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Energy and Great Health!

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The Good Life

The Good Life

Everyone wants it, or some form of it. How can you get it? Who has the best plan? What really works? I have taken a few plans apart and guess what? They all have some similar thread. Make sense? Talk with me about it. More »

Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Unless you are dead, life goes on! And we should do everything we can to make the very best of what we have been given. When we look to nature, everything is perfect and balanced. That is your goal as well. Join me as I discuss how to balance your crazy life. More »

Everyone Wants a Piece!

Everyone Wants a Piece!

Food, space, air, money... What makes the world go around? Marketing is always around us and how best to market what you do is key in society. Tweet, Facebook, Pinterest, and much more. It is a thank you economy and I get down to the nitty-gritty here. More »

 

iPhone Mail App Security

Here’s the initial story:

Affecting the ios stock email app

: It’s important to understand the following:

These bugs alone cannot cause harm to iOS users – since the attackers would require an additional infoleak bug & a kernel bug afterwards for full control over the targeted device.

“Both bugs were already disclosed during the publicly available beta update. The attackers are already aware that the golden opportunity with MobileMail/maild is almost over and they will likely use the time until a patch is available to attack as many devices as possible. 

With very limited data we were able to see that at least six organizations were impacted by this vulnerability – and the potential abuse of this vulnerability is enormous. We are confident that a patch must be provided for such issues with public triggers ASAP.”

Lol. Guess it’s better to be informed than not even if it’s mostly false alarm click baity headlines. The good thing about learning of potential exploits for me is gaining a better understanding of our extra appendage (your phone, not the other appendage,) and keeping me aware that even though we have become so comfortable with devices and we trust them, it is a false sense of safety and security. I would love to infiltrate a zero day exploit group, to learn what exploits and software are being used by individuals and by countries like Israel who has one of the best cyber security sectors in the world. Or even just learning the secrets of cyber security companies that sell zero days to the highest bidder.

Long post basically to say I want to know the current capabilities so that I can protect myself but also, like watching a horror movie, I want the shock value of such information. There are exploits out that with capabilities that would shock us all I bet. Closely guarded and eyes only top secret, I wonder how and where such information can be gained.

Apple issued patches:

In the interim, the only mitigation for these flaws is to disable any email accounts that are connected to the iOS Mail application, and use an alternative application, such as Microsoft Outlook or Google’s GMail,” Narang wrote.

Haha wth, why wouldn’t he recommend applications that are more secure? Outlook and gmail get mined by their respective companies.