Today I was testing iOS 9 “Split View” multitasking with Freedome and KEY…
…and discovered that we have a new Freedome exit node?
A happy Festivus to us all!
Apple and Google have issued statements to the media regarding WikiLeaks’ March 7th publication of CIA documents. Here’s Apple’s statement via BuzzFeed News. According to Apple, its “products and software are designed to quickly get security updates” to its customers. So, just how well does that statement hold up to what we see in-the-wild? Well, […]
Netflix recently fixed an account takeover vulnerability involving automated phone calls and caller ID spoofing. The issue? An attacker could use Netflix’s “forgot email/password” feature to reset an account’s password by directing the reset code to a voice call. In order to force the code to voice mail, the attacker would need to call the […]
I’ve been testing iOS 10 Beta for several weeks (on a secondary iPad mini 2 of mine) and so far, so good. I’m enjoying Swift Playgrounds and looking forward to the final release. Most of the changes I’ve noticed have been surface (i.e., UI) changes. But today I read an interesting blog post by @nabla_c0d3, […]
A thought experiment. The ongoing issue… Apple vs. F.B.I. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) invoked the All Writs Act and asked a federal judge to order that Apple develop “FBiOS”, a modified version of iOS lacking particular security controls. Apple is required to digitally sign FBiOS. The case is currently being argued. Coming next? […]
Applying the most recent security updates to your device’s operating system is a best practice security fundamental. If you’re not running the latest version of an OS, you’re opening your device to potential exploits. This is a chart of Apple’s iOS 9 adaptation rate. Trading places – iOS 9 was released on September 16, 2015 […]
It’s been a week since short links to crashsafari.com went viral, and Google has finally killed the most prevalent link (goo.gl/78uQHK). More than three-quarters of a million clicks were made before the short link was disabled for violating Google’s Terms of Service. But… other short links are still active. Though clicks are definitely on the […]
Many websites on the modern Internet have advertising content (ads) on their webpages. While some users find ads useful, many find it irrelevant, annoying or intrusive. Some ads even consume so much resources, they can cause undesirable drain on bandwidth and battery use, more notably on mobile devices. Worse, some ads can even lead to […]
On January 25th somebody created a Google short-link for a website called crashsafari.com. The site creates a loop which crashes iOS Safari and causes a partial device reboot. Crashing my iPod touch. #CrashSafari pic.twitter.com/gSlBmD8aKw — Sean Sullivan (@5ean5ullivan) January 25, 2016 It also causes various other browsers to hang or crash. Read more at Wired. […]
Apple iOS has excellent “parental control” options. But really, OS restrictions shouldn’t be limited to parental units. If you run as a limited user on your computer, then you should do the same on your mobile device. So here’s an iOS tip from our Cyber Security Services that Tomi Tuominen shared with me recently. Use […]
On December 15th, US Senator Ron Wyden sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey regarding crypto-ransomware. The reported costs are quite surprising. $10,000? My guess is that this is due to multiple computers being hit rather than one overall fee. Here are Wyden’s questions. Hopefully the FBI will provide a detailed reply sooner than […]