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This malware tricks iPhone and spies on users



Researchers from the company ZecOps have developed malware for iOS. They baptized him NoReboot. This malware works by simulating a shutdown process. Thus, the device gives the impression of being switched off. In reality, it is not. Basically, it is impossible to determine whether a iPhone is off or not. According to the American company, NoReboot is the ultimate persistence bug.

The fame of telephones‘Apple rests on the infallibility of their security systems. With this malicious program, the iOS system has once again hit an Achilles’ heel. The first security flaw in Apple was discovered thanks to the case Pegasus. The latter is a software designed by the NSO Group.

A priori, getting rid of a virus is easy for devices under iOS. For this, restarting the phone is enough to remove the malware. This filter is precisely bypassed by NOReboot.

Three iOS daemons spring into action

NoReboot injects a code into three daemons iOS. These are the features InCallService, SpringBoard and Backboardd. It deactivates all audiovisual signals and simulates a telephone shutdown. At first, the screen seems off. Other features are also attacked such as: sounds, vibrations, touch screen. The researchers say that all this is only in appearance. The device maintains internet activity and remains functional.

NoReboot is effective because it deceives human surveillance. During this time, a Trojan horse wreaks havoc in your device. It starts first by hijacking the shutdown process. Indeed, it attacks the user interface: SpringBoard. You will no longer be able to order on your phone because it seems to be off.

Then it’s the turn of Backboardd to take action. It registers and intercepts the manual commands of the device. These include the on/off functionality. Do you think you’re restarting your phone? It’s a decoy Backboardd. NoReboot is programmed to turn off the screen and simulate a standard restart. For example, it is perfectly capable of displaying the logo ofApple.

Farewell to privacy

Once properly implanted, this malware is very boring. Features such as camera and audio device are controlled. Hackers will be able to see your activities and listen to your conversations. NoReboot is interesting since it cannot be corrected by Apple. Indeed, the virus does not exploit any flaw in the iOS operating system.

“The malicious actor could blatantly manipulate the phone remotely without worrying about being caught because the user is tricked into thinking the phone is turned off, either by being turned off by the victim or by malicious actors using the ‘low battery’ as an excuse.”

ZeCops researchers

This kind of attack is not within everyone’s reach. On the other hand, national groups as well as cybermercenaries are capable of it. You have to be careful about the links you click on the net.



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This could be the next great Motorola flagship, according to leaks



The new year has only just begun, and previews of what we could bring to see throughout it are already arriving. In this sense, the publication TechnikNews has found evidence of what could become Motorola’s “next-generation” flagship, codenamed “Frontier”, pointing to some pretty high specs.

And it is that, among other aspects, it indicates that it would carry an improved version of the current Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, which may be called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, which has not been presented at the moment.

A high end above normal

In this regard, reference has been made to a hardware element with the code name “SM8475”, for now non-existent, taking into account that the current Snapdragon SoC, commercially known as Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, uses the code name “SM8450 », suggesting that the upward variation of the last two digits would point to a Plus version, although for now it would be speculation.

Snapdragon usually presents an improved version of the version of its SoC presented in December in the middle of the year, although with the recent change in the name of mobile processors we do not know if it will maintain this custom despite this.

In addition, in the leaked specifications there is also talk of a 6.67-inch curved FullHD+ OLED screen, which would have a 144Hz refresh rate.

This future model, let’s not forget that it is a first leak, It would also stand out for having a main camera with a 200MP Samsung HP1 sensor, accompanied by a 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12MP Sony IMX664 sensor telephoto camera.

The front camera is said to have a 60MP sensor from OmniVision, also having the Always on function of Qualcomm.

It also surprises with fast battery charging speeds, with up to 125W wired charging and 50W wireless fast charging.

The combination of RAM and internal storage will continue to be the most common at the moment, with a combination between 8GB and 12GB of RAM, and 128GB and 256GB of internal storage.

At the moment, the rest of the specifications of this future model are unknown, although with the data provided in the leak, everything suggests that it could take months to officially know this new device, so it would be enough to wait until after the summer, at least .

Source: XDA Developers
Image: Motorola Edge 2021


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This Telegram feature allows you to store unlimited files online



Highly appreciated by Internet users for the transfer of unlimited files, the Telegram application receives a new very practical service. Developers have used an end-to-end encrypted messaging app API to create an unlimited cloud storage service. Good news for people who want to keep documents and files for free.

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A cloud storage service on Telegram

TeleDrive developers are innovating with a very interesting new service. They relied on the API available on Telegram to develop a free cloud storage system. You can then use it to store files much like on Google One or OneDrive. To use it, simply link your Telegram account and associate it with TeleDrive to start downloads.

Read also : 7 Telegram Features That Might Make You Ditch WhatsApp

However, note that this service has some limitations. In free mode, the user is limited to 1.5 GB bandwidth and daily 2 GB downloads. However, it is possible to remove this restriction by subscribing to a $10/year subscription with TeleDrive. You will be able to download large volumes of files no matter the time of day.

The peculiarities of Telegram’s cloud storage

Telegram is an end-to-end encrypted instant messaging application. In view of this, the files stored on TeleDrive are of a confidential nature. That said, note that it is possible to make them public and share it by message to your contacts on Telegram. You can generate a URL that anyone on the internet can easily access.

The use of this cloud storage service, however, poses a big concern. TeleDrive has not established any collaboration with the administration that governs the operation of Telegram. At any time, the latter could therefore decide to eliminate this service. It just needs to limit or break its API from its cloud storage. It is for this reason that specialists recommend using it as a secondary backup solution.



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The Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup truck will have a “little brother” in miniature form



While Elon Musk and Tesla continue to push back the start of production of the Cybertruck electric pickup truck to ever later dates, information has appeared on the network about the possible release of another version of this car.

The Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup truck will have a

Initially, the rather well-known Indian analyst Trip Chowdhry from Global Equities Research, who specializes, among other things, in Tesla, shared the information.

According to the source, Tesla will present two versions of the Cybertruck at a special event in March 2022.

Moreover, Chaudhry notes that both versions will receive “significant changes” compared to the Cybertruck originally shown. Chaudhry did not go into details of the changes, but noted that the second version of the Cybertruck will be about 15-20 percent smaller than the first. The bodies of both cars will reportedly be built by the same Texas-based Steel Dynamics company, which operates about 100 miles from Tesla’s Texas plant.

Chaudhry expects to hear the first official news on the matter on January 26, when Tesla will report earnings to investors.

Recall that in November 2019, Elon Musk himself said that in the long run it makes sense to add a more miniature Cybertruck to the lineup. Since then, however, he has not further developed the idea publicly.


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