Secure Sockets Layers, and more recently, Transport Layer Security protocols have protected web users for years by creating a digital secure handshake to identify and encrypt data from the browser to the secure end site. The Apple flaw puts hackers in the middle of that handshake, by allowing the SSL/TSL routines to be bypassed. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
*According to an article in The Blaze , due to a recent security breachmobile device usersshould be very afraid.
The article states that the news that has tech giant, Apple , Inc., rushing its users to upgrade to the iOS7 software to prevent a potential security risk is even more scary than the enormous breach to consumer privacy revealed by Target last year.
*On the one hand, the growing technology movement has enabled us to have lives that are much more convenient.
We can reach someone across the world at lightening speed via instant message, Skype, Face Time and the like; but let’s face it (no pun intended) on the other hand, the price we pay for these conveniences is extremely high.
*A former bank robber, representing himself in court, has survived the first round of a $20.5 million lawsuit against BET, A&E, Netflix, Apple and others over an episode of American Gangster.
Charles “Chaz” Williams is the plaintiff, who besides robbing dozens of banks in the 1970s and once escaping prison, went onto found Black Hand Entertainment, whose roster included 50 Cent and Foxy Brown. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Williams has added to his illustrious career by doing something that even trained lawyers often fail at: Beating back a motion to dismiss in a copyright infringement lawsuit.
*Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has opened up about what happened during his visit with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and their baby, North, shortly after the reality star gave birth to her daughter.
According to ABC News, Kardashian’s birthday present to her boyfriend was setting up a meeting between him and Wozniak, who autographed one of two Apple Pro Computer mice West has — the second one had already been signed by Steve Jobs.
“I signed the mouse in front of him,” Wozniak told ABC News. “It’s really rare, both our signatures in matching form.”
During their meeting, West shared some of his business ideas with Wozniak.
“It was an excellent conversation for about two hours and he finally got into his grandiose business ideas,” Wozniak told ABC News. “I have some comments to give him. I have been thinking about it since the meeting.”
Wozniak wouldn’t comment on West’s goal of being the next Steve Jobs but told ABC that the “Yeezus” rapper is driven and when you “visualize yourself in a certain way,” anything can happen.
*Kim Kardashian gave Kanye West a surprise birthday present by arranging for him to meet one of his idols – Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
The reality TV star, who gave birth to the couple’s first child nearly a month early on June 15, treated her boyfriend to a meeting with the technology wizard in honor of his 36th birthday on June 8.
During an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live,” [scroll down to watch] Wozniak revealed how Kardashian set up the surprise, explaining, “Just because he was interested in technology and companies, she, as a birthday present, she had me come up there to meet him. Unbelievable that a woman would do that. I mean I just think she is doing everything she can to show her love to a man.”
The meeting is believed to have happened after the birth of the couple’s daughter, North West, and Wozniak hinted he may have seen the baby: “I have seen a lot of babies, and a baby represents the love between the people and that meant more to me and the love that Kim was showing to Kanye.”
*The students across the nation are seeking resources of any kind to help get them through the average school day.
Too many schools report that their teachers are footing the bill for basic supplies in their classrooms.
But now Apple Inc. has won a $30 million contract that will “pave the way” for the company to provide all the students in the Los Angeles Unified School District with an iPad, according to the L.A. Times.
The school board voted 6 to 0 to “authorize the purchase of the devices.”