The filing, 20120005747A1, describes a method for storing a password recover secret on a peripheral device, including a power adapter. The development would, in essence, turn power cords and other peripherals into a second factor that would make it harder for thieves to gain access to devices they steal.
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Law enforcement officials in Maryland have issued a warning about the increasing use of smart phones and Web based services to listen in on law enforcement radio transmissions. Gang members, officials warn, are using the smart phone apps to get a jump on enforcement efforts and, in at least one case, to evade capture during a foot chase.
A security researcher has released a tool that will untether iPhones and other devices running iOS 5.01, allowing them to run unsigned code. The tool relies on a pair of exploits, one in an iOS binary and another in the kernel, and the jailbreak will survive after a reboot.
It’s that most un-wonderful time of the year: the time when everyone writes fluffy articles full of lists, retrospectives and look-aheads. Even we did it. Many of these lists involve some variation on the theme of most overhyped or least organic or or most awesomest or lowest fat content. This article is not those articles.
Mobile security researchers at the firm Viaforensics say they have created a malicious mobile application that requires the phone user to grant no permissions during installation, but could give remote attackers the ability to install and execute malicious code on mobile devices running the Android operating system.
Researchers cracked the pride of Apple’s latest iPhone iteration yesterday, reverse-engineering the language processing, interactive personal assistant application called Siri.
Apple has issued a fix for a flaw in iTunes that could enable an attacker to perform man-in-the-middle attacks against users. The vulnerability is fixed in iTunes 10.5.1.
In the month since Apple’s release of iOS 5, a handful of features and workarounds have been found hidden beneath the mobile operating system’s surface. A few days ago, another feature was added to that list – an autocorrect keyboard bar.
Researchers at Core Security Technologies have uncovered a security hole that could allow someone to circumvent the application sandbox restrictions of Mac OS X.
Apple shipped an update to their IOS mobile platform on Thursday that included patches for a number of security vulnerabilities, including a resolution for a vulnerability that led to the expulsion of renowned security researcher, Charlie Miller, from Apple’s developer program.