropbox, a cloud based file hosting service, was in trouble after user accounts usernames and passwords were stolen from other websites in July. Dropbox has taken steps to improve security by introducing a two step authentication method for user sign in.
This is just an option for users to adopt. Once adopted users will be required to submit a six-digit security code in addition to their passwords whenever they sign in, or link a new computer, phone or tablet.
Apple has filed a patent application for technology that would restrict unauthorized users’ access or jailbreaking to a mobile device such as an iPhone or a tablet such as the iPad.
Apple patent Application number 20100207721 was filed with the US Patent & Trademark Office on August 19. Other than disabling jailbroken Apple devices, the patent also contain innovative security feature to detect unauthorised used, gather forensic data, detect mode of travel and suspicious activity.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has admitted that they’ve stored more than 35,000 controversial body scanning images, despite their previously stating the images can not be saved or recorded. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just get the passengers to check them without clothes on?
There should be better process in place for scanning passengers. Would you want your images turn up in reality porn videos?
Mozilla has disabled Microsoft’s .NET Framework Assistant add-on and Windows Presentation Foundation plug-in for Firefox to stop a vulnerability that allows an attacker to take over Windows machines.
Users are not happy the Microsoft has introduced add-ons/plugins for Firefox that are almost impossible to remove.
From Mozilla Blog: Because of the difficulties some users have had entirely removing the add-on, and because of the severity of the risk it represents if not disabled, we contacted Microsoft today to indicate that we were looking to disable the extension and plugin for all users via our blocklisting mechanism. Microsoft agreed with the plan, and we put the blocklist entry live immediately.
Microsoft did an unusual thing by releasing a security patch ahead of its regularly scheduled November security updates to fix a major security flaw in all versions of Windows. If Microsoft is pushing this out urgently, then we know something severe is brewing ahead. Do yourself a favour, patch it now.
The intending attack comes from a malicious Internet worm that could allow hackers to infiltrate systems remotely and take control over your computers and stealing data without any user interaction.
Apple has admitted there is a security flaw in iPhone where hackers can gain access to emails and private contacts when the device is lock. The security flaw can be seen if you press the emergency call button at the unlock screen follow by two taps on the home button. Apple says that there will be a security fix coming in September.