PeeCee to terminate contract with Nirav Modi

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on PeeCee to terminate contract with Nirav Modi
Feb
16

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who stunned the audience with his performances in ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ ‘Badlapur’ and ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’, is once again gearing up for a negative role in ‘Genius’.

If reports are anything to go by, then Nawaz will be seen essaying the character of a ferocious villain in the film, while director Anil Sharma’s son Utkarsh will play the male lead. Nawaz allegedly plays a genius with an IQ score of over 180.


Anil, who had previously directed the Sunny Deol-Ameesha Patel starrer ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ is launching his son Utkarsh Sharma in the film ‘Genius’.

The debutant had played Sunny and Ameesha’s son, Charanjeet, in dad Anil’s blockbuster 2001 partition-drama before going on to pursue acting and filmmaking at the Lee Strasburg Theatre and Film Institute in the US.

We now know why an Apple employee decided to leak secret iPhone code

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on We now know why an Apple employee decided to leak secret iPhone code
Feb
16

Apple had to publicly acknowledge last week that iBoot for iOS 9, the secure software that runs on iPhones and iPads before the operating system kicks off, had indeed been leaked. Apple said at the time that the security of its proprietary software isn’t key to iPhone secrecy, but the company still filed a copyright claim to remove the leaked iBoot source code from Github.

A security researcher dubbed the leak as the “biggest” in Apple’s history, suggesting that access to iBoot may have huge security implications, even if the source code is two years old. If discovered, new iBoot vulnerabilities may be used by the jailbreak community to create new ways of hacking iOS devices.

It turns out that people active in the jailbreak community encouraged a low-level Apple employee to leak the source code in the first place.

According to Motherboard’s findings, the Apple employee leaked the code in 2016 to five people, according to two people who first received the code. The person wasn’t a disgruntled employee, people say. Instead, he leaked the files to his jailbreak friends who were interested in iOS security. Apparently, the person took plenty of additional code that wasn’t yet leaked, aside from iCode.

“He pulled everything, all sorts of Apple internal tools and whatnot,” a friend said.

The original group hadn’t planned for the code to leave that circle of friends, but, eventually, one of them shared it with someone else.

“I was really paranoid about it getting leaked immediately by one of us,” one of the friends said. “Having the iBoot source code and not being inside Apple…that’s unheard of.”

“I personally never wanted that code to see the light of day. Not out of greed but because of fear of the legal firestorm that would ensue,” a person said. “The Apple internal community is really full of curious kids and teens. I knew one day that if those kids got it, they’d be dumb enough to push it to GitHub.”

They worried that other people would use iBoot vulnerabilities for malicious purposes.

“It can be weaponized,” the people said. “There’s something to be said for the freedom of information, many view this leak to be good. [But] information isn’t free when it inherently violates personal security.”

“We did our damnedest best to try to make sure that it got leaked [only after the code] got old,” they added.

It all happened a year after their friends gave them the Apple files. One member of the group shared it with a person who shouldn’t have had it.

Ultimately, the original group had lost control of the leak, and it spread to more people, and it even hit Reddit in 2017, although it went largely unnoticed at the time.

The leak resurfaced on Github last week, going viral online — it appears to be a copy of the original leak.

Apple, apparently, was aware of the leak long before it was pushed to Github. The Apple employee who leaked it signed a non-disclosure agreement with Apple and refused to talk about the matter.

Whats Popular Today Thu 15 Feb

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Whats Popular Today Thu 15 Feb
Feb
15

Happy Valentines Day, Bode Miller, Nra, Florida Shooting, …

  1. Happy Valentines Day
  2. <a href="https://trends.google.co.in/t… [read more]

Shamsur Rahman century topples Dhanmondi Club

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Shamsur Rahman century topples Dhanmondi Club
Feb
15

Shamsur Rahman‘s unbeaten century helped Mohammedan Sporting Club to their first win, as they beat Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by five wickets at the BKSP-3 ground.

Shamsur struck nine fours and five sixes as he made 123 off 124 balls. He was involved in two key partnerships: 119 runs for the second wicket with Salman Butt and 112 runs for the fourth wicket with Raqibul Hasan.

Butt made 81 off 75 balls with 12 fours while Raqibul hammered three sixes and five fours in his 49-ball 63. Shamsur scored 27 of the 29 runs during the unbroken sixth-wicket stand with Irfan Sukkur.

