How a Trivial Cell Phone Hack Ruins Life
Violet Blue explains how SIM swap attacks were used to steal online accounts and even $ 100,000 from a victim's bank account. During these attacks, someone uses personal information to persuade your wireless service provider to transfer (port) your number and associated telephone account to a device owned by the attacker.
If you use accounts that verify the identity with a text message, you might be vulnerable to them. One man who lost $ 25,000 got his phone number back in Gmail and on Twitter just to see T-Mobile hand them back to a hacker.
Reactions to Jony Ive's Apple Departure
Now that we've had some time to think about the news, Apple's design boss Jony Ive – the man behind iconic products like the iPod, the iPhone and more – leaves behind. What does that mean? Nicole Lee looks at Ive's legacy and how he helped make the company what it is today, stating that "Ive was inextricably linked to the comeback of Jobs and Apple, and therefore with the meteoric rise of the company where it is today ".
Daniel Cooper focuses on Apple's transition from hardware to services. With the devices we'll see in the future, he wonders if Ive's successors "solve some of his most famous problems," in favor of larger batteries or a more functional keyboard.
With iPadOS, Apple's tablets feel like they're first and foremost.
After using the iOS 13 tablet edition for a few days, Chris Velazco "is already impressed by the changes Apple has made, and has addressed many of the criticisms that the iPad Pro has made Preventing it from being the all-round computer it desires, like everyone else, they will benefit from subtle performance improvements and a little more shine. "
Bill Gates said his "biggest mistake" was not beating Android.
The founder of Microsoft recently admitted in an interview with venture capital firm Village Global that his biggest mistake was not doing what Android became. Gates acknowledged that the company had difficulty adjusting to mobile devices, as both the iPhone and Google's Android had included customers in the revolution of the smartphone. If you do not remember Windows Mobile, let's just say you do not miss much.
The new Raspberry Pi 4 is ready for 4K video
The newly released Raspberry Pi 4 Model B combines the familiar tiny computer-on-a-board design with some significant performance enhancements, especially for Media. With a more powerful 1.5GHz quad-core Broadcom processor with H.265 decoding, two micro-HDMI ports and up to 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the Pi 4 can output 4K video at 60 fps. It could be your next, more future-proofing DIY media hub.
Valve Index Review: Next Level VR
Devindra Hardawar notes that the valve index is "not even vaguely affordable" compared to other VR options. Nevertheless, this "up-and-coming" piece of equipment impresses with a comfortable headset, intelligent finger-tracking controllers and outstanding image quality. Take a look at why the index contains "almost everything we expect from a next-generation PC VR headset." help fend off FOMO. Who knows what you will miss if you do not subscribe.
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