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Internet Insecurity

Trump’s iPhone Security Practices Are Awful

Anonymous White House officials say Donald Trump uses two iPhones. Apparently, Trump doesn’t take enough security precautions on them, such as swapping them every 30 days, like Barack Obama used to do.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4 days ago
Google Photos
Google Photos

I Tried to Watch a Video of a Puppy and Accidentally Sent Every Photo I’ve Ever Taken to Google

Google Photos auto-syncs when you connect to Wi-Fi. Accidentally turning it on even once means you might end up uploading all of your photos to Google's servers.
Jason Koebler
5.18.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

You Should Take Five Minutes to Update Your OS and Apps

For day one of our digital security tuneup, take a minute to update all your operating systems.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
Hacking
Hacking

Startup Offers $3 Million to Anyone Who Can Hack the iPhone

A new startup in Dubai is offering six and seven figure payouts for zero-day exploits for Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.25.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Someone Is Trying to Extort iPhone Crackers GrayShift With Leaked Code

Last week an unknown party started to publish code snippets from iPhone unlocking tool GrayKey. To stop, the extortionists are demanding 2 bitcoin, but they may not have more code to offer.
Joseph Cox
4.24.18
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

This Game Turns Bitcoin Value Charts Into Racetracks

'Crypto Rider' is a fun way to learn about the absurd volatility of cryptocurrency.
Wajeeh Maaz
4.19.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

The Cat-and-Mouse Game Between Apple and the Manufacturer of an iPhone Unlocking Tool

The confusion over a security feature in the iOS 11.3 beta shows Apple might be trying to hinder GrayKey, the popular iPhone-unlocking device for cops.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
4.18.18
Apple
Apple

Stop Using 6-Digit iPhone Passcodes

Now that police agents can allegedly crack iPhones protected with passcodes made of six numbers, it’s time to use longer, harder to guess and crack alphanumeric passphrases.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.16.18
Apple
Apple

The New iOS Update Killed Touch Functionality on iPhone 8s Repaired With Aftermarket Screens

iPhone 8 devices that worked fine prior to the iOS 11.3 update have suddenly stopped working.
Matthew Gault
4.9.18
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile

PC Master Race Invades 'PUBG Mobile' With Dishonorable Keyboards and Mice

Playing with a keyboard and mouse feels like cheating, and it's going to ruin the game.
Matthew Gault
3.27.18
Battlegrounds
Battlegrounds

I Like 'PUBG Mobile' More Than the Real Thing

The hugely popular 'PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds' has come to mobile devices and amazingly it is not bad at all.
Matthew Gault
3.20.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Documents Prove Local Cops Have Bought Cheap iPhone Cracking Tech

GrayShift is a new lawful access company, with an ex-Apple engineer on its staff, that promises to break into the latest iPhones. At least one local police department has already signed up to its GrayKey service.
Joseph Cox
3.9.18