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Annie Kelley 2017-10-26
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A report published Thursday outlines two flaws in the AmosConnect 8 web platform, which ships use to monitor IT and navigation systems while also facilitating messaging, email, and web browsing for crewmembers.

Compromising AmosConnect products, developed by the Inmarsat company Stratos Global, would expose extensive operational and personal data, and could even undermine other critical systems on a ship meant to be isolated.

“It’s low-hanging fruit,” says Mario Ballano, principal security consultant at IOActive who conducted the research.

Even worse, AmosConnect 8 stores these credential pairs in plaintext, meaning an attacker wouldn’t even need to crack an encryption scheme to use what they find.

The other flaw exploits a backdoor account built into every AmosConnect server that has full system privileges, and can use a tool called the AmosConnect Task Manager to execute remote commands.

“Usually the different parts of a ship’s networks don’t have a lot of overlap, but there has to be some flow of traffic to exchange data at some points within the network,” Ballano says.

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Brett Ames 2016-09-22

Just thinking: if I release an MVP that is still has bugs in it wouldn't it hurt my brand before it could be well-known?

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Randall Vincent 2017-11-10
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Some iPhone X owners are reporting an unusual issue in which the phone’s display becomes unresponsive or laggy when the handset is exposed to a cold environment.

The biggest example of this seems to be someone stepping from inside of a warm house out into the cold outdoors.

Owners experiencing this problem say the unresponsiveness takes place immediately, not just when the phone itself cools down.

Some iPhone X owners have been reporting this problem on the iPhone subreddit over the last day or so.

One Redditor publishing under the handle “darus214” said:

I’ve noticed that my iPhone X screen becomes very unresponsive as soon as I step outside.

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William Hanselman 2016-08-05
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There are at least two major bugs plaguing your Pokemon Go experience, especially following the latest app update.

Players are unable to use the built-in tracker to find Pokemon around them, and most of the maps cheat sites have been shut down.

And when they do find Pokemon, catching them is more complicated than it used to be.

Niantic, however, confirmed that it d fix at least one of these two problems.

DON T MISS: Apple s iPhone 7 Plus might be even more impressive than we thought

Trainers, a new bug affecting throw accuracy increases the odds of escape and omits the XP bonus, the official PokemonGoApp Twitter handle wrote.

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Lawrence Bowman 2016-08-11
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Pokemon Go mania marches on, but some users have hit a roadblock on their quest to catch em all.

The latest update to Niantic s wildly successful augmented reality game brought with it a number of new features that users have been enjoying.

Namely, the latest version introduced a new means to track Pokemon after the developer had previously removed the only in-app tool that helped users locate Pokemon.

Of course, the new nearby locator isn t quite as useful as some of the other tools out there — check out this free app, which helps you find all the Pokemon in your area — but it s certainly better than nothing.

Sadly, the new nearby feature has been overshadowed for many users by a crippling bug that makes Pokemon Go completely unplayable.

DON T MISS: Everything new in iOS 10 beta 5 and iOS 10 public beta 4

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George Comer 2016-08-11
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players have begun to encounter a game-breaking bug that can only be solved by wiping your progress - here s how to avoid it.

This pesky glitch can be encountered by those who pre-ordered the game and have access to a limited edition ship.

Players will find themselves with a starship pre-installed with a hyperdrive at the beginning of the game, essentially skipping a major section of the tutorial.

The big problem arises if you happen to trade your current ship for one without a hyperdrive.

With no blueprints to install one, you ll find yourself stranded in a single star system.

Related: Best PS4 Games 2016

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William Figueroa 2016-08-19
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Not all Pokemon Go players have the time and resources needed to play Pokemon Go as it should be played – and the game s bugs and lack of a proper Pokemon tracker don t make things any easier – so it s understandable that some players are resorting to cheats.

After all, catching them all is so appealing!

But Niantic doesn t like cheaters, and it recently revealed that bans could become permanent when it catches players cheating.

