Some of us are really excited about a world of human-implantable Internet of Things (IoT). I'm not keen on it. You see, a few years back, in the TV series Homeland, the US Vice President was assassinated by a terrorist who hacked into his heart pacemaker. Could that really happen? Yes. Also: The internet of human things: Implants for everybody and how we get thereFatal security problemsIn 2017, MedSec, a medical technology security company, found that Abbott Laboratories' St Jude Medical defibrillator or pacemakers could be remotely attacked by hackers. At about the same time, Johnson & Johnson admitted one of its insulin pumps had a security vulnerability, which could be exploit to overdose diabetics with insulin. Since then, these Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs) have been patched. But who knows how many other such potentially fatal security problems may lie hidden within medical devices?Also: How smart contact lenses will help keep an eye on your … [Read more...] about Can you trust the personal Internet of Things?
It appears that Apple inadvertently introduced a FaceTime bug with the release of iOS 12.1 late last year. The issue was recently discovered and while it definitely poses a major privacy problem, Apple won't be able to fix it until later this week. The bug allows iPhone and iPad users to eavesdrop on someone they call using FaceTime, 9to5Mac reports. Basically, when you call someone using FaceTime, you will immediately hear the audio coming from the other phone /tablet even if that person hasn't answered the call yet. Of course, that person can hear you as well, but only if it's aware that a FaceTime call is in progress. Even so, the person called will definitely be caught off-guard whenever it receives a FaceTime call, so the best way to prevent that from happening is to completely disable the feature until Apple fixes it “ later this week .” In order to trigger the FaceTime bug, you have to start a call, add a person, and choose your own phone number when … [Read more...] about FaceTime bug lets iPhone users eavesdrop on persons they’re calling
A person was slashed in a subway station Sunday afternoon while waiting for the 6 train in the Bronx, police said. The victim was in the Parkchester station shortly after 2 p.m. when a man attacked him, the NYPD said. The attacker fled on foot out of the station, police said. He was wearing a black hat and grey hooded shirt. The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center and was expected to survive. Top Tri-State News Photos No one has been arrested. Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime Download the App Available for IOS and Android Follow NBC New York … [Read more...] about Person Slashed on Subway Platform in the Bronx: NYPD
Since I live in the mild climate of Washington State, I spend lots of time outside running, hiking, fly fishing, camping, and more. In addition, as a professional engineer, you can often find me crawling around various spaces, tanks, and voids of commercial ships. Thus, I need to wrap my gear in a rugged case for adequate protection. top picks The 10 best smartphones of 2018 All significant smartphone launches have now passed and as we approach the end of the year, the ten best shake out after more extended usage of each. Read More We have various Pelican cases to protect instruments and tools used for engineering marine vessels. For the last few weeks I have been using a couple Pelican cases for my iPhone XS, along with a Pelican G40 personal utility case. See also: Goodbye iPhone XR: Signal strength and size bring me back to the iPhone XS Pelican Ambassador The Pelican Ambassador case is designed with a clear back so you can still enjoy the look and color of the iPhone XS … [Read more...] about Pelican iPhone XS and personal utility cases: Protect your iPhone from drops and shelter your gear outside
One person had to be released from a car following a three-vehicle collision in Bognor today. Police said officers were called to the three vehicle collison on the A259 Chichester Road in Bognor Regis at 10.30am. The road was closed both ways between the B2144 Drayton Lane and Elbridge Avenue.One person had been mechanically trapped in a vehicle and had to be released, a police spokesman said. Police said the collision resulted in 'minor injuries'. The road was reopened at 2.25pm today, the spokesman said. SEE MORE: Yellow warning for snow issued in SussexBomb squad carry out controlled explosion on Medmerry BeachPraise for PC who tracked down puppy missing from Wales more than 200 miles away in Sussex Chichester road closed by two fallen trees Dozens drop to the floor in mass 'die-in' at Sussex shopping centre … [Read more...] about Person left trapped in car after three-vehicle collision in Bognor