Indeed, I thought that was the whole point of MS putting Skype on the NSA PRISM program.
Sonic transmission of data does not make infection possible. If it were possible, systems would crash all the time from random noise picked up by microphones.
These 2 factors combine to kill modern drives, IMHO. The increased density makes the drive work harder to combat vibration.
HD bays and mounts ought to come with more carefully engineered dampening.
It shames people to not even understand why the capitalist society works best with mass manufactured items, and that limited run items will always have significant compromises. Make more of an item, and it gets cheaper AND more reliable through necessity of efficiency.
Actually, that's consumerism you're referring to, the preferred mode of capitalism these days. And it only produces results for "reliability" in very narrow terms. The commodities in question usually have to be replaced outright more often because repairs of specific components are next-to-impossible. Repair intervention goes down a bit, but the "repair" has been redefined as a process of replacement. The upshot is that consumerism cultivates a disincentive to combine reliability with overall durability (which includes repair-ability)-- ta da! A throw-away culture results that ends up breaking-down the very planet we live on.
Speaking of game consoles, planned obsolescence figures greatly into this manufacturing miasma as well; Processor architectures are switched between iterations of each product line to induce their customers to buy more new software titles.
Or you can use this
It seems to be Windows, if you follow the links. I think the details are almost unimportant though; Desktops need an integrated hypervisor to be reliably secure. This greatly reduces the attack surface, though none are as good as Qubes OS at this point.
User should look out for... Windows. That's what this thing runs on according to a description of this malware's predecessor/sister (linked in article).
Um, I think its you who are mistaken by lumping Android (choice of OS and app sources) in with iOS (Apple-only source).
FairPhone are making sure the hardware will work with FOSS versions of Android and they are going as far as to test with other OS's like Firefox; the phone is designed to have the users' choice of OS installed onto it. That is a huge difference from the typical Android vendor.
You could open an "incognito" or Private browser window for the search, then your cookies would not be visible and your history would not be applied.
Thanks, I will have more in a week or so.
I think where this will ultimately have to lead is a trend toward open hardware (or FOSS-friendly at the very least). For now I've submitted a post about FairPhone starting production...