Here’s how to keep the FBI out of your iPhone

Here’s how to keep the FBI out of your iPhone

As most of us know by now, law enforcement wants Apple to unlock the iPhone that was used by the San Bernardino shooter. Since then, the war has bounced back and forth from both sides, Apple winning a victory in New York,law enforcement warning that they could force Apple to hand over the source code, and now John Oliver has chimed in. Just about every major technology company has supported Apple while most US politicians…

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Stagefright Gives Android Users Something to Fright About

Stagefright Gives Android Users Something to Fright About

A few months ago people were talking about the latest bug  in iOS that would cause the phone to crash if someone sent a specific set of characters via a text message (which has been fixed).  Now it appears that it is Android’s turn.  This new bug is being called Stagefright which allows an attacker to remotely execute code on another person’s Android device that they received via MMS messages. The exploit was publicly announced on July 27,…

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Why Your Car Is Insecure

Why Your Car Is Insecure

You may not know this, but most of you drove into work today in a computer.  Don’t believe me?  Oh, maybe because you commonly refer to it as your car.  For the past 40 years car manufacturers have been making cars with computers that typically are located in proximity to the automobiles engine.  The on-board computer controls many things including fuel injection, the anti-lock braking system (ABS), gear shifting, and diagnostics (you know, the infamous check engine light)…

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