iPad 3 vs The New iPad: What Apple has learned from Don Draper

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WSJ ran a rather lengthy article yesterday about Apples newest tablet, the iPad 3. One of the things that struck me was the paragraph treating the new name of the iPad: Apple didn’t provide much explanation for its decision not to use a specific name—such as the much-rumored iPad 3 handle–which some branding experts said… Read more »

Adventures with Daisy in Thunderbolt-DMA-land: Hacking Macs through the Thunderbolt interface

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We security folks often feel like we are regurgitating the same type of security issues over and over again, just in new contexts. So depending on how you look at it, this is “old new” or “new old” news. Nevertheless, I thought it would be a good idea to take it down from speculation to… Read more »

New iPad 2 keynote raises security concerns

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I just saw Steve Jobs announce the new iPad (oooh, shiny, want one), and I’m impressed of the numbers he presented in the keynote: > 200 million users are now registered through the App Store. All with associated credit cards. This is of course nice for Apple, but it is also raises some security concerns:… Read more »

Lost your iPhone? Change your passwords!

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer institute has done some interesting research on physical access attacks on iPhones and iPads. Turns out, if you have physical access to a turned off and locked iOS device, the process of getting all passwords on the phone boils down to three simple steps: Jailbreak it, thus getting SSH access Copy… Read more »