Earlier, Dhanmondi Club put on 287 for 9 in 50 overs with fifties from Nurul Hasan (77), Rakin Ahmed (64) and Shykat Ali (50). Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam finished with 2 for 40.

Mohammad Shahid, Asif Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain starred with the ball to help Legends of Rupganj to a 24-run win over Prime Bank Cricket Club in Fatullah. They took three wickets each as Prime Bank were bowled out for 215 in response to Rupganj’s 239 for 6.

The victory was built on Abdul Mazid‘s 110 off 122 balls; the innings included eight sixes. He added 135 runs for the fourth wicket with Naeem Islam, who made 51. Pace bowler Delwar Hossain took three wickets.

Dhiman Ghosh and Salman Hossain struck unbeaten fifties as Agrani Bank Cricket Club beat Shinepukur Cricket Club by five wickets at the BKSP-4 ground. The pair added 143 runs for the unbroken sixth wicket stand, with Dhiman finishing on 85 off 76 balls and Salman 65 off 67.

Earlier, Towhid Hridoy‘s unbeaten 122 helped Shinepukur to 264 for 6 in 50 overs. He struck eight fours and three sixes off 125 balls and shared a 134-run third wicket stand with Uday Kaul, who made 77.

India’s WPI inflation eases to 2.84 percent in January

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on India’s WPI inflation eases to 2.84 percent in January
Feb
15

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s annual wholesale price inflation eased in January for the second straight month after touching an eight-month high in November, helped by a softer rise in food and fuel prices, government data showed on Thursday.

Annual wholesale price inflation last month slowed to 2.84 percent from a year earlier, from a provisional 3.58 percent rise in December.

The rise in January compares with a 3.25 percent increase forecast by economists in a Reuters poll.

Wholesale food prices in January rose 1.65 percent year-on-year, compared with a 2.91 percent rise a month earlier, the data showed.

Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Krishna N. Das

Akshay’s "Valentine’s Day surprise" for wife

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Akshay’s "Valentine’s Day surprise" for wife
Feb
15

On the occasion of Children’s day, Bollywood action star and father of two, Akshay Kumar took to his social media handle to share a heartfelt post that he dedicated to all kids out there. The actor, who is a doting dad to son Aarav and daughter Nitara, posted one of his cutest pictures with his baby girl from the sets of ‘PadMan’.

Calling to mind how his daughter wanted to “ride on PadMan’s bike every day”, he said that the little one has now learnt how to ride on her own. Akshay went on to write, “#HappyChildrensDay to every child across the globe, you couldn’t imagine how much you make this World a Better place to live in.”

The click of Akshay taking his excited daughter for a ride is arguably the cutest click we’ve seen of the two together, don’t you think?

We now know why an Apple employee decided to leak secret iPhone code

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on We now know why an Apple employee decided to leak secret iPhone code
Feb
15

Apple had to publicly acknowledge last week that iBoot for iOS 9, the secure software that runs on iPhones and iPads before the operating system kicks off, had indeed been leaked. Apple said at the time that the security of its proprietary software isn’t key to iPhone secrecy, but the company still filed a copyright claim to remove the leaked iBoot source code from Github.

A security researcher dubbed the leak as the “biggest” in Apple’s history, suggesting that access to iBoot may have huge security implications, even if the source code is two years old. If discovered, new iBoot vulnerabilities may be used by the jailbreak community to create new ways of hacking iOS devices.

It turns out that people active in the jailbreak community encouraged a low-level Apple employee to leak the source code in the first place.

According to Motherboard’s findings, the Apple employee leaked the code in 2016 to five people, according to two people who first received the code. The person wasn’t a disgruntled employee, people say. Instead, he leaked the files to his jailbreak friends who were interested in iOS security. Apparently, the person took plenty of additional code that wasn’t yet leaked, aside from iCode.

“He pulled everything, all sorts of Apple internal tools and whatnot,” a friend said.

The original group hadn’t planned for the code to leave that circle of friends, but, eventually, one of them shared it with someone else.

“I was really paranoid about it getting leaked immediately by one of us,” one of the friends said. “Having the iBoot source code and not being inside Apple…that’s unheard of.”

“I personally never wanted that code to see the light of day. Not out of greed but because of fear of the legal firestorm that would ensue,” a person said. “The Apple internal community is really full of curious kids and teens. I knew one day that if those kids got it, they’d be dumb enough to push it to GitHub.”

