Mobile forensics researchers recently discovered a major new security feature while poking around in the beta version of Apple’s upcoming iOS 11.4 release, due soon. It’s called USB Restricted Mode: a feature that popped up in the iOS 11.3 beta but didn’t make it to the final release. The feature snips the USB data connection… Read More


Gaining access to Alexa turned out to be surprisingly easy. Checkmarx attached their malicious code to a seemingly innocuous app. The company used a simple calculator app for demonstration purposes. Getting Alexa to continue recording after the benign script in the app was executed proved more difficult. Checkmarx had two problems to solve. Alexa needed… Read More


Don’t be alarmed! Your Alexa-enabled device may lapse into a sudden fit of giggles, but Amazon is aware of the problem. Recent reports detail a quirky bug that has Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa laughing for no apparent reason, scaring the daylights out of unsuspecting users. Source: arstechnica… Read More