Blog Posts Tagged with "iOS"


Apple Sanctions Researcher Charlie Miller for Exploit

November 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Miller "planted a sleeper app in Apple’s App Store to demonstrate the trick–an app can phone home to a remote computer that downloads new unapproved commands onto the device... including stealing the user’s photos, reading contacts... or otherwise repurposing normal iOS app functions..."

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Facebook's Project Spartan - Tempest in a Broken Teapot

June 24, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

While some analyses of the super-secret Project Spartan that Facebook is supposedly working on center around the Apple vs. Facebook apps war brewing - I think the focus is something else entirely. I think the focus, from a technology perspective, is HTMLv5...

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Apple Lied: Filed Patent for Mobile Device Tracking

April 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Revelations of the patent application now confirm suspicions that Apple was quite aware of the storage of geolocation tracking data, that it was not merely a database of Wi-Fi locations, and the building of location histories on their customers was not due to a software glitch...

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Apple Posts Statement on iOS Location Data Collection

April 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Apple confirms collecting location the data, but states that the information only reflects a database of Wi-Fi hotspots and transmission towers that a phone has come into signal range of - which is akin to saying your car is not tracked, just the streets it has been driven on...

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How Much Does Your Smartphone Know About You?

April 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"I plugged my phone into my computer and opened an application called Lantern... Ten minutes later, I'm staring at everything my iPhone knows about me. About 14,000 text messages, 1,450 Facebook contacts, tens of thousands of locations pings, every website I've ever visited..."

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Lawsuit Calls Out Apple Over Stealth iOS Tracking Data

April 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We take issue specifically with the notion that Apple is now basically tracking people everywhere they go... If you are a federal marshal, you have to have a warrant to do this kind of thing, and Apple is doing it without one," said Aaron Mayer, attorney for the plaintiffs...

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Hidden iOS File Records Tracking Information

April 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Anyone who gains access to this single file could likely determine the location of the user's home, the businesses he frequents, the doctors he visits, the schools his children attend, and the trips he has taken over the past months or even a year..."

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Top Five Mobile Operating System Options

April 20, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Five major players have floated to the top, dominating a major chunk of the mobile operating systems market. It used to be that people chose their phone only by their carrier and what brands they offered. Today many choose their phone based on the manufacturer and its operating system...

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Pwn2Own Winner Charlie Miller Discusses OS Security

March 13, 2011 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

"Apple doesn't have a perceived security problem by customers and so they haven't had a need to invest heavily in it. I've done what I can to try to educate people that Apple products aren't magical and can have security problems like every other product..."

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