Droid

How dangerous is image file metadata?

Unless your digital camera or camera equipped cellphone is more than fifteen (15) years old, the chances are good that any pictures taken with that device contain metadata; which describes the (who, what, where, when and how) conditions under which the picture was taken. The metadata is stored with the picture in an image file, and goes everywhere the file is copied, uploaded or downloaded. But as Catherine (Cat) Schwartz learned in 2003, certain kinds of image file metadata can be rather embarrassing. At the completion of a three (3) month qualitative risk assessment, The Assurer answers the question, “How dangerous is image file metadata?” Some of the more interesting results are that high risk probability for the iPhone 4 decreased 11.5% from the 3gs, while the amount of metadata created by the Droid 2 increased by 16% over the original Motorola Droid…

Caveat on Verizon Droid 2.1-update1 OTA update lock pattern fix

My Motorola Droid finally received the much anticipated Over The Air (OTA) software update (version 2.1-update1) from Verizon Wireless. So, is the Verizon Droid pattern lock bypass fixed? Yes. But there is one little caveat…