Apr 05

Siri traced to new vulnerabilities: without a password mail list and photos have been to see the light


Apple’s digital assistant Siri was found to exist a new vulnerability, the vulnerability will lead to illegal users to bypass the lock screen lock screen and access to the user’s contacts and photos and other data. From the current situation, only some of the 6S iPhone and 6S Plus iPhone by the impact of the vulnerability.
This new vulnerability was discovered by Jose Rodriguez (Rodriguez Jose), he found in September last year, a similar lock screen vulnerability. Rodriguez’s latest discovery appears to be effective only in certain circumstances. According to his concept of authentication video, only 6S iPhone and 6S Plus iPhone and their Siri application is set to allow the search and integration with Twitter, contacts and photos, this vulnerability is useful.
In the case of the model, the user or illegal users can press the Home button or voice commands to start Siri, and then asked the virtual assistant for Twitter search. If the search results contain executable contact data such as e-mail address, user or illegal users can use 3D touch gestures exhaled related menu, then send an email, add or modify contact information.
In the Touch 3D “Actions Quick” menu, click “add to the existing contacts” to open the contact list for iPhone. Under the appropriate configuration, users or illegal users can also further access to the phone’s photo library.
Rodriguez said, illegal users can also use this vulnerability through the Siri search results to access WhatsApp’s friends information.
It should be noted that this security vulnerability must be in a specific case to be effective. Mobile phone users must authorize Siri to access their Twitter account, photo gallery, or related applications, or manually configure service permissions. When the user first asked Twitter to Siri search, Siri will ask for access. In order to verify ownership, Siri will ask Twitter to account for all people to be confirmed by password or ID Touch.
If the user is worried that their devices are illegal invasion, you can disable the Siri and Twitter integration functions by setting the menu to close the Siri. As long as the privacy settings menu to close the Siri integration feature, you can cut off the link between the Siri and photo library. Users can also use the Siri to achieve the same purpose.

Mar 24

Apple is worried about its pay to use the server a back door

App Store

App Store

Many services such as Apple’s iTunes music store, app store App Store and iCloud cloud services had been a huge success. However, behind the success, there are worries.
Because the data storage requirement is too large, Apple cannot now all you need to build their own data center, while others had to pay to use cloud services and server.
However, it is worried that it pay to use these cloud services there may be security risks. Because according to a report, many cloud service providers have agreed to set up “back door for the government to control activities”.
Apple has been using its competitors cloud services, such as Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. According to reports, it is still using Google (micro-blog) cloud service. At the same time, Apple has plans to build its own more data center to run its service. It’s the plan named “McQueen plan”, the goal of this program is to reduce the dependence on rival cloud services.
Moreover, Apple also tried Google and Amazon like design and build their own servers, and is responsible for their own management. Because it is very worried about security issues. It is suspected, it purchased from other hardware manufacturers where the server may be in transit by hands and feet, set the back door in the.
Once, the Apple Corp will even take a picture of it using the server motherboard photos, then a detailed record of each chip under them, be aware of each of these components to ensure.
Some people think that design and build their own data center hardware is to ensure that “the most convenient method is not tamper.
The safety of Apple has been very focused on their products. It would rather than with FBI to meet their demanding, help unlock the San Bo Nadinuo gunmen used iPhone. Apple worried that FBI would set a dangerous precedent in the future, forcing it to weaken the iPhone and other security products. FBI recently asked to cancel the court hearing, because it does not need to find help apple can also unlock the iPhone way


Mar 23

Robots also want to take away the writer’s rice bowl AI writing fiction has become a reality

