I had a Top Secret clearance for 15 or 20 years before I retired. We never received any classified email. You had to have a screen room or tempist
computer to even use secure email. Our agency had none. After the OPM hack..would be hard to say if anything is secure any more.
I realize this needs to be patched, however just what are the odds of this happening? Apple OSes, linux, Windows, bds's all have
various issues. They are routinely taken care of.
My guess is the odds are extremely low if not zero. Google probably pays these kind of folks for discoveries like this.
I worked for the government for 40 years and had a top secret clearance. IMHO security clearances were pretty much worthless.
I had people working for me that should have not been cleared however, I had no direct evidence to keep them from obtaining
They were pretty much a rubber stamp. I expect you could google and find out most of the stuff contained in the clearance (which I never saw).
Tmobile is just like anyone else. Trying to succeed in business. I have ATT. I think they give you more for the buck than tmobile. John Legere has done us all a favor though. ATT has given me much better rates to keep up with the competition he has given them and he has done this selling an inferior product (no low band lte coverage in most markets and limited pops.I have almost no tmobile signal at home (Atlanta area). I have a fair but solid ATT signal. Actually Sprint has more signal at my house than Tmobile.
I refused to pay $60 plus a month for landline service and went to VOIP. I pay about $4/mo with the service and it meets my needs nicely. I pay ATT about 65/mo after taxes for 3gb data, which is plenty for me. Verizon is my only other choice and they can't match the price. So ATT is it for me unless I go to Cricket and take the capped data rates and roaming limitations.
When I was with the government, we had to have specially shielded computers for classified material viewing (albit maybe not as good as they claimed).
My office did not even possess the devices so we were only able to receive classified correspondence by secure phones or packages.
This could be a problem like the rf id credit cards..you have to know what your doing to protect yourself. Maybe Apple Pay works the same way?
If they are hardened, chaff or some other form of physical blocking would easily silence the gps system in
a given area. Or..just deploy a more powerful clone system with misinformation. I am sure there are many
ways to disrupt the current system.
I remember loran from my early ham radio days (50's and 60's). It made a hell of a noise on HF. It probably would not
bother anyone any more as the hf frequencies are not utilized as they once were.
Sounds like an excellent idea as the gps system is very vulnerable.
Battery life and user experience are the goals. My Motorola X has the best user experience I have had. Far better than the iphone 4s and Samsung s4.
Both Google and Apple have the cloud integration (not sure about Microsoft as I have not tested). I expect automotive electronics will augment or replace some of the smartphone mobile functions.
I do not like these patent suits. I actually have a patent but made nothing on it as I worked for the government at the time.
We patented the device I worked on so someone could not duplicate it and keep us from making it for our own use.
Patents should have never been allow to descend to the level (software nuances ) of these disputes. If Samsung didn't actually
steal the code, then how is it different than amd/intel disputes of the past?
freddieb writes: An individual who had been jamming cellphone traffic on interstate 4 in Florida was located by FCC agents with the assistance of Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputies. The individual had reportedly been jamming cellphone traffic on I-4 for two years.