They worried that other people would use iBoot vulnerabilities for malicious purposes.

“It can be weaponized,” the people said. “There’s something to be said for the freedom of information, many view this leak to be good. [But] information isn’t free when it inherently violates personal security.”

“We did our damnedest best to try to make sure that it got leaked [only after the code] got old,” they added.

It all happened a year after their friends gave them the Apple files. One member of the group shared it with a person who shouldn’t have had it.

Ultimately, the original group had lost control of the leak, and it spread to more people, and it even hit Reddit in 2017, although it went largely unnoticed at the time.

The leak resurfaced on Github last week, going viral online — it appears to be a copy of the original leak.

Apple, apparently, was aware of the leak long before it was pushed to Github. The Apple employee who leaked it signed a non-disclosure agreement with Apple and refused to talk about the matter.

Whats Popular Today Wed 14 Feb

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Whats Popular Today Wed 14 Feb
Feb
14

Valentines Day, Mikaela Shiffrin, Valentines Day Memes, …

  1. Valentines Day
  2. <a href="https://trends.google.co.in/trends/hottrends… [read more]

Gloucestershire bring in Australia’s Worrall

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Gloucestershire bring in Australia’s Worrall
Feb
14

Gloucestershire have signed Australia fast bowler Dan Worrall for the first half of the 2018 season. Worrall, who played three ODIs in 2016, will be available to play in the Championship and Royal London Cup.

There has been a strong Australian connection at Gloucestershire, with Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft and Peter Handscomb all turning out at Bristol in recent seasons. Klinger is contracted to the club until 2019 but his availability is uncertain after he revealed in December that his wife was battling cancer.

Worrall, 26, came through at South Australia and was called up to the one-day side after a strong 2015-16 season in Sheffield Shield when he claimed 44 wickets at 26.18. He made his ODI debut against Ireland on Australia’s tour of South Africa, playing in two more games before returning to the domestic ranks.

In first-class cricket, Worrall has taken 115 wickets at 31.17 and his style of swing and seam bowling should be suited to England. He has also played in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Stars.

“It has been a long held ambition of mine to play county cricket and I am grateful to Gloucestershire for providing me with a chance to do that,” Worrall said. “I have heard only positive things about the potential of the squad being developed at Bristol and look forward to contributing to a successful 2018.

“I believe that I will be suited to bowling well in English conditions and I can’t wait to get started.”

Worrall is expected to arrive at the club for the start of the season and be available until July 2. He will be one of a host of Australian seamers plying their trade in England, with Worrall’s fellow Redback Joe Mennie at Lancashire, Peter Siddle at Essex and Sussex reportedly lining up another South Australian, Chadd Sayers.

“It’s great to have Dan joining us for the first part of the season. I’ve had some really positive feedback regarding his bowling, which should suit English conditions,” Gloucestershire’s head coach, Richard Dawson, said.

“He bowls a full length with decent pace and has good one-day skills. He will add depth and experience to our bowling attack for the start of the season. We’re all looking forward to having him here in Bristol.”

Punjab National Bank says detects $1.77 billion worth of fraudulent transactions

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Punjab National Bank says detects $1.77 billion worth of fraudulent transactions
Feb
14

MUMBAI (Reuters) – State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) said on Wednesday it had detected some “fraudulent and unauthorised” transactions worth about $1.77 billion at one of its branches in Mumbai.

The bank said in a regulatory filing the transactions were “for the benefit of a few select account holders with their apparent connivance” and that “based on these transactions other banks appear to have advanced money to these customers abroad.”

PNB, the country’s second-biggest state-run lender and fourth-biggest overall by assets, did not name the people involved but said it had reported the deals to law enforcement agencies and would evaluate later whether it faces any liability arising out of the transactions.

“In the bank these transactions are contingent in nature and liability arising out of these on the bank shall be decided based on the law and genuineness of underlying transactions,” PNB said, without giving further details.

PNB shares were trading 4.1 percent lower by 0420 GMT, having fallen as much as 5.7 percent in early trading. The main Mumbai market index was little changed.

PNB is already dealing with other allegations of fraudulent transactions. Last week, Indian federal agents said they had launched an investigation into billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, one of the country’s richest men, over accusations that he and others defrauded PNB of $44 million.