According to Singapore, “the United Morning Post” website reported in March 23rd, a number of Japanese researchers developed the computer will write novels, they also take these computer generated novels to participate in the creation of the game.
In March 21st, the Japanese “artificial intelligence (AI) novel creation” researchers in Tokyo held a report, the introduction of their research and development of artificial intelligence system created by the four novels. They explained the content of the work and the system of the article generation.
According to reports, these four novels to participate in the third session of the news agency, the star of the new award, some of which have passed the preliminary examination.
According to the Nikkei reported. The team, led by Japan future university Hakodate professor Matsuhara Hito called “willful artificial intelligence I is writer” by artificial intelligent creation of the computer to write novels of the day “two works to the current” Star Award “of the game. In addition, Tokyo University associate professor Tomi Fujio led the team to “werewolf intelligent” launched the “are you ai Type-S” two works.
“I am a team of writers” works by human set in advance good debut characters, content outline quite Yu Wenzhang parts, artificial intelligence and based on the contents of the automatic generation of novel, the report said. “The werewolf intelligent team of the two works, between the artificial intelligence to play” the werewolf game (game Reasoning A, like “who is undercover” and “killing game”), and then select the interesting story, by human adapted into novels.
Although these works are not through the final examination, but some of the works through the first instance. Japanese science fiction writer Nagase Minsi said, “it’s amazing to be able to write a novel. If 100 points out of the words I hit 60 points, the future is looking forward to”.

Dec 27

Saudi prince led the application of Lyft investment in a taxi $

Billionaire investor Holding Talal Kingdom, bin Alwaleed, said Thursday that a group of investors led by the investment company to spend $to buy a taxi service provider Lyft 5.3% stake in the United states.
Lyft application is a taxi originator Uber biggest competitor in the United states. According to documents submitted by venture investment experts earlier this week, Lyft is currently seeking to raise up to $1 billion through the F round of financing.
Kingdom, Prince Alwaleed and other investors have invested $100 million in Lyft F round of capital activities. Kingdom in a stock exchange for the record, said the company in the investment activities accounted for a share of $31 million, but the proportion of other investors out of the funds is unknown.
In addition, Kingdom and Prince Alwaleed also invested $147 million 700 thousand to buy Lyft in the market of the two preferred stock. Kingdom invested $73 million 900 thousand in this regard.
After conversion and fully diluted, Kingdom currently owns 2.3% of the shares of Lyft. The company said its use of existing funds available for stock purchases.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Lyft launched an application as a platform to help consumers need to use the car and have a car rental driver to point to the point of contact.
Kingdom and Prince Alwaleed in science and technology in the United States, and many other industries have investment activities and they held the on social networking site twitter shares more than 5%

Dec 27

Scientists: watching 3D movies can make your brain more flexible.

According to Xinhua news agency, watching 3D movies make people enjoy the new visual experience, a London goldsmiths university study showed that this also help mental boost.
The researchers recruited more than 100 volunteers, so that they were watching ordinary version and the version of 3D Disney film “super corps” and in view shadow before and after the volunteers do mental training questions, questions test memory, reaction speed and cognitive ability. Researchers also recorded their brain activity while the volunteers were watching.
Research leader, neuroscience, said Patrick Fagan, research results show that the brain is more active when the volunteers watching 3D movies, indicating that this can exercise and enhance the brain’s short-term functioning, its efficacy and acceptance of brain training similar; compared with the 2D movie, the brain’s special note average increased by 7%, cognitive ability to enhance the average of 23%, the observer’s response rate has increased by 11%.
However, according to a study by the University of Utah in the United States, the researchers used a variety of measurement method, viewers 408 species physiological response of 2D and 3D movies were monitored, including palm sweating, respiratory rate, heart rate response, it was found, whether it is comedy, tragedy and horror or thriller, two versions and will not let the audience too big difference of physiological responses.

