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iOS 8 'Date Trick' Loophole Allows Play Nintendo Games Using Emulators

iOS 8 'Date Trick' Loophole Allows Play Nintendo Games Using Emulators

October 09, 2014Wang Wei
If you are a retro games lover and want to play it on your iPhone, a security loop in iOS 8 makes it possible for you to play classic SNES games on your iPhone, without the need to jailbreak your Apple devices. Since Apple doesn't allow emulators on the App Store for copyright reasons, making it difficult to install third-party emulators and other unapproved applications. But, the latest upcoming beta version iOS 8.1 patched the famous " Date Trick " that had allowed iOS emulator makers to bypass App Store restrictions and run unofficial emulators on iPhones and iPads. The loophole called the " Date Trick ," found by Dario Sepulveda of the GBA4iOS team , is currently being used in the wild by the makers of emulators like GBA4iOS and SNES emulator since last year, allowing iOS users to downloaded and installed unapproved apps through the built-in Safari browser. Technically, by changing the device's date and time back at least two months on
FBI Not Happy With Apple & Google's Encryption Policy

FBI Not Happy With Apple & Google's Encryption Policy

September 26, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Users might have praised the technology companies for efforts to encrypt their latest devices that would prevent law enforcement agencies' hands on users' private data, but the FBI is not at all happy with Apple and Google right now. The Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey , said Thursday he was " very concerned " over Apple and Google using stronger or full encryption in their Smartphones and Tablets that makes it impossible for law enforcement to collar criminals. According to Comey, the Silicon Valley tech giants are "marketing something expressly to allow people to place themselves above the law." " There will come a day – well it comes every day in this business – when it will matter a great, great deal to the lives of people of all kinds that we be able to with judicial authorization gain access to a kidnapper's or a terrorist or a criminal's device, " Comey told reporters . " I just want to make sure we
Apple Rolls Out iOS 8 with Bucket of Security Fixes

Apple Rolls Out iOS 8 with Bucket of Security Fixes

September 18, 2014Mohit Kumar
Apple has finally released iOS 8 , the latest version of its operating system, for free to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The company has assured that the latest iOS 8 update is a significant step away up from iOS 7. You can grab the new update through an over-the-air update accessible by going to Settings > General > Software Update . If you don't want to download the update wirelessly due to a limited or restricted data plan, you can also download the update by connecting your phone to the latest version of iTunes . iOS 8 was first revealed publicly at the Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June, showing off an improved Notification Centre. Apart from the security patches, iOS 8 has a number of new features and functions tied to your location. Additionally, it has new privacy settings, which allow users to limit how long data is stored for, such as message expiry features and new private browsing settings. VULNERABILITIES PATCHED A
iOS 8 Safari Browser Can Read Your Credit Card Details Using Device Camera

iOS 8 Safari Browser Can Read Your Credit Card Details Using Device Camera

June 07, 2014Wang Wei
While shopping online we need to first surf through number of pages and then finally have to fill credit and debit cards details manually into the browser, which is the annoying for most of the user. But now the new Safari feature in iOS 8 solves this problem by integrating camera-based Credit and Debit card reader. Apple will soon introduce this feature to Safari in its latest Operating System iOS 8 that will allow its iPhone/iPad users to scan their physical credit and debit cards with their device camera and optical character recognition, according to 9to5Mac . So when a user has to shop online using their iPhone or iPad and reach the payment screen for payment, safari browser will automatically display this " Scan Credit Card " option. This option will help your camera to capture the image of your credit card, which the device will analyze by using the optical character recognition to input the card number into the appropriate text field in the online payment form
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