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Apple Pay Is Here But How Secure Is It? Security Researcher Reveals Touch ID Still Poses A Problem

> October 23rd, 2014 ---

Is Apple Pay safe? Are there any known security issues? With this week's release of iOS 8.1, came also the launch of the Apple Pay system – a new NFC payment system that allows users to make purchases in stores, online and through apps with just the press of a finger on the Touch ID. While many users are excited about the ease of payment now available on iPhone 6 and above running iOS 8.1, it does come with some reservations by those within the security community.

Facebook’s new Rooms app is a modern take on the message board

> October 23rd, 2014 ---

When the Internet was still in its infancy in terms of social interaction, there were forums, chat rooms, and message boards. These were the primary means of finding anonymous people with related interests and creating connections. Facebook is aiming to reinvigorate this type of interaction by introducing a new iOS app called Rooms.

iOS 8 Jailbroken, We Recommend Holding Off for Now

> October 23rd, 2014 ---,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/ipqs6mwjjh4fonhmxp8h.jpg

The same team who released the kind of sketchy iOS 7 jailbreak has released a jailbreak for iOS 8.1. Currently, it's Windows-only, in Chinese, and doesn't install Cydia by default. You should probably wait to install it.

This jailbreak came as a bit of a surprise and subsequently it's a little rough around the edges. Users have reported that using a passcode crashes the system, a number of problems with Cydia, and a wide number of tweaks don't work. Cydia's been updated, but requires a manual install over SSH.


Google offers USB security key to make bad passwords moot

> October 23rd, 2014 ---

A new security feature for Google’s services will help users better protect their data by requiring that they insert a USB security key to log in to their account.

California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer’s phone

> October 20th, 2014 ---

On Friday, a Monterey County woman was charged with wiretapping a police officer and possessing "illegal interception devices,” according to the Northern California District Attorney’s office. The District Attorney said that Kristin Nyunt, age 40, allegedly intercepted communications made by a police officer on his mobile phone.

Apple wants all iOS apps to use 64-bit code starting in February

> October 20th, 2014 ---

Apple has today notified developers about some upcoming rules regarding App Store submission, via its developer news portal. From 1st February 2015, newly-submitted apps and updates must be built against Apple’s iOS 8 SDK. This is not particularly surprising: Apple required similar adoption of the iOS 7 SDK last year.

HITB now out to hack the conference experience with new GSEC event

> October 19th, 2014 ---

L33tdawg: Mark your calendars! #HITB #GSEC is coming to Singapore in October 2015! Can't make it to SG? Come to Amsterdam! #HITB2015AMS (May 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th 2015) & #HITB #Haxpo (May 28th, 29th, 30th) @ Beurs van Berlage. Site opens at the end of Nov

Build A Better Bitcoin Wallet: Security Researcher Calls For Developers To Use Safer ECDSA Operations

> October 19th, 2014 ---

One of the biggest fears of Bitcoin users is that one day they will wake up and find their virtual currency wallet emptied, signaling that someone, somehow, has managed to uncover the user’s private key. A Bitcoin private key is a secret number that acts as a kind of identifying “ticket,” allowing coins from the corresponding wallet to be spent.

DarkMatter Secure Android May Run on Your Phone

> October 19th, 2014 ---

Do you want to use a secure smartphone, but not look like you're using a secure smartphone? A team of researchers are developing a version of Android called DarkMatter that could turn mainstream Android phones, such as the Galaxy S4 and the Nexus 5, into high-end security devices.

Roll your own Bitcoin client? Prepare to be raided

> October 19th, 2014 ---

The engineer behind the Heartbleed checker has created a tool to hunt down wallets from poorly secured transactions that leak private keys.

Filippo Valsorda released the Blockchainer tool to Github following a presentation at the Hack in the Box conference in Malaysia today.