Aug 18

New electricity supplier sore point: the shopping cart 70% bought goods had not been paid


Increasingly popular in the world of e-commerce, retail sites also face challenges, especially how to get Internet users in the wide range of commodities, quickly find their own desirable commodity.
According to research technology news site BusinessInsider America’s Financial Intelligence Unit BIIntelligence, and the other is called a “shopping cart abandonment” phenomenon, increasingly sparked anxiety electricity supplier website – commodity finally by the user into a shopping cart, but eventually abandoned, or not closing.
For the general public is concerned, this is a very common phenomenon. Entity shopping, people can choose another election. In the electricity supplier website into the shopping cart of goods, swing and hesitation, and not necessarily the final payment of commodity buyers.
This think tank forecast data show that this year, the global electricity supplier website abandoned shopping cart of goods worth $ 400 million, and if the retail site takes a little effort, of which 63% may be re-checkout consumer purchase.
Allegedly, BIIntelligence tier of global electricity supplier through the website, access to these data.
This think tank’s report, “shopping cart abandonment” phenomenon, is increasing. With the online shopping population gradually shifted to mobile shopping, this phenomenon will continue.
2013, about 74 percent of shopping cart (a one shopping generate) by netizens abandoned. In contrast, the proportion of 2012 and 2011 were 72% and 69%.
Shopping cart of goods not paid the settlement does not mean that users no longer need this product, for retailers, these products have not yet entered the “lost sales” category.
According to the professional company SeeWhy survey had abandoned shopping carts in merchandise online shopping experience family, three-quarters of people said that the store will still be returned or shop in the future, to purchase these commodities have been abandoned again.
Of course, compared to physical stores, online retailers want to be discarded shopping cart re-settlement, a single channel, is more difficult.
This think tank reports that retailers actually have multiple means to recover forgotten in the shopping cart sales, further simplifying network platforms such as payment and settlement processes, in addition to those abandoned shopping cart users, by e-mail be a gentle reminder.
According to research specialist Listrak, and after leaving the electricity supplier a consumer Web site three hours, send him an email if four percent of the recipients will read the message content, two percent of the recipients will click View cart unpaid merchandise.
An abandoned shopping carts, in fact hides a huge valuable information, such as why online shoppers have abandoned a good selection of merchandise, the products in question, or the online shopping process issues? Brand or product does not have enough appeal and loyalty.
This think tank pointed out that in-depth analysis online shopping cart (including abandoned) data software and technology, will be a worthwhile investment fields.

Aug 16

Ten Square refute false rumors: No one says to postpone the listing

Mobile payment company Square blog published on Thursday refuted the top ten on the company’s quality of service of false rumors, including customer defects and difficulties encountered, such as the main business. Square hopes to make the reader believe that the various measures taken by the company currently are for the future development of Charge.
Earlier this year, foreign media have reported that, due to the huge losses suffered when Square is considering various strategic options including the sale, including. Just a few days ago, Amazon also introduced a mobile payment service called Amazon Local Register of goals against Square. So, Square had published blog to refute some of the false rumors in the market.
The following is the full text of this blog:
Now, there are many false reports about the Square on the market. We list the top ten bad rumor, and one by one to refute.
1. Square’s service fee is too expensive
Not true. We only charge a one-time low fee for each transaction, but businesses also can get free inventory management, sales, invoicing and e-commerce solutions and other services. If revenues larger scale, we can also provide fee-based services tailored to the customer based on the actual situation. In addition, we do not have any hidden charges.
2. Square unsafe
We strictly protect customer data, because the data is precisely the foundation of our business development. Square comply with the Payment Card Industry (Payment Card Industry) security standards. Our credit card and payment process each transaction are closely monitored. You can learn more about Square security on our Web site.
3. Square no customer service or telephone sales support
We are your partner and look forward to ask your service at any time. Square customers can at any time by phone, Email and Twitter contact us. Our website support center has many articles, recommendations and videos.
4. Square only for Small Business Service
Our services cover almost all business objects. Square Register offers include inventory tracking, a variety of specialized business schedules and powerful analysis tools, including to help customers streamline operational processes.
5. Square business encounter difficulties
Like you, we are a growth-oriented enterprises. Your investment is to have a better future, we also true. We have sufficient funds, and these funds are spent wisely: for example, for the recruitment and development of new products. Those reports about our company or to postpone the sale of the company listed are unfounded. We have taken various measures are for the future development of Charge.
6. Square charge hidden fees
Square does not charge any hidden fees, we do not use in the form of contract to lock customers. We deal with all kinds of costs roughly the same payment card transactions. No matter the amount of your credit card spending how much, credit card costs are the same. It’s that simple.
7. Square benefit from the use of trade disputes
Safety is always the first principle Square upheld. We have been very vigilant in protecting the interests of buyers and sellers, and for any unusual transactions phenomenon closely monitored. We will not benefit from the use of trade disputes. We will not freeze in the process of customer funds in resolving disputes.
8. Square just a reader
We offer a complete set of integrated tools to customers to help them optimize their business operations. We are able to offer a few on the market will pay up contact with customers other business services. Customers can be done on your own Square Dashboard send electronic receipts, manage inventory, track sales trends, the online order to embed their own websites as well as scheduling and other tasks.
9. Square unreliable
Square Reader reader and Square Stand merchant cash register systems are specifically designed with customer demand function, which ensures their efficient and reliable in the payment process. If your Wi-Fi network, or do you sometimes can not suddenly break the Internet, you can also use our line mode (Offline Mode). We have also been continuously improved product appearance, product features to match it with. Square Reader is the thinnest on the market is currently a mobile card reader, and Square Stand is harvested Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) recently selected the 2014 IDEA Award for excellence in industrial design.
10. Square only supports Apple products
Square supports iPhone, iPad and many Android devices.srtxt_20140816

