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6 IPhone 7 Vulnerabilities Apple Doesn’t Want You To Know

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While users can learn a lot about a device by just reviewing specs and features, it takes hands-on experience to know how something like the iPhone 7 holds up in the real world. We’ve previously covered how Apple’s new smartphone withstands some common scenarios , it’s obvious that the device has several less obvious vulnerabilities the tech giant hasn’t disclosed.

Here are some of the most shocking revelations, uncovered after an exhaustive, 15-minute search of YouTube.com.

Hydraulic Presses

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By removing the headphone jack, Apple has been able to make the iPhone 7 more waterproof  than its predecessor. As first discovered by Hydraulic Press Channel, however, it appears the new model is no more hydraulicpressproof than the 6-a flaw we certainly hope they’ll address the next time around.

Drilling Hammers

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Sure, the average iPhone user probably only uses a sledgehammer two to three times a year, but what about demolition workers and old-timey strongmen  If you’re buyer who falls into any of those categories, this video by TechRax should give you plenty of reasons to “beware.”

Angle Grinders

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Apple’s new “jet black” finish has made the glossy 7 one of the “must-have” tech devices of the fall, but all that beauty comes at a price: On the smartphone’s official launch page, a footnote warns that its high shine “may show fine micro-abrasions with use.” Sadly,HaerteTest found the phone is just as susceptible to macro-abrasions, like those imposed by an ordinary diamond-bladed angle grinder.

Russian Men with Chairs

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Is the iPhone 7 harder to bend? It sure seems like . Is it so hard to bend that a determined Russian man like vlogger Sasha Shapik can’t bust it in half with a little help from his furniture? Nyet.

Axes

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Pathetic .

Fire

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Like the headphone jack, iPhone 7 users will need a peripheral to get this standard Galaxy Note 7 feature.

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Vulnerability in RCS messaging could compromise your bank details

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German security company SRLabs has recently discovered a serious security breach that could replace SMS. According to their findings, the RCS protocol has a vulnerability that allows your data to be intercepted.

Hackers could exploit this vulnerability locally or remotely. Among the information they can intercept, we have unique codes that are sent by message in two-factor authentication systems.

One of the applications of these unique codes is in the authorization of bank transactions. This means that in extreme cases your bank details could be compromised due to this vulnerability.

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Android messaging should improve your domain verification system

As SRLabs points out, the most popular application supporting RCS technology is currently Android Messaging. According to its findings, this application does not properly verify domains.

This means that miscreants can spoof caller ID or DNS. Something that could mislead users and provide information they shouldn’t.

Coincidentally or not, Google revealed this week that it will accredit message senders in your app. The idea is for companies to register their contact numbers with Google so that they can validate them when communicating with users. A measure that will certainly reduce the impact of this vulnerability.

What is RCS and its differences from SMS

The acronym RCS stands for Rich Communication Service. Briefly, this protocol allows messages to be sent over the internet. The SMS protocol uses cellular networks to send messages.

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Vivo S5 will have a very peculiar triple rear camera, reveals official image

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We are just a week from the official presentation of Vivo S5, the next mid-range smartphone to be launched by the brand. Now, an official image published on the Chinese social network Weibo, has confirmed several details about the design of this smartphone.

According to the picture, the Vivo S5 will come with a rear ‘quad-chamber’, centred on the rear panel with a diamond shaped module. In addition, it will come with a small punch-hole in its screen, where the front camera will be embedded.

 

Vivo S5 has confirmed design on the official poster

In the diamond-shaped module, three of its four cameras are integrated, and the LED flash. The fourth chamber is positioned immediately below the ‘protrusion’.

In the front panel, we can confirm that you will not have a notch on the screen by choosing a small punch-hole in the upper right corner, where your front camera will be embedded.

Although visible, their margins appear to be quite thin, ensuring an immersive user experience. In addition, an AMOLED screen is confirmed as an on-screen fingerprint reader is present.

Alleged Vivo S5 Specifications

Although not officially confirmed by the manufacturer, certification of the smartphone at TENAA agency eventually revealed the main details about its hardware.

  • 6.44 “inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Up to 256GB of internal memory
  • Four rear cameras: 48MP + 8MP (ultra wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) + 2MP (macro)
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • 4,010mAh battery
  • Android 9 (not confirmed)

Regarding its price, there is no information yet. Still, it is expected to arrive at a competitive price, which could possibly be around € 250.

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