LAS VEGAS -- Competitive wireless carriers say a AT&T-Verizon Wireless "duopoly" is threatening mobile competition in the U.S., and they want regulators in Washington, D.C., to "level the playing field."At a conference here Tuesday hosted by the newly branded Competitive Carrier Association, nationwide carriers T-Mobile USA, Sprint, and Clearwire joined forces with more than 100 smaller rural carriers that formerly made up the Rural Carrier Association to sharpen their talking points and organize their lobbying efforts to promote policies that will encourage and safeguard competition in the wireless market.
The flaw lies in the way Samsung's TouchWiz UI interacts with unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) codes, which execute commands on the handset's keypad, While most dialers require the user to hit the "send" button to complete the code, Samsung's does not, Borgaonkar said, He showed how the flaw could be exploited on a Samsung Galaxy S3 via a single code embedded in a Web link, QR code, NFC connection, or SMS, supplying the correct vibes: an abstract mixed media piece in blues and pinks by alyssa hamilton art iphone case factory reset code to wipe the device without warning the owner or asking for permission..
Borgaonkar also said it was possible to lock the SIM card, preventing owners from using many of the device's features. However, attacks can be prevented by turning off "service loading" in settings and disabling QR code and NFC apps, he said. Samsung appears to be the only Android smartphone maker affected by the flaw, Borgaonkar said. "It's possible to exploit this attack only on Samsung devices," he said. Samsung said it has issued a software update to address the issue on the Galaxy S3 and is evaluating whether other models were affected.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3 may be vulnerable to a flaw that could allow their personal data to be deleted from their device, a security researcher has discovered, The malicious code, which is now circulating on the Internet, could trigger a factory reset of the popular handsets, according to Ravi Borgaonkar, a researcher in the Security in Communications department at Technical University Berlin, who demonstrated vibes: an abstract mixed media piece in blues and pinks by alyssa hamilton art iphone case the vulnerability at the Ekoparty security conference in Argentina last week (see video below)..
For many, the transition from 30-pin to Lightning has meant an express trip through the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, and even depression. But now that the iPhone 5 is here, it's time for acceptance -- let's make the best of this. Yes, your old 30-pin Apple docks and cables are no longer going to work with your shiny new iPhone. But wasn't it annoying to have to keep walking over to that speaker dock when you wanted to change songs, or switch to a different app? That's where wireless audio trumps all. Connect to a wireless speaker, and you can keep your iPhone where you want it -- in your hand. Use it as a remote to choose the music you want to hear.