Aug 15

Why so obsessed with Facebook Snapchat?

Facebook first try to emulate Snapchat, and then tried to buy Snapchat. After the failure of two programs, Facebook try to emulate Snapchat again. Zuckerberg on Snapchat favorite described as “unshaken.”
Applications to market research firm App Annie statistics show, Facebook types of applications and Burn After Reading additional features have failed to replicate the success of Snapchat’s. However, Instagram’s new Burn After Reading Application Bolt seems the most promising.
Snapchat has occupied an important position in the market. Market research firm ComScore statistics show that in the United States Millennials users, Snapchat popularity after the Facebook application and Instagram. The so-called millennial generation, namely between the ages of 21-29 years of age of the younger generation.
Bloomberg reported that, Snapchat had on the investment of the negotiations with Alibaba, Snapchat valuation has reached $ 10 billion.
Zuckerberg has been proved with concrete actions, as long as he can meet the application Burn After Reading dream, he would hesitate to. Last year, Facebook bid $ 3 billion acquisition of Snapchat, but Snapchat rejected Facebook. Then, Facebook will develop the focus of public attention and valuable to all kinds of applications bet on him, but these applications can not be compared with Snapchat.
As with all new applications like Facebook, released at the beginning, Facebook’s Burn After Reading application can enter the popular application list, but these applications are downloaded quickly fall.
Market research firm Altimeter Group analyst Brian Solis (Brian Solis) said: “The great fanfare in direct competition with Snapchat such popular applications for public relations is not necessarily a good thing .Facebook sent out a signal that it can not foresee the next wave technology wave, or inability to innovation .Facebook seems a bit desperate. ”

Poke is the first Facebook application developed to emulate Snapchat. Poke in the December 2012 release. Poke Snapchat emulate the main functions of the built-in photo sharing, video sharing, graffiti and self-timed destruction capabilities. Poke even added some features, such as location sharing, text messages and Facebook friends list.
Technology website TechCrunch reported that Zuckerberg participated Poke application development work, and personally for Poke notification feature “vocals.” The first two months, Poke in the App Store rankings basically stable, but then quickly fell out of popular applications list.
January of this year, Zuckerberg said: “Poke is just a joke a few people developed a Poke in the programming marathon project, we released once and then abandoned, she never touched it..”
Solis said that if Poke indeed some value, then it may be to let Facebook Glimpse to the needs of mobile users, this experience can help other working of Facebook. May this year, Facebook officially from the App Store shelves Poke, Poke since quit the stage of history.

