Jonathan Zdziarski backpedals, takes back claim of Apple backdoors in iPhone

NSA by EFF

NSA by EFF

Jonathan Zdziarski made headlines recently by creating an illusion that Apple had intentionally installed backdoors into iOS for the NSA to use to spy on everyone. The problem is that never showed any evidence of this happening, never produced any independent verification of any connection between Apple and the NSA, but the media once against joined in on the mudslinging and smeared Apple, all without one bit of fact checking. Now Jonathan Zdziarski is backpedalling and clearly states that the now does not allege any NSA backdoors or cooperation between NSA and Apple. Continue reading Jonathan Zdziarski backpedals, takes back claim of Apple backdoors in iPhone

Yosemite Beta Flash Drive Installer

OS X Yosemite Beta

OS X Yosemite Beta

By now you might be tempted to install the OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta on your Mac, as I have already done. The download took a long time on the first day of availability but the initial mad rush is over and downloads are proceeding smoothing now, but does this mean that you should install this software. This is a very valid question since this is the very first time that a public Beta of OS X has become available to the general public. Continue reading Yosemite Beta Flash Drive Installer

TOR is now in Russian Government’s crosshairs

TOR

TOR

TOR’s days appear numbered. Not only is the NSA rumored to be working on ways to easily crack TOR, they have already put up dummy TOR routes that intercept traffic, and in addition, researchers have disclosed that entry and exit traffic on TOR is now routinely monitored is unencrypted and is easily read, but now we have news that TOR has been targeted by the Russian Government. Continue reading TOR is now in Russian Government’s crosshairs

U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower(SM) to Launch in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Surrounding Cities this Summer

AT&T Inc. (PRNewsFoto/AT&T Inc.)

AT&T Inc. (PRNewsFoto/AT&T Inc.)

DALLAS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – This summer AT&T* will begin lighting up Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding cities with U-verse with AT&T GigaPower.**  The AT&T GigaPower network will provide services offered over an all-fiber network featuring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, the fastest broadband speeds available in and around the metroplex.*** Continue reading U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower(SM) to Launch in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Surrounding Cities this Summer

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