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Apple Admits Siri Voice Data is Being shared with Third Parties

Apple Admits Siri Voice Data is Being shared with Third Parties

March 12, 2015Wang Wei
It has been known from year 2013 that commands we have been whispering to Siri are being stored on Apple servers for up to two years for analysis, but this news might be the most shocking development yet. Apple admits that its Siri — an intelligent personal assistant for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices — is collecting and also transmitting users voice data to 3rd party companies, which was disclosed in an unsurprising revelation two weeks back on Reddit. FallenMyst , a Reddit user claimed to had recently started a new job with a company called Walk N' Talk Technologies, where job profile requires her to listen voice data collected from Apple, Microsoft users and check for incorrect interpretations. " I get to listen to sound bites [sic] and rate how the text matches up with what is said in an audio clip and give feedback on what should be improved. " Fallenmyst wrote. " Guys, I'm telling you, if you've said it to your phone, it's been recorded…and
Android Wear App for iPhone and iPad compatibility may Launch Soon

Android Wear App for iPhone and iPad compatibility may Launch Soon

March 04, 2015Mohit Kumar
As you may be aware, you need an Android smartphone to use an Android Wear smartwatch , but if you carry an Apple iPhone or iPad, you'll soon be able to use the same Android Wear smartwatch, without relying on unofficial third-party app support. Google is reportedly going to release its a new iOS app over to the App Store that will allow iPhone and iPad users to pair Android Wear devices such as Moto 360 and LG G Watch with their Apple products, French outlet 01net claimed . OFFICIAL ANDROID WEAR APP FOR iOS Google's new move to go cross-platform with an iOS app would expand support for the wearable platform beyond Android devices and target the potential market of tens of Millions of Apple users that may not be interested in purchasing an Apple Watch. As well as, with lower prices and strong design, a fair amount of Android Wear smartwatch demand would likely be there. The search engine giant is possibly planning to launch the Android Wear app for iOS at Google's annual develop
Hackers behind iPhone Ransom Attacks Arrested in Russia

Hackers behind iPhone Ransom Attacks Arrested in Russia

June 12, 2014Mohit Kumar
A cyber campaign that was targeting iPhone and iPad owners with a sophisticated Ransomware in Australia and New Zealand last month, drawn special attention of online media and security analysts. Russian Authorities have arrested two young hackers from Moscow for their alleged involvement in compromising Apple ID accounts and then using ' Apple's Find My iPhone ' service to hold iOS devices for ransom. A Russian man aged 23 and a teenager aged 17 had been taken into custody in the Southern Administrative District of Moscow for their part in " blocking of Apple devices to extort funds ," claims the press release on the Russian Interior Ministry's website on Tuesday. According to the authorities, one of the suspects used phishing websites to trick victims into giving up their Apple ID username and password. The second suspect's activities are exactly same of the ' Oleg Pliss attack '. " The first involved gaining access to the victim's Apple ID by means of the c
iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak released for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices

iOS 7 Untethered Jailbreak released for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices

December 22, 2013Wang Wei
If you love iPhone you are surely going to love this news. iOS 7 was released in 3 months before and today finally the  evad3rs team has released   an untethered jailbreak  for iPhone , iPad, and iPod devices running  iOS 7.0 through iOS 7.0.4. The evasi0n installer is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux so no matter what operating system you're on, you should be able to jailbreak your device. Jailbreaking is the procedure of modifying the iOS of your iPhone to remove the limitations imposed by Apple. This allows a user to access and install a lot of new applications, software and other similar content which otherwise are not made available to iPhone users through the Apple Store. The process is very simple, and within five minutes you can jailbreak your device. According to the instructions, iTunes must be installed if you're running Windows and the only prerequisite is that the device should be running iOS 7.0.4. Team advice user to backup device data before using evas
Apple iOS 7.0.4 update released to patch Apple Store purchase vulnerability

Apple iOS 7.0.4 update released to patch Apple Store purchase vulnerability

November 16, 2013Wang Wei
Apple has released the latest version of its mobile platform i.e. iOS 7.0.4 includes bug fixes, security patches with some new features. The update is available for iPhone , iPad and iPod touch, identified as " build 11B554a ." Most importantly Apple has patched a critical security flaw that allowed to purchase stuff from the online Apple Store without having to tap in a valid password. Vulnerability assigned as  CVE-2013-5193 , " A signed-in user may be able to complete a transaction without providing a password when prompted. This issue was addressed by additional enforcement of purchase authorization. " Apple's security bulletin says. The patch restores the aforementioned authentication check and will allow app store transactions only  if the user will provide a valid password. The update also addressed an issue that would cause FaceTime calls to fail for some users. Apple recommended users to update their devices immediately. iOS users ca
US Military approved iPhones and iPads for military networks

US Military approved iPhones and iPads for military networks

May 18, 2013Mohit Kumar
The US Department of Defense has cleared Apple's iPhone and iPad for use on its military networks, along with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and BlackBerry 10 devices, the agency said in a statement Friday. The entire DOD is much, much larger, of course, and mobile devices are increasing in importance for the military just as much as they are for we civilians. The report notes that out of more than 600,000 mobile devices used by the Defense Department, only about 41,000 of those are Apple products, with most of those not connected directly to the military's networks. But because these platforms have previously not been certified or cleared for use, such devices had not been connected to secure military networks, except for testing. The move was hardly shocking, but Samsung devices running the Knox security suite and BlackBerry 10 already trickling into the hands of Pentagon employees, the decision sets the stage for a three-way bout for military market supremacy. Offic
How to bypass iOS 6.1.2 Screen Lock, another Exploit Exposed

How to bypass iOS 6.1.2 Screen Lock, another Exploit Exposed

February 26, 2013Mohit Kumar
After a series of security issues, it appears that Apple still has not been able to resolve all the issue in iOS . Last week, Apple rolled out its iOS 6.1.2 update to owners of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in an effort to fixing the 3G connectivity and an Exchange calendar bugs. Hackers found an iOS 6 bug two weeks ago that allowed thieves into your phone, but only the Phone app and the features contained within could be accessed. Just after that, recently another screen lock bypass vulnerability  reported  in iOS 6.1 by Vulnerability Lab . This vulnerability allows users to bypass the lock screen pass code and access the phones photos and contacts. Researchers say the vulnerable device can be plugged into a computer via USB and access data like voice mails, pictures, contacts, etc.  This particular vulnerability was shared in detail over in a YouTube video for the masses, you can see the video tutorial as shown below: Steps to Follow: Connect your device
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