Showing posts with label ios devices. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ios devices. Show all posts

4.2.17

iOS cracking tools reportedly used by FBI released to public

iOS cracking tools reportedly used by FBI released to public
Last year, the FBI ordered Apple to help crack the iPhone 5c owned by Syed Farook, one of the shooters in the 2015 attacks in San Bernardino. Apple refused, and the FBI reportedly worked with Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that specializes in mobile security. According to a statement from Celelbrite last month, a hacker breached one of its legacy servers. Now the hacker has released some of that data as a warning to the FBI.
The data released includes code that seems to relate to Cellebrite's Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED), and can allegedly crack older iPhones like the 5c as well as Android and Blackberry devices.
Speaking anonymously to Motherboardthe hacker explained that simply creating these tools makes their release inevitable, where they can be used by anyone with technical knowledge, including oppressive regimes around the world.
"It's important to demonstrate that when you create these tools, they will make it out. History should make that clear," they told Motherboard.
The ReadMe files on Pastebin.
Claiming to have taken the tools from Cellebrite's own servers, the hacker says they were able to get into the encrypted files and post them on Pastebin, a popular code repository. Some of the code seems to have been lifted from publically accessible jailbreaking code, as well.
A spokesperson for the firm told Motherboard that the files did not include source code, only packaging information.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the time that creating this type of "backdoor" software would be "terrible for public safety."
While the currently released cracking tools do not include ways to break into current device models, the warning is clear: Once made, tools like this don't stay private for long.
source: engadget.com

1.2.15

best antivirus for Android and iOS

Best Antivirus for Android and iOS

When it comes to the security of your smartphone against harmful viruses and other web-based threats, obtain and install a good antivirus application is a prerequisite. A virus can cause loss of important files, some of which must have been acquired over the years, and may also impede the efficient performance of your smartphone. Android devitces, compared to iOS devices, surfer more virus attacks because of its open source policy. On the other hand, iOS devices are less prone to virus attacks because of their restrictive policies especially when it comes to sharing files. These are some of the best antivirus applications for Android and iOS devices:

Avast Mobile

This antivirus is one of the best in the world. At first, his main goal was the PC market, but in recent times, has deepened in the smartphone market due to the preponderance of these mobile digital devices. The Android version created for Android is quite simple, especially when compared with the versions created for IOS. Avast created a secure VPN line for iOS devices, which acts as a shield for iOS devices, especially during online activities.

The security line for iOS devices Avast VPN protects users against viruses, phishing sites, and also allows secure VPN connection, while in WIFI.

Pros
* Good special protection against web-based virus

* 50% cheaper than most competing products, especially Android versions

Cons
* The annual subscription is quite expensive, especially for iOS devices

Avira Mobile Security

This mobile antivirus has a good strong look, and is one of the most respected in the world mobile antivirus. On the home screen for Android Avira, the following buttons appear: antivirus, anti-theft, black-list, settings and Help. All these features are useful especially when it comes to customize security settings. While Avira Android allows files on both the memory card and phone memory to scan, the Avira for iOS does not. It offers services primarily anti theft that can be integrated with integrated cloud-based service.

Pros
* Good protection capacity

* Easy to install and use

Cons
* Some functions are duplicated especially those that come with these smart phones by default

Trend Micro Mobile Security

For iOS devices, it is simply called Trend Micro Smart Surfing. The iOS version is not a full-fledged antivirus, since only protects your i-devices for web-based activities. Use the database based on the cloud to alert users of i-Device especially when visiting harmful sites. The Android version is a full-fledged antivirus, allowing you to carry out explorations in the phone memory and memory card.

Pros
* It's free to install and use

* Easy to use interface

Cons
* It is less versatile especially on iOS devices

Norton Mobile Security

Norton Antivirus is a powerhouse in mobile security. Due to restrictions set by Apple, mobile security services Norton is not as loaded as shown on the Android platform. The iOS version has the basic anti-theft feature, a service already provided by Apple iCloud. The Android version is properly loaded and allows full exploration in the phone memory and memory card.

Pros
* Good features in Android, fair features in iOS

* It has a user interface.

Cons
* Very expensive, especially on iOS devices

Intego Virus Barrier (iOS)

It is virtually antivirus antivirus applications more versatile for iOS devices. This antivirus scanner has the ability to scan individual files, email attachments and files that use remote access services link. Protect your PC by preventing the transfer of infected PC and prohibiting the storage of these files in the phone memory.

Pros
* It has a friendly interface

* It's as close to a full antivirus for iOS devices

Cons
* I do not really have much features especially when compared with other antivirus applications android

In conclusion, this is the best antivirus applications for Android and iOS devices.Android provides sufficient flexibility for mobile security applications to operate, and is less restrictive. But antivirus Apple iOS is more restrictive - and mainly protects the phone against web-based threats. As more web-based threats emerge, these applications continue to evolve in other antivirus to protect our smartphones against these threats.