Laser Pointers Hack Siri, Alexa & Google From afar

Posted on November 6, 2019November 6, 2019Categories UncategorizedTags , , , , ,

A new paper has come out showing how a laser pointer from 800 feet away can turn on your voice activated device and do anything they want with your device. If you have a smart door lock connected to Alexa, they can unlock your door and walk right in. If you have an iPhone, then Siri is already a vulnerability allowing people to access your private information even when your phone is locked.

How is it possible to hack my devices with a laser pointer? Sparing you the mundane details, microphones are lacking or have non existent security measures to stop light being accepted as sound, which lets hackers use that to their advantage.

The best way to mitigate against this would be to disable voice activation on your iPhone and Android and move your voice activated Alexa and Google Mini away from windows.

Your iPhone & iPad Can Be Easily hacked

Posted on November 6, 2019November 6, 2019Categories Uncategorized

Your iPhone has Siri, which unknowingly to you makes your phone constantly vulnerable from various attacks, even when your phone is locked and you sit it down. Anyone can go through your previous messages, make calls, send texts, view your work schedule, add new events to your schedule, FaceTime anyone, etc.

It’s also important to note disabling Siri does not always fix this issue as an older version of Siri is activated, which anyone can use from the lock screen. When we contacted Apple about the disabled Siri issue, they made it clear they see this as a feature.

They also pointed out a well hidden setting to disable the pre-siri voice commands. Here is a video showing some of those vulnerabilities, which Apple considers a feature, which still works in the latest version of iPhone and iPad.

Are WordPress Nulled Themes Safe & Legal To Use?

Posted on November 6, 2019November 6, 2019Categories Uncategorized

WordPress nulled themes are very popular as they usually contain free WordPress themes that go for $30 to $50 on themeforest. Nulled in this context is a word used in the WordPress community to represent paid themes that are free.

The legality of using these WordPress themes is indeed interesting, because using these themes without paying is not piracy if it is GPL 2. We can’t speak to other licenses, but under the GPL, users buy open source code and then have the right to give it away for free.

This novel concept, which is at the core of the GPL makes nulled WordPress themes legal to share and distribute free of charge provided it is completely under the GPL 2.

The next part of this question we must consider is if these themes are safe to use for your WordPress site. Unfortunately, the majority of nulled WordPress themes have malware.

This doesn’t mean the original WordPress theme has malware, nulled themes are generally distributed by malware developers. Unless you know where the malware developers put all the malware in nulled WordPress Themes and how to remove it, then don’t use it.

So, all in all the concept of nulled WordPress themes are in the very spirit of the GPL, but it’s been corrupted by malware developers. Until a safe repo comes online that actively removes malware, instead of adding it, we don’t recommend nulled themes.