The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android

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By Christopher Null, PC World | August 21st, 2014 Betcha don’t know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity. You may think you’re a high-tech power user who knows all the nooks and crannies of Windows, iOS, and Android, but let’s be realistic: There could be at least a few undocumented…

A new tool for disasters: The personal antenna

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By Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld | July 25th, 2014 Communications are independent of cellular networks. A New York start-up, goTenna, has created a portable antenna that may just save the day when cellular service is unavailable. The portable antenna connects to a smartphone via a Bluetooth Low Energy connection. Users with an app on either iOS…

Apple “inadvertently admitted” to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

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By John Cox, Network World | July 22nd, 2014 Apple has “inadvertently admitted” to creating a “backdoor” in iOS, according to a post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and ex-hacker. Apple has “inadvertently admitted” to creating a “backdoor” in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker,…

Identifying Back Doors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices

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By Jonathan Zdziarski, zdziarski.com | July 20th, 2014 The presentation contains: overview of a number of undocumented high-value forensic services running on every iOS device examples of forensic artifacts acquired that should never come off the device without user consent surveillance mechanisms to bypass personal security (intended for enterprises), but make potential targets suspicious design…

Researcher finds backdoors in Apple iOS

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By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | July 21st, 2014 A number of undocumented features in iOS have been found to essentially create backdoors for siphoning large amounts of users’ personal data from Apple devices. Jonathan Zdziarski, a researcher who often trains federal and state law enforcement agencies in forensic techniques, revealed the existence of the mostly…

Google denies report of Gmail security risk on Apple iOS

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By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | July 11th, 2014 Google has denied a security vendor report that users of Gmail on Apple iOS could have data intercepted because of a missing security component in the popular app. Lacoon Mobile Security, which is based in the U.S. and Israel, reported that Gmail lacks certificate “pinning,” a process…