Poke a month after retiring, Facebook hastily released Slingshot. Slingshot Burn After Reading is also an application, users can share photos and videos with graffiti. Slingshot has a strange requirement that the user must first send a photo or video, then in order to view the received content. The move is intended to encourage users to continue to share.
App Annie data show, Slingshot ranking in the App Store has climbed slightly, but then dropped sharply. Slingshot only two months have disappeared. After the United States to test the water for two weeks, Slingshot landing the international market, but the international version come to the same fate.

And under the leadership of Facebook, Instagram launched last December picture messaging features Instagram Direct. Research institutions can not track the use of the data in the feature, but Solis believes that most people do not want to send a message with Instagram, or do not know the options, Instagram Direct may not be widely used. Facebook said that 45 million Instagram users’ frequently send or open private letter function. ”
July 29, Instagram action again, officially launched standalone applications Bolt. Bolt is only for New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa released. Bloomberg statistics show, Bolt developments in these areas very well. Bolt average position over Snapchat. Although only two weeks on the line, but the data show that Facebook’s efforts have yielded results.

May 13

Smart T-shirt: You can always monitor physiological indicators heartbeat, breathing, etc.

Canadian startups OMsignal just launched a new type of wearable devices : equipped with sensors fashion T-shirt . This T-shirt can track the user’s heart rate , breathing and exercise and other fitness indicators .

OMsignal company is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. May 8 this year , the company launched a new smart wear products, including such high-performance compression T-shirt .
Previously, we have seen some new wearable device is launched , but this time is different. This smart T-shirt is a T-shirt in the traditional grafting of high technology , it becomes a new product .
This smart T-shirt is equipped with a sensor, which can be connected via Bluetooth to a smart phone application to monitor the user’s heart rate , breathing and movement.
“We always clothed in life ,” OMsignal co-founder and CEO Stephane Marceau (St├ęphane Marceau) said in a statement . “Clothes are the most natural and ultimately wearable device media along, just to cover themselves and fashionable clothing , but they now will also help motivate us to better ourselves every day and you never open a no speedometer or fuel gauge car, right? Well, with OM’s one , you can now get a better guide the dashboard of your life , it can increase your self-control , improve your fitness level , adopt a healthy lifestyle . ”
Tech T-shirt
This time , OMsignal introduced four different styles of men’s shirts , including T-shirts , sleeveless shirts, casual T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts. These shirts are designed to be suitable for wearing in the gym , you can do both underwear can also be worn on the outside. Health sensors embedded in the shirt , you can track heart rate, respiratory rate, respiratory rate , such as exercise intensity and calorie consumption indicators. Caught in a black shirt small box can send data to a smart phone.
This shirt is pre- priced at $ 199 and will be sold in the U.S. this summer, and elsewhere . Shirt with white , black, gray , orange four. Blouse will also be available later this year . This shirt is machine washable , but OMsignal recommended before washing to remove the black box .
In addition , OMsignal company has just launched a iOS app , but the Android version is still in the pipeline.

May 10

36 Krypton Wang Zhuang: new trends of global Internet entrepreneurs


Now is the next era of combining online and offline, online services require a lot of living and be able to get through the line.
O2O infrastructure now become more refined, such as Alipay, there are micro-channel pay. There are still many areas in O2O opportunities for many companies to the next line businesses to provide payment solutions, after the mobile phone payment solutions, will greatly improve the O2O experience.
Online Travel
Data show that China’s outbound travel market about 50% annual growth rate, and this is a good opportunity. The second is the tour around the user to select where to travel tomorrow to go, where to play the weekend, which also left a lot of room for imagination entrepreneurs.
Intelligent hardware
Some health products, blood pressure monitors, thermometers, etc., is the most Internet entrepreneurs are doing.