» Tech News BarcelonAelprat » Author » xstranger http://www.barcelonaelprat.com Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:30:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Should You Jailbreak Your iPhone 7? Pros & Cons Discussed http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/should-you-jailbreak-your-iphone-7-pros-cons-discussed/ http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/should-you-jailbreak-your-iphone-7-pros-cons-discussed/#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:30:51 +0000 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/?p=56 Phone vs iPhone: This isn’t going to be pretty

Almost since the first iPhone was introduced people have been jailbreaking them. Jailbreaking, for those that don’t know, is the name given to the process of removing the hardware restrictions Apple implements on its iOS devices. Once these hardware restrictions are removed, users have more control over the customization of their iPhone and what they can install on them. In this way, a jailbroken iPhone offers customization and configuration comparable to what a Mac or Windows user can do with their PC out of the box.

Apple DOES NOT like you jailbreaking your iPhone. It voids the handset’s warranty and should you take a jailbroken iPhone into an Apple Store one of those blue t-shirt-wearing geniuses is likely to burn you at the stake. In addition to this, each new iteration of iOS makes it harder for hackers to crack Apple’s software, as the company closes security holes, exploits and gaps in the source code.

Be that as it may, plenty of punters prefer their iPhones jailbroken and when you see just what’s possible with a jailbroken iPhone, from third party app stores to customization, you might just be persuaded as well. If you are one of the lucky one and want to jailbreak iPhone 7 since the day one, you can do that without any risk, you can always remove your jailbreak.

Jailbreaking is usually always done by running a third-party app on your Mac or PC with your iPhone connected via USB. Popular jailbreaking apps include Safera1n and PP Jailbreak. There are many benefits to jailbreaking your iPhone but also some HUGE drawbacks. Here we pit a jailbroken iPhone versus a regular iPhone to see how they compare.

iPhone vs Jailbroken iPhone: Apps & Games

While Apple’s official App Store has millions of apps for non-jailbroken iPhones what those apps can do–and the iPhone hardware they are allowed to access is dictated by Apple. For example, no third-party app can get access to Siri. When you jailbreak your iPhone, not only do you allow apps to access off-limits hardware and services, you can also install alternative App Stores, like Cydia. This and similar jailbroken app stores will offer thousands of apps that Apple doesn’t allow–apps like ad blockers and video rippers.

Using jailbroken app stores also gives your iPhone access to many more games from other platforms. That’s because a jailbroken iPhone is capable of running game emulators, which you can load pirated ROMs into. So a jailbroken iPhone could, for example, run a (very non-legal) ROM of Super Mario Bros.

Another big plus a jailbroken iPhone has is users can uninstall the default apps the iPhone comes with, such as Mail, Photos, and more.

iPhone vs Jailbroken iPhone: Customization

Another big bonus a jailbroken iPhone has is customization. Jailbroken iPhones can run themes and skins (just like Android devices can). You can also tweak the look and feel of iOS elements like the Dock and Control Center. You can even give Siri new voices and change the default icons of apps.

However, Apple has slowly been adding customization options to iOS each year. For example, it used to be only jailbroken iPhones could use third-party keyboards, but since iOS 8, now all iPhones can. Still, a jailbroken iPhone offers much greater control over the look and feel of iOS than a non-jailbroken iPhone does.

iPhone vs Jailbroken iPhone: Security

Security is an area where a non-jailbroken iPhone wins big time. Matter of fact, if you care about security DO NOT JAILBREAK YOUR IPHONE. Doing so opens it up to a host of malicious attacks from vulnerabilities you introduce when jailbreaking. Why is this? Because the act of jailbreaking itself is hacking your iPhone to remove specific security protections. This leaves your iPhone open and vulnerable. For example, the recent KeyRaider breach infected at least 225,000 jailbroken iPhones–and 0 non-jailbroken iPhones–and not only did it steal usernames and passwords, but it made some of those jailbroken iPhones inaccessible until people paid the hackers money to remove the ransomware that they installed.

iPhone vs Jailbroken iPhone: Warranty

A jailbroken iPhone also voids your Apple warranty, so if something goes wrong with your device–for example, it gets bricked while jailbreaking (meaning it becomes completely fried and non-functional)–it is automatically not covered by any remaining warranty. This means that when jailbreaking your iPhone you accept the risk that you may soon have a $700 piece of aluminum and glass that does nothing.

And even is you don’t brick your iPhone while jailbreaking it, if you need help with your iPhone and bring it into an Apple Store for assistance, the Geniuses will not be able to offer you advice on your iPhone problems as soon as they see it’s jailbroken.

iPhone vs Jailbroken iPhone: Software Updates

Another drawback to jailbreaking is that if you restore your iPhone using iTunes the jailbreak is automatically removed (or your iPhone can even become bricked). Further, you can’t apply new iOS updates to a jailbroken phone without removing the jailbreak or risking a bricked phone. This means that you need to wait for the jailbreak community to release a jailbroken version of iOS updates. Sometimes this takes months after the iOS update hits non-jailbroken phones–and sometimes it never happens at all.

iPhone vs Jailbroken iPhone: Battery

The final drawback to jailbreaking your iPhone is in the battery department. Jailbroken iPhones are generally less power efficient because of all the hacks and your battery will drain much faster.

iPhone vs Jailbroken iPhone: Verdict

A jailbroken iPhone can be a lot of fun if you have a high risk tolerance, but it does leave you open to sever cyber threats and hacks. If you do want to jailbreak your device, don’t make it your main iPhone. Use the iPhone 3G that’s been sitting in a drawer for three years. For the rest of us, it’s better to skip the temptation of jailbreaking and use the iPhone as Apple intended–and if you don’t want to do that, there’s always Android.

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iPad Air 2 Acting as Savior for Apple http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/ipad-air-2-acting-as-savior-for-apple/ http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/ipad-air-2-acting-as-savior-for-apple/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 13:07:59 +0000 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/?p=52 Apple introduced its first tablet in 2010 and since then it has managed to make some sort of domestic name for its tablet devices. The iPad 2 was an instant hit and it was followed by the iPad Air 2. Rumors and speculations never cease when it comes to Apple and its amazing products.

For the time being the sales of the iPad devices are pretty down. Thus, in order to solve the situation Apple needs a new device to attract more customers and save its income. The question is if the new iPad Air2 can turn into the savior of Apple’s revenues in the table category. Obviously, that there have been leaks and suppositions about the new Apple gadget, which is supposed to hit the market this coming autumn. Little is known about this new member of the i line. It is supposed that it will have a bigger display and more advanced specs; but nothing is for sure.

The most recent unofficial photos of the iPad Air 2 present its back chassis, thus giving a hint on the appearance of the gadget. This tablet is going to have a thinner figure and the volume buttons are flatter than the ones belonging to its predecessor. The mike is located in the upper part, near the sensor for photos.

Most Apple fans consider that the tablet will come equipped with the fingerprint technology characteristic for the iPhone 5S.

Only time can tell if the iPad Air 2 is going to be the savior of Apple’s tablet division.

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Apple prepares the Reversible USB Cable for its new iPhone 6 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/apple-prepares-the-reversible-usb-cable-for-its-new-iphone-6/ http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/apple-prepares-the-reversible-usb-cable-for-its-new-iphone-6/#comments Sat, 19 Dec 2015 22:23:55 +0000 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/?p=48 The iPhone 6 might come with a totally new USB type. Probably Apple will not change the Lightning port it made for the iPhone 5 in 2012, but it would definitely redesign it for the iPhone 6. Some photos of the reversible USB appeared for the very first time on various site last week while Sonny Dickson shared some pictures on its Twitter account.

The greatest advantage of a reversible USB is that it can be inserted in a port in any direction. Thus, there will be no more problems when inserting the USB in strangely positioned places or in the dark. The first pictures that emerged on the web were not extremely reliable due to the uncertainty of the source, but further investigation pointed out that Apple is really capable of producing a reversible USB.

The USB Promotor Group made it public the fact that they ended the design of the cable named Type C USB 3.0 which stands out due to its reversible characteristic. The greatest problem is that this cable does not fit into the present USB port of any Apple product. Considering the fact that Apple switched from the 30-pin connector to Lightning just two years ago, it seems unlikely that the company would take the decision to change the USB ports of all its products. Thus, it is quite easy as label as unreal the rumors of a reversible USB.

But, Apple filed a patent in 2013 in which it refers to a reversible USB type. The patent, unveiled this summer, contained a sketch and also a description of the invention. According to the patent description the embodiments may offer a dual orientation or a reversible USB plug connectors. The patent also stated that the invention can function with any electronic gadget which has a normal USB connector.

The Apple reversible USB may function with the usual Type A port which the company has made use of for some years now. Another evidence to support the presence of the reversible USB in the iPhone 6 package is the two-way USB cables are already a reality. They have been commercialized for some time now by Tripp Lite.

The leaked pictures and the patent filed by Apple are hints that the company might decide to redesign its USB connector for the new devices it plans to release in the coming autumn. If Apple takes this decision, then there are high possibilities for the company to use the upgraded cable on all its next devices including the rumoured iBand.

The reversible USB will be seen on the 9th of September if Apple decides to make use of it. The new iPhone 6 will have a better display, a more advanced camera system and brand new sensors.

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Will iOS 8 and iPhone 6 be released at the Same Time? http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/will-ios-8-and-iphone-6-be-released-at-the-same-time/ http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/will-ios-8-and-iphone-6-be-released-at-the-same-time/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:20:45 +0000 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/?p=45 Apple introduced its iOS 8 during an extended presentation within the 2014 edition of the WWDC. The Apple representatives said that the new version of iOS will have a stronger Mac integration and less strict features of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The iPhone 6 was not mentioned during the conference.

The electronics company has the habit of launching its products on Tuesdays. Apple has scheduled a major event for the 9th of September, which obviously falls on a Tuesday. Therefore, it is believed that the iOS 8 will be on the Apple’s servers starting with the following day.

For the time being, developers can use the beta version of the iOS 8. The public at large will have to wait till the official launch. The iOS 8 beta 5 can be downloaded now and it costs about 99 US dollars per year. Unfortunately, the iOS 8 has lots of bug issues and the new beta has little chances to fix all the problems. People are advised to wait until the more stable version of the operating system is released. The iOS8 Gold Master will arrive at the beginning of September.

iOS 8 requires at least an iPhone 4S or a new iPad 2. It also functions on iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and an iPod Touch 5th generation.

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De ce este indicat sa folosesti un umidificator in camera copilului http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/de-ce-este-indicat-sa-folosesti-un-umidificator-in-camera-copilului/ http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/de-ce-este-indicat-sa-folosesti-un-umidificator-in-camera-copilului/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2015 21:09:33 +0000 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/?p=41 Daca te afli la inceputul meseriei de parinte, suntem convinsi ca ai o multime de intrebari, de griji si de nelamuriri in legatura cu ce este mai bine sa faci pentru puiutul tau. Exista o lista cu produse indispensabile oricarui bebelus, de care mami si tati trebuie sa se ocupe inainte de venirea sa pe lume, dar cat de multe putem adauga pe aceasta lista? Ei bine, in mod clar pe aceasta se afla patutul si caruciorul, dar sunt recomandate si alte accesorii care ar putea parea neimportante la prima vedere. In acest articol vom vorbi despre beneficiile unui umidificator camera si cum te va ajuta un astfel de aparat sa ai un copilas mai putin predispus la probleme de sanatate.

Beneficiile aduse de un umidificator camera copii

Dupa cum am spus, de multe ori pe lista cu „ce avem de luat pentru bebelus” nu se afla si un umidificator. Totusi, faptul ca micutii ajung sa faca intre 5 si 10 infectii respiratorii pe an, nu ar trebui ignorat. Pentru un prichindel care de abia respira din cauza nasucului infundat, aerul umezit face minuni. Fie vara, fie iarna, aerul poate deveni uscat si greu de respirat pentru bebelusi, iar cea mai simpla metoda de a spori confortul acestuia si de a-l ajuta sa respire mai usor, sa ramana sanatos si sa doarma mai bine este sa achizitionezi un umidificator de camera. Iata principalele avantaje ale folosirii unui astfel de accesoriu pentru bebelusi:

1. Iarna, din cauza incalzirii centrale si a lipsei de aerisire, aerul poate deveni extrem de uscat in casa, iar acest lucru poate duce la infectii respiratorii, alergii si o piele uscata pentru micut. Bebe va scapa de problemele respiratorii, de nasucul infundat si de sinusurile inflamate daca aerul din camera sa va deveni mai umed, adica mai usor de respirat.

2. Desi unii parinti opteaza pentru metodele clasice (haine ude, vase cu apa pe calorifer sau aburi), aerul va deveni in mod semnificativ mai usor de respirat, iar mediul mai sanatos, doar daca folosesti un umidificator. Nu ezita sa il folosesti, mai ales daca ai un copil cu somnul agitat! Vei vedea ca acesta se va trezi mai vesel si mai odihnit dimineata, daca aerul a fost „imbunatatit” pe durata noptii.

3. Umidificatoarele nu sunt benefice doar pentru copii! O casa poate avea un nivel prea scazut de umidificare, din cauza unor factori ce nu pot fi controlati, precum modul in care este izolata casa, amplasarea acesteia, sau temperatura de afara, iar acest lucru nu este sanatos nici pentru parinti. In plus, adevarul este ca nasul uscat si mereu infundat si predispozitia la raceli din doua in doua saptamani nu sunt de dorit pentru nimeni. Mama, tata, copilasii, toti vor avea de beneficiat daca pot respira usor in propria lor casa.

Umidificatoarele de camera se impart in umidificatoare cu aburi reci si umidificatoare cu aburi calzi. Care sunt diferentele dintre acestea si pe care sa il alegi? Decizia iti apartine. Trebuie doar sa tii cont de faptul ca umidificatorul cu abur rece se recomanda pentru ca transforma imediat aerul uscat din camera intr-un aer proaspat si usor de respirat, in timp ce umificicatorul cu abur cald ajuta si la eliminarea mucegaiului si a bacteriilor din aer (apa fierbe inainte de vaporizare).

Un umidificator camera copii nu inseamna ca micutul tau nu va mai raci niciodata sau ca nu va mai avea nasucul infundat toata iarna, ci doar ca aceste probleme vor aparea mai rar si ca veti trece mai usor peste ele. Cel mai important este confortul propriului camin, iar daca in acesta doarme bine, se simte bine si toata familia respira usor, calitatea vietii de zi cu zi se schimba.

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Latest Bait Boat Fish Finder Unveiled by MyRcUniverse http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/latest-bait-boat-fish-finder-unveiled-by-myrcuniverse/ http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/latest-bait-boat-fish-finder-unveiled-by-myrcuniverse/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:59:21 +0000 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/?p=36 Bait Boat fish finders are a awesome resource for the hobby or professional fisher. A bait boat fish finder, otherwise recognized as a “sounder”is an device that fisherman use to locate fish underwater. The process uses SONAR technology, that means that the fish are recognized by the system’s pulses of sound energy. As the noise energy “hits” the fish it is mirrored back to the device. The Bait Boat Fish Finder products all have graphical displays which show the angler the measurements of reflected sound.

This allows the fisherman to review the information and to understand where schools of fish may be found, as well as, the location of stumps or other harmful underwater debris so that they may be avoided. While most often these items are used by sport and hobby fisherman, they are also bought by commercial fisherman to help them find schools of fish in bigger bodies of water. The Bait Boat brand off fish finders uses modern electronics to enable a higher degree of consolidation between the different boating systems, be it marine radar or GPS navigation.

The most recent product in the lineup, the Color fish finder range 300m, delivers that same level of integration and precision to the table, besides as, additional features that fishermen will love.

“We are really excited to release this newest device to our line because the color display really enhances the visibility and helps the angler to distinguish the various objects in the water,” says .

The new fish finder includes some features and distinguishing characteristics previous models of the bait boat brand did not. Features include:

• Display: MVA – TFT – LCD 65536 colors, 320V X 480H

• Clear fish icon, fish alarm

• Fresh/Salt Water Environment

• Target separation: 2.5 inches

• Depth capability: 300 feet

• Operating frequency: 200 kHz

• Temperature sensor: included in transducer

The product has received good reviews and raitings from users in its limited time on the shelves. For more information or for the full specification on the Bait Boat color fish finder visit the product’s page at: MyRcUinverse under the Bait Boat Fish Finder category.

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iOS 8.4 Jailbreak: SafeRa1n V0.2 to Jailbreak iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/ios-8-4-jailbreak-safera1n-v0-2-to-jailbreak-iphone-6-ios-8-4/ http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/ios-8-4-jailbreak-safera1n-v0-2-to-jailbreak-iphone-6-ios-8-4/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2015 21:48:22 +0000 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/?p=32 Safera1n has launched a brand new improvement to its preferred jailbreaking app-based tool. Version 0.2 is capable of jailbreaking the most recent operating systems, including iOS 8.4.

For owners of the latest iPhone 6 iOS 8.4, jailbreaking has not been an simple process due to the lack of tool on the industry for the task. Safera1n programmers have worked to quell this problem, and the launch of Safera1n v0.2 solves this issue with a powerful software that can successfully, safely jailbreak iOS 8.4.

Safera1n v.0.2 can also be applied to unlock and jailbreak iPhone 6/5s/5c up to iOS 8.4.

Regarding the latest updates from Safera1n, one latest buyer said, “Excellent!! Seamless and communication perfect as always.”

Regarding Safera1n

Safera1n is a powerful app-based software for jailbreaking various iOS or tablets, including iPhone 6 iOS 8.4.

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Xiaomi Redmi 1S Arrives in India http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/xiaomi-redmi-1s-arrives-in-india/ http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/xiaomi-redmi-1s-arrives-in-india/#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 11:09:46 +0000 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/?p=29 The Chinese company has already sent invitations for an important event scheduled to take place on the 26th of August 2014. During the event Xiaomi will launch in an official manner its new Redmi 1S smart phone on the Indian territories.

The phone was first presented in China in the month of May. It has a dual SIM, a screen equal to 4.7 inch and a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The display is of the IPS-LCD type and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It pixel density is equal to 312 ppi. The telephone is an Android based one, functioning on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The phone has a quad core Snapdragon 400 SoC processor which has a power of 1.6 gigahertz. This processor teams up with a random access memory of one gigabyte and Andreno 305 GPU. The storage equals eight gigabytes and it can be expanded to thirty-two gigabytes due to the micro SD card. Xiaomi Redmi 1S also has a camera of eight megapixels which has a rear autofocus and a flash. In order to make the photo taking experience more pleasant there is also a front facing camera which has 1.3 megapixels.

The phone also has Wi-Fi and hotspot functionality. There is also an FM radio. There are two connectivity options one for USB and the other for OTG. The phone is powered by a battery having 2400 mAh. The users will not have the impression of a carrying a stone around since the phone weighs 158 grams.

The phone will be available for the price of 6,999 Indian Rupees. Considering the price there are high chances for the phone to become extremely popular among Indian customers.

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Xiaomi Smart Phones cause Stir among Indian Buyers http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/xiaomi-smart-phones-cause-stir-among-indian-buyers/ http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/xiaomi-smart-phones-cause-stir-among-indian-buyers/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:04:20 +0000 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/?p=25 The Xiaomi Mi3 has managed to attract numerous Indian clients. However, lots buyers experienced frustration because of the problems in getting the gadget. The Indian customers were so dissatisfied that the Hugo Barra, the vice president of the international operation division of Xiaomi had to come out and ask for apologies in the name of the entire company. The vice president promised not to repeat the mistakes that company made with the so popular Mi 3.

