Serious iPhone Flaw Can Let Others Access Your Device, Data And More

KEY POINTS

  • Apple’s iPhones are some of the best smartphones around
  • Despite this, researchers still discover some flaws
  • One particular flaw can allow remote access to the iPhone and its content

A security researcher discovered a major security flaw that allows people with the know-how, equipment and malicious intent to gain remote access to a nearby iPhone, view all of the data in the device and even steal it – all without the owner knowing.

Noted Google Project Zero research Ian Beer, a known security researcher who works with companies to fix serious flaws, recently published a lengthy blog entry explaining how it is possible for someone to gain access to an iPhone from a safe distance, such as from the other side of the street.

The blog entry, “Project Zero: An iOS zero-click radio proximity exploit odyssey,” is highly technical in nature and uses jargon that won’t be easy

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100 High Performance Small Cap Stocks

By Hank Tucker, Antoine Gara and Eliza Haverstock

Ask just about any investor from Silicon Valley to Wall Street and they will tell you: We’re living in the age of the mega-corporation. Trillion-dollar mega cap quasi-monopolies like Google, Apple and Amazon are pushing into everything from autonomous driving and entertainment to financial services and healthcare. And judging from their stock prices, the bigger these companies get, the more Wall Street applauds.

But being small, specialized and great—a hedgehog among foxes—is still a recipe for success, especially in a recovering economy.

Take Collectors Universe, a $700 million market capitalization company that grades collectibles like baseball cards, rare coins, stamps and autographs. It is the authenticator of millions of memorabilia items, like Mike Trout’s rookie card, Ted Williams’ autograph and 19th-century Morgan silver dollars. In the collectibles market, the Santa Ana, California-based

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Audi has an obsession with high-tech lighting

Audi has developed loads of innovative lighting technology.


Audi/Craig Cole/Roadshow

More so than rival manufacturers, Audi prides itself in offering some of the most advanced lighting technologies in the automotive industry. This is as true today with its Digital Matrix LED (DML) headlamps as it was way back in 1994 when second-generation xenon lights were offered on the A8 flagship sedan.

Compared to the sealed-beam halogen lamps that were fitted to cars just a few decades ago, Audi’s latest and greatest DML headlights are like something out of Star Wars (though not one of the new sequels because those movies are terrible). They can brightly illuminate the road ahead with a broad swath of light, yet selectively dim certain areas of this field to avoid blinding drivers in the opposing lane. These lamps can also project lines onto the road ahead to help you keep the vehicle centered, they

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Zoom CEO Eric Yuan on the challenges of adapting an enterprise product for consumers

There’s been a lot of talk about the consumerization of IT in the workplace. But in the case of Zoom, the pandemic forced the high-flying video conferencing service to rapidly shift gears in the other direction, resulting in some painful lessons along the way.

Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan said despite the company’s culture of always trying to see the world through its customers’ eyes, it had to rethink many of its assumptions when suddenly a wide range of consumers began using Zoom for everything from distance learning to having virtual cocktails with friends.

“On the one hand, we were very excited, because after many years of hard work your dream is coming true of helping people stay connected,” Yuan said. “But then suddenly, you have 30 times more growth than you were expecting, so how do you handle that? You’ve got to work harder.”

Yuan spoke on day

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Five Steps to Improving Mainframe Agility with DevOps

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the digital transformation at most organizations. Americans have become more reliant on online platforms while sheltering in place for everything from groceries, to streaming entertainment to banking and other financial transactions.  

Much of this shift online is likely to be permanent, with finances providing the most critical case in point. According to Fidelity National Information Services, April saw a 200 percent jump in new mobile banking registrations, with mobile banking traffic rising 85 percent–due in part to many bank branches being closed. A survey by fintech company Novantas found only 40 percent of respondents expect to return to their branches post-COVID.

The transaction-processing mainframe is the mission-critical heartbeat powering all these applications. It has played an irreplaceable role in allowing the worldwide economy to keep going in these unprecedented times. Mainframe workloads were escalating even before COVID-19 hit. 

