John Paczkowski

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Heard About the iOS Lockscreen Hack? No, Not That One — The New One.

Apple’s iOS passcode vulnerability issues have turned into a game of Whac-A-Mole. On Tuesday, the company shipped iOS 6.1.3, which repaired a pair of flaws that could be exploited to bypass an iPhone’s lockscreen to gain access to user data. Today, a similar flaw has been discovered in 6.1.3. It affects only the iPhone 4, and the hack to exploit it is quite involved. But a vulnerability is a vulnerability, and Apple now has another one to repair. To be fair, the iPhone maker isn’t the only company struggling with these issues. Samsung said today that it’s working on a fix for a lockscreen vulnerability on its Android devices.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik