Mustafa Kutsal

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Free ebooks warning: Pirates ‘can hack into Amazon accounts’

Pirates beware: free ebooks available online can be used to hack into Amazon accounts via the retail giant’s ‘Manage Your Kindle’ page, used to …

How To: Create & Obfuscate a Virus Inside of a Microsoft Word Document

When performing something such as a mass mailer attack on a company, sending executables usually isn't the best option. That's why, in this tutorial, …

PSA: Apple hasn’t fixed the Gatekeeper vulnerability, only blocked specific apps using it

The security researcher who identified a serious flaw in Apple’s Gatekeeper reports that the vulnerability remains despite two security patches applied by the company. Each, he says, only blocks the specific apps he used to demonstrate the method.<p>Gatekeeper in theory allows users to ensure that …

How a man accused of million-dollar fraud uncovered a never before seen, secret surveillance device

The Dragnet<p>How a man accused of million-dollar fraud uncovered a never before seen, secret surveillance device<p>By Russell Brandom | Illustrations by Cam Floyd<p><b>On May 6th, 2008,</b> a package containing $68,000 in cash arrived at a FedEx store in Palo Alto, California. The bills had been washed in lantern …

Is This The House That Will Turn Millennials Into Homeowners?

Millennials are having a hard time entering the real estate market (because the generations before them destroyed it). This affordable, sustainable house is trying to change that.<p>If you were born after 1980, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t own a house. Thanks in part to massive student loans …

Patent lawsuit says Apple Watch designers illegally downloaded white papers

Lawsuit says Apple's downloads of public white papers was a breach of contract.<p>Wearable technology company Valencell has sued both Apple and Fitbit, …

Tim Cook pushes for strong encryption at White House summit

As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged White House and government officials to come to terms with strong encryption practices that protect consumer …

Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016: part 2

While Apple's detractors see a bleak future for the world's richest tech company, the reality is that it will be much easier for Apple sell iPhones, …

Hacker-proof security gadgets find their (tiny) niche at CES

CES in Las Vegas was resplendent with consumer gadgets designed to connect you to the outside world. Only a very few were designed to help protect …

Why living in small spaces is making people happier

While it’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of wanting that bigger place, with the spare bedroom, bigger yard, study or airy dining area, an …

Minimalism

This Tiny Apartment Is Full of Hidden Surprises

We've heard of dual-purpose rooms, but this place takes the cake.<p>When it comes to small-space living, efficiency is key. For the everyday apartment dweller, that might mean outfitting your kitchen with some extra hooks, or owning a dining table that can double as a desk. But this sleek pad, …

Small Spaces

Inside a Practical Starter Home That's Just 540 Square Feet

Five-hundred and forty square feet doesn't sound like a lot of space, but it's apparently enough to distinguish a comfortable starter house for a young couple from the more claustrophobic tiny house on wheels and truly-micro urban apartments. In this case, a soon-to-be-married South Korean couple …

Long Island City 'Micro' Units Will Have Three Bedrooms

To date, the city’s biggest and most news-worthy micro housing complex, My Micro NY, has offered only studios, which makes sense considering a micro …

Architecture

East Village Micro-Loft Is Jam-Packed With Storage to Maximize Functionality and Efficiency

Living in a small New York City apartment is hard enough, but also using that same space for work comes with an additional layer of challenges. The …

A $10 Tool Can Guess (And Steal) Your Next Credit Card Number

When Samy Kamkar lost his American Express card last August and received its replacement in the mail, something about the final digits on the new …

Identity Theft

Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo.<p>As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret to these Japanese tiny houses is not only the imaginative designs, influenced by centuries-old …

11 security apps that’ll keep your phone private

AVAST!<p>Want to keep your Android phone free from viruses, malware, adware and spyware? Of course you do - you're not a pillock.<p>With its virus scanner …

Firefox 42 beta launches with Tracking Protection in Private Browsing

Hot on the heels of Firefox 41 – which saw the end of a 14-year-old bug that sucked up memory for Adblock Plus users – Mozilla announced a new beta …

Software

iOS 9 Hack: How to Access Private Photos and Contacts Without a Passcode

Setting a passcode on your iPhone is the first line of defense to help prevent other people from accessing your device.<p>However, it's pretty easy for …

Top iOS ad blocker Crystal lets advertisers pay to bypass restrictions

Crystal -- currently the most popular ad-blocker on the iOS App Store -- is allowing advertisers who pay for the privilege to bypass the app's …

Apple redesigns iTunes Connect, updates Apple Store app for iPhone 6s

Ahead of Friday's iPhone 6s release, Apple pushed out a redesigned iTunes Connect content management Web tool for developers, and issued an updated …

Your identity is sold for $1 in the Dark Web

Stolen data is a hot commodity in the Internet underground -- but how much it goes for might be a surprise.<p>Data breaches are becoming a weekly part of the news cycle, and so common that the idea of our data being lost by companies which collect it, while still distressing, is not as much of a …

Identity Theft

Microsoft Office for iPad Pro will require a subscription

Microsoft surprised everyone almost a year ago by allowing iPad and iPhone owners to download its Office for iOS software free of charge. You don't need an Office 365 subscription to edit documents or store them in the cloud on an iPad or iPhone, but if you're planning to buy the larger iPad Pro …

Microsoft's Invite app is a minimalist way to organize meetings

The latest experimental project from the Microsoft Garage<p>Invite is the latest single-purpose Microsoft app for iOS, and it's designed to let you set up small events and group meetings with ease and across organizations. You sign up with any email address, and Invite then lets you create an event, …

First iPhone 6s bend test shows off nearly unbendable 7000 series aluminum

It seems Apple's decision to craft iPhone 6s out of 7000 series aluminum paid off, as a new video from Australia demonstrates the device can …

Mobile Technology