iOS 11.1 beta 3: Passcode is Now Required to Trust a Computer

New security feature in iOS 11.1 beta 3:

Passcode, if enabled, is now required to trust a computer.

I don’t remember seeing this message on the phone before other than the usual “Do you want to trust this computer” message.

It is a good security measure to have this on. I know a lot of people who don’t want to be bothered with entering the passcode every time they need to unlock the iPhone; they also think Touch ID is hassle.

 

WPA2 Wi-Fi Vulnerability

This just in.

From BleepingComputer:

Mathy Vanhoef, a researcher from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), has discovered a severe flaw in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks.

The flaw affects the WPA2 protocol itself and is not specific to any software or hardware product.

Vanhoef has named his attack KRACK, which stands for Key Reinstallation Attack.

Yikes!

Also from BleepingComputer:

List of Firmware & Driver Updates for KRACK WPA2 Vulnerability

Dreamhost is under DDoS Attack

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NOTE:
Earlier, we were unable to published the post here because at its current incarnation, 37prime is hosted by Dreamhost. We posted one at our WordPress.com-hosted blog.

From @Dreamhost:

“Our engineers have identified the cause of the DNS degradation as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. dreamhoststatus.com

Dreamhost is currently in the news as the Department of Justice “demands that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million visitor IP addresses” for a site hosted by the company.

Wordfence chimed in:

The DDoS appears to be unrelated to the DoJ request above. It looks like it may be an Anonymous attack targeting the Dreamhost DNS to try to take a white supremacist website called ‘punishedstormer dot com’ offline. The website came online today and is hosted at Dreamhost.

We will closely follow this news.