It was not immediately known if the latest disclosure on fraudulent transactions was related to or separate from the previous incident.

Four top PNB executives contacted by Reuters did not immediately respond requests seeking comment beyond the stock exchange filing.

($1 = 64.1000 Indian rupees)

Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

Taapsee starts shooting for ‘Manmarziyaan’

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Taapsee starts shooting for ‘Manmarziyaan’
Feb
14

Alia Bhatt may be busy juggling between two films at the moment, but that didn’t stop her from officially signalling off the countdown to the release of her next ‘Raazi’, directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions.

With much of the film kept under wraps, Alia shared the first official movie still that featured her and co-star Vicky Kaushal sealing a cute moment. According to reports, Alia will reportedly play a Kashmiri girl married to a Pakistani army officer, played by Vicky.

The actress shared excitement about the film’s upcoming release by posting the picture with a caption, “Ummmm just about a 100 days to go. No biggie :)”

Although this is the first time that we see the two sharing screen-space, this image beautifully captures their effortless chemistry.

Based on a true story, ‘Raazi’ has been shot extensively in northern parts of India, and will hit the theatres on 11 May 2018.

We now know why an Apple employee decided to leak secret iPhone code

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on We now know why an Apple employee decided to leak secret iPhone code
Feb
14

Apple had to publicly acknowledge last week that iBoot for iOS 9, the secure software that runs on iPhones and iPads before the operating system kicks off, had indeed been leaked. Apple said at the time that the security of its proprietary software isn’t key to iPhone secrecy, but the company still filed a copyright claim to remove the leaked iBoot source code from Github.

A security researcher dubbed the leak as the “biggest” in Apple’s history, suggesting that access to iBoot may have huge security implications, even if the source code is two years old. If discovered, new iBoot vulnerabilities may be used by the jailbreak community to create new ways of hacking iOS devices.

It turns out that people active in the jailbreak community encouraged a low-level Apple employee to leak the source code in the first place.

According to Motherboard’s findings, the Apple employee leaked the code in 2016 to five people, according to two people who first received the code. The person wasn’t a disgruntled employee, people say. Instead, he leaked the files to his jailbreak friends who were interested in iOS security. Apparently, the person took plenty of additional code that wasn’t yet leaked, aside from iCode.

“He pulled everything, all sorts of Apple internal tools and whatnot,” a friend said.

The original group hadn’t planned for the code to leave that circle of friends, but, eventually, one of them shared it with someone else.

“I was really paranoid about it getting leaked immediately by one of us,” one of the friends said. “Having the iBoot source code and not being inside Apple…that’s unheard of.”

“I personally never wanted that code to see the light of day. Not out of greed but because of fear of the legal firestorm that would ensue,” a person said. “The Apple internal community is really full of curious kids and teens. I knew one day that if those kids got it, they’d be dumb enough to push it to GitHub.”

They worried that other people would use iBoot vulnerabilities for malicious purposes.

“It can be weaponized,” the people said. “There’s something to be said for the freedom of information, many view this leak to be good. [But] information isn’t free when it inherently violates personal security.”

“We did our damnedest best to try to make sure that it got leaked [only after the code] got old,” they added.

It all happened a year after their friends gave them the Apple files. One member of the group shared it with a person who shouldn’t have had it.

Ultimately, the original group had lost control of the leak, and it spread to more people, and it even hit Reddit in 2017, although it went largely unnoticed at the time.

The leak resurfaced on Github last week, going viral online — it appears to be a copy of the original leak.

Apple, apparently, was aware of the leak long before it was pushed to Github. The Apple employee who leaked it signed a non-disclosure agreement with Apple and refused to talk about the matter.

Whats Popular Today Tue 13 Feb

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Whats Popular Today Tue 13 Feb
Feb
13

Shaun White, Fat Tuesday 2018, Kingdom Come Deliverance, …

  1. Shaun White
  2. <a href="https://trends.google.co.in/trends/hottrends?pn=p1… [read more]

Uncertainty over GLT20 continues as CSA rejects new model

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Uncertainty over GLT20 continues as CSA rejects new model
Feb
13

8:11 AM ET

A proposal to re-launch a drastically reimagined Global T20 League – as a CSA-owned tournament – was rejected by the Cricket South Africa Members’ Council at the organisation’s board meeting in Durban last weekend. A new deadline of March 31 has been set to decide the stalled tournament’s future.

