Last week in cyber-security – Monday, October 10, 2016

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It is simply unforgettable how the hack against Yahoo compromised at least 500 million email accounts. And now Verizon is seeking a $1bn discount on the $4.8bn takeover deal, citing lack of transparency after one of the largest hacking breaches in industry history, according to the New York Post. And this was just the beginning for Yahoo and other cyber-security issues last week.

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Did Apple intentionally weaken iOS 10?

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Did Apple truly not know about the recently found flaws in iOS 10? It just seems too hard to comprehend.

Professional iPhone hackers are accusing Apple of dropping the ball on measures involving password security in its latest released iPhone operating system. This has made the task of cracking login authority for backups saved on a Mac or PC quite easier. Continue reading “Did Apple intentionally weaken iOS 10?”

How Affiliate Marketing Helps “Marketize” Your Mobile App

4580058581_68b3c7ea12_oDropbox is a very good example of a brand name going from struggling and dragging to all-out boom in sales. A few years ago very few had heard about a trademark that is valued at over $10 billion with a whopping number of over 500 million users across the globe. In the dawn of this particular app surfacing into the outside world, as the company was barely able to absorb new users, the geniuses behind Dropbox decided to propose a new referral system encouraging standing users to begin inviting new users. Continue reading “How Affiliate Marketing Helps “Marketize” Your Mobile App”

Did NYPD go too far in sending a push alert for a manhunt?

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Yet should there be reservations and limitations?

4400415668_54e5353d0f_bAs New Yorkers were heading to work on the morning of Monday, September 19th, they saw their cellphones chiming all at once across the entire city. This was no hack or childish prank. A dissonant siren, repeated six times in total, was sent out along with a short and yet alarming note reading: “WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male. See media for pic. Call 9-1-1 if seen.” Continue reading “Did NYPD go too far in sending a push alert for a manhunt?”