La academia gratuita de Apple para formar programadores de todo el mundo – El Mostrador

Apple tiene dificultades para encontrar a empleados con habilidades particulares, así que decidió actuar para resolver su problema. Pero su caso no es excepcional. Desde hace años existe una brecha entre la experticia laboral y lo que requiere la economía actual, en donde el desarrollo de aplicaciones es fuente de ganancias y puestos de trabajo.

Fuente: La academia gratuita de Apple para formar programadores de todo el mundo – El Mostrador


Gobiernos en guerra contra WhatsApp por su cifrado de extremo a extremo – El Mostrador

Tras el ataque al Parlamento Británico ocurrido la semana pasada, los políticos británicos han exigido que Whatsapp y otras aplicaciones de mensajería instantánea proporcionen acceso a la policía y fuerzas de seguridad para así poder monitorear conversaciones terroristas. Sin embargo, los expertos en tecnología discuten que abrir las “puertas traseras” de los servicios de mensajería popular, las cuales usan cifrado de extremo a extremo, arrojaría una serie de problemas.

Fuente: Gobiernos en guerra contra WhatsApp por su cifrado de extremo a extremo – El Mostrador


Apple Says It Fixed CIA Vulnerabilities Years Ago

Yesterday, WikiLeaks released its latest batch of pilfered CIA material, five documents describing malicious software for taking over Apple MacBooks and iPhones, and wrote in an accompanying post that “the CIA has been infecting the iPhone supply chain of its targets,” prompting concerned readers to wonder if their iPhone or MacBook had been infected on the factory floor. In a statement, Apple says that is almost certainly not the case.

Fuente: Apple Says It Fixed CIA Vulnerabilities Years Ago


Wikileaks filtra nuevos documentos secretos sobre cómo “hackeaba” la CIA cualquier iPhone o Mac – El Mostrador

Bajo el nombre “Dark Matter” Wikileaks publicó una nueva tanda de documentos secretos, en los que detalla varios proyectos de la CIA para lograr infectar y “hackear” cualquier iPhone o Mac.

Fuente: Wikileaks filtra nuevos documentos secretos sobre cómo “hackeaba” la CIA cualquier iPhone o Mac – El Mostrador


Apple censura la aplicación del New York Times en | ELESPECTADOR.COM

El gigante estadounidense de la electrónica Apple confirmó este jueves que había retirado la aplicación del New York Times de la versión china de su tienda en línea, mientras que el sitio web del diario lleva bloqueado en China varios años.

Fuente: Apple censura la aplicación del New York Times en | ELESPECTADOR.COM


When the FBI Has a Phone It Can’t Crack, It Calls These Israeli Hackers

just as Apple has come to be seen as a warrior for digital protection and privacy against overreaching government surveillance, Cellebrite is emerging as its law-and-order counterpart, endeavoring to build tools to break through the barriers Apple and other phone makers erect to protect data.

Fuente: When the FBI Has a Phone It Can’t Crack, It Calls These Israeli Hackers


Your new iPhone’s features include oppression, inequality – and vast profit | Aditya Chakrabortty | Opinion | The Guardian

Human battery hens make Apple’s devices in China. The company, which has a bigger cash pile than the US government, symbolises a broken economic system

Fuente: Your new iPhone’s features include oppression, inequality – and vast profit | Aditya Chakrabortty | Opinion | The Guardian


Apple ordered to pay up to €13bn after EU rules Ireland broke state aid laws | Business | The Guardian

European commission says Apple got illegal help with tax breaks but CEO Tim Cook says ruling threatens investment in Europe

Fuente: Apple ordered to pay up to €13bn after EU rules Ireland broke state aid laws | Business | The Guardian


Israeli firm accused of creating iPhone spyware | World news | The Guardian

An Israeli technology company has been accused of creating and supplying an aggressive interception program capable of taking over Apple’s iPhones and turning them into remote spying devices, after it was allegedly used to target a Middle Eastern human rights activist and others.

Fuente: Israeli firm accused of creating iPhone spyware | World news | The Guardian


Nobel de Economía Joseph Stiglitz: que Apple pueda registrar gran parte de sus ganancias en Irlanda es “un fraude” tributario – El Mostrador

“Aquí tenemos a la mayor corporación en capitalización no solamente en Estados Unidos, sino que en el mundo, más grande que lo que fue GM en su apogeo, afirmando que la mayor parte de sus ganancias vienen de unos pocos cientos de personas trabajando en Irlanda; esto es un fraude”, dijo Stiglitz.

