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China, Russia Are Listening To Trump’s Phone Calls, Says NYT Report

Rick Zeman writes: According to The New York Times, the Chinese are regularly listening to Donald Trump’s cellphone calls (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source). While he has two NSA-hardened iPhones, and a secure landline, he insists on using a consumer-grade iPhone — even while knowing he’s being eavesdropped upon — because it has his contact list on it. ... Read More »

Medtronic Co-Founder Who Created Wearable Pacemaker Dies At Age 94

YVRGeek shares a report: Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world’s largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94. Bakken, who also commercialized the first implantable pacemaker in 1960, died Sunday at his home in Hawaii, Medtronic said in a statement. It didn’t give a cause of ... Read More »

New Windows Zero-Day Bug Helps Delete Any File, Exploit Available

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: Proof-of-concept code for a new zero-day vulnerability in Windows has been released by a security researcher before Microsoft was able to release a fix. The code exploits a vulnerability that allows deleting without permission any files on a machine, including system data, and it has the potential to lead to privilege ... Read More »

Apple Just Killed The ‘GrayKey’ iPhone Passcode Hack

Apple’s newest version of iOS has rendered the GrayKey hacking tech useless, a report said Wednesday. How Apple pulled it off wasn’t immediately clear, but it would have a huge implication for the law enforcement agencies around the world that have relied on GrayKey to break into locked iPhones. Forbes reports: Apple has put up what may be an insurmountable ... Read More »

Samsung is Suing Its Brand Ambassador For Using an iPhone in Public

Samsung is suing its Russian brand ambassador for using an iPhone X, demanding as much as $1.6m in compensation, media reports submitted by readers said Wednesday. From a report: Russian brand ambassador for Samsung, Ksenia Sobchak, is reportedly being sued by the South Korean smartphone producer, for allegedly being caught in public using an iPhone X instead of handsets she ... Read More »