Security

Bypassing Apple iOS security is easy peasy

lionel ritchie easy like sunday morningA security researcher has made the bizarre claim that Apple’s iOS is not the most secure in the world, as the Tame Apple Press insists, and is in fact “as easy as Sunday morning” to hack.

For years, Apple has been telling the world, through its legions of tame journalists, that its security features such as Gatekeeper and XProtect to OS X protect Mac gear completely.… Read the rest

Tech companies are terrorist friendly, policeman says

Noblesville_elite_policmen_conduct_live_fire_shoot_house_training_at_Camp_Atterbury_Ind._DVIDS281323Britain’s top anti-terrorism top cop claims that some technology and communication firms building terrorist friendly software which helps them avoid being detected.

Mark Rowley, the national police lead for counter-terrorism, said companies needed to think about their “corporate social responsibility” in creating products that made it hard for the authorities to access material during investigations.… Read the rest

FBI grounds security researcher for pointing out bug

bugUnited Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked.

Chris Roberts was trying to fly from Colorado to San Francisco to speak at a major security conference there this week, but was stopped by the airline’s corporate security at the gate.… Read the rest

Business misses the mark on Windows Server 2003

Twilight of the Gods, Arthur Packham - Wikimedia CommonsToday marks three months until Microsoft stops supporting Windows Server 2003.

And just like Windows XP, lots of businesses are unprepared for the mess they might get into if they fail to upgrade.

Camwood is understandably interested in the end of Windows Server 2003 because it runs an OS migration service.… Read the rest

Boffins develop automatic troll slaying

Wikia_HP_-_Mountain_TrollResearchers at Cornell University have come up with a way to identify internet trolls  80 per cent of the time.

The software could create the possibility of creating automated methods to spot and auto-ban forum and comment-thread trolls.

Justin Cheng, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Jure Leskovec submitted the paper Antisocial Behaviour in Online Discussion Communities [PDF], which details the findings from an 18-month study of banned commenters over three high-traffic communities: news giant cnn.com, political hub breitbart.com and the vocal gaming communities at ign.com.… Read the rest