Malware steals accounts from jailbroken iOS devices

KeyRaider has successfully stolen over 225,000 valid Apple accounts and thousands of certificates, private keys, and purchasing receipts.

Don’t jailbreak your iPhone and install apps from unofficial sources - they may steal your account details.

Don’t install ‘tweaks’ to get free paid-for apps or in-app purchases from the App Store - you’re probably using someone else’s stolen account.

361 Podcast: Mobile payments with guest expert Tim Green

This week the team are talking mobile payments, including (but not just) Apple Pay. It’s not an area we know well so we’re joined by special guest-expert Tim Green of Mobile Money Revolution. We talk about the different types of mobile payments, who’s doing what, how retailers are experimenting and where mobile payments are really useful. We also get a present from friend-of-the-show Dan Lane at Simwood who’s made us our own mobile network.

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Three and Vodafone buy Qualcomm's L-Band spectrum

Three and Vodafone have bought some spectrum for 4G from Qualcomm following a regulatory change. (yawn). However, there's some interesting new terms to learn:

  • L-Band spectrum: The frequencies between 1-2 GHz, used for telecoms, satellite, aircraft, broadcast and other comms. In this story the European regulator reserved 40 MHz of that range for Supplemental Downlink. In the UK Three and Vodafone bought half each of this range from the previous owner.

  • Supplemental Downlink: Increasing download throughput of a mobile data connection by supplementing the main connection with additional spectrum solely used for download capacity. Used in HSPA+ networks.

  • Carrier Aggregation: Increasing upload and download throughput of a mobile data connection by combining multiple ranges of spectrum together. Each range adds both upload and download capacity. Used in LTE networks.

361 Podcast: Mystery shopping for phones

This week the team head out to their local phone shops (independent and operator-run) to test the sales people’s advice. We ask their recommendations for the best smartphone on the market and the best pre-pay handset for £100 with surprising results. Rafe also reveals his membership of a shady secret society…

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Spotting Counterfeit Software

Buying software on physical media is going out of fashion now, but my experience in late-2012 was a wake-up call on how easy it is to be fooled. Both products were bought from well-reviewed Amazon UK marketplace sellers at market rates.