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Computer Security No 12: Security Trump free WiFi

Corporate Computer Security

- Trump free WiFi anyone?
- Apple Pay is now live in Hong Kong (20 July 2016)
- Android Pay launches in Australia (15 July 2016)
- Apple squashes App that warned when your iPhone was hacked

Trump free WiFi anyone?

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About Over 50 Personal Computer Security Trump free WiFi

At the Republican Congress in Cleveland, Avast (antivirus company)created a series of fake WiFi networks designed to look like they were set up for the convention. They used names such as"Trump free WiFi" and "Google Starbucks".

Over the course of a day, over 1,000 attendees, completely negligent in their security, connected and got caught using Tinder and Grindr accounts or paying Pokémon Go.

Avast's findings are at:


Apple Pay is now live in Hong Kong (20 July 2016)

The service is supported by Visa, MasterCard and AMEX.

Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, Apple Watch, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and both iPad Pro models.

On the iPhone, Apple Pay can be set up by opening the Wallet app, tapping the plus (+) icon in ht supper right corner, and then following the prompts. With Hong Kong, it is now available in 9 countries.

To read more:


Android Pay launched in Australia (15 July 2016)

ANZ customers can use either an ANZ Visa debit, credit card or ANZ AMEX card with Android Pay.

To see more:


Apple squashes App that warned when your iPhone was hacked

Apple removed an app from its App Store designed to detect whether iOS based devices were hacked. Apple’s explanation was that the program had violated its guidelines. According to Esser, its developer, the only reason the app was pulled was because he put a dent in the “unbreakable iOS” image.

In his Twitter account, he shows images warning about backdoor vulnerabilities. .

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