Back in August, we reported that a security researcher had put together a very realistic-looking iPhone Lightning cable that when plugged into an iPhone, would allow hackers to remotely access the device. It was a proof of concept at that time, but now a report from Motherboard has revealed that the cable will be mass produced and sold.
Jailbreaking iOS devices is like playing a game of whack-a-mole with Apple. This is because for every exploit that jailbreakers use to jailbreak iOS devices, Apple will eventually patch it, leading to that particular jailbreak become redundant. This could also be why over the years, jailbreaking has become a lot less popular than ever due to the hassle involved.
With the number of hacks we’re hearing about these days, perhaps it might be a good idea to start considering more complex passwords to protect your account, and here’s how password managers can help.
Recently, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey had his Twitter account hacked. Apparently how the hackers managed to gain access to his account and send out some hateful tweets from it was through the “tweet to SMS” feature, which for those unfamiliar, allows users to send tweets via SMS instead of having to go to Twitter’s website or use the app.
During the early days of social media, many of us probably never really thought too much about handing over personal information to these platforms, assuming that they would never be used against us, or what kind of implications there might be for giving away this kind of details on the internet.
Back in the day, iOS was seen as a more secure operating system compared to Android. This was due to Apple’s walled garden approach, where iOS devices could only run apps that were explicitly approved by Apple. This is versus Android which was more open, where you could find and install apps outside of the Play Store.
Being the CEO of a company usually comes with certain perks that customers of the company might not be able to enjoy. In Twitter’s case, we imagine that maybe the account of the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, would be extra safe with perhaps additional layers of security and monitoring.
Due to the slightly more open nature of Android, it had led to this perception that Android is less secure than iOS. That is not necessarily true as Apple’s iPhones have had their fair share of security and malware scares in the past. In fact, a recent report from Google’s Project Zero could end up leaving a bit of egg on Apple’s face.
There are plenty of reasons to not click on suspicious links in emails. This is because these links can contain files that might be downloaded to your computer which when run, could install malware onto your computer. Sometimes this malware can be a trojan horse designed to provide the hacker with access to their victim’s computer.
These days, the number of data breaches that we’re hearing about seems to be on the rise, showing us that maybe it is time to retire the password or at least enhance it with added security like 2FA. We imagine that it could be a while before an alternative to the password becomes a thing, but in the meantime, Google wants to help.
When you think of ransomware, you might think of computers. However, as it turns out, ransomware can actually affect not just computers, but our digital cameras as well. This is according to a recent report from Check Point Research who discovered a potential flaw in some DSLR cameras.
One of the security features of WhatsApp is support for end-to-end encryption. This means that messages sent and received through WhatsApp are encrypted, which in theory means that no one would be able to intercept and read your messages mid-transmission. However, security researchers at Check Point are now suggesting otherwise.
Apple’s official accessories are pretty expensive and that is a reason why many users opt to use cheaper and unofficial accessories that cost a fraction of the price. However, potential safety and compatibility issues aside, there is a good reason to avoid using these unofficial accessories.
The idea of implanting technology into our bodies isn’t exactly new. However, it seems that one particular biohacker by the name of Amie DD has gone one step further by implanting an RFID chip into her arm, which in turn could be used by her to unlock the door to her Tesla Model 3 vehicle.