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FBI informed Apple of iOS vulnerability

  • 28/04/2016 at 22:47 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Security KeyApple has confirmed that the FBI has let them know of an iOS vulnerability in their software that could have an impact on their security. This information was shared on April 14, 2016.

The security features of Apple software has been in the news even more than usual, lately. The FBI had previously attempted to push Apple into giving it access to information in San Bernadino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone following the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack that left 14 dead, 22 injured.

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Apple vs FBI – The Argument That Needed To Happen

  • 07/03/2016 at 23:57 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Apple LogoThe FBI is fighting Apple to change its encryption on iOS to allow it access to the contents of someone’s device. One of the biggest issues here is what the law says. The laws regarding what government agencies can demand companies to do, how they can force them to do and how companies are supposed to comply haven’t kept up to date with the changes in technology.

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PRISM gives NSA, FBI partial access to citizen information

  • 07/06/2013 at 22:50 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Privacy ConcernThe Internet has exploded with activity this morning, after dual articles were released by the Guardian and The Washington Post about a secret government project called PRISM. It has given official agencies like the FBI and NSA unprecedented access to user information from various tech companies, making it the largest surveillance project involving the web to date in the US and UK.

Both countries have apparently been running their own version of PRISM. It monitors emails, chat logs, videos, VOIP, photos, attachments, file transfers, stored data (including cloud storage), video conferences, notifications of all activity including logins, social networking profiles and accounts, and “special requests” that are not otherwise specified.

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AntiSec leaked 1,000,001 Apple UDIDs, users start to worry about privacy invasion

  • 04/09/2012 at 20:15 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Security KeyAntiSec, the anti-government and big business section to Anonymous has recently released 1,000,001 iDevice Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) to the public with the claim that there are a lot more where they came from. That number alone is staggering from a privacy perspective but the claims that AntiSec are making on where they got them from and how many more are available there are what brings up even more of an issue.

According to the group’s claims, the UDIDs came from an FBI device and they are following that up with the claim that the FBI has a list of over 12 million ID numbers which can be used for various forms of tracking. Even if the claims prove false the million UDIDs released are an issue within itself.

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iPhone could become FBI’s newest partner against crime

iPhone and FBIThe next police officer who has you in his clutches might be intimidating you with his new iPhone, in addition to his terrifying pen and pad. Law enforcement are increasingly relying on iPhone to match fingerprints. The FBI are also jumping on the bandwagon. They will be utilizing the touchscreen technology of the iPhone to locate terrorist suspects.

Every minute is critical when catching a criminal. The iPhone will condense the time required by law enforcement in matching fingerprints up against the national database, according to the president of Fulcrum Technologies. At Fulcrum, the mobileOne is an example of one of their biometric products that relies on the iPhone.

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9 Million Israelis’ Identities Stolen from Biometric Database and Sold on the Black Market

  • 26/10/2011 at 21:03 by It's a Gadget Staff
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InformationBig Brother, Holocaust, and the Rapture all come to mind when hearing the news about Biometrics. Both the government in general and Homeland Security are increasing their efforts toward widespread biometrics. However, recently 9 million Israelis have had their information stolen.

Whenever a foreigner enters the United States their photographs and fingerprints, which comprise their biometric data, are compared against the huge US-VISIT database. If they are not in the database, their information is entered. Not only does the service aid in uncovering criminals, it also inhibits identity theft. So governments all over the world are implementing biometrics.

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LulzSec Hackers are targeting CIA

LulzSec targets CIAThe hacker group LulzSec has attacked once again. This time it wasn’t Sony, but the very same CIA website. According to  a report by Reuters, this is the second time that the group hacks a government site. LulzSec made it public through their Twitter account that they were the ones responsible for the attack, and that they had the opportunity to even download information from the site.

On the other hand, the CIA announced that fortunately they have been a step ahead from LulzSec, and that so far they haven’t been able to get a hold of important information. The CIA has been able to block the group from the principal Senate network.

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