POSTED: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 4:20pm
UPDATED: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 11:53am
The new iphone 5 has been released, and with it a host of new technology.
But with any new complex system, there are going to be glitches. Just ask the President.
And now there is a new one that can make all your personal information vulnerable to a clever thief.
But what if you own an older Iphone?
What is the most frightening thing you can think of confronting? A man who says give me all your money? Or I’m from the IRS? No. it’s, here’s an upgrade for your Iphone.
And like a lot of people, when the IO7 upgrade was made available, all my friends said, you have to do it.
And I accepted the new home page that looks like a Mattel See-and-Say toy. The cow may go moo, but your secrets can go away.
And it seems there’s a new fix for some problem virtually every week.
A group of German researchers, and isn’t it always, have found a vulnerability in the system, and particularly with the Iphone 5.
If your phone is stolen, the airplane mode can still be accessed even though the screen is locked. That buys a thief time to do almost anything.
You can’t use the “find my Iphone” program, or remotely wipe your phoe records.
He can disable the GPS, which, for example, gives him time to fake your fingerprint for the Iphone 5.
On older phones, it’s time to crack pin codes and even, take over ownership of the phone and basically scour it for information on you.
The answer is to go to settings, then control center, and then to “access on lock screen.” Then, simply turn it off.
Another precaution for Iphone 5 users is to use your pinky for the fingerprint ID.
It is less likely to leave a latent print on the phone for thieves.
Roger gray ketk news.