Oohh yeah, another iOS problem! Someone discovered a method to bypass the passcode lock on any iPhone running the newest software update iOS 6.1.
The method is a bit complicated and will allow access to the phone application! While hitting the home button will re-lock the phone, the exploit does have potential to snoop through peoples contacts and make calls. How creepy it is!
Apple never do enough testing or it’s injected this bug on purpose?
Steps on how to hack / bypass iOS 6.1 passcord lock.
1. Lock device
2. Slide to unlock
3. Tap emergency call
4. Hold sleep button until the power down prompt shows. Click cancel, you will notice the status bar turn blue. Type in 911 or your emergency number and click call then cancel it asap so the call dosen’t go through.
5. Lock your device with the sleep button then turn it on using the home button.
6. Slide to unlock then hold the sleep button and in 3 seconds tap emergency call. This will spazz out the phone and cause it to open.
[Make sure to continuously hold the sleep button until you are done looking in the phone]
And there you go, the phone will reveal its contact, call, and voicemail information. You can also create a contact and view the photo gallery in doing so. You can also send emails and texts through the sharing a contact feature.
Update: One MacRumors reader notes that the technique does not appear to work if the user has turned off the “simple passcode” option to allow for more complex passcodes.
Update 2: AllThingsD notes that while Apple has yet to make an official comment on the issue, “sources close to the company say it is hard at work on a fix.”
Update 3: AllThingsD has now updated its report with a response from Apple.
“Apple takes user security very seriously” spokeswoman Trudy Muller told AllThingsD. “We are aware of this issue, and will deliver a fix in a future software update.”
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Anonymous, the hacker group that has threatened to attack the Malaysian Government portal, just announced its reasons. The “Anonymous” group is acting against what it claims are various acts of censorship by the Malaysian Government which announced last week, and also because of the recent move to block filesharing sites, like The Pirate Bay, MegaUpload, in Malaysia.
Malaysian government is ordering the ISPs in the country to block many file sharing websites including The Pirate Bay and MegaUpload. The decision to block the websites is taken by the Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) – the arm of the Malaysian government which supervises the telecom and multimedia industry in Malaysia.
According to memo sent by the SKMM to the Malaysian ISPs, file sharing websites are in violation of Section 41 of the Copyright Act of 1987. The SKMM is, therefore, ordering the ISPs to block access to those websites under Section 263 (1) and 263 (2) of the Communication and Multimedia Act of 1998.
All service providers have been ordered to completely block various file-sharing sites including The Pirate Bay, MegaVideo and other hosting services. The move follows an April statement by the Prime Minister in which promised that would never censor the Internet.
If your favourite file sharing sites seemed to be inaccessible for the past few days, it’s most probably blocked! The file sharing sites might have been listed under the recent blockage order by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
Greetings, Malaysia, We have seen the censorship taken by the Malaysian government, blocking sites like The Pirate Bay, and WikiLeaks. Malaysia is one of the world’s strictest governments, even blocking out movies, and television shows. These acts of censorship are inexcusable. You are taking away a basic human right. The internet is here for freedom, without fear of government interference. Do not think that no one else notices. Your structured government has done the talking, and we hear loud and clear. Let this be an announcement to all your people. This is a sign, a warning, and an opportunity to listen to ideas above your own. In a way you are being stubborn. But how will this help anyone or your country. We fear that if you make further decisions to take away human freedom. We are obligated to act fast and have no mercy. For rules were meant to be broken. And corruption was meant to be washed away and forgiven. Now we will wash your corruption away so be prepared. Take this as a favor.
Ohh no! Is this good or bad? Even this file sharing sites are blocked, there’s always way to bypass it! People will come out will guide on “How to bypass DNS block” or “How to access blocked file share websites” to help internet users to get around it. Just some simple DNS bypass will do the trick or just find some new file sharing website that offering the same service? How about other file sharing site like dropbox and box.net etc?
Are you one of the affected internet user by the block of fileshare website? I’m not as I don’t download much but was affected by the online streaming of TVB drama series as most of the latest drama series do not available for Malaysia anymore! Fear not of coz I have my own way to by pass and to grab the content and continue streaming of PPS.tv or Tudou.
Sure? Will see when the time come 7.30pm GMT on Wednesday 15th June (3.30am Thursday Malaysian time)! Do check out www.malaysia.gov.my Malaysia Government Portal that was targeted to be hacked and see whether the government can prevent the hack or not by Anonymous, the hacker group! I’m hoping to see that how strong our Malaysian Government system is!
Please do not hack our banking website like Maybank, CIMB Bank, Hong Leong Bank, Public Bank etc…
Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the F-Secure Corporation – a computer security software company based in Helsinki, Finland – tweeted about the threat at 4.42am Malaysian time.
No other details were available at this time. It is also not known why Anonymous has targeted the Malaysian website.
Hacker group Anonymous threatens to attack Malaysian Government website.
But there has been an uptick in “hacktivism” these past weeks, where hacker groups have targeted various organisations for political purposes.
Hackers have attacked the International Monetary Fund and Sony PlayStation Network, as well as the networks of aeronautics company Lockheed Martin Corp and Citibank in North America, amongst others.
Anonymous was blamed for the hack into the PlayStation network but a spokesman for the group has denied involvement, saying that its aims are political. Spain, however, has arrested three suspected members of the hacker group for that attack.
Anonymous apparently comprises a vast number of hackers in various countries, who have been organised into cells that share common goals. They operate anonymously but in a co-ordinated fashion.
Meanwhile the AP reported from New York that a group of hackers has gained access to the websites of the U.S. Senate and video game company Bethesda Softworks, the latest in a series of cyberattacks plaguing a broad range of online victims.
The group, which calls itself Lulz Security, posted what it called a “small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data” from Senate.gov on its website on Monday.
Likely referencing reports that the Pentagon is considering whether a cyberattack could be considered an act of war, the group also wrote “is this an act of war, gentlemen? Problem?”
A representative from the office of the Senate sergeant-at-arms did not immediately return a phone message for comment Monday afternoon.
File – In this May 15, 2011 file photo people wearing masks often used by a group that calls itself “Anonymous” take part in a rally in Madrid. Spanish police arrested three suspected computer hackers that allegedly belonged to a loose-knit international activist group that has attacked corporate and government websites around the world, authorities said Friday June 10, 2011. A National Police statement identified the three detainees as leaders of the Spanish section of a group that calls itself “Anonymous.” – AP
Bethesda acknowledged the intrusion in a blog post Monday, saying hackers may have gained access to users’ names, email addresses and passwords. The company said no credit card data or other financial information were compromised.
Josh Shaul, chief technology officer at database security software maker Application Security Inc., said the data Lulz posted is “verifiable proof” that it was able to gain access to and take control of the Senate’s website.
“It’s a very skilled group,” he said. “They claimed it was easy.”
Lulz Security has also recently claimed responsibility for breaking into the websites of PBS, Sony Pictures, Nintendo and others. Meanwhile, it’s unclear who was responsible for a recent cyberattack on the International Monetary Fund’s computer system or the one on Citibank that stole about 200,000 credit card account numbers, customer names and email addresses.
Shaul said the recent string of attacks take advantage of insecure systems. While companies are protecting the perimeter of their computer systems, once hackers get in, “everything is there to own,” he said. It’s the equivalent of a bank putting a guard at the door and leaving all the money in a pile instead of in safes and vaults, he added.
“We’ve created this situation where it’s so easy for a skilled attacker to break in and get data,” Shaul said. “They are doing it because they can.”
Bethesda declined to comment beyond its blog post and did not say how many users were affected.
In Twitter messages, Lulz (Internet-speak for laughs) said it has had information on more than 200,000 users “for weeks” and broke into Bethesda’s website more than two months ago. Bethesda, meanwhile, said that a hacker group “attempted an unlawful intrusion” over the weekend.
Lulz said on its website Monday it is not releasing information it has on the 200,000-plus users.
Bethesda, behind games such as “Brink” and “Fallout: New Vegas,” is a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media Inc., based in Washington, D.C.
Hacker group tells why it wants to attack Malaysian Govt portal
PETALING JAYA: Anonymous, the hacker group that has threatened to attack the Malaysian Government portal, just announced its reasons.
According to its statement on the Pastebin website, the group is acting against what it claims are various acts of censorship by the Malaysian Government, and also because of the recent move to block filesharing sites, like the Pirate Bay, in Malaysia.
Anonymous also accused the Government of censoring movies and television shows, and for restricting the Internet, which it says is a basic human right.
“We fear that if you make further decisions to take away human freedom, we are obligated to act fast and have no mercy,” the group said in its statement on Tuesday.
The message was also uploaded on video-sharing site YouTube.
It featured a digitally-generated voice that read out the group’s message.
Anonymous will launch the attack at 7.30pm GMT on Wednesday (3.30am Thursday Malaysian time) and has named it “Operation Malaysia.” It posted the threat in a graphic on this website.
Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the F-Secure Corporation – a computer security software company based in Helsinki, Finland – tweeted about the threat at 4.42am Malaysian time Tuesday.
Meanwhile, online news site Epoch Times reported that Anonymous selects target countries based on input from users in those countries.
However, the report said, the hacker group has declined to say if there are any Anonymous members in Malaysia.
In the exclusive interview with Epoch Times, Anonymous said it expects the Malaysian Government to “not be happy” over the coming attack.
According to the report, Anonymous has reminded its members taking part in Operation Malaysia to use Virtual Private Networks to encrypt their network connections, and to transfer data from remote locations that cannot be accessed without authentication.
This would help protect the identities of the hackers and their locations.
The attack on the Malaysian Government portal would be in the wake of several earlier attacks by Anonymous on Turkish Government websites for alleged Internet censorship.
According to recent news reports, the Turkish Government has arrested 32 people, suspected to be members of Anonymous, after “Operation Turkey” disrupted a number of official websites in that country.
Wow… ChevronWP7: Windows Phone 7 unlocker released! Do you know that you can actually jailbreak your Windows Phone 7 as well just like what other ppl did to their iPhone for more apps!
ChevronWP7 unlocks your Windows Phone 7 to allow side loading of applications that wont be allowed in the Marketplace due to access to private APIs. This unlock works for every WP7 device out there and even reverts it back to the locked state making it safe for the end user.
I’m so gonna Jailbreak my HTC HD7 from Maxis10 Reviewers Programme to test it out whether it’s workable or not! Hmm or should I wait longer and see what’s Microsoft is coming out to encounter this?
Windows Phone 7 unlocker released
Today we have an exciting breakthrough for the Windows Phone 7 homebrew community – the ability for anyone to unlock a WP7 device without a Marketplace developer account.
Unlocking allows the sideloading of experimental applications that would otherwise can’t be published to the Marketplace, such as those which access private or native APIs.
We’ve taken the pain out of the process involved and put together a super simple executable that will allow anyone to unlock any WP7 device on the market using a USB cable and just a couple clicks.
This tool is completely safe and reversible for the phone. (The app even allows you to relock the phone.)
* Try download/install the following registry key and restart your machine then try again
* Try disconnecting, reconnecting and restarting the phone device
* Try closing Zune and restarting the “Zune Windows Mobile Connectivity Service” service (WMZuneComm.exe)
* Close any applications that might be using port 443, such as Skype or Trillian
* Please ensure your device has a “full sync” relationship with the Zune client, not a “guest” relationship
* Minimum supported OS: Windows XP SP2
As this is our first release, you may run into issues. Please let us know in the comments if this tool worked/didn’t work for you (with relevant system information).
Expect more goodies/tools to be released in the near future.
We look forward to what the broader community can do with this.
Google blocked Old Town White Coffee Website. What happened?
Reported Attack Site!
This web site at www.oldtown.com.my has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
Attack sites try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.
Some attack sites intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.
Diagnostic page for oldtown.com.my
What is the current listing status for oldtown.com.my?
Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer.
Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 3 time(s) over the past 90 days.
What happened when Google visited this site?
Of the 101 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 2 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-07-22, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-07-22.
Malicious software is hosted on 2 domain(s), including delzzerro.cn/, u0s.ru/.
This site was hosted on 2 network(s) including AS45352 (IPSERVERONE), AS2042 (ERX).
Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?
Over the past 90 days, oldtown.com.my did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.
Has this site hosted malware?
No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.
How did this happen?
In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.
* Return to the previous page.
* If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google’s Webmaster Help Center.
Pleas fix it fast lo Old Town. On the other hand, too bad can’t try their breakfast set coz working on weekdays and not available on weekend, but just tried their Old Town MyLunch Set, Pan Mee with Soft drinks only RM5.90 and it’s very nice, some sort of like chili Pan Mee!
But the friend rice is just like plain rice with some ikan bilis and egg. Also my 1st time hearing Ipoh Hor Hee! Do you know what’s that? I only know Ipoh Hor Fun or Ipoh leng luis =p. Actually it’s a kind of noodles very famous in Ipoh? Ipoh orang true? Do you know bout this Hor Hee thingy? Try before?
Updated: The have solved it so you can visit Old Town White Coffee Official Website using Mozilla Firefox now. Updated: Previously can be view by IE and now if view by IE, your antivirus will kick in and block the infected file! Do not visit now. Let them fix it.
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