PSA: The iPhone Has A Secret ‘Extra Dim’ Mode

The iPhone’s brightness doesn’t go low enough. In the pitch dark, even the dimmest setting can be too bright. But you can make the iPhone’s dimmest setting even dimmer, thanks to a tip from redditor manawesome326. We’ll take you through it step by step. Read more

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Apple Addresses iOS ‘Backdoor’ Concerns by Outlining Legitimate Uses for Targeted Services [Updated]

Earlier this week, forensic expert Jonathan Zdziarski attracted attention for his disclosures of what appeared to be “backdoors” in iOS that could allow for covert data collection of users’ information from their devices. While Apple issued a statement denying that anything nefarious was involved, the company has now posted a new support document (via Cabel… Continue reading Apple Addresses iOS ‘Backdoor’ Concerns by Outlining Legitimate Uses for Targeted Services [Updated]

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New Standard For Website Authentication Proposed: SQRL (Secure QR Login)

“Steve Gibson has proposed a new standard method for website authentication. The SQRL system (pronounced ‘squirrel’) eliminates problems inherent in traditional login techniques. The website’s login presents a QR code containing the URL of its authentication service, plus a nonce. The user’s smartphone signs the login URL using a private key derived from its master… Continue reading New Standard For Website Authentication Proposed: SQRL (Secure QR Login)