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Internet Insecurity

The Jailbreaking Community Is Bracing for Google to Publicly Drop an iPhone Exploit

A Google researcher announced that he is planning to release a powerful tool for iOS 11 that the security community thinks it can use to jailbreak the iPhone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.7.17
Tedium
Tedium

The 80s Software Program That Made Email Famous

Even as die-hard Eudora users held on, it couldn’t. Did we lose something great?
Ernie Smith
12.6.17
Tedium
Tedium

The Company That Waited Decades for the Touchscreen Revolution

How the stylus-controlled graphics tablet, most notably produced by Japanese firm Wacom, helped shape our multitouch-friendly world—even if that shaping took a little while.
Ernie Smith
12.1.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

‘Dumb’ MacOS Bug Allowed Anyone to Get Admin Privileges Without a Password

A new bug on MacOS allowed any user to log in as the full-privilege admin user “root” just by entering root as login and pressing enter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.28.17
iPhone X
iPhone X

iPhone X's Face ID Can Be Fooled With a 3D-Printed Mask

“It was even simpler than we ourselves had thought.”
Daniel Oberhaus
11.13.17
iPhone X
iPhone X

The iPhone X's Back Glass Is Fragile and an Expensive Nightmare to Repair

The glass is connected to the phone's housing with welds and a lot of glue.
Matthew Gault
Jason Koebler
11.8.17
iPhone X
iPhone X

How iFixit Became King of the iPhone Teardown

We went to Australia to learn how—and why—iFixit does its electronics teardowns.
Jason Koebler
11.3.17
PICS or STFU
PICS or STFU

PSA: With Camera Permission, iPhone Apps Can Take Pictures And Videos Without You Noticing

This is not a bug, but keep it in mind when a random app asks you for permission to access your camera.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.25.17
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

How Hard Is it to Upgrade the RAM in a New iMac? An Investigation by a Noob

To save $600 on an upgrade, I immediately took a knife to my brand new computer.
Jason Koebler
10.24.17
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Latest iOS Update Shows Apple Can Use Software to Break Phones Repaired by Independent Shops

"Non-genuine replacement displays may fail to work correctly."
Jason Koebler
10.13.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

The iPhone's Constant Password Popups Are a Hacker's Dream

PSA: be careful where you type your Apple ID password.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.10.17
Pixel 2
Pixel 2

All Phones Are the Same

The Pixel 2 is the same as the iPhone, which is the same as the Note.
Jason Koebler
10.4.17