A Vanson Bourne survey from late last

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Samsung’s three foldable phones for 2021 outed by research firm

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 artsy

Credit: Eric Zeman / Android Authority

  • Samsung could launch three foldable phones next year, including a budget model.
  • One of the three foldable phones is tipped to come with S-Pen support and an in-display camera.

Samsung can be expected to launch three different foldable phones next year. According to UBI Research (via The Elec), the Korean firm is preparing three types of foldable OLED panels for three foldable models, namely the Galaxy Z Flip 2, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Fold Lite.

The Galaxy Z Flip 2 will reportedly feature a 6.7-inch punch-hole display and a 3-inch external screen. If the report is to be believed, the folding main screen is the same size as that of the original Galaxy Z Flip. The outer screen is fairly larger than the 1.1-inch window on the first Flip.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is tipped to sport a 7-inch

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Is Ripple Leaving US? CEO Backpedals On Threats After Biden Win

KEY POINTS

  • Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse said the company will wait and see before making a decision to leave
  • Earlier, the company threatened to leave the U.S. due to a lack of clarity about XRP tokens
  • Ripple used to position itself as one of the most regulatory compliant in the industry

After threatening to leave the U.S. amid concerns of regulatory uncertainty around XRP crypto tokens, Ripple has now decided to adopt a “wait and see” approach, especially after the election of Joe Biden as president.

Speaking to CNN, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, said the company has not put a strict timeline on when the company will make a decision to relocate. “I think I am waiting to see what dynamics change, associated with the Biden administration beginning their term in office, and I am optimistic that will actually improve where things sit for the XRP community broadly,” 

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Intelligence review recommends new electronic surveillance Act for Australia

A review into Australia’s intelligence community has recommended comprehensive reform of electronic surveillance laws, one that would repeal existing powers and combine them to avoid duplication, contradictory definitions, and any further ad hoc amendments to the existing three Acts.

Electronic surveillance powers enable agencies to use electronic or technical means, which would otherwise be unlawful, to covertly listen to a person’s conversations, access a person’s electronic data, observe certain aspects of a person’s behaviour, and track a person’s movements. Currently, these powers are contained within the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act), the Surveillance Devices Act 2004 (SD Act), and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (ASIO Act).

Parts of the Telecommunications Act 1997 and the Criminal Code Act 1995 are also directly relevant when considering these powers.

Each Act requires agencies to meet thresholds before accessing these powers and requires external authorities, such as judges, Administrative

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Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield’s life and career rise, in photos

  • Stewart Butterfield founded Slack in 2013 after selling his first startup, Flickr, to Yahoo for more than $20 million.
  • Slack became one of the fastest-growing companies ever, achieving a $1 billion valuation less than a year after it officially launched.
  • Butterfield, whose birth name was Dharma before he changed it at age 12, was born in British Columbia and majored in philosophy in college. 
  • He’s currently engaged to a fellow tech founder: Jennifer Rubio, the cofounder of luggage startup Away.
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Stewart Butterfield is on a roll.

In the early 2000s, Butterfield created Flickr, which sold to Yahoo for over $20 million. Now, his latest venture, Slack, one of the fastest-growing business apps ever, has been acquired by Salesforce for $27.7 billion.

The workplace messaging app, born out of a now-defunct gaming startup Tiny Speck, will help Salesforce compete with its chief rival, Microsoft,

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U.S. in talks with Huawei CFO on deal to resolve criminal charges: WSJ

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada November 16, 2020.

Jennifer Gaulthier | Reuters

GUANGZHOU, China — The U.S. government is in talks with Huawei’s chief finance officer, Meng Wanzhou, about a deal that could see her released back to China from Canada if she admits wrongdoing in the case against her, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Lawyers for Meng have spoken to officials at the U.S. Department of Justice in recent weeks about entering a so-called deferred prosecution agreement, the WSJ said. More discussions are scheduled for this week with the aim of striking a deal before the end of the Trump administration, the report added.

The Department of Justice was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC. Huawei declined to comment on the WSJ report.

Meng was 

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