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The WhatsApp message that hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone was just the start of a “massive and unauthorised exfiltration of data” that went on “for months.” A forensic analysis found that “dozens of gigabytes” of data was exported from his device after the hack.
The Manhattan DA is “skeptical” and thinks Apple may have some kind of backdoor into encrypted iPhones because they “get into my phone all the time because they upgrade my operating systems and they send me messages.” (His experts haven’t found it yet)
This is interesting... On an iPhone, a 4 digit passcode takes 7 minutes for law enforcement’s tools to crack. 6 digits? 11 hours. 8 digits? 46 days. 10 digits? 12.5 years Throw letters into the mix and a 6-character code would take ~72 years (!) to crack.
"Last year, more than 7,000 cellphones, tablets, laptops and headphones were found throughout the [NYC] subway system" From Sept. to Dec. alone, 2,194 items were recovered "— 1,220 of them earbuds or AirPods." (There's even a hotline for help!)
"The Pentagon made $35 trillion in accounting adjustments last year alone -- a total that’s larger than the entire U.S. economy" And that's up from $30.7 trillion in 2018.
As Trump speaks, it appears someone briefly threw a bunch of Russian flags up in air in front of the pool camera.
Slo-mo: Trump appears to push aside/shove another NATO leader to get to the front of the group.
On Fri., Trump got a briefing on Dorian and was shown this projected path (left). On Sun., Trump tweeted Ala. would be among states "most likely [to] be hit" (NWS said that wasn't correct) Today, Trump showed the same map — but looks like someone added Alabama to the track.
Why is Mar-A-Lago being promoted on two State Department websites?