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iPhone owner lost $ 600,000 due to fraudulent App in App Store

Philip Christodoulou downloaded to his iPhone an app from the App Store called Trezor, where he invested all the investment cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Later, the user discovered that his cryptocurrency was missing from the account.

It turned out that the app was created by scammers and somehow managed to pass verification in the App Store. Trezor is a manufacturer of physical bitcoin wallets, so users thought it was an official app and eagerly downloaded it.

This isn’t the first time: the company keeps repeating that they don’t have an official app on either the App Store or Google Play. Trezor monitors these services and seeks to remove fraudulent applications that damage the company’s reputation.

The same app appeared last year on Android smartphones, then the company passed this information to Google and they removed it.

Apple still claims that their app store is safer than on Android smartphones, where there are indeed more fraudulent apps due to the more “free” rules and the lower cost of the developer console.

The hacker who hacked Musk, Gates, and Bezos was imprisoned

The teenager, who was found guilty of organizing a massive hacking of celebrity Twitter accounts, was sent to an American prison. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 18-year-old Graham Ivan Clark was sentenced to three years in prison.

It is noted that the hacker, who gained access to the accounts, including the head of Tesla Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, made a deal with the investigation and pleaded guilty to all charges.

After three years in prison, the young man will be on probation for another three years. At the time of the crime, Clark was 17 years old, in connection with which he escaped more severe punishment — for an adult American, the minimum prison term for such charges is 10 years. That is how much he can face if he breaks the law during the probationary period.

A cracker is also prohibited from using computers without permission from the police, and only under the supervision of law enforcement officers. He also agreed to conduct searches of homes that he may own and will give out passwords for all accounts he has created. Clarke also transferred all bitcoin cryptocurrency earned from the fraudulent scheme. The amount was about 117 thousand dollars.

One of the largest hacker attacks on the social network occurred on the night of July 15, 2020. The list of victims of the young hacker includes former US President Barack Obama, incumbent President Joe Biden, rapper Kanye West, businessman Michael Bloomberg, Apple and Uber corporations, and many others. In each of the profiles, approximately the same entries appeared: users were asked to transfer to their bitcoin account the amount that they were promised to return in double the amount.

Apple has published a new ad with a durable iPhone 12

Apple has published a new 30-second commercial, which focuses on the durable of the new iPhone 12.

The clumsy chef tries his best to follow the recipe on his smartphone, but something always goes wrong: then the sauce will fall on the smartphone, then the flour will crumble…

In the end, the smartphone is simply sent to the sink, rinsed with water, and the phrase “Relax, this is an iPhone” sounds in the background.

Indeed, as various drop tests show, the iPhone 12 line has become more resistant to falls thanks to the Ceramic Shield glass and the new shape of the case. With protection from moisture, the company has always been fine, but it is better not to check it — the warranty does not apply to recessed smartphones.

Apple has discontinued the iMac Pro

On Friday evening, Apple added a note to the iMac Pro page on the site that it is selling off the last stocks of monoblock computers. The company also removed all options for upgrading the PC, leaving only the standard configuration. The fact is that Apple is discontinuing the release of the iMac Pro.

The company confirmed that once the stock of the monoblock computer runs out, it will no longer be available for purchase. Apple invites everyone to switch to the 27-inch iMac, introduced in August. The company claims that it will be a great choice for most professional iMac users. And for those who want to get more performance, you should pay attention to the Mac Pro.

Recall that the latest 27-inch iMac received a 5K display, a 10-core Intel Core i9 of the 10th generation in the maximum configuration, and an AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT video card.

There are also rumors that Apple is preparing a new iMac in a completely new design.

The characteristics of the iPhone 13 became known

The characteristics of the new iPhone 13 are revealed. This was reported by CNBS on Monday, March 1, with reference to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

He said that the size of the new smartphones will remain the same, but their weight will increase. The iPhone of the new generation will improve the characteristics of the camera and modem 5G, they will also get a larger battery. Ming-Chi Kuo noted that the iPhone 13 will get rid of the” bangs “ and get one hole for the camera.

As an example, the analyst cited Samsung smartphones. At the same time, an iPhone without a “bang” and a fingerprint sensor under the display may not appear until 2023, Kuo said.

It is noted that Apple intends to return to the new generation of smartphones the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which the developers abandoned in the iPhone X in 2017. In 2020, many users complained that due to the mandatory wearing of masks during the pandemic, the Face ID function is inconvenient to use.

On February 15, it was reported that details about the technical characteristics of the new iPhone 13 appeared on the Network. It is assumed that an important innovation will be the support of the Always-On Display function, which is used on Android devices.