That makes using third-party Pokemon Go mapping apps, GPS spoofing and other sophisticated hacks rather risky.

On the other hand, there are still plenty of cheats out there that work and won t get you banned.

DON T MISS: These flash drives work with your PC and your iPhone, and they re discounted on Amazon

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Gaston Alexander 2017-11-10
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Well, this isn't good - after squashing a few software bugs, admitting that performance isn't great in cold weather, and warning users that some burn-in is to be expected on the new iPhone X, the latest issue Apple has to deal with is a bright green line appearing down the side of some users' handsets.

All par for the course for a company launching a premium smartphone these days it would seem - the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have had their fair share of problems too - but at least this particular issue seems to be limited in terms of the number of people affected.

9to5Mac reports that complaints about the mysterious green line first surfaced last weekend and there are currently a total of 35 people (and rising) who've logged the issue with Apple - not a huge number in terms of the millions of handsets Apple is shifting, but it's not what you want from your brand new flagship phone.

My new iPhoneX appears a green line on the screen , and the faceID can’t recognize me when I with glasses.

@Apple @AppleSupport pic.twitter.com/Fgj5fg9v2xNovember 6, 2017

Looking at the photos posted to Twitter, this does seem like a genuine issue, albeit one that most users haven't come across.

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Joseph Cormier 2016-12-10

Facebook seems to be once again digging up the past for its users, but not quite in an intended way like the Year In Review video feature.

A large number of users on Friday began noting how random photos and updates from months prior began reappearing on their timelines, but with new timestamps making them look like they were just shared.

Turns out the cause is an annoying bug on the social network, and while it s not known how widespread it is, Facebook says it s looking into the issue.

The good news here is that users need not fear that their account was hacked or that old photos have obtained by third parties.

When the glitch first began appearing, affected users were confused and annoyed about what was happening, with many posting to Facebook s help forum.

The bug simply select users older posts at random and automatically shares them as new.

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Stephen Somogyi 2017-10-03
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There's a nasty bug in media file handling – deja vu, right?

Another month, another round of Android patches – although October's batch is pleasantly small compared to other recent releases.

Of the 14 CVE flaws released, six cover Android's troubled media engine.

This has been a top choice for vulnerability fixers but – compared to the usual number of patches released for it every month – Google appear to have fixed a lot of the major issues.

The details are as follows:

Three flaws (CVE-2017-0809, CVE-2017-0810, CVE-2017-0811) in the media framework are rated critical by Google since they allow remote code execution into privileged processes and affect Android 4.4 to the current version.

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Eric Billiter 2016-08-09
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This morning Niantic released an update to Pokemon GO which changed several very important elements in the game.

This update was for both Android and iOS for iPhone and iPad, and users should expect to see footprints returning to the game soon.

It also fixes a number of bugs - like bringing back the ability to hit bonus XP whilst attempting to catch Pokemon.

Curve ball, Nice, and Great!

The newest update to Pokemon GO also does things like warn a user that they shouldn't be driving and playing.

This driving blocker is very similar to what we spoke about in our first big review of the game: reasons why Pokemon GO is the best game EVER.

collect
0
Paul Jennette 2016-11-12
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Don't panic if you've logged into Facebook this weekend only to be told you've passed away - it's the fault of a rather embarrassing bug that the social network has now fixed.

Somehow a switch got flicked that marked a large number of profiles as "memorialised", which is one of the options you can pick from for your profile after you've shuffled off this mortal coil.

Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was affected by the glitch.

"This was a terrible error that we have now fixed," said a Facebook spokesperson.

"We are very sorry that this happened."

Live fast, die on Facebook

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Edgar Williams 2016-12-09
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Facebook users are reporting a bizarre bug that—like the video Year In Review or the persistent On This Day feature—dredges up digital memories.

The only problem is that it s doing so without their knowledge or permission.

