When we were in San Francisco for MacWorld the iPhone Alley team kept a close watch on our iPhones. We knew that being in a big city with lots of people would put us at a high risk for theft. We were careful to never leave our phones unattended and
If you have an iPhone and grew up gaming in the 80s and 90s, then odds are the nostalgia factor kicked in. If you had a hankering to play some classic Nintendo Entertainment System titles on your iPhone without jailbreaking it, your dreams may have just come true.
And then just as quickly yanked away.
Nescaline was released on to the App Store Sunday evening by Jonathan Zdziarski, creator of NES v3 available on Cydia. The app comes with a basic load out of free games, but to play the games you actually want to play you will need to point the emulator to a .nes ROM file URL. Nescaline then downloads the ROM in to the emulator, allowing users to play them whenever they want.
Johnathan Zdziarski held his live O'Reilly webcast earlier today, during which he demonstrated how to bypass the iPhone's passcode lock as promised. As it turns out, the forensic information he was talking about that he showed how to gain access to was the very same personal information he mentioned finding previously.
Johnathan Zdziarski will be doing a live 45-minute webcast on September 11th targeted toward and anyone else who has a need to access the not-so-readily available data on an iPhone" by bypassing the passcode lock security using a customized firmware bundle, enabling users to "recover, process, and remove sensitive data stored on the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch."
Jonathan Zdziarski, author of the books "iPhone Open Application Development" and the iPhone Forensics manual, found one day while conducting a forensic examination of an iPhone 3G that the code in the new 2.x software that phones home to Apple to check if an application is authorized. That's pretty scary, but what's even scarier is that if it checks as unauthorized, the iPhone will then disable it.
Some disturbing information has come about that might make you think twice about handing in your old iPhone to Apple to be refurbished. An Oregon State police officer was able to recover email, photos, and other data from an "out-of-the-box refurbished iPhone" he had purchased. Jonathan Zdziarski was contacted by the officers who found the information.