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henfredemars @infosec.pub

This is a secondary account that sees the most usage. My first account is listed below. The main will have a list of all the accounts that I use.

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www.techspot.com Cellebrite's tools can't crack iPhones running iOS 17.4 or newer; most Android devices vulnerable

Cellebrite's Universal Forensic Extraction Device (UFED) is widely used by law enforcement agencies to unlock phones and extract their data. A recent report claims the company's technology...

Cellebrite's tools can't crack iPhones running iOS 17.4 or newer; most Android devices vulnerable

I want to share this post because I was disappointed to see this popular smartphone cracking tool works very well across Android versions and devices while iPhone enjoys relative security.

The graphic also shows premium devices specifically are vulnerable to their tools, so one cannot argue that the problem is funding or cheap devices getting owned because of dumb changes by the vendor -- premium devices fare not much better. Even Google controlling the hardware and the software of their Pixel line remains vulnerable to data extraction while the latest iPhone versions aren’t.

To me, this sounds like the state of Android physical security might be inferior. Why? What can be done to fix this? Perhaps is it because Android is more popular globally so they get more work targeting Android?

It could also be coincidental that at the time the documents leaked, the iPhone stuff was being finished up and there is actually not that much difference if you have an attacker who has lots of time and money.

EDIT: Removed wrong information. EDIT: Added more material for discussion.

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What fresh hell is this?
  • I can’t even imagine what data there is to collect for an application this simple.

    That privacy policy better be really short.

    On the bright side, a simple calculator ought to have plenty of free and open source alternatives that don’t harvest any data.

  • Pony on Fediverse Canvas 2024

    So much pony on the canvas! Where are all you guys and gals coming from? MLP has always seemed fairly quiet on the fediverse, but the proof is in the pudding, apparently!

    It warms my old, nerdy heart.

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    www.androidauthority.com Google extends Linux kernel support to keep Android devices secure for longer

    Google has committed to a 4 year support lifetime for its Linux forks, starting with 6.6. This is longer than the 2-years for LTS kernels.

    Google extends Linux kernel support to keep Android devices secure for longer

    > After Linux reduced LTS releases from 6 years to 2, Google has committed to supporting its forks for 4 years.

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    Hurt Feelings

    derpibooru.org #3391309 - safe, artist:lou, fluttershy, nurse redheart, earth pony, pegasus, pony, g4, bed, blushing, comic, dialogue, duo, duo female, eye contact, female, folded wings, looking at each other, looking at someone, looking away, mare, meme, open mouth, sad, speech bubble, unamused, wings - Derpibooru

    #3391309 - safe, artist:lou, fluttershy, nurse redheart, earth pony, pegasus, pony, g4, bed, blushing, comic, dialogue, duo, duo female, eye contact, female, folded wings, looking at each other, looking at someone, looking away, mare, meme, open mouth, sad, speech bubble, unamused, wings - Derpiboor...

    #3391309 - safe, artist:lou, fluttershy, nurse redheart, earth pony, pegasus, pony, g4, bed, blushing, comic, dialogue, duo, duo female, eye contact, female, folded wings, looking at each other, looking at someone, looking away, mare, meme, open mouth, sad, speech bubble, unamused, wings - Derpibooru
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    www.notebookcheck.net Snapdragon 8 Gen 4: Adreno 830 GPU rumoured to launch with DLSS Frame Generation-like feature

    A new leak says the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 could launch with frame interpolation which essentially increases FPS by inserting frames. Furthermore, the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 could get it via a future update.

    Snapdragon 8 Gen 4: Adreno 830 GPU rumoured to launch with DLSS Frame Generation-like feature

    AI-generated Summary:

    A new leak suggests the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4, featuring an Adreno 830 GPU, will support frame interpolation, allowing games like Genshin Impact to run at 1080p 120 FPS. Frame interpolation, similar to Nvidia's DLSS and AMD's FSR, increases framerates by adding artificial frames but can cause input lag and visual artifacts. This feature might also be available on older Snapdragon models via firmware updates, potentially enabling AAA PC/console games on Android.

