Found in hundreds of Android phone models
FireEye has found a vulnerability in Qualcomm software packages which are under the bonnet of hundreds of Android phone models.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Problems with believing your own PR
Fruity cargo cult Apple has made a huge mistake fighting the FBI over the encryption case.
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.
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,
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).