The glitch appears to be grabbing users posts at random and tossing them back onto their walls—and their friends timelines, Mashable and PC Mag report.

The reposted content in the examples Gizmodo was able to find had their timestamps altered by the glitch to look like they d been posted recently.

Needless to say, lots of people are confused and annoyed.

Some users affected by the repost glitch noticed the issue after updating the app or checking the Year In Review feature.

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Frederick Jones 2016-11-22
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These days there always seems to be some bug or glitch that threatens to brick your iPhone doing the rounds, and this week has introduced a new one in the form of a malicious video.

Yes, now simply watching a video can crash your iPhone, and this particular clip comes from the Sina Weibo-backed video app Miaopai, and has been detailed by EverythingApplePro.

The short .mp4 clip shows someone standing by a bed with the words "Honey" displayed across the screen.

Once the video has finished playing, iPhones remain usable for a minute or two before slowing down and eventually crashing.

A forced reboot is then needed to sort the issue, which affects versions of iOS as far back as iOS 5, and phones ranging from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 7.

Thankfully, once the phone has crashed, a reboot seems to fix the issue, so this latest 'prank' won't actually brick your iPhone.

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James Neely 2016-09-30
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No one likes buggy software, but certain bugs can now make you rich if you find them before anyone else.

That's thanks to Zerodium an exploit broker , which is offering large sums of money through a bug bounty for zero-day previously unknown exploits, with the bounty topping out at $1.5 million around £1.15 million/AU$2 million .

But to grab that much cash you'll need to find a way to remotely jailbreak an iPhone running iOS 10.

Jailbreaking your iPhone opens it up to apps and features that aren't officially offered by Apple, but it's never been quite this rewarding.

Bug bounties aren't new, in fact Apple itself offers payouts for vulnerabilities in its secure boot firmware components, but these top out at $200,000 roughly £155,000/AU$260,000 and are only available to a select group of researchers.

Zerodium's bug bounty is available to anyone, and the company is prepared to make multiple $1.5 million payments.

collect
0
Brett Ames 2016-09-22

Just thinking: if I release an MVP that is still has bugs in it wouldn't it hurt my brand before it could be well-known?

William Hanselman 2016-08-05
img

There are at least two major bugs plaguing your Pokemon Go experience, especially following the latest app update.

Players are unable to use the built-in tracker to find Pokemon around them, and most of the maps cheat sites have been shut down.

And when they do find Pokemon, catching them is more complicated than it used to be.

Niantic, however, confirmed that it d fix at least one of these two problems.

DON T MISS: Apple s iPhone 7 Plus might be even more impressive than we thought

Trainers, a new bug affecting throw accuracy increases the odds of escape and omits the XP bonus, the official PokemonGoApp Twitter handle wrote.

George Comer 2016-08-11
img

players have begun to encounter a game-breaking bug that can only be solved by wiping your progress - here s how to avoid it.

This pesky glitch can be encountered by those who pre-ordered the game and have access to a limited edition ship.

Players will find themselves with a starship pre-installed with a hyperdrive at the beginning of the game, essentially skipping a major section of the tutorial.

The big problem arises if you happen to trade your current ship for one without a hyperdrive.

With no blueprints to install one, you ll find yourself stranded in a single star system.

Related: Best PS4 Games 2016

Gaston Alexander 2017-11-10
img

Well, this isn't good - after squashing a few software bugs, admitting that performance isn't great in cold weather, and warning users that some burn-in is to be expected on the new iPhone X, the latest issue Apple has to deal with is a bright green line appearing down the side of some users' handsets.

All par for the course for a company launching a premium smartphone these days it would seem - the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have had their fair share of problems too - but at least this particular issue seems to be limited in terms of the number of people affected.

9to5Mac reports that complaints about the mysterious green line first surfaced last weekend and there are currently a total of 35 people (and rising) who've logged the issue with Apple - not a huge number in terms of the millions of handsets Apple is shifting, but it's not what you want from your brand new flagship phone.

