Another slap bang week in technology and the usual security tom-foolery in the technology world as well, let’s see what wild and wooly things have been going on with help of my twitter feed.
The naughty engineers at Apple introduced a new feature in iOS 9.1, which (I suspect) is causing Wireless Data Providers to do the “happy dance”. The feature? Surely you have read about Wi-Fi Assist? The feature sounds nice, having your data plan help your WiFi connection, but the fact that it is installed as a default of ON is the diabolical part of the story. Someone at Apple has got to be getting an incentive payment from the Big Cell firms for this, surely?
— Mark Hodder (@markhodder) October 9, 2015
Not to continue to pile on Apple, however, Elon Musk made a naughty comment of his own about his competitors at Apple with the following tweet, I do enjoy it when technology folk get all “Alpha Male” about their stuff
— BI UK Tech (@BIUK_Tech) October 9, 2015
Wait a minute, you are thinking, are you turning this into an Apple shaming site? No, in fact it is time to get back on target with security, but let’s stay on theme for one more simple tweet, that should cause those Apple owners to start thinking about security (since Apple seems to be ignoring things).
— Hacked.com (@HackedCom) October 10, 2015
Hold on you Android folks out there, feeling smug after all that iOS bashing? A song can hack your device, so don’t get too complacent about security, that is for sure.
It’s possible to launch attacks on more than 1 billion Android devices by hiding exploit code in MP3 & MP4 files: http://t.co/Pptqh7a5sc
— Forbes (@Forbes) October 1, 2015
Feeling safe because you use your tapping chip payment card? Maybe don’t get too complacent
— The Verge (@verge) October 9, 2015
I note that this site has been noticed by a few nasty folks as well, as I was hit with a DOS attack and an attempt to hijack the site as well, guess it is good that I have some rudimentary security in place. I have no doubt this site can be hacked, I am simply kibitzing, I am no security expert, but good to see that I can slow down the “script kiddies” at least.
Wordfence 6.0.20 has been released. A hotfix to address an issue that affected config. https://t.co/hQULSwPMQ7
— Wordfence (@wordfence) October 8, 2015