Fuente: Nobel de Economía Joseph Stiglitz: que Apple pueda registrar gran parte de sus ganancias en Irlanda es “un fraude” tributario – El Mostrador


Take that, FBI: Apple goes all in on encryption | Technology | The Guardian

The new feature is just the latest move towards more widespread encryption in consumer technology products following Apple’s standoff with the FBI earlier in 2016, in which it refused to help the agency weaken its own security processes to access information on an iPhone belonging to a terrorist. Facebook and Google both pledged support for Apple during the fight, and both are subsequently reported to be planning encrypted versions of their messaging apps.

Fuente: Take that, FBI: Apple goes all in on encryption | Technology | The Guardian


LuxLeaks: ¿Revelación de secretos o servicio público?

La última sesión del juicio a los acusados de la filtración de los papeles del escándalo LuxLeaks augura penas de 18 meses de prisión y multasHacemos un repaso de la historia que llevó a dos trabajadores de una consultora encargada de auditar las cuentas de varias empresas a filtrar información

Fuente: LuxLeaks: ¿Revelación de secretos o servicio público?


LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers | Business | The Guardian

Prosecutors in Luxembourg have called for two whistleblowers on trial over the so-called LuxLeaks scandal to be jailed for 18 months and for a journalist to be fined.Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet, French former employees of auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), are accused of leaking thousands of documents to journalist Edouard Perrin.The documents revealed the huge tax breaks that Luxembourg offered international firms including Apple, Ikea and Pepsi, saving the companies billions of euros in taxes.

Fuente: LuxLeaks prosecutors seek jail term of 18 months for whistleblowers | Business | The Guardian


Cupertino’s mayor: Apple ‘abuses us’ by not paying taxes | Technology | The Guardian

The last time the mayor of Cupertino walked into Apple – the largest company in his small Californian town and, it so happens, the most valuable company in the world – he hoped to have a meeting to talk about traffic congestion.Barry Chang barely made it into the lobby when Apple’s security team surrounded and escorted him off the property.

Fuente: Cupertino’s mayor: Apple ‘abuses us’ by not paying taxes | Technology | The Guardian


Microsoft y Apple redoblan lucha por privacidad de datos en EEUU – El Mostrador

Si bien estos casos judiciales destacados han sumado impulso, la ofensiva del sector contra la intrusión gubernamental en la información privada de los clientes comenzó hace al menos dos años, luego de las revelaciones de Edward Snowden sobre la recolección encubierta de datos que pusieron a todos a la defensiva.

Fuente: Microsoft y Apple redoblan lucha por privacidad de datos en EEUU – El Mostrador


San Bernardino iPhone: US ends Apple case after accessing data without assistance | Technology | The Guardian

With the court filing, Silicon Valley and Washington are poised to return to a cold war over the balance between privacy and law enforcement in the age of apps

Fuente: San Bernardino iPhone: US ends Apple case after accessing data without assistance | Technology | The Guardian


Government keeping its method to crack San Bernardino iPhone ‘classified’ | Technology | The Guardian

Revealed: After postponing a court hearing with Apple, the FBI is testing a new technique which Apple says they will pressure government to reveal

Fuente: Government keeping its method to crack San Bernardino iPhone ‘classified’ | Technology | The Guardian


Facebook, Google and WhatsApp plan to increase encryption of user data | Technology | The Guardian

Spurred on by Apple’s battles against the FBI, some of tech’s biggest names are to expand encryption of user data in their services, the Guardian can reveal

Fuente: Facebook, Google and WhatsApp plan to increase encryption of user data | Technology | The Guardian


Apple Macs targeted by KeRanger ransomware for first time | Technology | The Guardian

Apple customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks have revealed.Ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats, encrypts data on infected machines, then typically asks users to pay ransoms in hard-to-trace digital currencies to get an electronic key so they can retrieve their data.

Fuente: Apple Macs targeted by KeRanger ransomware for first time | Technology | The Guardian


NSA Is Mysteriously Absent From FBI-Apple Fight

The Federal Bureau of Investigation insisted that it was helpless. The bureau told a judge in February that Apple has the “exclusive technical means” to try to unlock the contents of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone — and that’s why it should be forced to do so. But notably missing from the FBI’s argument was any mention of whether it had consulted spies and sleuths from the government’s intelligence community — particularly the National Security Agency. The Twitterverse exploded with q

Fuente: NSA Is Mysteriously Absent From FBI-Apple Fight


Apple gains support from tech rivals in FBI case – FT.com

ft.com > Companies >TechnologySubscribe Sign in Home World Companies Energy Financials Health Industrials Luxury 360 Media Retail & Consumer Tech Telecoms Transport By Region Tools Markets Global Economy Lex Comment Management Life & Arts March 4, 2016 2:25 amApple gains support from tech rivals in FBI caseTim Bradshaw in San Francisco Share Print Clip CommentsFBI and Apple logos©FBI/AppleAmerica’s largest technology companies have joined Apple’s fight against the government over data protection and security, in an unusual display of unity by the Silicon Valley rivals.More than a dozen motions filed on Thursday sided with Apple as it tries to resist a demand to write software that would help the FBI unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. Civil liberties groups and IT trade associations lined up alongside dozens of law professors and cryptography experts, after Apple filed its own motion for the judicial order to be withdrawn last week.