Hugo Barra recognized that his company actually underestimated the huge demand extant on the Indian market. For this reason they were forced to make important supply constraints and Xiaomi found itself in the impossibility to respond to all demands coming from customers. The Xiaomi representative assured the Indian clients that the company had learnt a lot from the experience and it would not underestimate the Indian market in the future. Thus, when the Redmi 1 S reaches the Indian market, there will be enough units to satisfy all customers’ demands.

Redmi 1S was presented together with Mi3 to the Indian customers. The Redmi 1 S can be purchased for the price of 6,999 rupees (the official Indian currency). The smart phone has a 4.7 inch display with a resolution of 720 p. It has a Snapdragon 400 quad-core SoC processor having the power of 1.6 gigahertz. It has I gigabytes of random access memory and Adreno 305 GPU. Its internal storage equals four gigabytes and this memory can be expanded even more with the help of a microSD card slot.

The phone is equipped with a rear camera having eight megapixels. It also has a front facing camera that has 1.3 megapixels. All these are backed up by a 2,000mAh battery. Unfortunately, little is known about the launching date of the Redmi 1 S on the Indian market.

Nonetheless, the users will still be frustrated by the Mi3 lack of availability. The Chinese company revealed that for the 12th of August 2014, it will make available around 20,000 units. However, this is not enough since 75,000 buyers have already registered for a new phone. The vice-president Barra presented his apologizes to the Indian public. However, the company cannot change the situation that fast.

The Xiaomi representative said that his company had manufacturing conditions that could not be understood by all. He added that they had to wait for the following manufacturing cycle since it depended on forecasts for each individual market.

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Plugins Restricted by Microsoft’s EMET http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/plugins-restricted-by-microsofts-emet/ http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/plugins-restricted-by-microsofts-emet/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:18:58 +0000 http://www.barcelonaelprat.com/?p=22 Microsoft has finally launched a security tool which has the purpose to stop exploits. This tool gives administrators the possibility to identify the moment when third-party plugins are released, which have always been a route preferred by hackers worldwide.

The famous computing company has spent a lot of time and energy in improving EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit). This is a free tool that can be used in order to strengthen the security of various applications which have not been produced by Microsoft. It functions by making use of the defenses built up inside Windows. These defenses are called Address Space Layout Randomization (often abbreviated as ASLR) and DEP (Data Execution Prevention).

The 5.0 iteration has a feature named “Attack Surface Reduction”. This can stop some of the plugins and modules belonging to an application than may be abused.

Chris Betz, the senior director of the Security Response Center belonging to Microsoft, said that Microsoft World can be stopped from uploading a plugin of the Adobe Flash Player type. Moreover, it can permit the Java plugins to function on site belonging to the intranet.

More and more hackers are showing a preference towards third-party software because it has become increasingly difficult in discovering vulnerabilities in the operating system created by Windows. The most targeted are the applications belonging to Java and Adobe Systems.

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit has been created in order to stop the Adobe Flash plugins that can be uploaded via PowerPoint, Excel or Word. Chris Betz said that an important improvement brought to EMET refers to the digital certificates, which have the purpose to make more secure the Secure Socket Layer connection. The blocking mode with which EMET is equipped is capable of informing Internet Explorer of the presence of an untrusted certificate. This leads to the halt of the SSL connection.

The computing company has managed to improve and make EMET stronger after managing to bypass the mitigations of its 4.0 version. Researchers working for Bromium, a company specialized in creating security technologies functioning on micro-virtualization, discovered that several hackers were able to pass all the EMET security measures.

Microsoft worked hard in order to strengthen EMET against various bypass techniques. These might occur when a memory corruption within an application secured by means of EMET is abused in order to overwrite selected memory zones as well as to corrupt data which belong to EMET.

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