Category Archives: Phones

Report: Your iPhone Is Vulnerable to Hacking Even When Turned Off

Posted by: Lucas Nolan | Breitbart
May 21, 2022

Researchers have developed a method to run malware on iPhones even when the devices appear to be powered off. The Bluetooth chip in all iPhones has no way to digitally sign or encrypt the firmware it runs, researchers have now developed a method to exploit the lack of security on the chip and run malicious firmware allowing the researchers to track the iPhone’s location or run new features.

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Deleting iOS files on a Mac

iOS 15 fail

Recently, I was unable to complete an iOS 15 update to my iPhone, so I used the following tip to locate and delete the download file that took up over 5 gb of disk space.

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First remove internal battery from PinePhone in order to insert the micro SIM

I spent over an hour trying to figure out how to insert my micro SIM card into the open slot in my new PinePhone, before realizing that the procedure simply requires removal of the battery. To avoid frustrating new buyers I would add this simple little tip to the written instructions shown on the wiki.

The PinePhone’s SIM slot requires a micro SIM, please do not insert a nano SIM without an adapter. An adapter from a nano to a micro SIM might be included under orange tape in the camera notch of the phone’s packaging. The SIM card has to be placed in the lower slot, while the microSD has to be placed in the upper slot, as pictured here:

MicroSD slot

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Using Nextiva and Virtual Shield on a Older iPhone

Nextiva Login Screen
To record incoming business calls that originate in the United States, I maintain a Nextiva account that I opened several years ago when I set up one of my WordPress websites.

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