Security Researchers Use Wi-Fi and Safari Exploits to Breach iPhone 7 at Annual Mobile Pwn2Own Contest

November 2, 2017

Trend Micro’s annual Mobile Pwn2Own contest took place in Tokyo, Japan today at the PacSec security conference, and security researchers spent the day attempting to hack into the iPhone 7, the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Google Pixel, and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro in an effort to win prizes totaling more than $500,000. Tags:  Industry News Source: http://news.hitb.org/rss.xml

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Firefox is getting a Tor-based security upgrade

November 2, 2017

Mozilla is making Firefox a more private experience by taking cues from Tor, the browser of choice for those who dare to visit the dark web. The non-profit Mozilla Foundation will remove a “feature” called canvas fingerprinting from Firefox, which allows user-tracking across multiple sites without cookies, in it’s upcoming build. It’ll do this by imitating Tor, which was built on modified Firefox code and already blocks tracking. Tags:  Industry…

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Apple never planned to have a fingerprint reader in the iPhone X

November 2, 2017

The Apple iPhone X was probably one of the worst-kept secrets when it comes to smartphones this year. Months prior to its release, we were treated to leaked renders, photos, and even dummy models of handsets that were identical to what was shown off at Apple’s September event. While there were plenty of rumors, it appears that Apple never planned to add a fingerprint reader to the handset, instead, betting…

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Razer made a smartphone, and it’s an all-black version of the Nextbit Robin

November 2, 2017

Nearly a year after Razer bought Nextbit, we now know what the startup smartphone company has been working on while under the gaming company’s leadership. Razer debuted its first smartphone today, the Razer Phone, and it’s clearly born from the ashes of the Nextbit Robin. Mobile gaming continues to be important to all types of smartphone users, and gaming companies are now focusing on making mobile games or translating big…

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The underground story of Cobra, the 1980s’ illicit handmade computer

November 2, 2017

Mihai Moldovanu grabs the cardboard box with the enthusiasm of a man from the future who’s opening a time capsule. “Maybe it could still work,” he tells me. He dusts it off with his hands. Inside the box rests the computer he built for himself in high school. He hasn’t switched it on in 10, maybe 20 years. This summer, when moving from one apartment to another, he stumbled upon…

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The First First Impression of the iPhone X

November 2, 2017

How do you show off the most anticipated product in years? That was my dilemma with the iPhone X. Since my unit was one of the first few released into the wild, it naturally drew a lot of curiosity when I pulled it out of my pocket and gave it a dewy-eyed glance to wake it from slumber. Yes, this is the one—the iPhone that will hasten millions of upgrades,…

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Inspired by brain’s visual cortex, new AI utterly wrecks CAPTCHA security

October 27, 2017

Computer algorithms have gotten much better at recognizing patterns, like specific animals or people’s faces, allowing software to automatically categorize large image collections. But we’ve come to rely on some things that computers can’t do well. Algorithms can’t match their image recognition to semantic meaning, so today you can ensure a human’s present by asking them to pick out images of street signs. Tags:  Industry News Source: http://news.hitb.org/rss.xml

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