* Posts by Amos1

204 posts • joined 9 Feb 2014

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Apple Macs, iPhones, iPads, Watches, TVs can be hijacked by evil Wi-Fi, PDFs – update now

Amos1

DO NOT install v9.3 if you have an iPad!

Many people, including me, are reporting that this update causes your iPad to be stuck on an "Unable to activate. Please try later or connect to iTunes" screen. And if you connect to iTunes, it still does not activate. If you boot into Recovery mode and attempt the 9.3 update again, iTunes will tell you to try the 9.3 update, download it, apply it and still does not work. Mine just finished restoring to 9.2.1 right now, which is the only reported fix.

While I have an old iPad 2 people are reporting this on various models including the much newer iPad Air 1.

Blah Blah blah ... I don't care! To hell with your tech marketing bull

Amos1

Good for you in taking the week off to be with Prometheus. You have your priorities correct. Always choose Life over Stuff. The work will always be there. Please accept our family's condolences.

Cryptome founder revokes PGP keys after weird 'compromise'

Amos1

I'm missing something here. Public keys are, well, public. That's how RSA works. I hope he meant his private keys were what was compromised or he just revoked a bunch of certs for no reason.

California takes a shot at mobile 'killswitch' mandate

Amos1

Re: meet the Law of Unintended Consequences...

It's more likely that governments around the world learned the lessons of SMS and Twitter use that were taught to the incumbent Egyptian government during Arab Spring. Up next: remote kill switches in all vehicles. Oh wait, that proposal is already pending in the UK. I'll bet the remote kill switches still allow the car and phone location to be covertly tracked and the microphones remotely enabled "to aid in recovery." Good thing the US government isn't buying billions of rounds of ammunition for DHS, eh?

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