My new iPhoneX appears a green line on the screen , and the faceID can’t recognize me when I with glasses.

@Apple @AppleSupport pic.twitter.com/Fgj5fg9v2xNovember 6, 2017

Looking at the photos posted to Twitter, this does seem like a genuine issue, albeit one that most users haven't come across.

Stephen Somogyi 2017-10-03
img

There's a nasty bug in media file handling – deja vu, right?

Another month, another round of Android patches – although October's batch is pleasantly small compared to other recent releases.

Of the 14 CVE flaws released, six cover Android's troubled media engine.

This has been a top choice for vulnerability fixers but – compared to the usual number of patches released for it every month – Google appear to have fixed a lot of the major issues.

The details are as follows:

Three flaws (CVE-2017-0809, CVE-2017-0810, CVE-2017-0811) in the media framework are rated critical by Google since they allow remote code execution into privileged processes and affect Android 4.4 to the current version.

Paul Jennette 2016-11-12
img

Don't panic if you've logged into Facebook this weekend only to be told you've passed away - it's the fault of a rather embarrassing bug that the social network has now fixed.

Somehow a switch got flicked that marked a large number of profiles as "memorialised", which is one of the options you can pick from for your profile after you've shuffled off this mortal coil.

Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was affected by the glitch.

"This was a terrible error that we have now fixed," said a Facebook spokesperson.

"We are very sorry that this happened."

Live fast, die on Facebook

Frederick Jones 2016-11-22
img

These days there always seems to be some bug or glitch that threatens to brick your iPhone doing the rounds, and this week has introduced a new one in the form of a malicious video.

Yes, now simply watching a video can crash your iPhone, and this particular clip comes from the Sina Weibo-backed video app Miaopai, and has been detailed by EverythingApplePro.

The short .mp4 clip shows someone standing by a bed with the words "Honey" displayed across the screen.

Once the video has finished playing, iPhones remain usable for a minute or two before slowing down and eventually crashing.

A forced reboot is then needed to sort the issue, which affects versions of iOS as far back as iOS 5, and phones ranging from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 7.

Thankfully, once the phone has crashed, a reboot seems to fix the issue, so this latest 'prank' won't actually brick your iPhone.

Annie Kelley 2017-10-26
img

A report published Thursday outlines two flaws in the AmosConnect 8 web platform, which ships use to monitor IT and navigation systems while also facilitating messaging, email, and web browsing for crewmembers.

Compromising AmosConnect products, developed by the Inmarsat company Stratos Global, would expose extensive operational and personal data, and could even undermine other critical systems on a ship meant to be isolated.

“It’s low-hanging fruit,” says Mario Ballano, principal security consultant at IOActive who conducted the research.

Even worse, AmosConnect 8 stores these credential pairs in plaintext, meaning an attacker wouldn’t even need to crack an encryption scheme to use what they find.

The other flaw exploits a backdoor account built into every AmosConnect server that has full system privileges, and can use a tool called the AmosConnect Task Manager to execute remote commands.

“Usually the different parts of a ship’s networks don’t have a lot of overlap, but there has to be some flow of traffic to exchange data at some points within the network,” Ballano says.

Randall Vincent 2017-11-10
img

Some iPhone X owners are reporting an unusual issue in which the phone’s display becomes unresponsive or laggy when the handset is exposed to a cold environment.

The biggest example of this seems to be someone stepping from inside of a warm house out into the cold outdoors.

Owners experiencing this problem say the unresponsiveness takes place immediately, not just when the phone itself cools down.

Some iPhone X owners have been reporting this problem on the iPhone subreddit over the last day or so.

One Redditor publishing under the handle “darus214” said:

I’ve noticed that my iPhone X screen becomes very unresponsive as soon as I step outside.

Lawrence Bowman 2016-08-11
img

Pokemon Go mania marches on, but some users have hit a roadblock on their quest to catch em all.

