Also, non-compete agreements are not valid in California. Even out-of-state NCAs are invalidated if the employee is to work at a CA company, (Exceptions if the employee is a stakeholder/partner/owner, which doesn't apply here).
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Correct, LoopPay only works with existing magnetic swipe readers. LoopPay works by basically cloning the credit card. The LoopPay devices sends out a magnetic field that is picked up by the magstripe reader in the POS terminal.
LoopPay does not use NFC or RFID. Which also means it's great for those that want to commit credit card fraud since there is no verification or executable code to copy. Just load up the LoopPay device with multiple CC numbers, and see which ones work.
LoopPay also does not work unless there is a magstripe reader in the POS device. In October 2015, retailers in the US will start being liable for fraud committed via the magstripe reader, meaning retailers likely won't be willing to accept magstripe cards, such as those the LoopPay copies.
Remember the primary concern when these laws were proposed. As soon as criminals discover a way to maliciously activate the kill switch on a non-stolen phone, there will be serious fallout. Imagine the ransomware. There are similar concerns with law enforcement, who have demonstrated a desire to be able to wipe or forever disable a phone they've confiscated (usually one documenting their misdeeds).
And how would that work? The iPhone's activation lock is removed by entering the Apple ID/password that set up Find My iPhone on the device. You cannot change the username/password combo online (because the iPhone's activation lock doesn't use network access when triggered)
Citation of a smartphone remote kill switch being abused? Especially one that, like iOS, is triggered on an erase and is only based on the owner's credentials for unlocking?
At least on iOS, it's not so much a "remote kill switch". That is, it cannot be triggered remotely. For iPhones, if you opt in, a setting is set on the phone that if the iPhone is erased a username/password is required to activate the phone again. While you can initiate a remote wipe, that wipe just causes the iPhone to respect the initial offline setting.
For users, it's better if the iPhone is not wiped because then it can still be tracked with Find My iPhone.
Oddly, the 10GB plan is the only one that went up in price (and by $20, no less). There's a chart of all the new prices.
So in order for this to work, an iOS device must already be compromised with a jailbreak? Why is that news?
This isn't a vulnerability, and to disable it all you have to do is uncheck "Mail & Messages" in the Spotlight preference pane in System Preferences.
If they have micro transactions (in-app purchases), then it's definitely not free. What kind of in-app purchases would products called, Clean Master, Battery Doctor, and Photo Grid have, anyways?
How are they earning a profit? If the apps are free, where do they get the money? If it's from ads, then that doesn't count as free.
I don't know how I feel about this case. I avoided iTunes because I didn't like the two-faced approach of buying a license so you don't own the music, but if the device dies, you bought a file, we aren't obligated to let you retrieve the content that you have a license for.
You can download anything you've purchased again it's been that way for quite a while now.
All of those hoops are removed if the app is signed by an Apple 'enterprise deployment' certificate. Someone anyone can get just by asking.
No, those are all the hoops you have to go through to accept the "enterprise deployment" certificate profile the first time, then accept the app launching the first time. Also, the phone needs to be unlocked to accept any of these dialogs.
But then Apple can just revoke the cert (which it did for WireLurker) and blacklist the malware on the Mac side (which it also did for WireLurker).
The real issue is that you can't opt out of automatically having your phone number become and account/id in iMessage.
I want to use iMessage on my iPhone, but only with regular iCloud accounts, not with the phone number being used to create an account.
Unfortunately, the iOS team doesn't give the user that option.
The option is given when you set up a device for iMessage. It explicitly asks how you want to be contacted. By number, by email(s)/AppleIDs, or all of the above
With an active CPU behind it, certainly this system can be more secure than the current card system. Also means much less chance of leaving the card in the room and less money spent replacing lost cards.
The quote was from the retired Brig. General himself. He got the two cities confused.
And we all know neither Abu Dhabi nor Dubai are in Canada. I don't know why it was necessary to point that out.