Hacked Cellphone

I am excited because my cellphone was hacked into in the last two nights.

The reason I am excited is because I was prepared for this event. I had deleted all my contact information a couple of weeks ago and have nothing on my iPhone 5S.

At first I thought all my efforts were to naught.

During the night two nights ago the phone light came on and the room looked like lightning had struck (I will explain that feature in another post). Today the battery was dead even though I had charged it to full charge yesterday and it often lasts at least a week because of my low usage.

I am sure this hack was because of the SS7 issue.

I may change my cellphone number.

Roy Frost, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Reset RAM on iDevice 

Hold Wake Sleep Button until Power Off slider comes up then let go and then hold Home Button until the Home screen returns.

I have not proven this yet but it is supposed to reset RAM and maybe you no longer have to power your iDevice all the way down any more.

RAM getting full is one of the most common failures of any electronic device.

Roy Frost from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


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AirPort Extreme/Express

First I would like to say these are excellent WiFi Modems. The amount of things you can do with them is amazing. 

I can not recommend them because the only way to update or change is using Apples software and the software soon outpaces the devices and you are stuck with devices that are not updateable or changeable.

I have one of the first Airpot Extremes (it looks like a Spaceship) and it still works, but I have to use the same old Username and Password.

I have an earlier AirPort Express that I used as my personal WiFi in Motels as I traveled. I plugged it into an Ethernet Cable slot and had my own little protected private WiFi network.  You have to reset it for the newer software to see it. Not knowing the model was to early to update, I reset it and right now it is not working.

P.S. I found an early iMac that could no longer be updated and after a little thinkering I am  back in business. With a Big Fat note stuck on it saying please never reset this Airport Express as that will be the end of its life forever.

There is a recommended FirmWare update for both of the newer models. 

Roy Frost, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Photos App

Just a short introduction to the Photo’s App

I took the next photo and wanted to zoom in for a closeup.

I zoomed in for this next image.

As you can see it is a little grainy. I zoomed in by placing two fingers on the screen and pushed them apart. Then I took a screen shot by holding the Wake Sleep button then pressing the Home Button before it could power off.

Roy Frost from Myrtle Beach South Carolina


An App Called Signal

Signal is a security app used for talking and texting. It uses end-to-end encryption, the very best encryption there is at the moment. When talking both parties have the same message on their screen meaning it is a secured conversation.

It works either with your cellular service or VoIP service. Due to SS7 security issues with cellular services it is highly suggested you use it with VoIP services. I am using VoIP service provider TextNow. And interesting discovery I found, I moved my VoIP service off my iPhone and yet Signal continues to work using that same number. I suppose that it will continue unless someone tries to use that same number on Signal. Then of course I will have to get a new number.

When you first set things up you do get a validation code that you have to type in proving the number belongs to you.

Both people need to have Signal for this to work. It works on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Keep in mind that Signal works over your Data Plan or your WiFi (I think).

The service and App are free. Of course you are paying for your Data or WiFi service.

The App is created by Silent Circle.

I suggest this App for everyone especially if you are a Doctor or Lawyer. If you are in government then you are on your own. LOL. 😊

Roy Frost from TheGoodAppleClub in South Carolina, USA.

Contacts Online

I would suggest if you are using any free eMail Service to never store your contacts online.

Most hackers want your contact list so they can pretend to be sending from you. Making it more likely that your friends will click on their bad links.

I find if you look very close they are sending from their account rather than your account (this is new). I got fooled once on this because I sent back telling my friend they had been hacked only to find I really sent back to the bad guy and that told them my eMail was a good one.

If you do store your contacts online I would also suggest you have in your contacts a fake eMail address of your own that you check every day to know when your service has been hacked into rather than depending on one of your friends to tip you off.

P.S. When you buy your Apple Device you are paying for your eMail service. And you can trust Apple a lot better than any of the free services.

Roy Frost from TheGoodAppleClub