Will the icloud hacking controversy interfere with apple inc iphone 6?
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Article http://bit.ly/TLbFhN highlighting software, code & middleware that primarily because of poor API design, and usage/configuration by developers, result in incomplete validation of SSL certificates, thus leaving systems vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.
The author's frightenting conclusion, based only upong logic errors in client-side SSL certiﬁcate validation!: "Our main conclusion is that SSL certiﬁcate validation is completely broken in many critical software applications and libraries. When presented with self-signed and third-party certiﬁcates—including a certiﬁcate issued by a legitimate authority to a domain called AllYourSSLAreBelongTo.us —they establish SSL connections and send their secrets to a man-in-the-middle attacker."
There is a huge list of software, libraries, e-commerce SDKs, mobile SDKs, etc across many operating systems that are susceptible. This article is a must read for all developers that work with SSL/ security, and the issues should be addressed if you're dependent on any of services mentioned.
Review your usage of SSL in your environment, its one of cornerstones of security on the web and it doesn't take much effort to properly validate a certiifcate chain, and check for revocation.
I've been looking for it for a long time .... a FREE card scanning OCR app for iPhone...
Now with LinkedIN's aquisiton of CardMunch it has arrived... CardMunch using Mechanical Turk is set to change the landscape of cardscanning for business professionals. Card Munch uses artificial artifical intelligence i.e. real intelligent human transcriptions, not OCR; so forget about wasting your time correcting all those horrible OCR errors, its no longer necessary.
Check out LinkediN CardMunch for iPhone ... its great, try it...
The Do Not Track feature lets you express a preference not to be tracked by websites. When the feature is enabled, your browser will tell advertising networks and other websites and applications that you want to opt-out of tracking for purposes like behavioral advertising.
For more info on how to turn it on in Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft IE look here:
1. Go to Options > Under the Hood > Content Settings.
2. Select ‘Do not allow any site to track my physical location’.
3. Once selected, you can close the dialog box.
Check out these great Chrome extensions:
Do Not Track Plus: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/epanfjkfahimkgomnigadpkobaefekcd
Transferring money WISely across currencies while avoiding onerous wire transfer fees - foreign exchange marketplaces - currency transfer networks ... the disintermediation of institutional currency exchange - 0.3% currency exchange fees vs the typical 3% or greater via "banks" - cheaper remittances
From my own experience there is a lot of potential here.. I've done bilateral currency exchange transactions with trading firms (import/export - particularly those with an import bias) who are typically always in need of foreign currency.. they've always sought out further transactions, and will always offer better than bank - usually somewhere between retail to interbank, and in times of extreme scarcity at retail ...i.e. they'll buy from you at the bank's retail offer price.Characteristics: