Monthly Archives: February 2016

  1. Apple vs FBI - What have Apple been asked to do?

    Apple vs FBI - What have Apple been asked to do?

    iphone padlocked

    As you may be aware, Apple has received a court order to assist in accessing the iPhone of the San Bernadino killer Syed Farook. Apple has agreed to assist but won't back down on one thing. So what exactly has Apple been asked to do?

    FBI Apple Court Order Source: FBI
    1. Prevent the phone from erasing itself
      If certain security settings are enabled, after 10 failed attempts at entering a passcode, an iPhone can erase the personal data on the device. The FBI doesn't want to this to happen.
    2. Automate the process for trying out passcode combinations...
      Farook used a four-digit passcode, f...
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  2. Like it or not, here comes Windows 10!

    Back in October Microsoft outlined plans to "make it easier" to update to Windows 10. It said it would begin by pushing it as an "optional" update, but would soon recategorise it as a "recommended" update. That time has now come.

    This means that some users with automatic updates enabled may see the Windows 10 upgrade process starting itself on their PCs. However, while that process may well commence, the upgrade won't actually complete without confirmation from the user to proceed.

    As Microsoft stated in their October blog post "you will have 31 days to roll back to your previous Windows version if you don’t love it."

    Until July, users on Windows 7 and windows 8.1 have the opportunity to upgrade to W...

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