Verizon technician sold calling, location data for thousands of dollars

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Security News, Smart Phones

An Alabama man who worked as a Verizon Wireless technician has agreed to plead guilty to a federal hacking charge in connection to his illegal use of the company’s computers to acquire customer calling and location data. The man, Daniel Eugene Traeger, faces a maximum five years in prison next month. He admitted Thursday that he sold customer data—from 2009 to 2014—to a private investigator whom the authorities have not named.

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Don’t Set Your iPhone Back to 1970, No Matter What

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Mac / Apple, Security News, Smart Phones, Technology, Tips & Tricks

An iPhone bug has arisen, as they do from time to time, that will render your device completely unusable. In this case if you set its clock to January 1, 1970, it’s brick city. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, why would I ever set my iPhone clock back to the Nixon administration. To which I say, you have forgotten that this is the Internet, a place full of unspeakable trickery!

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