Hacker Safe iPhone.
I was browsing through iPhone Dev Team site, Wikee. When I came across these ten tips (I only have first two tips here, click on the link at the end for the real thing.
I have been carrying my iPhone into places like DefCon and other technical conferences and I have done my bits to stay safe. But the iPhone Dev Team's list gave me much more and some that I even did not think about.
I will be at DefCon 17 and even more interesting is the the 5th Canonball run. I will be in Rodendo Beach on 29th and continue to Las Vegas the following day following the run. I do not take part but I will ride along to help out someone who does.
But what is most important is that I will be in Vegas attending DefCon 17, mostly lurking around!
So here are the tips;
- Disable all your login cookies in Safari. If you use the hotel or conference wifi, it is 100% guaranteed that your traffic will be sniffed. If you allow a web site (like twitter.com) to store your login info in a cookie, and if you connect to that site through a normal http connection, your login info will be exposed. At the very least, you'll end up on the Wall of Sheep, where hacked user info is projected on a wall. But you'll be giving up your password to anyone else sniffing too.
- Consider not using the hotel or conference wifi at all, especially if you're getting 3G speeds anyway. Do not have your iPhone auto-connect to known networks. If you're bringing a Mac to the conference and you use wifi, at least set up your firewall properly. Turn off everything in Settings→Sharing. Then in Settings→Security→Firewall, click “Set access for specific services”→“Advanced”→“Enable Stealth Mode”.
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