Roboscan Inc. Sponsored Junior Porsche Driver, Connor De Phillippi, Wins Rookie of the Year

Roboscan Inc. has been sponsoring Connor De Phillippi, junior Porsche driver, this past year. The Roboscan Internet Security Prosche GT3 was named after none other than our product!  (Check out connordephillippi.com to learn more about Connor, how he got to be a junior Porsche Driver, and his season)

We are proud to announce that after a very eventful season, Connor won the Rookie of the Year Championship in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland!
As the only driver to complete every race in the series, except for the last race in Hockenheim due to unforeseen circumstances, Connor was rewarded for his consistence, persistence, and diligence.

Roboscan Internet Security Porsche GT3

Roboscan Internet Security Porsche GT3

The official announcement for Rookie of the Year can be found here:
Connor De Phillippi Captures the 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Rookie of the Year Championship

The results of  the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland this season are also available here:
2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Results

 

iPhone5S TouchID – Hacked

The generous slew of pledged rewards go to Starbug of the Chaos Computer Club  from Germany.

Starbug of CCC Hacks iPhone5S Touch ID

Starbug of CCC Hacks iPhone5S Touch ID

A few days before Apple released the iPhone5S, security researchers Nick Depetrillo, Robert David Graham, et al. challenged other security researchers and hackers to hack Apple’s new security measure, Touch ID, a fingerprint sensor (here’s a link to that blog post if you want to read the details). The announcement was made on Twitter, with a guide line, and the rewards were pledged by various techies all over the world on a website.

The contest started when Apple released the iPhone 5S on September 20th. The hackers say the sensor for the Touch ID is identical to any other sensor. Bypassing the system can be done very easily with everyday tools. All you need is a camera, a laser printer, and some wood glue.

1. Enroll a fingerprint

2. Photograph the enrolled user’s fingerprint with 2400 dpi resolution

3. Clean up the image, invert, print the fingerprint on a transparent sheet with a thick toner setting, with 1200 dpi resolution

4. Smear woodglue over the print on the transparent sheet. Wait until the woodglue cures.

5. Lift the woodglue print carefully, breathe onto it to add moisture (just enough to replicate moisture on a human body)

6. Place print on the sensor and unlock the enrolled user’s iPhone 5S

Roboscan offers our congratulations to Starbug for successfully hacking Apple’s security method without cutting off any limbs or taking advantage of the user. How do you think this information will influence the future of security measure development?

Related Reading: http://gizmodo.com/hackers-iphone-5s-fingerprint-security-is-not-secure-1367817697

iPhone 5S Feature becomes New Target for Hackers

A couple days ago, Apple released information about the upcoming release of the iPhone5S. Of the updates implemented to the newest version, the embedded fingerprint sensor feature called “Touch ID” has grabbed the attention of people all over the world; including that of hackers.

Security researchers Nick Depetrillo, Robert David Graham, Dam Kaminsky and others, were talking about the safety of the fingerprint sensor on Twitter when Mr. Depetrillo decided to post a challenge.

Nick Depetrillo announces hack challenge on Twitter

Nick Depetrillo announces hack challenge on Twitter

Soon after, istouchidhackedyet.com was created. More security researchers and hackers pitched in, offering more incentives. The grand prize for the first person to “enroll print, place it, lift it, reproduce it, use the reproduction to unlock the phone without being locked. Video”, the basic conditions dictated by Depetrillo’s tweet,  is now over $13,000, a couple bottles of wine and hard liquor, and even books.

With the iPhone 5S due to launch this Friday, the competition hasn’t begun yet. But once hackers get their hands on the iPhone 5S, who knows what the coming weekend will bring?

Related reading: Hackers Set Sights on iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner

 

How to do Regular Check Ups on your Computer 1

Babies require vaccinations in order to normally fuse with society. Often times, these precautionary methods are not enough and we get sick. To ensure health, it is recommended people get regular check ups by a doctor. Computer operating systems also require an antivirus software of some sort in order to operate normally. Perhaps not as often, but these efforts are not enough and unwanted programs are installed without our knowledge. Unlike people, it is not easy to get your computer regularly checked by a professional for hidden malware. However, it is easy to do regular check ups on your computer yourself.

No longer is it necessary for you to have a degree in Computer Science or be a tech genius to give your computer a regular checkup. With the help of the internet, a little patience and time, you will be surprised by what you are capable of.

Here’s how I do my regular check ups:

1. Open the “Control Panel”

2. Open “Programs”

3. Open “Programs and Features”

This will allow you to see most of the programs that are installed on your computer.

4. Go through the list and make a note of any programs you do not recognize. Most program names are self-explanatory but there will be names that you do not recognize nor contain the purpose of the program (whether it’s a download assistant or toolbar). I usually write them down on a piece of paper but that’s up to you.

5. Utilize your internet access. I usually go online and type the name of the program as accurately as possible. Sometimes the version numbers or certain details will not give you the desired results. When these occasions arise,  leave out the details and try the first 3~4 words. If that does not give me enough information, I type “reviews” after the name of the program. This usually gives me a better idea of what the program really is, not just what the program’s creators want me to believe.

6. Determine whether the program you are searching is absolutely necessary to your computer. Some programs may no longer be necessary, some programs may not be needed for the near future. Just keep in mind unnecessary programs are taking up that much of your computer’s memory right now.

7. Upon determining a program is unnecessary, click on the program from the “Programs and Feature” list and uninstall or delete.

The last time I did a regular check up on my laptop, I found 3 spyware programs and an add-on I had no idea when or how they were installed. What did your check up reveal?

Do you know all the programs installed on your computer?

Do you know all the programs installed on your computer?

[News] Sneaky Spyware, Adware, Tool Bars

We recommend you keep tabs on the list of programs you have installed on your computer. Sneaky spyware, tool bars, and adware are threatening the safety of your computer and your information. Even without your permission, these programs can and will be installed on your computer while you think you are installing an innocent video streamer program or some other exciting but harmless software the internet has to offer. The file names are so inconspicuous it is easy to think they are supporting programs on your computer. When in doubt, think again. Spyware, Adware, and the likes of them can be the vulnerable spots viruses and other malware will take advantage of  to infect your computer.

Here’s what we recommend you do to make sure your computer isn’t being taken advantage of:

1. Go to the Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features

2. Go through the programs that are installed on your computer

3. Write down the programs you are not sure of (If you’re not sure what the program does, write it down)

4. Look up the programs on the Internet.

The work is a bit tedious but it is completely worth it. I found 3 relatively unknown key spyware on my personal computer. What did you find?

Roboscan and CDP in the 1st Porsche Carrera Cup Race

As you know, Roboscan Internet Security is a fast and light antivirus software.

Guess what else is fast and light? Our partner, athlete Connor De Phillppi driving in the Porsche Carrera Cup! Connor was chosen as one of two to be the new Porsche Motorsport supported junior racing drivers for the 2013 season. So far he has been doing great despite the fact this is his first season in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland races. He came in P20, then P7 in Spielburg, Austria where the 3rd round of the Porsche Carrera cup took place this past weekend.

Passionate, dedicated, guaranteeing maximum performance, and overall excellence, Roboscan and Connor share similar attributes, which made partnering with Connor a no brainer for us.

A broadcasting company in Germany went to Hockenheim, Germany for the 1st Porsche Carrera Cup Race and interviewed the drivers and observed the cars participating in the big race.

In this video, you get to see the car in the photos on our blog and Facebook page in action!

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