The latest update to Niantic s wildly successful augmented reality game brought with it a number of new features that users have been enjoying.

Namely, the latest version introduced a new means to track Pokemon after the developer had previously removed the only in-app tool that helped users locate Pokemon.

Of course, the new nearby locator isn t quite as useful as some of the other tools out there — check out this free app, which helps you find all the Pokemon in your area — but it s certainly better than nothing.

Sadly, the new nearby feature has been overshadowed for many users by a crippling bug that makes Pokemon Go completely unplayable.

DON T MISS: Everything new in iOS 10 beta 5 and iOS 10 public beta 4

William Figueroa 2016-08-19
img

Not all Pokemon Go players have the time and resources needed to play Pokemon Go as it should be played – and the game s bugs and lack of a proper Pokemon tracker don t make things any easier – so it s understandable that some players are resorting to cheats.

After all, catching them all is so appealing!

But Niantic doesn t like cheaters, and it recently revealed that bans could become permanent when it catches players cheating.

That makes using third-party Pokemon Go mapping apps, GPS spoofing and other sophisticated hacks rather risky.

On the other hand, there are still plenty of cheats out there that work and won t get you banned.

DON T MISS: These flash drives work with your PC and your iPhone, and they re discounted on Amazon

Joseph Cormier 2016-12-10

Facebook seems to be once again digging up the past for its users, but not quite in an intended way like the Year In Review video feature.

A large number of users on Friday began noting how random photos and updates from months prior began reappearing on their timelines, but with new timestamps making them look like they were just shared.

Turns out the cause is an annoying bug on the social network, and while it s not known how widespread it is, Facebook says it s looking into the issue.

The good news here is that users need not fear that their account was hacked or that old photos have obtained by third parties.

When the glitch first began appearing, affected users were confused and annoyed about what was happening, with many posting to Facebook s help forum.

The bug simply select users older posts at random and automatically shares them as new.

Eric Billiter 2016-08-09
img

This morning Niantic released an update to Pokemon GO which changed several very important elements in the game.

This update was for both Android and iOS for iPhone and iPad, and users should expect to see footprints returning to the game soon.

It also fixes a number of bugs - like bringing back the ability to hit bonus XP whilst attempting to catch Pokemon.

Curve ball, Nice, and Great!

The newest update to Pokemon GO also does things like warn a user that they shouldn't be driving and playing.

This driving blocker is very similar to what we spoke about in our first big review of the game: reasons why Pokemon GO is the best game EVER.

Edgar Williams 2016-12-09
img

Facebook users are reporting a bizarre bug that—like the video Year In Review or the persistent On This Day feature—dredges up digital memories.

The only problem is that it s doing so without their knowledge or permission.

The glitch appears to be grabbing users posts at random and tossing them back onto their walls—and their friends timelines, Mashable and PC Mag report.

The reposted content in the examples Gizmodo was able to find had their timestamps altered by the glitch to look like they d been posted recently.

Needless to say, lots of people are confused and annoyed.

Some users affected by the repost glitch noticed the issue after updating the app or checking the Year In Review feature.

James Neely 2016-09-30
img

No one likes buggy software, but certain bugs can now make you rich if you find them before anyone else.

That's thanks to Zerodium an exploit broker , which is offering large sums of money through a bug bounty for zero-day previously unknown exploits, with the bounty topping out at $1.5 million around £1.15 million/AU$2 million .

But to grab that much cash you'll need to find a way to remotely jailbreak an iPhone running iOS 10.

Jailbreaking your iPhone opens it up to apps and features that aren't officially offered by Apple, but it's never been quite this rewarding.

Bug bounties aren't new, in fact Apple itself offers payouts for vulnerabilities in its secure boot firmware components, but these top out at $200,000 roughly £155,000/AU$260,000 and are only available to a select group of researchers.

Zerodium's bug bounty is available to anyone, and the company is prepared to make multiple $1.5 million payments.