Samsung Phones – Wiped clean by USSD factory reset hack on unpatched carriers

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A new mobile phone vulnerability is circulating.  By visiting a malicious web site, some Samsung models can be reset completely (because they support advanced dialer automation). All internal data and customized user settings would be lost. OEMs and phone service carriers need to patch these vulnerabilities.  PC Magazine highlights this as follows: http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/303097-dirty-ussd-hack-wipes-samsung-phones-is-yours-vulnerable QUOTE: If […]

Apple iOS 6 Security Features and Concerns

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Two articles by Intego security related to Apple’s recent iOS 6 release http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/apples-ios-6-release-a-mixed-bag-for-security-and-privacy/ http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/first-reactions-to-whats-new-in-ios-6-a-rundown-of-the-good-the-not-bad-and-the-ugly/ QUOTE: With Apple announcing the new iPhone 5 last Wednesday, we now have the release date for the next version of iOS – September 19th. There are a lot of new features (200, to be exact), some of which have some […]

Apple iPhone5 – Review from Intego security

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Recent review of the new iPhone 5 by Intego security http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/the-new-iphone-no-surprises-no-disappointments/ QUOTE: So, the question at the end of the day boils down to “is it worth it?” Thinner, lighter, better battery life… these are all things we have come to expect, but they don’t tip the scales of decision when you have a perfectly […]


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