iPhones users, Siri can help others access your contacts, messages and possibly nude pics

Your iPhone might not be as secure as you think – even when your device is locked and protected with a passcode.

A recently discovered security flaw affecting iOS 8.0 and up lets anyone bypass an iPhone’s password lock screen to access data including contact information, message logs as well as photos. The method is detailed in the YouTube video above by popular tech YouTuber iDeviceHelp and requires two things: physical access to the device and that Siri has been enabled on the lock screen. Continue reading “iPhones users, Siri can help others access your contacts, messages and possibly nude pics”

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Google Pixel gets hacked in 60 seconds, Apple iPhone not so much

Pwnfest is a hacking competition that takes place in Seoul, South Korea where a team of white hackers named Qihoo 360 unveiled a bug in the system which enabled the team to manipulate Pixel remotely. Pixel’s OS was hacked in time span of just 60 seconds using zero-day vulnerability.

Previously in a similar competition called Pwn2Own, a fully patched Nexus 6P was hacked, an iPhone 6s was partially hacked while the Galaxy S6 couldn’t be hacked at all.  Continue reading “Google Pixel gets hacked in 60 seconds, Apple iPhone not so much”

This radio hack can read your keystrokes from hundreds of feet away

YOU SHOULD BE able to trust your wireless keyboard. And yet security researchers have been warning people to be suspicious of wireless computer accessories using sketchy radio protocols for years. Those warnings peaked five months ago, when hackers at the security firm Bastille found that millions of cheap keyboard and mouse dongles let hackers inject keystrokes onto your machine from hundreds of yards away. Now, in case you missed that message, the same researchers have extended their attack to millions more devices—and this time, they can not only inject keystrokes, but also read yours, too.

Continue reading “This radio hack can read your keystrokes from hundreds of feet away”

Google Maps hack shows you all the Pokemon around you, not necessarily a good thing

Part of the excitement and the hype of Pokemon GO is the fact that you have to go out and look for these digital creatures to catch them. That excitement and hype is now put in very real danger with a map hack – a server exploit that comes up with an easy-to-use map that shows you where every Pokemon is in your vicinity.

It’s a pretty complicated hack – if you read the Pokemon GO subreddit from where this information comes from – but it is doable, and some people are committed to doing it. The developers for this hack reverse engineered an API using the data sent and received by the Pokemon GO servers. What they have been able to do is parse the server responses sent by the game. From there, an installation of Python scripting on your PC can convert the data on into a Google Maps picture of where the Pokemon are in your area.

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Pretty smart, but in our opinion, the game stands to lose its excitement when the usage of this hack becomes widespread. That will happen when the developers finally are able to make this hack in app form. From there, the app will spread like wildfire, and before you know it, people will no longer “search” and “hunt” for Pokemon, they will just go to specific areas where there are a lot of them.

The hack makes it easier for Pokemon GO trainers, yes. But in the end, it’s still “cheating” the system that Niantic put in place. Hopefully, the augmented reality game outfit can start securing their server signals and stop this hack from happening.

Hackers group threaten to take down Pokémon GO servers on August 1 ‘just for fun’

Pokémon GO fanatics will have to find something else to do on August 1 as hackers have planned to take the game down that day. Poodlecorp, a notorious hackers group, has threatened to take the game offline on August 1. Pokémon GO, which was officially launched on July 6, has taken the world by storm and its rage has been continuing ever since.

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Poodlecorp has threatened to take down the Pokémon GO servers with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. These DDoS attacks are an attempt to make a server or network unavailable to its users by overwhelming it with massive traffic from multiple sources. Poodlecorp in an interview with Keemstar said that they are doing this “just for fun.” These hackers want to create chaos by doing so because “chaos is entertainment, we like to p*ss people off because we can.”

https://twitter.com/PoodleCorp/status/754845127114387456

Interestingly, Poodlecorp has claimed responsibility for taking down the Pokémon GO servers on Saturday last week. But another hackers group OurMine had also claimed the responsibility of the attack, which caused the Pokémon GO servers to go down for a few hours. Do you think Poodlecorp will be successful in taking the Pokémon GO servers down? Or will Niantic figure out a way to stop this from happening? Let’s wait it out till August 1.

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