The rejected plan, seen by ESPNcricinfo, had proposed the GLT20 be transformed from an IPL-style league to a model similar to the BBL, where the eight teams would be owned and run by CSA and not private owners. The plan included capping the number of foreign players per squad at three, and with only two in each starting XI. Significantly, each team had to adhere to strict transformation targets, to pick five players of colour, including at least two black Africans, in their starting XI. Such a league was set to cost CSA 180 million rand for the first three years, after which it was set to turn a profit.

The model would also have had far-reaching effects on the current domestic structure, resulting in the scrapping of the franchise T20 competition – last season called the Ram Slam – and the relegation of the one-day cup to a “non-consumer facing product”. That would mean no List A matches being televised; as it is, only a select number of 50-over games are broadcast and no first-class games. The further diminishing of the domestic game is believed to be one of the reasons the Members’ Council – CSA’s decision-making body made up of the 12 provincial presidents – did not agree to the new model for the GLT20.

“The franchises have sponsors and for them, cricket still brings in some form of revenue,” an official familiar with the situation told ESPNcricinfo. “Without any televised games, they would have no product to sell. And all that would be left is for them to go cap in hand to CSA and ask for money all the time.”

CSA already provides financial assistance to the existing six franchises and 12 provinces, who struggle to generate their own profits but fear that a new 20-over tournament will crowd them out of the picture. With the U-19 team and South Africa A side already seen as more of a stepping stone to the national team than the franchise system, administrators are concerned that domestic cricket will be left to wither away. “There will be a concentration of control and money and power at national level, but domestic development will suffer,” the official said.

While CSA’s proposal acknowledged that, “none of our franchises will break-even financially without subsidies from CSA and the Members,” it used that as a reason to emphasise the need for a cost-effective GLT20. It acknowledged that the initial proposal, pushed by former CEO Haroon Lorgat, “over-focused on making money without testing how value was going to be created for all involved, attracting players, and providing playing opportunities.”

The Members’ Council’s reasons for rejecting the proposal are not yet known. Instead, the CSA board appointed a task team to come up with another new business model, but the board’s acting CEO is doubtful it will be able to come up with a satisfactory solution by the end of next month.

“I don’t think we have enough time to pull it off ” CSA’s acting CEO Thabang Moroe told journalists in Johannesburg last week. Unusually, the briefing was not open to all media and sidelined several mainstream publications. ESPNcricinfo contacted Moroe for comment, but he declined to do so.

India says Pakistan ‘will pay’ after Kashmir army camp attack

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on India says Pakistan ‘will pay’ after Kashmir army camp attack
Feb
13

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR,India (Reuters) – India warned Pakistan that it would “pay for this misadventure” following a deadly attack by militants on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir that has stoked tensions between the nuclear armed rivals.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters on Monday evening that the Indian army has ample evidence to prove that “the handlers of the terrorists were back in Pakistan.”

Saturday’s attack on the camp near Jammu, the winter capital of the state, was the worst in months with six soldiers and the father of a soldier killed. Among the 10 wounded were women and children. At least three militants were killed, according to Indian officials, bringing the death toll to 10.

“Pakistan is expanding the arc of terror… resorting to ceasefire violations to assist infiltration,” Sitharaman said. “Pakistan will pay for this misadventure.”

Indian officials have said the heavily armed attackers involved in Saturday’s attack were members of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group.

Pakistani officials criticised India for rushing to a conclusion without a full inquiry.

After shooting their way into the base, the militants — who Indian officials said wore fatigues and carried assault rifles and grenades — had taken positions inside a residential complex meant for soldiers’ families, leading to more than a day of gunfights to clear the area.

India has long accused Pakistan of training and arming militants and helping them infiltrate across the heavily militarized Line of Control into Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim majority state.

Since India-Pakistan split 71 years ago, the nations have fought each other in three wars, two over the Kashmir region, which they both claim in full but rule in part.

Pakistan rejected India’s latest allegations and has denied giving material aid to the fighters in Kashmir. Such accusations, according to a recent statement by Pakistan’s foreign ministry, stem from India’s attempts to divert attention from its own “state terrorism” in the area to include “the brutalisation of peaceful, unarmed Kashmiris.”

