Monthly Archives: May 2020

Hackers Release a New Jailbreak that Unlocks Every iPhone

ios-13-jailbreakA renowned iPhone hacking team has released a new “jailbreak” tool that unlocks every iPhone, even the most recent models running the latest iOS 13.5.

For as long as Apple has kept up its “walled garden” approach to iPhones by only allowing apps and customizations that it approves, hackers have tried to break free from what they call the “jail,” hence the name “jailbreak.” Hackers do this by finding a previously undisclosed vulnerability in iOS that break through some of the many restrictions that Apple puts in place to prevent access to the underlying software. Apple says it does this for security. But jailbreakers say breaking through those restrictions allows them to customize their iPhones more than they would otherwise, in a way that most Android users are already accustomed to.

The jailbreak, released by the unc0ver team, supports all iPhones that run iOS 11 and above, including up to iOS 13.5, which Apple released this week.

Details of the vulnerability that the hackers used to build the jailbreak aren’t known, but it’s not expected to last forever. Just as jailbreakers work to find a way in, Apple works fast to patch the flaws and close the jailbreak.

Read More (TechCrunch)

 

Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network | WIRED

Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s phone-record tracking program. But thanks to “precomputed contact chaining,” that database was much more powerful than anyone knew.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/inside-the-nsas-secret-tool-for-mapping-your-social-network/

Smartphone data shows America’s cautious comeback

Data from millions of mobile phones shows varying behavior across the United States in May as people responded to the loosening of stay-at-home orders, a Reuters analysis shows.

Americans returned to parks, restaurants and gas stations first. In most of the country, though, people continued to stay away from bars, fitness centers and religious institutions, which remain closed in many areas, according to the analysis of anonymized smartphone data from SafeGraph.
— Read on www.oann.com/smartphone-data-shows-americas-cautious-comeback/

Contact Tracing Explained

The most complete article @Forbes I’ve seen on #ContactTracing. Balanced, includes history, technology, future. Great job @JoeHarpaz @ModMed!

Apple i OS 13.5 Is Ready For Covid-19 Contact Tracing —Are You?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joeharpaz/2020/05/21/apple-ios-135-is-ready-for-covid-19-contact-tracing/

Agencies Need to View Working Moms Differently – Adweek

The Pandemic Is Showing Just How Much Working Moms Have to Juggle

The greatest gift this Mother’s Day would be to eliminate the bias against working mothers.
— Read on www-adweek-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.adweek.com/agencies/the-pandemic-is-showing-just-how-much-working-moms-have-to-juggle/amp/

Satellite Images Show Armadas Of Vacant Cruise Ships Huddling Together Out At Sea – The Drive

With the cruise industry on life support, fleets have put to sea for an indefinite stay with many of their crewmen trapped on board.
— Read on www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33338/satellite-images-show-armadas-of-vacant-cruise-ships-huddling-together-out-at-sea