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Apple shuts down iPhone cracking loophole used by police

“Apple has defended an iPhone update that blocks police from unlocking suspects’ smartphones to hunt for evidence” writes Margi Murphy for telegraph.co.uk. Law enforcement can currently “crack” security measures using a piece of hardware that generates sequences of numbers to unlock smartphones so they can access messages and potential evidence without needing a PIN. Police and forensics officials in the US are understood to be using a piece of kit called GrayKey, which takes around three to six days to work out a six digit passcode. The device, created by…

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APPLE to undercut law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones…

“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices” writes Joseph Menn for reuters.com. This also could spur sales of cracking devices, as law enforcement looks to get more forensic machines closer to where seizures occur.Apple and most private security experts argue that government contractors and others can usually find means of cracking devices.These companies have marketed their machines to law enforcement in multiple countries this year, offering the…

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Apple to undercut popular law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones

“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. This also could spur sales of cracking devices, as law enforcement looks to get more forensic machines closer to where seizures occur.Apple began working on the USB issue before learning it was a favorite of law enforcement.Apple and most private security experts argue that government contractors and others can usually find means of cracking devices. Source:…

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Facebook is cracking down on businesses that lie to customers in their ads

“Facebook will anonymize and aggregate the data, which will show up in the business’ ads dashboard on Facebook” writes Dennis Green for aol.com. “When people have these bad experiences, it is bad for trust with all businesses on the platform, and it’s bad for Facebook,” Epps said.Eventually, Epps says, she hopes to see zero negative experiences on Facebook related to online-shopping ads.”The goal is to provide more relevant and trustworthy experiences interacting with businesses on Facebook.”.  Source: aol.com Share This:

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Apple ‘to block cracking’ used by law enforcement to unlock iPhones

“Apple’s latest iOS update could make it a lot harder for law enforcement to access files on a suspect’s phone, a security researcher has claimed” writes James Titcomb for telegraph.co.uk. The new security feature was spotted in an early beta preview of iOS 11.4, which is expected to be released in the next few weeks. If it arrives, the feature may be a welcome deterrent for thieves, but will deal a blow to forensics experts as it may spell the end of iPhone “cracking”, a method used by law enforcement to break into phones, according…

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Cracking the code to a later-in-life career change: Living On

“At 61, she started her fourth career; this time working as an IT business systems analyst” writes Marcia Pledger for cleveland.com. Krizmanich started her career working as a certified lab technician and eventually moved on to working as a videotape editor for CNN in 1985, when the network was just five years old.”Every step in my career path was financed by the career before it. Source: cleveland.com Share This:

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Changing careers after 50: Living On

“At 61, she started her fourth career; this time working as an IT business systems analyst” writes Marcia Pledger for cleveland.com. Krizmanich started her career working as a certified lab technician and eventually moved on to working as a videotape editor for CNN in 1985, when the network was just five years old.”Every step in my career path was financed by the career before it. Source: cleveland.com Share This:

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iPhone Cracking Methods Like GrayKey Box Can Guess a Six-Digit Password in 11 Hours on Average

“Law enforcement agencies have a new iPhone cracking tool that works with all modern iPhones and the newest versions of iOS 11, the GrayKey , designed by a company called Grayshift.Previous reports have suggested the GrayKey can crack 4-digit passcodes in a matter of hours and 6-digit passcodes in days, but as highlighted by VICE’s Motherboard , cracking times for the GrayKey and other similar iPhone unlocking methods can potentially be even faster and 6-digit passcodes no longer offer adequate protection.Matthew Green, assistant professor and cryptographer at John Hopkins Information…

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India and Pakistan are cracking down on cryptocurrencies — here’s how they’re doing it

“The RBI said on Thursday that entities under its regulation may not deal in any virtual currency” writes Abhirup Roy for businessinsider.com. The price of bitcoin plummeted to a low of 350,000 rupees ($5,392) versus its international market price of $6,617, following the RBI announcement, crypto-currency exchange Coinome said.Pakistan’s central bank said in a separate statement late on Friday that crypto-currencies were not legal in the country.MUMBAI (Reuters) — India’s central bank barred banks on Friday from having any links to virtual currency dealers, slashing the prices of bitcoin and…

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Why do cracking knuckles make a popping sound?

“Therefore, the fact that there are still microbubbles present in the joint fluid after knuckle cracking has taken place is inconsequential” writes Sabrina Barr for independent.co.uk. They concluded that when the knuckles are cracked, tiny bubbles in the joint fluid are collapsed due to the variations of pressure in the fluid.Even the popularised old wives’ tale that cracking your knuckles can cause arthritis in later years hasn’t deterred avid crackers from carrying on as they were.However, further research decades later supposedly debunked this theory, as it was discovered that bubbles…

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