Samsung revealed new Galaxy Note phones, a security researcher discovered vulnerabilities in the Boeing 787, and hackers can get into your phone with just a text message. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
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Samsung’s new Galaxy Note phone comes in two sizes
Samsung has revealed its latest addition to the smartphone universe: the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+. The 10+ is a plus-sized 6.8-inch behemoth that will start at $1,100. The 10 will roll out with a 6.3-inch screen, similar to the Galaxy S10, and it starts at $950. But bad news, headphone lovers: Both new Galaxy phones use USB-C for charging and audio. No more 3.5-mm headphone jack.
A code leak exposes security flaws deep within 787s
Last year, a security researcher discovered a bunch of publicly accessible data on a Boeing server. He downloaded it, and it turned out to be code for components of 737 and 787 jets, including a part of the 787 code that had multiple serious security bugs. These vulnerabilities cover components like the in-flight entertainment system, but potentially could be used as a way in to safety-critical systems like flight controls and sensors.
Hackers can break into your iPhone just by sending a text
At the Black Hat conference, security researchers lifted the curtain on “interaction-less bugs” in Apple’s iOS, which would give a hacker access to your phone without you doing anything at all. An attacker could send a specially crafted text message, and even if you don’t open it, the iMessage server would send back specific user data, like the content of your SMS messages or images. Apple has patched many of these interaction-less bugs in the past and will continue to do so in updates, so keep your iOS up to date!
Fast Fact: $85 billion
That’s how much money presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren intends to put into a new broadband plan to improve internet access for rural and underserved communities. She is one of the first candidates to come up with a plan like this, and she promises to “make sure every home in America has a fiber broadband connection at a price families can afford.”
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