Category Hardware

TouchID Not As Secure As You Think

iPhone 5s Fingerprint

The new iPhone 5s was released and just a day and a half later, the Chaos Computer Club hackers were able to bypass the fingerprint bio-metric scanner TouchID.
Dan Riccio, Senior Vice President of Apple Hardware Engineering, stated, “you’re fingerprint is one of the best passwords in the world. It’s always with you, and no two are exactly alike.”

Even though that may be true on some levels, watch the following video and see just how easy and quickly the fingerprint security is setup and circumvented.

With the new iOS and hardware, you can use your fingerprint as the password to unlock your phone and it can be setup to enable your phone to authorize purchases through Apple stores for music, movies, TV series, applications, and books...

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SD Card Scam Scammed

sdcard_wrench

 
In this ever changing landscape both in the tangible world and in the virtual world, there are scams, pitfalls, rogues, thieves, spies, predators, trojans, virii, and that is just the tip of the titanic iceberg. You never know when someone is going to try to fool you into something or out of something! You may think to yourself “Nobody can fool me, I’m fool proof!” “it will never happen to me!” but now you are just fooling yourself. It is not always easy to know when you are being taken advantage of.
 
These problems come in all shapes and sizes from the massive to the minute. Take it from nekromant. He was recently a victim of on online purchase scam involving SD-CARDS. What he thought was going to be a bunch of 5 microSD cards, 4 GB. each, actually turned out to be a scam...

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