Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#581 New threat can auto-brick Apple devices
On Feb. 11, 2016, researcher Zach Straley posted a Youtube video exposing his startling and bizarrely simple discovery: Manually setting the date of your iPhone or iPad all the back to January. 1, 1970 will permanently brick the device (don’t try this at home, or against frenemies!). Not long after Straley’s video began pulling in millions of views, security researchers Patrick Kelley and Matt Harrigan wondered: Could they automate the exploitation of this oddly severe and destructive date bug? The researchers discovered that indeed they could, armed with only $120 of electronics (not counting the cost of the bricked iDevices), a basic understanding of networking, and a familiarity with the way Apple devices connect to wireless networks.
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#585 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2016
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#581 New threat can auto-brick Apple devices
#580 Real Future: What happens when you dare expert hackers to hack you
#579 Meet the Cryptoworm, the future of ransomware
#578 Microsoft's 'blue screen of death' is getting more descriptive with QR codes
#577 Mobile devices used to execute DNS malware against home routers
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