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All posts tagged "hack"


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jokester in the Apple Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/136830/boy...apple-tv-video/

"Henry D. is an awesome boy hacker out of the UK, and this video of him "pwning" a local Apple Store is just too cute and funny for words."

I certainly appreciate a good practical joke, and this fits the bill.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Let Siri Start Your Car

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.gizmag.com/siri-iphone-car-hack/20659/

"What if you could ask your iPhone to start your car?"

I think I would jump for joy. Cool concept, and only a month or two after the debut of Siri too. I think this shows a lot of potential for Siri. I'm assuming this is on a jailbroken iPhone but still, it's great to see the experimentation!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

iTunes Hacked?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:00 AM

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2010/07...re-hack-itunes/

"On Sunday we reported details of how one specific app developer had managed to hack iTunes users accounts and use them to purchase his own apps - making it to the top of the iTunes charts."

Image Credit: hackint0sh.org

In that Sunday story [link] it was reported that one developer had somehow managed to get 40 of the top 50 spots in iTunes, using what they call an "App Farm," and now it turns out there was more skullduggery than initially thought. From the sounds of it, the iTunes accounts used to purchase some of these apps have also been hacked and used to purchase hundreds if not thousands of dollars of apps. The article lists some helpful tips on what to do if you have been "hacked," but one of the best things to do before buying an app is click on the developers link in the iTunes store. If it leads nowhere, pretty good odds you don't want to be buying that app! One of the other tips is to use gift cards, something we have been doing to keep us on budget, but it sounds like it is more beneficial than we realized.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Safari Along With iPhone OS Fail at Pwn2Own Contest

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ng_contest.html

"Virtually every major browser and operating system were targets at this week's "Pwn2Own" hacking contest, with Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer 8 vulnerabilities exploited, along with flaws in the iPhone OS."

Once again, first day of competition and Safari along with Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox all failed to foil the hackers. A pair from Germany was also able to get access to a non-jailbroken iPhone to run unauthorized code and unlock the iPhone for use on unapproved carriers. You can read more about it at the CanSecWest site. Luckily they only reveal how they do it to the software companies so they can put in a fix. 


Thursday, July 16, 2009

No Shocker, iTunes Update 8.2.1 Breaks Palm Hack

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/ars...es-palm-pre.ars

"Apple has released a small point update to iTunes. File it under "saw it coming a mile away," the update breaks compatibility with Palm's "MediaSync" hack."

The update, released yesterday, breaks the MediaSync feature in the Palm Pre that allowed the device to register and sync non-DRM songs and videos with iTunes. According to the Apple update page, the update "iTunes 8.2.1 provides a number of important bug fixes and addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices." Of course you can always choose not to upgrade and it will still work, and I have yet to find out what this update does other than break the hack so I'm not sure if there are benefits to the update. So if you have a Palm Pre, best to keep your current iTunes version if you use MediaSync.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Prove Your Hacking Skills at Pwn2Own 2009

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news...ile-devices.ars

"The Pwn2Own hacking contest, held during the CanSecWest Security Conference in March, will pit hackers against browsers from Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla and Google. The hackers will also have a chance to "pwn" an iPhone as well as other mobile devices."

TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) team is sponsoring the contest for the 3rd consecutive year. They are going to officer $5,000 USD for each browser hack and $10,000 USD for each mobile hack. The contest will be held during the CanSecWest Security Conference from March 16th through March 20th in Vancouver, BC.

Last year it was a Macbook Air that was hacked on day two by exploiting a Safari Browser security flaw, the winner took home $10,000 USD. Guess that isn't such a big deal anymore so they dropped the bounty!

Tags: hack, safari, os x, pwn2own

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