New Threat Can Auto-Brick Apple Devices

If you use an Apple iPhone, iPad or other iDevice, now would be an excellent time to ensure that the machine is running the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system — version 9.3.1. Failing to do so could expose your devices to automated threats capable of rendering them unresponsive and perhaps forever useless.

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The FBI paid “white hats” to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorists

The FBI paid hackers to unlock the so-called iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorists. The task was achieved using a hardware tool able to jump over the four-digit personal password, without erasing the data of the phone. The bureau is now deciding if it should notify Apple about the software flaw.

According to sources who talked to the Washington Post, hackers received a one-time payment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In the world of technology, there are researchers who dedicate to discover bugs and vulnerabilities in software, to sell them to companies or to the U.S. government.

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Is your ISP hijacking your DNS traffic?

The answer to above question used to be difficult. You had to be an expert to find out the answer. In fact, most people don’t even care.

Playing with dnstraceroute tool (see on GitHub), I noticed it is a common practice for service providers to hijack and redirect DNS traffic to their local DNS servers. So If you thought you are using Google’s Public DNS Server orVerisign’s, you may want to think twice.

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EFF to Copyright Office: Improper Content Takedowns Hurt Online Free Expression

Washington, D.C. – Content takedowns based on unfounded copyright claims are hurting online free expression, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told the U.S. Copyright Office Friday, arguing that any reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) should focus on protecting Internet speech and creativity.

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