By Mikey Campbell Friday, October 12, 2018, 07:10 pm PT (10:10 pm ET) Amateur iOS hacker Jose Rodriguez on Friday unearthed another obscure, yet effective, lock screen bypass that leans on an unpatched bug in VoiceOver to gain unauthorized access to photos on a target device. Detailed in a brief video posted to Rodriguez's YouTube channel, the exploit requires a would-be hacker have both their personal device and a target iPhone handy at the time of attack. As Rodriguez explained to AppleInsider, the target iPhone first receives a phone call from an outside number, which triggers a standard iOS call dialogue. If the attacker does not know the target iPhone's number, they can acquire caller ID information by invoking Siri and asking the assistant to call their personal phone digit-by-digit. In his proof-of-concept video, Rodriguez taps on the "Message" option on the iOS call screen and selects "Custom" to display the Messages user interface. After entering a few random letters in … [Read more...] about VoiceOver bug lets hackers view iPhone photos, send them to another device
Hangouts for Android version 5.0 is rolling out to some users now, and it brings... nothing new in the way of features that we can find, actually. We do know this version is supposed to fix the broken animated GIF support that was an annoyance in Hangouts 4 (confirmed: they're fixed), but otherwise, you probably aren't going to notice much. There appear to be some very slight animation changes here and there, as well as a brief splash screen that pops up when the app opens to the main conversation view that wasn't present in the previous version (4.2). It's possible you might spot some other subtle changes - for example, I noticed at least one checkbox toggle was a brighter shade of green, hooray - but this particular release of Hangouts seems to be mostly about under-the-hood adjustments. Performance doesn't seem noticeably improved in my quick side-to-side comparison against version 4.2, but your mileage may vary. It also appears the small snack-bar pop-up dialog "Signed in as … [Read more...] about [APK Download] Hangouts 5.0 Is Here, Appears To Mostly Be A Bug-Fix Release With Some Minor Tweaks
By now, everyone knows the premise behind two unconfirmed Bloomberg articles that have dominated security headlines over the past week: spies from China got multiple factories to sneak data-stealing hardware into Supermicro motherboards before the servers that used them were shipped to Apple, Amazon, an unnamed major US telecommunications provider, and more than two dozen other unnamed companies. Motherboards that wound up inside the networks of Apple, Amazon, and more than two dozen unnamed companies reportedly included a chip no bigger than a grain of rice that funneled instructions to the baseboard management controller, a motherboard component that allows administrators to monitor or control large fleets of servers, even when they’re turned off or corrupted. The rogue instructions, Bloomberg reported, caused the BMCs to download malicious code from attacker-controlled computers and have it executed by the server’s operating system. Motherboards that Bloomberg said were … [Read more...] about Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?
The company's first smartphone, the Essential Phone, was a sleek-looking device that didn't compromise on specs. However, while it looked great, it was riddled with bugs and was priced too high to have wide appeal. Additionally, Rubin was been accused of sexual misconduct during his time at Google late last year and took a short leave of absence from the company. After that, Rubin put the company up for sale. Now, though, he's focusing on a new device, after cancelling a new version of the Essential Phone and a home speaker because they weren't quite different enough from what's already available.This new handset, though, is remarkably different than anything else currently on the market. It's designed to be operate through voice commands; the screen will be relatively small. Essential's AI software will be able to book meetings, answer emails and text messages and more without your input, leaving you free to go about your day. The goal, Rubin told Bloomberg, is to help those with … [Read more...] about Android creator wants Essential’s new phone to text and email for you
The US internet giant said it will "sunset" the Google+ social network for consumers that failed to gain meaningful traction after being launched in 2011 as a challenge to Facebook. A Google spokesperson cited "significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ that meets consumers' expectations" along with "very low usage" as the reasons for the move. In March, a security audit revealed a software bug that gave third-party apps access to Google+ private profile data people meant to share only with friends. Google said it was unable to confirm which accounts were affected by the bug, but an analysis indicated it could have been as many as 500,000 Google+ accounts. "We found no evidence that any developer was aware of this bug, or abusing the API, and we found no evidence that any profile data was misused," Google said in a blog post. It was referring to application programming interface software for the social network. The data involved was limited to … [Read more...] about Google says social network bug exposed private data