    My take:

    Fascinating that this feature could be supported on mobile, but I'm personally not convinced that there are many mobile gamers pushing the hardware. Most mobile gamers are very casual, and even Apple has trouble getting consumers to take AAA games on mobile seriously.

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    Google Earth Very Slow in Firefox

    Google Earth is almost not usable in Firefox. I’d like to ask for suggestions from the community because I really don’t want to use Google Chrome where it works great. I’m on Linux Mint, an Ubuntu derivative.

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    www.androidauthority.com Lockdown mode in Android 15 protects your phone from 'juice jacking'

    When lockdown mode is enabled in Android 15, USB data access will be disabled, preventing potential "juice jacking" attacks.

    Lockdown mode in Android 15 protects your phone from 'juice jacking'

    Points taken from article:

    • Android 15 is adding a built-in mechanism to protect your device from “juice jacking” attacks.
    • Charging will be allowed when lockdown mode is enabled in Android 15, but USB data access will not.
    • Juice jacking is a largely theoretical problem you don’t really need to worry about, but it’s still nice that Android will protect you against it.
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    Homeowners Block My Local Passenger Rail

    I’m not sure if an opinion piece is appropriate here, so please let me know if this doesn’t fit the theme of the community, and I’ll avoid sharing such thoughts in the future.

    I’m extremely frustrated with the car centric culture in my area. I live about 25 miles west of a quarry. Every day I watch trains go up and down the railroad mostly carrying gravel. This railroad stretches for several hours by car in each direction, connecting several large cities and even passing a few tourist attractions, and despite our traffic congestion problems there is little interest in trying to use this rail for actual people.

    One company moved in and started running a new passenger rail service. Within a few weeks, we had protesters at the railroads complaining that drivers don’t understand railroad crossings. I saw posters about how trains were killing residents when drivers park on the tracks and get hit. I don’t understand! Where do you think the train is going to go? They don’t exactly come out of nowhere. They follow the tracks! And we’ve always had trains passing through our town before. At a later local election a candidate ran on the premise that they’re going to protect home values and our children by reducing or eliminating the number of trains passing through our town. This candidate did win our local election and sadly they succeeded in cutting down on rail investment.

    Fast-forward a couple years later. Passenger rail stations were built at the endpoints of this rail to ferry tourists. I drive parallel to this rail on the way to work several times per week for almost 45 minutes each way, 20 minutes of which is heavy traffic. I get to enjoy watching people ride the train while there’s no stop anywhere near my house because our local government has sided with homeowners that a passenger rail station is “simply too dangerous.” I would have to drive over an hour to the nearest passenger rail station to ride the train, and I can literally see the tracks from my apartment.

    Every time I see that train I feel bitter. I could save so much money if these boneheads would have let them build a train station in our town. Absolutely ridiculous! The train is there. The rail is there. I don’t understand why a train is such a personal, existential threat to your way of life.

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    Expedition Thirteen: Adrift

    www.nomanssky.com Expedition Thirteen: Adrift - No Man's Sky

    Hello Everyone! A lot has changed in the years since No Man’s Sky released. There’s so much we love about the game now, but there was something unique at release in how alone you felt in the universe. Going further back I have great memories of early unreleased versions of No Man’s Sky where there.....

    Expedition Thirteen: Adrift - No Man's Sky

    Surprised nobody has posted about the new expedition. I learned about the last one from Lemmy, so I'm returning the favor in case someone else learns about it from me.

    Six weeks remaining!

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    www.theverge.com Texting 911 via RCS is coming to Google Messages

    Read receipts, typing indicators, and more.

    Texting 911 via RCS is coming to Google Messages

    AI Summary:

    Google Messages will support texting 911 via RCS starting this winter, offering features like location sharing and read receipts. This upgrade improves emergency texting which is already supported by over half of US dispatch centers. Google collaborates with RapidSOS for enhanced responder info. This announcement precedes Apple's expected RCS support in iOS 18, aiming to broaden RCS adoption.

