Police can demand fingerprint phone unlocking, but not passcodes
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Touch ID comes under fire with 5th Amendment


In the United States, police can now force an individual to unlock their own smartphone using fingerprints, but are prevented by the 5th amendment from demanding any passcodes, an LAPD warrant discovered in March 2016 now reveals.

Blackberry open to the cops since 2010
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 15 April 2016 08:33

Blackberry open to the cops since 2010


So much for that myth

Blackberry’s encryption security is a myth and the Canadian coppers have had access to every encrypted piece of data on its network since 2010.

Great Firewall of China's creator uses VPN to by-pass creation
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Fang Binxing de-fanged by his own creation

The bloke who invented China’s internet censorship infrastructure, known as the Great Firewall of China, was blocked when he tried to get around his own creation.

Apple’s Siri didn’t get the security email
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The one where it was supposed to be unhackable

Fruity cargo cult Apple has been telling the world that its phones are so unhackable that it needs to re-write the operating system. Already the FBI has proved that wrong, but it seems that Siri is a backdoor making a mockery of Apple’s security.

A lack of a Bug Bounty causes Apple problems
Published in Mobiles


Hackers would rather sell the iPhone flaws to the government

Fruity cargo cult Apple is having to pay the cost for not paying hackers to find loopholes in its software.

Apple’s legal antics gave FBI a back door to its phones
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Problems with believing your own PR

Fruity cargo cult Apple has made a huge mistake fighting the FBI over the encryption case.

Giant bug eats DDR4
Published in Memory
Monday, 21 March 2016 12:25

Giant bug eats DDR4


Rowhammer not just for DDR3

DDR4 was supposed to be a lot more secure than other DDR3 which was vulnerable to an exploit called Rowhammer.  But it turns out that DDR4 might also be vulnerable afterall.

Snowden says FBI does not need Apple
Published in News
Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:55

Snowden says FBI does not need Apple


It can hack an iPhone itself


Secret service whistleblower Edward Snowden claims that the FBI does not need any help from the fruity cargo cult Apple to unlock an iPhone,

"Right to be forgotten" now applies to all of Google's domains
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Geolocation fences will be deployed to avert unwanted local searchers

In 2014, the European Union’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), ruled that Internet search engines like Google must be required to erase all webpage links to an individual’s search results in which personally identifiable information is deemed “inadequate” or “irrelevant” to a larger context of search inquiry. At first, the court order was only applicable to Google’s European Union-based search sites (see: Google.co.uk, Google.fr and Google.de, etc).

Apple networking genii blacklist router ports
Published in Network


You get what you pay for

The Fruity cargo cult Apple’s legendary skill at networking hit another milestone today after a software update killed Mac’s Ethernet port.