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Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature

“Grayshift has gone to great lengths to future proof their technology and stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.”
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.14.18
Apple
Apple

An Original iPhone Designer Embarks on Life After Apple

Freddy Anzures worked under Steve Jobs to design the single most influential device of this century. Fourteen years later, he's starting on his next act.
Ankita Rao
6.13.18
Apple
Apple

If iPhone Moves to USB-C, We Must Embrace One Last Dongle

Apple is rumored to be mulling a switch from Lightning ports to USB-C. It would mean more people will have to use a dongle in the short term, but it'd be for the best.
Ashwin Rodrigues
6.13.18
cryptojacking
cryptojacking

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining In App Store

Apple recently updated its developer policies to ban apps that mine cryptocurrencies like Monero on user devices.
Jordan Pearson
6.11.18
OPSEC 101
OPSEC 101

Paul Manafort’s Terrible Encrypted Messaging OPSEC Got Him Additional Charges

Don’t commit crimes. But if you do, don’t back up the evidence of your crimes to Apple or Google’s cloud, where it doesn’t matter that the evidence was originally end-to-end encrypted.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.5.18
Phone Crackers
Phone Crackers

Apple Is Testing a Feature That Could Kill Police iPhone Unlockers

Apple’s new security feature, USB Restricted Mode, is in the iOS 12 Beta, and it could kill the popular iPhone unlocking tools for cops made by Cellebrite and GrayShift.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.4.18
iPhone
iPhone

iOS 12's Biggest Upgrade: An End to Planned Obsolescence Conspiracy Theories

Apple promises the new iOS will make old iPhones faster, not slower.
Jason Koebler
6.4.18
Apple
Apple

iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' Is an 'Epidemic'

People who repair Apple products say that a grayed-out speaker icon is a symptom of “loop disease,” which can affect aging iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices.
Jon Christian
6.4.18
iPhone
iPhone

Kanye's iPhone Album Art and the Rise of 'Good Enough' Media

The album art for Kanye West's 'ye' was shot and edited on an iPhone, just like tons of other media that millions of people love.
Jason Koebler
6.1.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

The First Aftermarket iPhone X Screens Use LCDs, Not OLEDs

Third-party replacement screens use a totally different technology, but they still work with the iPhone X—sort of.
Matthew Gault
5.31.18
Apple
Apple

Internal Documents Show Apple Knew the iPhone 6 Would Bend

Apple publicly maintained that there were no engineering issues with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but an internal review showed that engineering changes were necessary to prevent touch disease.
Jason Koebler
5.24.18
Internet Insecurity
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
5.22.18