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This scary security flaw could let hackers change contracts you already signed

June 1st, 2021

One news publication I’ve written a fair amount of content for always required that writers prepare and submit invoices in PDF form, ostensibly because they’re less susceptible to manipulation compared to a garden variety text-based document. At least that’s what I think the reason for that mandate was, not that it matters to writers much. …

Apple plugs huge security hole with iOS 5.0.1

November 11th, 2011

Apple has addressed a major security vulnerability with the latest version of its iOS software. Just released on Thursday afternoon, iOS 5.0.1 was welcomed with open arms by iPhone users plagued by poor battery life. Apple promised that this new build addresses issues causing the lackluster battery performance — though its effectiveness remains in question …

Hacker uncovers major iOS security flaw [video]

November 8th, 2011

A major security flaw in Apple’s iOS operating system that could allow hackers to remotely gain unauthorized access to an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad has been uncovered by a security expert. Described by Forbes as a “serial Mac hacker,” Accuvant LABS computer security researcher Charlie Miller has uncovered a security flaw that allows hackers to build …

HTC issues statement on Sense security flaw, says patch coming soon

October 4th, 2011

HTC has issued a new statement addressing concerns over a security flaw recently discovered on several of its Android-powered smartphones. The vulnerability could allow third-party apps to access and steal private data including SMS messages, contact data, system logs, location information and more. “HTC takes claims related to the security of our products very seriously. In …