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(iMore)   Teenager uses iPhone feature for act of airline terrorism, instead of just harassing strangers with dick pics like a normal person   (imore.com) divider line
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1343 clicks; posted to STEM » on 24 Jul 2021 at 3:38 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-07-24 4:01:49 PM  
In other news
Many iphone users have not tweaked their phones to make them more secure
 
2021-07-24 4:03:16 PM  
FTA: "A teenager sent a photo of an airsoft gun to other passengers on a plane at San Francisco International Airport Thursday, prompting officials to remove every passenger from the plane, rescreen them and inspect the aircraft, an airport spokesman said."

I hope they also gave every passenger the opportunity to punch this dillweed in the gut for making them have to go through that.
 
2021-07-24 5:47:52 PM  

LurkerSupreme: FTA: "A teenager sent a photo of an airsoft gun to other passengers on a plane at San Francisco International Airport Thursday, prompting officials to remove every passenger from the plane, rescreen them and inspect the aircraft, an airport spokesman said."

I hope they also gave every passenger the opportunity to punch this dillweed in the dick gut for making them have to go through that.


Fixed it for ya.
 
2021-07-24 6:27:50 PM  
They should have airdropped him -- when the plane reached cruising altitude. Hopefully banned from flying for life.
 
2021-07-24 6:39:46 PM  
Why is this even a default feature for a phone?
 
2021-07-24 7:02:35 PM  

Linux_Yes: In other news
Many iphone users have not tweaked their phones to make them more secure


You mean less insecure, right?

/duck
//runs
///
 
2021-07-24 9:15:38 PM  
Who accepts a file from a complete stranger, and then opens it? People are morons.
 
2021-07-24 11:05:45 PM  

Russ1642: Who accepts a file from a complete stranger, and then opens it? People are morons.


Default setting is "accept files from all" instead of of "accept only from contacts" or better "don't accept files without permission".

Whether the iPhone defaults to send to all or not, I don't know.

But the chance to send a picture to everybody in a confined space? I'm surprised this is the first time this has happened. I'm also surprised it wasn't a duck pic.
 
2021-07-24 11:08:02 PM  

ykarie: Russ1642: Who accepts a file from a complete stranger, and then opens it? People are morons.

Default setting is "accept files from all" instead of of "accept only from contacts" or better "don't accept files without permission".

Whether the iPhone defaults to send to all or not, I don't know.

But the chance to send a picture to everybody in a confined space? I'm surprised this is the first time this has happened. I'm also surprised it wasn't a duck pic.


I would expect the worst from people if 'accept all' is even an option, like constantly getting spammed with child pron.
 
2021-07-25 1:19:26 AM  
Thank god everyone on the plane was saved from a photo of a fake gun.   Imagine what could have happened it it was a photo of a real gun!
 
2021-07-25 1:19:44 AM  
Kid is a dumbass. That default is even dumber. People assuming a picture means the original is onflight take the cake though.
 
2021-07-25 1:42:42 AM  

kkinnison: Why is this even a default feature for a phone?


The feature itelf seems like terrorism. Like, to include it on any phone, is to be a terrorist.
 
2021-07-25 4:05:33 AM  

Russ1642: ykarie: Russ1642: Who accepts a file from a complete stranger, and then opens it? People are morons.

Default setting is "accept files from all" instead of of "accept only from contacts" or better "don't accept files without permission".

Whether the iPhone defaults to send to all or not, I don't know.

But the chance to send a picture to everybody in a confined space? I'm surprised this is the first time this has happened. I'm also surprised it wasn't a duck pic.

I would expect the worst from people if 'accept all' is even an option, like constantly getting spammed with child pron.


I have been out of the black hat game for too long, I didn't even think of the legal fun to be caused by airdropping doujin stuff right next to Customs. People used to get arrested for bringing manga back from Japan, I wonder if that could happen now.

/can I spoof airdrop packets
//android or sdr . . . so many options
 
2021-07-25 8:10:55 AM  
People leave airdrop turned on an open to just anyone?
 
2021-07-25 10:49:55 AM  

debug: People leave airdrop turned on an open to just anyone?


The option is there, so that they will. Consumer assume a duty of care on the part of companies. They are supposed to be safe, and comapnies are not supposed to put them at risk.
 
2021-07-25 3:02:03 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: debug: People leave airdrop turned on an open to just anyone?

The option is there, so that they will. Consumer assume a duty of care on the part of companies. They are supposed to be safe, and comapnies are not supposed to put them at risk.


That's like saying the lock manufacturer put me at risk because the option is there for me to not lock my front door.
 
2021-07-25 10:56:10 PM  

debug: Bennie Crabtree: debug: People leave airdrop turned on an open to just anyone?

The option is there, so that they will. Consumer assume a duty of care on the part of companies. They are supposed to be safe, and comapnies are not supposed to put them at risk.

That's like saying the lock manufacturer put me at risk because the option is there for me to not lock my front door.


No, not at all. The danger of being hacked is that a tranger can put file on my computing device. This is creating a way for strangers to put files on my computing device. That invasion of my privacy is already a new and unexplained rights infringement. In practice, Apple is creating a way to bypas everything that is connected to the word "security" of which privacy is a necessary condition. In TFA, we have an example of the threats that ecurity breach invites. Not merely allow, but invites by default, and always puts us at risk because of how phone settings are routinely redefined.
 
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