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    Stolen Oats

    derpibooru.org #3377491 - safe, artist:scandianon, lyra heartstrings, pony, unicorn, g4, female, horn, l.u.l.s., looking at you, mare, open mouth, open smile, smiling, solo, talking, that pony sure does love oats - Derpibooru

    #3377491 - safe, artist:scandianon, lyra heartstrings, pony, unicorn, g4, female, horn, l.u.l.s., looking at you, mare, open mouth, open smile, smiling, solo, talking, that pony sure does love oats - Derpibooru

    #3377491 - safe, artist:scandianon, lyra heartstrings, pony, unicorn, g4, female, horn, l.u.l.s., looking at you, mare, open mouth, open smile, smiling, solo, talking, that pony sure does love oats - Derpibooru
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    I wish that every website that works only in Chrome also has to be compatible with Firefox.

    I wouldn't have Chrome installed if it weren't for those crappy school and government websites that refuse to work on anything else but Chrome.

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    Fragile~ by MiryElis

    Handle with Care.

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    I wish my dog could walk himself.

    It would be so much more convenient for the both of us, and then he could go outside, anywhere, whenever he likes.

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    Lemmy is probably hurting email spammers because users and community names look like email addresses.

    I wonder how many thousands of spam bots have tried to connect to the servers and send email using text ripped from these pages federated across numerous domains.

    And they can’t just block one website. They’d have to individually block every node if they want to crawl the web for email addresses to steal. I hope it’s a real thorn in their side.

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    Is cave exploration an indoor or an outdoor activity?

    You’re indoors in the sense that you’re protected from the weather and the elements, and the cave could even have some kind of covering or entrance area that could be considered a door or doorway. People have built homes in caves.

    Is caving an outside, inside activity?

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    one of the cutest scenes in mlp

    Almost a month without a new post? Can’t have that. Have a cute clip!

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    Sunday with my Portable Mag Loop

    I don't know many hams nor do I chat with the same hams on a recurring basis, and my wife is only tangentially interested in radio inasmuch as it makes me happy, so I thought I'd be the life of the party and post about the best day on the air I've had yet. My aim is to share my enthusiasm with the world.

    I've been a ham for about a year. I'm young (experience-wise) and still learning. Until this weekend I've been using a portable whip on my balcony combined with my President Lincoln for 10 meter contacts. My antenna mounting situation was awfully complicated, so I often left the antenna mounted several days at a time such as on the weekends. This finally bit me when the fine women who were feeding the squirrels next door moved out. The squirrels went ballistic and destroyed my antenna along with wreaking havoc on the rest of the neighborhood. They chewed through the loading coil and the coax! Preposterous. I cannot imagine what they thought to gain from doing so. Nevertheless, it put me out of commission for a while.

    I think the math behind magnetic loop antennas is really cool, and I don't have much space, so I decided to try the Chameleon F-loop as my next antenna, the base model. Wow, did I have so much fun today! Tuning was tricky because of that high Q and narrow bandwidth, but I didn't realize how active the airwaves could be when you can hear clearly. My reception was so much better because my noise floor seems to be lower with the mag loop compared to the whip. I also enjoyed the directionality of the loop, giving me a new property to play with to get the best reception.

    Thanks for reading!

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    Happy Easter!

    derpibooru.org #3331498 - safe, artist:jaye, angel bunny, fluttershy, pegasus, pony, rabbit, g4, animal, basket, bow, bunny ears, cute, daaaaaaaaaaaw, duo, easter, easter egg, female, high res, holiday, male, mare, shyabetes, simple background, stock vector, transparent background - Derpibooru

    #3331498 - safe, artist:jaye, angel bunny, fluttershy, pegasus, pony, rabbit, g4, animal, basket, bow, bunny ears, cute, daaaaaaaaaaaw, duo, easter, easter egg, female, high res, holiday, male, mare, shyabetes, simple background, stock vector, transparent background - Derpibooru

    #3331498 - safe, artist:jaye, angel bunny, fluttershy, pegasus, pony, rabbit, g4, animal, basket, bow, bunny ears, cute, daaaaaaaaaaaw, duo, easter, easter egg, female, high res, holiday, male, mare, shyabetes, simple background, stock vector, transparent background - Derpibooru
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    I wish I was I was on paid vacation for two weeks starting immediately.

    I really don't want to go into work tomorrow.

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