Fuente: Apple gains support from tech rivals in FBI case – FT.com


Apple recurre la orden para dar acceso al FBI al móvil del terrorista de San Bernardino | Internacional | EL PAÍS

Cook reitera su negativa a crear un software que altere su sistema de encriptación. El buró dice que este caso no sentaría precedentes

Fuente: Apple recurre la orden para dar acceso al FBI al móvil del terrorista de San Bernardino | Internacional | EL PAÍS


What has the FBI ordered Apple to do and why is it refusing? – FT.com

What has Apple been ordered to do?The US court has told Apple to write a piece of software that lowers an iPhone’s defences, enabling the FBI to use brute force to break in by bombarding the device with many possible passwords until it gets the right answer. The new tool would do three things:

Fuente: What has the FBI ordered Apple to do and why is it refusing? – FT.com


N.Y. judge backs Apple in encryption fight with government | Reuters

The U.S. government cannot force Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to unlock an iPhone in a New York drug case, a federal judge in Brooklyn said on Monday, a ruling that bolsters the company’s arguments in its landmark legal showdown with the Justice Department over encryption and privacy.

Fuente: N.Y. judge backs Apple in encryption fight with government | Reuters


Apple vs. FBI: Cuando las compañías hacen activismo | Hiperderecho

Durante la semana pasada se ha dicho y escrito mucho sobre la orden judicial que ordena a Apple colaborar con el FBI para acceder a los datos del iPhone de uno de los autores de la masacre de San Bernardino. La negativa de Tim Cook, CEO de la compañía, ha sido apoyada y criticada desde …

Fuente: Apple vs. FBI: Cuando las compañías hacen activismo | Hiperderecho


Wanting it badly isn't enough: backdoors and weakened crypto threaten the net / Boing Boing

As you know, Apple just said no to the FBI’s request for a backdoor in the iPhone, bringing more public attention to the already hot discussion on encryption, civil liberties, and whether “those in authority” should have the ability to see private content and communications — what’s referred to as “exceptional access.”

Fuente: Wanting it badly isn’t enough: backdoors and weakened crypto threaten the net / Boing Boing


The Apple Case Will Grope Its Way Into Your Future – The New York Times

In an Internet of Things world, every home appliance could be turned into a listening post. That’s why the Apple case matters.

Fuente: The Apple Case Will Grope Its Way Into Your Future – The New York Times


Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s What’s Really Going On | WIRED

The news this week that a magistrate ordered Apple to help the FBI hack an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooter suspects has polarized the nation—and also generated some misinformation.  In the interest of clarifying the facts and correcting some misinformation, we’ve pulled together a summary of the issues at hand.

Fuente: Apple’s FBI Battle Is Complicated. Here’s What’s Really Going On | WIRED


Bill Gates backs FBI in battle with Apple over San Bernardino killer's phone | Technology | The Guardian

US government is asking for a particular case, and Apple should comply, says Microsoft co-founder Gates

Fuente: Bill Gates backs FBI in battle with Apple over San Bernardino killer’s phone | Technology | The Guardian


Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Refuse to Choose Between Apple and the FBI

Both candidates tried to occupy a middle ground that doesn’t really exist – either in the war between Apple and the FBI, or when it comes to the spread of unbreakable encryption.

Fuente: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Refuse to Choose Between Apple and the FBI


FBI Says Apple Court Order Is Narrow, But Other Law Enforcers Hungry to Exploit It

The Justice Department says Apple can destroy the hacking software it makes after it’s used once. But other law enforcers are already lining up to use it themselves.

Fuente: FBI Says Apple Court Order Is Narrow, But Other Law Enforcers Hungry to Exploit It


Apple to beef up customers’ iCloud encryption – FT.com

Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers’ iCloud backups in a way that would make it impossible for the company to comply with valid requests for data from law enforcement, according to people familiar with its plans.

