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Real iPhone 5s Or Knockoffs Were Confiscated At German Airport





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German Munster-Osnabruck airport’s employees suspected six devices of being either fake or real iPhone 5s and confiscated them on July 21st. The men that possessed these devices were from Turkey. It is interesting that real or fake (it is still unknown) iPhones was confiscated when so many fake iPhones coming out of India and China. The custom spokeperson said:


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Written by maxim

Sunday, August 14th, 2011. 13:46

In Response To Flash Player Trojan Apple Updates Anti-Malware Data



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Since a raid on Russian payment processing company ChronoPay two month ago, there was not much work for malware defense system of OS X , but a new trojan horse did emerged earlier this month. According to F-Secure, the trojan called "OSX.QHost.WB.A" disguises itself as a Flash Player installer and adds records to a file on the computer’s host to redirect users trying to visit some of Google sites. The server in Netherlands shows a fake webpage that is very similar to the real Google site.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, August 13th, 2011. 16:51

Not Only iPhone But Even Apple Store Can Be Faked



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China is a home not only of  fake iPhones, but also of  fake Apple Stores. A fake Apple Store is shown on the pictures from BirdAbroad (via IFOAppleStore). This store is a complete fake with everything that the Apple Store has. It offers all from blue shirts with logos of Apple to name labels for the staff. This store features a light exterior with a luminous, white Apple logo shining in the most conspicuous place.


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Chinese manufacturers reportedly using Apple-rejected displays for iPad clones



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Asian sources claim that touch panels for the iPad 2 that do not meet Apple quality requirements are used for production of iPad clones. In second quarter of this year 12-15 million of 9.7-inch IPS panels were manufactured by LG Display and Samsung Electronics, but Apple produces only 7-9 million iPad 2s. So it seems that the rest of panels that don't pass Apple's quality standards was sold to China-based white-box vendors.

Today Apple controls approximately 60 percent of the world's touch panel capacity and actively obtaining components that are in short supply. Now Apple has booked up much of the available production capacity, so other manufactures experience problems with release of their own tablets. For example, Amazon that could face difficulty with display orders for its LCD tablet.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, July 4th, 2011. 16:42

Nokia releases Meego-based N9, looks like previous Apple iPod Nano



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Today Nokia introduced its MeegoOS-powered N9 phone. Well, we all know that Nokia has dropped Meego project and don't plan to support it, but the company decided to release this N9 anyway.

It looks good and quite familiar. There is some similarity with previous generation Apple iPod Nano.

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Here are couple N9 video reviews from Engadget:


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Written by admin

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. 18:52

How to upgrade to iOS 5 without developer account



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Before you even start thinking about it -

  • you do it at your own risk
  • you will probably loose warranty
  • you cant go back to iOS 4.x once you go to iOS 5
  • Apple will probably fix this soon.

The exploit uses a combination of Voiceover and the pull down notifications to activate the phone. The user that found this exploit says the device continues to work after restarts (so you won’t need to activate it every time you restart). The steps are:


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New MacDefender Variant Installs Without Admin Password Requirement



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Intego, antivirus firm, has discovered a new variant of the"MacDefender" malware that not requires an administrator password for installation.

Unlike the previous variants of this fake antivirus, no administrator's password is required to install this program. Since any user with an administrator's account - the default if there is just one user on a Mac - can install software in the Applications folder, a password is not needed. This package installs an application - the downloader - named avRunner, which then launches automatically. At the same time, the installation package deletes itself from the user's Mac, so no traces of the original installer are left behind.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, May 26th, 2011. 16:34

Apple Promises OS X Update to Delete Mac Defender Malware



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Apple will release a Mac OS X software update in the next few days that will automatically find, block and remove the popular Mac Defender malware from infected OS X machines.

A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus. The user is then offered Mac Defender “anti-virus” software to solve the issue. This “anti-virus” software is malware (i.e. malicious software).  Its ultimate goal is to get the user’s credit card information which may be used for fraudulent purposes. The most common names for this malware are MacDefender, MacProtector and MacSecurity.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011. 16:08

Apple Changes Its App Policy, Focuses On The Quality, Not Quantity



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Recently Apple has made changes to its app policy and focused on making the iOS App Store the most attractive rather than simply the biggest.

Lately the company has banned the idea of "incentivized app installs", which was used by certain game developers to prompt players to install other apps if they want to continue playing. Because of the incentives some apps become artificially popular and don’t reflect the actual situation in top games chart, for instance.

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New Remote Trojan Targets Growing Number of Mac OS X Users



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It seams that malicious hacker put their hands on Mac computers. Security researchers report that hackers have a way to remotely send commands to your Mac OS X computer. “Blackhole” RAT, or Remote Access Trojan, allows hackers to control your Mac. SophosLabs analyzed the sample it received and determined that it is a variant of a well-known Remote Access Trojan (RAT) for Windows known as darkComet. The Blackhole RAT is available for download from the net, but there are no any reports from customers being hit by it.

The Trojan's basic functionality includes:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011. 16:11

Recent iPhone 5 bezel photos are fake



There were nice rumors showing future iPhone 5 bazel. The photo claimed new iPhone 5 display will be larger and the edge of the bazel will be thinner. Unfortunately this photo was fake.

Nowhereelse.fr has done some analysis on the image finding replication of artifacts and incorrect lines of perspective:

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Written by admin

Monday, February 28th, 2011. 20:23

Walmart Sold Man a Fake iPad




One man from Atlanta has recently visited local Walmart store to purchase an iPad, but when he came home he found it was a fake. The thing he bought was of aluminum case with Apple logo and paper homescreen under a fake glass on the front. Most probably it was a store display unit, which shouldn't be sold.

Eventually the man decided to sue Walmart, as the latter doesn't plan to refund him and blames Apple as it is them who handle operations with actual devices and store demo units.

Some local news speculates that the man could purchase a real iPad and then swap it with fake.




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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, February 13th, 2011. 23:12

iOS 4.3 Video Walkthrough



We have written about many new features of iOS 4.3 for iPhone and iPad. Below is a quick video walkthrough, where engadget specialist shows main iOS 4.3 news. Let's watch:




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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011. 19:56

iOS 4.1 security flaw allows calls to be made on passcode locked iPhone



The hole found in iOS 4.1 allows someone to make calls, gain access to the owner’s contact list, and send emails to anyone in said contact list via a passcode locked iPhone.
Using the combination of sleep button and a fake emergency call, it is possible to access the phone’s contact list and regular keypad even if the device is locked:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010. 16:42

LimeRa1n iPhone iOS 4.1 jailbreak howto video



Engadget published a howto video of LimeRa1n - iOS 4.0-4.1 jailbreak utility for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad:




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