Top Tech Stories of the Day: Why You Shouldn't Rely on Apple-generated Passwords When Tethering Your IPhone

Wochit 0:59 mins

ZDNet reports that "researchers at the University of Erlangen in Germany have found a flaw in the automatically generated pre-shared keys used in Apple's iOS hotspots that could make them susceptible to attack in under a minute." The big issue, the researchers say, is that iOS generates passwords too predictably by using a limited number of dictionary words followed by a random sequence of numbers. Apple, on trial for allegedly colluding to raise the price of e-books, said an adverse ruling would have a "chilling effect" on how businesses investigate new markets. Instagram has no current plans to sell ads, but that isn't stopping analysts from salivating over the potential of video ads running on the platform and in News Feed.

View Comments