Fuente: Apple to beef up customers’ iCloud encryption – FT.com


A letter to an ungrateful world from Google, Apple, Facebook et al – FT.com

The world’s leading technology firms are becoming increasingly unhappy at the backlash over their tax arrangements and efforts to regulate their activities. Tim Cook, Apple chief, flew to Brussels to lobby against a tax probe and Google and Facebook

Fuente: A letter to an ungrateful world from Google, Apple, Facebook et al – FT.com


Google paid Apple $1bn to be default iOS search engine | Technology | The Guardian

Lawsuit proceedings reveal Apple was paid handsomely to make Google default search engine on mobile Safari, while company’s total revenue from Android just $31bn

Fuente: Google paid Apple $1bn to be default iOS search engine | Technology | The Guardian


Apple's Tim Cook defends encryption. When will other tech CEOs do so? | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian

More high-profile titans need to use their platforms to make crystal clear how important encryption is to users everywhere

Fuente: Apple’s Tim Cook defends encryption. When will other tech CEOs do so? | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian


Apple believes bill creates ‘key under doormat for bad guys’ – FT.com

Shortly after Theresa May introduced the draft Investigatory Powers bill in November to update the UK’s surveillance laws for the internet age, the home secretary met privately with Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive. He laid out a number of

Fuente: Apple believes bill creates ‘key under doormat for bad guys’ – FT.com


Wi-Fi hack creates 'no iOS zone' that cripples iPhones and iPads | Technology | The Guardian

Wi-Fi hack creates ‘no iOS zone’ that cripples iPhones and iPads | Technology | The Guardian.

A woman uses her iPhone while waiting to cross an intersection in Beijing, China, 28 January 2015. A woman uses her iPhone while waiting to cross an intersection in Beijing, China, 28 January 2015. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

A newly revealed bug in iOS lets attackers force iPhones and iPads into restart loops, repeatedly crashing and rebooting, using nothing but aWi-Fi network.

Once the user has entered what its discoverer, security researchers Skycure, dubs the “no iOS Zone”, there’s no way to fix their phone other than escaping the range of the malicious network; every time it reboots, it crashes almost immediately.

The basis of the attack uses a “specially crafted SSL certificate”, typically used to ensure a secure connection, to trigger a bug in the operating system that crashes out any app using SSL.

“With our finding, we rushed to create a script that exploits the bug over a network interface,” the researchers wrote. “As SSL is a security best practice and is utilized in almost all apps in the Apple app store, the attack surface is very wide. We knew that any delay in patching the vulnerability could lead to a serious business impact: an organized denial of service (DoS) attack can lead to big losses.”

But in addition to crashing individual apps, the bug can be used to crash the underlying operating system as well. “With heavy use of devices exposed to the vulnerability, the operating system crashes as well. Even worse, under certain conditions, we managed to get devices into a repeatable reboot cycle, rendering them useless.

“Even if victims understand that the attack comes from a Wi-Fi network, they can’t disable the Wi-Fi interface in the repeated restart state as shown in the video.”


Google loses UK appeal court battle over 'clandestine' tracking | Technology | The Guardian

Google loses UK appeal court battle over ‘clandestine’ tracking | Technology | The Guardian.

 GoogleThe judges ruled that claims for damages can now be brought over allegations of misuse of private information. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

Google has failed in its attempt in the court of appeal to prevent British consumers having the right to sue the internet firm in the UK.

A group known as Safari Users Against Google’s Secret Tracking wants to take legal action in the English courts over what it says is Google’s tracking of Apple’s Safari internet browser.

It has accused Google of bypassing security settings in order to track users’ online browsing and to target them with personalised advertisements.

Three judges have dismissed Google’s appeal over a high court decision against it and ruled that claims for damages can be brought over allegations of misuse of private information.

Friday’s ruling was a victory for Safari Users, including editor and publisher Judith Vidal-Hall, and Robert Hann and Marc Bradshaw, who are both IT security company directors. They say Google’s “clandestine” tracking and collation of internet usage between summer 2011 and early 2012 led to distress and embarrassment among UK users.

They accuse Google of collecting private information without their knowledge and consent by the use of “cookies” – a small string of text saved on the user’s device.


La CIA intenta hace años descifrar los aparatos Apple – BioBioChile

La CIA intenta hace años descifrar los aparatos Apple – BioBioChile.


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Publicado por Eduardo Woo | La Información es de Agencia AFP
La CIA trabaja desde hace años en descifrar la encriptación de los aparatos Apple a fin de poder espiar las comunicaciones realizadas desde los iPhones y iPads, afirma una investigación publicada el martes por un diario estadounidense.

The Intercept, diario en línea dirigido por Glenn Greenwald, se sustenta en documentos secretos develados por Edward Snowden para afirmar que la Agencia Central de Inteligencia (CIA) intenta desde 2006, es decir un año antes del lanzamiento del iPhone, penetrar las claves cifradas de los aparatos Apple.


