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Scammers Can Hide Fake URLs On the iPhone 68

Posted by Soulskill
from the don't-believe-everything-you-see dept.
CWmike writes "Exploiting an Apple interface design, identity thieves can hide URLs on the iPhone's limited screen real estate, tricking users into thinking they're at a legitimate site, a security researcher said on Monday. Nitesh Dhanjani demonstrated how criminals can easily hide the true URL of a site from users by building a malicious Web application. 'Note that on the iPhone, this only happens for sites that follow directives in HTML to advertise themselves as mobile sites,' said Dhanjani on his personal blog and in an entry on the SANS Institute's blog. The ability to hide the address bar in iOS is by design, noted Dhanjani, who said he had reported the problem to Apple. 'I did contact Apple about this issue and they let me know they are aware of the implications but do not know when and how they will address the issue,' he said."

Comment: Re:They are for two different people (Score 2, Informative) 864

by c_forq (#33954616) Attached to: Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android
Are you sure your friend backed up his iPhone? I recently did what you described, and everything was restored without a problem (by the way, even if you delete a program on your phone it is still kept in iTunes. You can simply re-check it and the app will install next time you sync).

Comment: Re:A little paranoid. (Score 1) 170

by c_forq (#33819720) Attached to: Cryptome Hacked; All Files Deleted
Wikileaks does not matter. It is the source that matters. The reports aren't authored by Wikileaks, they are authored by the US military. What he (the original poster) was asking about is Wikileaks documents by whistleblowers in other countries. This is currently lacking. Please make a good argument, otherwise I am afraid I will mark you as a foe and your comments will not be moderated up by me.

Comment: Re:Understanding (Score 1) 207

by c_forq (#33779544) Attached to: Rube Goldberg and the Electrification of America
That time still exists in many (maybe most) places in America. It wasn't that long ago that I was a teenager, and when I grew up it was expected you at least knew the basics (how to hook up a battery to jump start an engine, change a tire, etc). Engines have become complex beasts though, and even the kids in the auto classes couldn't be counted on to diagnose a problem in a newer car without plugging into it.

Comment: Re:Understanding (Score 1) 207

by c_forq (#33779522) Attached to: Rube Goldberg and the Electrification of America
I see where you are coming from, but I think a computer is different than most things in that it is all abstract. Explaining how a blender or a rear differential work is far more intriguing because there are actual moving parts and things that happen. I know I am constantly learning how different parts of cars work (valve engines and rotary engines for example) but have not spent any time trying to understand microcode or how cores on a processor work.

First Halophile Potatoes Harvested 117

Posted by timothy
from the integrated-dill-is-the-next-step dept.
Razgorov Prikazka writes "A Dutch-based company from Groningen is trying to create a potato race that is able to survive in a saline environment. The first test-batch was just harvested (English translation of Dutch original) on the island Texel and seem to be in good shape. The company states that rising sea-levels will create a demand for halophile crops. I do wonder if one still has to put salt on ones potatoes when they are grown in salt water."

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