Future iPhones Can Act as Emergency Beacons Even in Places With No Cellular Service

Apple is working on a new technology for modern electronic devices that can help you connect to the authorities and send a distress signal to nearby users in an emergency even when your device doesn’t have a cellular network reception. As you might know, all modern devices with a cellular network service, like smartphones and tablets, have a facility for you to connect with emergency services, even when your device is out of coverage area. They can do so by using a network of another network operator. However, what if…

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Firefox 72 Patches a Zero Day Bug that Could Give Attackers Control of your Computer

Mozilla has fixed a critical zero-day bug that affects desktops. The vulnerability is capable of allowing the attacker to take control of users’ computers. Mozilla was already aware of targeted attacks and thus fixed the bug pronto. Mozilla also added that attacks can be used to “take control of an affected system” and credited Qihoo 360 was uncovering the flaw. That being said, Mozilla and Qihoo both are tight-lipped about the details and understandably so. The zero-day bug is a vulnerability that is already known to the vendor and attacks…

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CES 2020: Plugable’s Thunderbolt Dock Adds 14 Ports and SD Card Slot To Macs

Fancy some more ports for your MacBook? Well, you can buy dongles to add a few additional ports, but nothing gets better than good old docks. And a new dock from Plugable adds a whopping fourteen ports to any Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac. Plugable, a company that specializes in making accessories for Apple’s computers, has announced its new Thunderbolt 3 dock at the ongoing CES 2020 trade show. The Plugable TBT3-UDZ is compatible with any PC that has a Thunderbolt 3 port, but it works best with iMacs, MacBooks, Mac Minis,…

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Pwn2Own Hacking Competition Offering Up To $500K Prize for Tesla 3 Vulnerabilities, $100K+ for Safari

Trend Micro today announced that its yearly Pwn2Own hacking competition will be held during the CanSecWest conference from March 18-20 this year in Vancouver, Canada. This time around, there will be prizes worth over 1,000,000 USD to win for contestants. Pwn2Own is a popular hacking competition where major security exploits in macOS, iOS, Chrome, Safari, and other popular apps and services are discovered by security researchers and hackers. A number of major security exploits in Safari and macOS have been reported at previous Pwn2Own events. This year’s contest will have…

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Amazon owned Ring Says it has Fired Employees for misusing access to users video

We have witnessed numerous incidents wherein smart camera video footage has been leaked. Now Amazon-owned Ring has responded to Senators claiming that it has fired four employees for abusing access to users’ videos. The issue is very serious, especially since Ring cameras are installed indoors. It is almost like having a prying eye in your home. In the recent past, we have seen a deluge of such incidents and this raises some serious questions about security and data privacy. The letter to senators reads as follows, “We are aware of…

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How to Jailbreak iOS 13.3 Using Ra1nUSB on a Windows PC

It has been almost two months since the first version of checkra1n was released allowing iPhone 5s to iPhone X owners to jailbreak their device running iOS 13. However, the tool is only available for macOS meaning users with Windows PC have not been able to jailbreak their PC. While the team behind checkra1n is working on an official Windows tool, there has not been any update from them as to when it would be released to the public. Thankfully, an alternate tool dubbed Ra1nUSB has been released which will…

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iPhone Shipments Grew by 18% in China Thanks to iPhone 11

The popularity of iPhone 11 has led Apple’s market share in China to grow by 18.7% YoY. The jump in iPhone sales comes after months of decline in sales in the region for Apple. The numbers have been calculated by Bloomberg based on government data and the Android smartphone shipments in China. The iPhone maker’s shipments in China grew 18.7% year on year in December to roughly 3.18 million units, according to Bloomberg calculations based on government data on overall and Android device shipments. The increase marked an acceleration from…

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