CIA 'tried to crack security of Apple devices' | Technology | The Guardian

CIA ‘tried to crack security of Apple devices’ | Technology | The Guardian.

 

The Apple logoThe revelations, published by the Intercept online news organisation, are likely to further strain the relationship between Apple and the US government. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

The CIA led sophisticated intelligence agency efforts to undermine the encryption used in Apple phones, as well as insert secret surveillance back doors into apps, top-secret documents published by the Intercept online news site have revealed.

The newly disclosed documents from the National Security Agency’s internal systems show surveillance methods were presented at its secret annual conference, known as the “jamboree”.

The most serious of the various attacks disclosed at the event was the creation of a dummy version of Apple’s development software Xcode, which is used by developers to create apps for iOS devices.

The modified version of Xcode would allow the CIA, NSA or other agencies to insert surveillance backdoors into any app created using the compromised development software. The revelation has already provoked a strong backlash among security researchers on Twitter and elsewhere, and is likely to prompt security audits among Apple developers.

The latest revelations of sustained hacking efforts against Apple devices are set to further strain already difficult relations between the technology company and the US government.

Apple had previously been a partner in the Prism programme, in effect a legal backdoor to obtain user information by the NSA and its allies, but in the wake of the Snowden revelations it has stepped up efforts to protect user privacy, including introducing end-to-end encryption on iMessages.


iSpy: The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple's Secrets

iSpy: The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple’s Secrets.

 

 

RESEARCHERS WORKING with the Central Intelligence Agency have conducted a multi-year, sustained effort to break the security of Apple’s iPhones and iPads, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Intercept.

 

The security researchers presented their latest tactics and achievements at a secret annual gathering, called the “Jamboree,” where attendees discussed strategies for exploiting security flaws in household and commercial electronics. The conferences have spanned nearly a decade, with the first CIA-sponsored meeting taking place a year before the first iPhone was released.

 

By targeting essential security keys used to encrypt data stored on Apple’s devices, the researchers have sought to thwart the company’s attempts to provide mobile security to hundreds of millions of Apple customers across the globe. Studying both “physical” and “non-invasive” techniques, U.S. government-sponsored research has been aimed at discovering ways to decrypt and ultimately penetrate Apple’s encrypted firmware. This could enable spies to plant malicious code on Apple devices and seek out potential vulnerabilities in other parts of the iPhone and iPad currently masked by encryption.


Apple Pay: Apple sufre una oleada de fraudes en su sistema de pago por móvil | Economía | EL PAÍS

Apple Pay: Apple sufre una oleada de fraudes en su sistema de pago por móvil | Economía | EL PAÍS.

La empresa de Cupertino se desmarca de cualquier responsabilidad en los casos, registrados en EE UU

 

 

 

Apple Pay

Los chips NFC se incluyen cada vez en más móviles. / Getty

 

El innovador sistema de pago con móvil Apple Pay, propiedad de la empresa de la manzana, ha sufrido en las últimas semanas una oleada de operaciones fraudulentas, según revela este viernes el Wall Street Journal. La plataforma en sí, que gestiona dos de cada tres dólares abonados vía teléfono móvil en EE UU desde su lanzamiento en otoño, no ha sufrido el pirateo: para cometer los desfalcos, los piratas informáticos han introducido en el sistema datos de tarjetas de crédito robadas y han realizado compras “de gran valor” en establecimientos de las cadenas Home Depot, Target Corp. y en tiendas de la propia Apple. Un portavoz de la empresa de Cupertino consultado por el diario estadounidense ha desmarcado a Apple de cualquier responsabilidad en estos casos. “Apple Pay está diseñado para ser extremadamente seguro y para proteger la información personal de los usuarios”, apunta. El número y valor total de pagos fraudulentos no ha trascendido.

 

Para poder utilizar Apple Pay los usuarios tienen que asociar una tarjeta de crédito o de débito a su cuenta Apple, bien sea enviando una fotografía de la tarjeta o introduciendo manualmente los datos. A partir de ese momento, puede comprar en los establecimientos que aceptan este medio de pago sin necesidad de presentar nada más que su iPhone. Aunque la responsabilidad de verificar la identidad del titular de la tarjeta antes de ser utilizada para abonar una compra con el móvil recae, exclusivamente, sobre los bancos —cada uno puede aplicar sistemas de control de identidad adicionales—, estos casos de fraude son un duro golpe para la plataforma de pagos de la empresa estadounidense. Apple Pay desembarcó en EE UU en octubre y aún no está disponible en otros países.