Researchers reveal how to hack an iPhone in 60 seconds

August 1, 2013 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Researchers reveal how to hack an iPhone in 60 seconds 

Three Georgia Tech hackers have revealed how to hack iPhones and iPads with malware imitating ordinary apps in under sixty seconds using a “malicious charger.”

Today at a Black Hat USA 2013 press conference, the researchers revealed for the first time exactly how the USB charger they built can compromise iOS devices in less than a minute.

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Photos on iPhone may be at risk for security breach

February 29, 2012 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Photos on iPhone may be at risk for security breach 

The private photos on your phone may not be as private as you think.

Developers of applications for Apple’s mobile devices, along with Apple itself, came under scrutiny this month after reports that some apps were taking people’s address book information without their knowledge.

As it turns out, address books are not the only things up for grabs. Photos are also vulnerable. After a user allows an application on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to have access to location information, the app can copy the user’s entire photo library without any further notification or warning, according to app developers.

It is unclear whether any apps in Apple’s App Store are illicitly copying user photos. Although Apple’s rules do not specifically forbid photo copying, Apple says it screens all apps submitted to the store, a process that should catch nefarious behavior on the part of developers.

But copying address book data was against Apple’s rules, and the company approved many popular apps that collected that information.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment. If you are stupid enough to buy an Apple product, who cares about your security!!!

Microsoft Gambling $100 Bills on WP7 Speed Tests in Vegas

January 11, 2012 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Microsoft Gambling $100 Bills on WP7 Speed Tests in Vegas 

Microsoft’s Ben Rudolph is in Vegas this week, waving around a stack of $100 bills and bragging about how fast his Windows Phones are. Specifically, he’s betting that his phone can beat your phone in a head-to-head speed challenge. There doesn’t seem to be any specific app or test for the challenge — Rudolph says that he and the challenger will make the call based on what they do on their phone every day. If the Windows Phone can’t beat your Android, iOS or other device, he’ll give you a hundred bucks. However, if you lose, you have to go on camera and admit your phone got smoked by a Windows Phone, which might be difficult for diehard Android or iPhone fans to admit.

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Nokia takes on Android with launch of Windows phones

October 26, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Nokia takes on Android with launch of Windows phones 

Nokia is taking the smartphone battle to Android with the launch of a new handset in a collaboration with Microsoft that represents a last-ditch bid to shape computing’s new frontier.

With Apple and Google’s Android now dominating the smartphone market, the world’s largest phone maker is pinning its hopes of a business turnaround on the success of two models unveiled by chief executive Stephen Elop at the annual Nokia World event in London.

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Windows Phone 7 To Get 500 New Features

May 24, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Windows Phone 7 To Get 500 New Features 

Microsoft on Tuesday offered a preview of the first major update for Windows Phone 7, the platform the company is counting on to save it from irrelevance in the key smartphone market.

The update, for now code-named “Mango” until it officially becomes Windows Phone 7.1 when it launches in the fall, is meant to help Microsoft fulfill its mission to “redefine the smartphone,” according to Andy Lees, president of Microsoft’s Mobile Communications business, and adds a whopping 500 new features, from major improvements like multitasking to transparent back-end services.

Information Week – Windows Phone 7 To Get 500 New Features

iPhone, Blackberry Tumble to Hackers

March 11, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on iPhone, Blackberry Tumble to Hackers 

Do you have an iPhone 4 or Blackberry? This week at Pwn2Own, companies were challenged to exploit everthing from web browsers to smartphones.

If you are one of the proud owners of an iPhone or Blackberry beware what you use it for, unless you want exploited. Apple’s iPhone 4 and RIM’s BlackBerry Torch 9800 both succumbed to hackers today at Pwn2Own, but two other smartphones running Android and Windows Phone 7 were unchallenged.

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