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  • New malicious Lightning cable can steal user data from a mile away

    This will be your own cable if you buy it from somewhere like Amazon. If enough are sold, then hackers can look for them being used at cafes, airports, etc. 

    Simple solution is to only use Apple certified cables. 

    On a related note, was it just a rumor that data could be stolen using USB-A charging ports?
    The components are too expensive to seed into a competitive market for random access.

    But YES. A USB charging block or hub is much easier to implement this.  The miniaturization is very impressive on this cable, ostensibly to fool those who know real hardware is a dangerous vulnerability to physically connect to.  But, setting up a “charging station” where AC outlets are not readily available is a perfect ploy for the unwitting. You’d need a specific charging only cable for protection, and keeping track of which one (must be a dozen in my place) is an extra chore.

    Question tho: re keylogging passwords though - if I’m opening my phone with Face ID, enabling Apple ID to stay logged in, use password manager to autofill required logins, can any of this be captured?
    watto_cobra
  • Apple's 'iPhone 13' expected to launch with much higher prices

    iPhone 11 here (from 6 plus before)  Was thinking to maybe go 13 pro max, if camera upgrades warrant it. But seems likely I’ll hold out another year from what I’m hearing so far.  This is a great phone and value, they’ll need a power feature to tempt me.
    applesnoranges
  • US Customs seize fake AirPods worth $7M in Cincinnati

    They can’t even keep these spoofed Apple products off Amazon website.  Combined with dirt cheap shipping from China that costs the USPS more with the uneven international govt mail arrangements 
    watto_cobra
  • US official calls Cook's idea to vote on iPhone 'preposterous'

    larryjw said:
    I'd also make voting mandatory. No more only 10% of people voting.
    Yes!  Like Australia.  Along with more direct policy bills decided by popular majority.
    Detnator
  • Apple looking beyond the norm for AR with research on force feedback socks

    Can I hear it for haptic underwear!
    comcastsucksjeffharrisOferMacProwatto_cobra