Reporting by Rupam Jain and Fayaz Bukhari, Editing by Tom Lasseter Simon Cameron-Moore

Nawazuddin to play a brainiac in his next?

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Nawazuddin to play a brainiac in his next?
Feb
13

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who stunned the audience with his performances in ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ ‘Badlapur’ and ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’, is once again gearing up for a negative role in ‘Genius’.

If reports are anything to go by, then Nawaz will be seen essaying the character of a ferocious villain in the film, while director Anil Sharma’s son Utkarsh will play the male lead. Nawaz allegedly plays a genius with an IQ score of over 180.


Anil, who had previously directed the Sunny Deol-Ameesha Patel starrer ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ is launching his son Utkarsh Sharma in the film ‘Genius’.

The debutant had played Sunny and Ameesha’s son, Charanjeet, in dad Anil’s blockbuster 2001 partition-drama before going on to pursue acting and filmmaking at the Lee Strasburg Theatre and Film Institute in the US.

We now know why an Apple employee decided to leak secret iPhone code

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on We now know why an Apple employee decided to leak secret iPhone code
Feb
13

Apple had to publicly acknowledge last week that iBoot for iOS 9, the secure software that runs on iPhones and iPads before the operating system kicks off, had indeed been leaked. Apple said at the time that the security of its proprietary software isn’t key to iPhone secrecy, but the company still filed a copyright claim to remove the leaked iBoot source code from Github.

A security researcher dubbed the leak as the “biggest” in Apple’s history, suggesting that access to iBoot may have huge security implications, even if the source code is two years old. If discovered, new iBoot vulnerabilities may be used by the jailbreak community to create new ways of hacking iOS devices.

It turns out that people active in the jailbreak community encouraged a low-level Apple employee to leak the source code in the first place.

According to Motherboard’s findings, the Apple employee leaked the code in 2016 to five people, according to two people who first received the code. The person wasn’t a disgruntled employee, people say. Instead, he leaked the files to his jailbreak friends who were interested in iOS security. Apparently, the person took plenty of additional code that wasn’t yet leaked, aside from iCode.

“He pulled everything, all sorts of Apple internal tools and whatnot,” a friend said.

The original group hadn’t planned for the code to leave that circle of friends, but, eventually, one of them shared it with someone else.

“I was really paranoid about it getting leaked immediately by one of us,” one of the friends said. “Having the iBoot source code and not being inside Apple…that’s unheard of.”

“I personally never wanted that code to see the light of day. Not out of greed but because of fear of the legal firestorm that would ensue,” a person said. “The Apple internal community is really full of curious kids and teens. I knew one day that if those kids got it, they’d be dumb enough to push it to GitHub.”

They worried that other people would use iBoot vulnerabilities for malicious purposes.

“It can be weaponized,” the people said. “There’s something to be said for the freedom of information, many view this leak to be good. [But] information isn’t free when it inherently violates personal security.”

“We did our damnedest best to try to make sure that it got leaked [only after the code] got old,” they added.

It all happened a year after their friends gave them the Apple files. One member of the group shared it with a person who shouldn’t have had it.

Ultimately, the original group had lost control of the leak, and it spread to more people, and it even hit Reddit in 2017, although it went largely unnoticed at the time.

The leak resurfaced on Github last week, going viral online — it appears to be a copy of the original leak.

Apple, apparently, was aware of the leak long before it was pushed to Github. The Apple employee who leaked it signed a non-disclosure agreement with Apple and refused to talk about the matter.

Whats Popular Today Mon 12 Feb

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Whats Popular Today Mon 12 Feb
Feb
12

Gigi Hadid, North Korean cheerleaders, Adam Rippon, Cavs, …

  1. Gigi Hadid
  2. <a href="https://trends.google.co.in/trends/hottrends?pn=p1#a… [read more]

Dhoni’s assurance spurs Jadeja’s batting

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Dhoni’s assurance spurs Jadeja’s batting
Feb
12

MS Dhoni’s assurance that Ravindra Jadeja will be provided greater batting opportunities at Chennai Super Kings during the upcoming IPL has led to the India allrounder focusing more on his middle-order batting. The results of such efforts were visible in his second List A hundred, which helped Saurashtra chase down 330 against Jharkhand in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match in Secunderabad on Sunday.

