Jonathan Zdziarski lied, Apple reports that there no secret backdoors in iOS for iPhone & iPad

 

 

Trust this computer

Trust this computer

The computer news media has been ablaze with a claim from “security researcher” Jonathan Zdziarski, who was presenting at the Hackers on Planet Earth conference earlier this week. In his talk, “Identifying Back Doors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices,” Zdziarski claimed to have found systems within iOS that could be used to access users’ information, including photos, address-book information, voicemail messages, and more. Continue reading Jonathan Zdziarski lied, Apple reports that there no secret backdoors in iOS for iPhone & iPad

iPhone Operating System from iOS 1 to iOS 7

iPhone 5

iPhone 5

Have you ever wanted to install a classic version on your old, spare, iPhone? I like to keep an old iPhone for emergencies (and yes, you can make an emergency call to 911 even thug it has no cell service and no SIM card) and to play classic games on. I’ve updated it to the latest version of iOS but its a bit much for the processor so sometimes it runs a bit sluggish. The solution? Continue reading iPhone Operating System from iOS 1 to iOS 7

Mountain View Makes a Smart City Move Standardizing on Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi as Foundation for Public Access and Smart City Services

RUCKUS WIRELESS, INC. LOGO

RUCKUS WIRELESS, INC. LOGO

SUNNYVALE, Calif.July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that the City of Mountain View, CA has become the latest municipality to select and standardize on Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology for its free high-speed wireless public access service.  The Ruckus network also provides the foundation infrastructure to support future smart city services for Mountain View’s city departments. Continue reading Mountain View Makes a Smart City Move Standardizing on Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi as Foundation for Public Access and Smart City Services

Introduction of IceBrowser Ushers In New Era of Internet Privacy For Web Users Around the World

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – IceBrowser.co announces its Beta launch of a new add-on browser designed to allow users to privately and securely access the Internet. IceBrowser is an effective way to prevent government and corporate trackers from invading online privacy and a virus-free environment by providing browser services from the most private countries in the world. IceBrowser will operate via the user-friendly Cocoon platform. Cocoon, the renowned web privacy add-on, will work in conjunction with Gerald Batonof IceBrowser.co to keep browsing data away from the prying eyes of corporations and governments by allowing you to surf from privacy-friendly countries, such as Iceland, thanks to the cloud. Continue reading Introduction of IceBrowser Ushers In New Era of Internet Privacy For Web Users Around the World

Unisys Survey Reveals Nearly 70 Percent of Critical Infrastructure Providers Have Been Breached in the Past Year

BLUE BELL, Pa.July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – New research from Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) finds alarming gaps in the security of the world’s critical infrastructure. Nearly 70 percent of companies surveyed that are responsible for the world’s power, water and other critical functions have reported at least one security breach that led to the loss of confidential information or disruption of operations in the past 12 months, according to a survey released today in partnership with the Ponemon Institute. Continue reading Unisys Survey Reveals Nearly 70 Percent of Critical Infrastructure Providers Have Been Breached in the Past Year

U.S. farmer loses iPhone, found 8 months later on Japanese island – It works fine

iPhone 5

iPhone 5

“U.S. farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year,” Justin Juozapavicius reports for The Associated Press. “Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after it was found in Japan.” Continue reading U.S. farmer loses iPhone, found 8 months later on Japanese island – It works fine

Android phones, including Samsung, don’t delete personal data when you wipe or reset them

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Google Don’t Be Evil

“Have you ever sold an old smartphone on eBay? You might be interested to know that the apps, photos and even Google searches on your phone can still be recovered — even if you performed a factory reset,” Pete Pachal reports for Mashable. Continue reading Android phones, including Samsung, don’t delete personal data when you wipe or reset them

Privacy Tools: How to Block Online Tracking

wow_lens-4Many companies track your behavior and request information about you without explicitly asking for your permission. Here’s how to combat the trackers. Continue reading Privacy Tools: How to Block Online Tracking

3D printer Tinkerine announces major online course initiative with leading Ed Tech content provider to bring 3D printing curriculum to every school

Tinkerine U initiative gives teachers and students the ability for the first time to leverage the power of 3D printing across the curriculum in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) subjects –VANCOUVERJuly 3, 2014 /CNW/ – Tinkerine Studios Ltd. (TSXV:TTD) Canada’s leading manufacturer and distributor of 3D printers, today announced the launch of Tinkerine U, an educational initiative to bring 3D printing curriculum to every school in North America. The company is also pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Brandt to the position of Managing Director of Tinkerine U. Continue reading 3D printer Tinkerine announces major online course initiative with leading Ed Tech content provider to bring 3D printing curriculum to every school

Aperture and iPhoto reach end of life, to be replaced by iCloud based “Photos” app

Apple Photos app

Apple Photos app

Apple has revealed to The Loop that its Aperture and iPhoto image editing apps are being merged and being replaced by a new iCloud based app called Photos. The new Photos app will be Continue reading Aperture and iPhoto reach end of life, to be replaced by iCloud based “Photos” app