“Mahi bhai [Dhoni] told me that I will get batting opportunities in the IPL this year,” Jadeja told The New Indian Express. “He said that I have the ability of a proper batsman, and I am not the flash in the pan type of batsman. And I should think like that. It was really encouraging for me. So, I am concentrating more on the batting aspect of my game and trying to get used to playing the anchor role.

“I am focusing more on my batting now. I do not want to be a player who is known for hitting those 20-odd runs. I want to play the anchor role, just like I did today. The pain was unbearable some times while playing certain shots. But this was really important for my self confidence. It is morale boosting. To chase the target under the circumstances is really special for me.”

Coming into bat at No.4, Jadeja hit an unbeaten 113 off 116 balls, including seven fours and four sixes, to set up Saurashtra’s four-wicket win with 10 balls to spare. While Jadeja hasn’t had a great run in the tournament so far, this innings was “morale boosting” for the manner in which he battled a side strain, which had restricted him to bowling only two overs.

Jadeja, 29, last played a limited-overs international in July last year, and has since found himself out of the national side following the emergence of wristspinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. India’s bowling coach B Arun, however, maintained both Jadeja and R Ashwin were not out of contention for the 2019 World Cup.

Jadeja, though, has endured a barren run with the ball – his stronger suit. He has gone wicketless in each of the four matches he has bowled in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Jadeja, however, said he was satisfied with his bowling form. “If I am satisfied with the way I have bowled, I do not think much about other things. If I am executing my plans, I am happy,” he said.

“If I get wickets owing to mistakes of batsmen, I am not satisfied from the inside. If I think I have done the things I wanted to do, like varying the pace, I am content with that. It [pace variation] is the most important thing. I am trying to do that. I am using different angles to bowl.”

Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible N.Korea summit

Posted Posted by Admin in News     Comments Comments Off on Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible N.Korea summit
Feb
12

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Monday it will try to arrange more reunions for families divided by the Korean War and seek to lower military tensions with North Korea as the first steps towards establishing grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas.

The statement from the Ministry of Unification came after a high-level North Korean delegation concluded a three-day visit which included an invitation for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to travel to Pyongyang for talks.

“(The visit) shows that North Korea has a strong will to improve inter-Korean relations and that Pyongyang can make unprecedented and bold measures if deemed necessary,” the ministry said.

The visit of the delegation, which included North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong, intrigued many in South Korea, but also met scepticism about the North’s sincerity and willingness to give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

“Although many Koreans are welcoming North Korea’s participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, there are also significant criticism and concerns both domestically and internationally,” the statement said.

During the visit, Kim Yo Jong had delivered a letter from her brother asking South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang at his earliest convenience. Moon had replied, “Let’s create the environment for that to be able to happen,” according to the presidential Blue House.

Such a meeting, if it came about, would mark the first inter-Korea summit since 2007.

The two Koreas are still technically at war after the 1950-53 conflict on the Korean peninsula ended in a ceasefire and not a truce.

The Unification Ministry said steps regarding the improvement of ties would be led by the two Koreas, but also in cooperation with related countries and the support of the international community.

“Under a strong position for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Korea will faithfully implement the international sanctions on North Korea, while also adhering to the principle of resolution through peaceful means,” the statement said.

“If there is certain progress to set the conditions for denuclearisation, a full-fledged progress in inter-Korean relations will become possible,” it said, without elaborating.

The United States and South Korea have agreed on terms for further diplomatic engagement with North Korea, first with Seoul and then possibly leading to direct talks with Washington without pre-conditions, Vice President Mike Pence said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.

Speaking to the Washington Post aboard Air Force Two on his way home from the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Pence said Washington would keep up its “maximum pressure campaign” against Pyongyang but would be open to possible talks at the same time.

In previous years, North and South Korea have held reunions to bring together family members who have been separated by the war.

Seoul made a standing offer to North Korea last year regarding another such reunion, details of which have yet to be hammered out between North and South Korea.

Kim Yo Jong and her delegation spent three days dining with top government officials, including Moon, watching the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and cheering for the united women’s ice hockey team the two Koreas have fielded at this Olympics.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Lincoln Feast Simon Cameron-Moore

Unlock Any iPhones including iPhone 6S Plus,6S,6,5S,5C 5 4s 4 3gs 3g 2g

Permanent unlock any iphone with any IOS very Fast and Cheap Visit HERE
Share |

eXTReMe Tracker