Inventor builds invisible iPhone screen for covert viewing

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  1. needfx macrumors 68040

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    This might be interesting

    A Kurdish inventor builds a secret screen for the iPhone that enables only the user to see the contents by wearing special glasses.

    Reuters reports:

     
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    Would it ever go into Apple radar? would it go live for future iPhone?
    Based on apple's public stance, this is not a bad idea after all.
     
  3. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    seen this done on a regular PC screen.

    Peel off the polarizing film and place into glasses then only user can see screen.

    I guess this works in similar way.
     
  4. Chair-Sama macrumors member

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    does it actually work though? if so it would be a nice option to have.
     
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    But what if it only allows certain user or even one user to view the phone screen? Then polarising film couldn't be the best choice.
     
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    I don't think there's any way it could work just on one phone. Once a person gets the glasses, they'll be able to see everyone's phone that uses it. It was be very interesting if it was paired to the device, but that won't happen without a special app and paired glasses.
     
  7. mbpowner macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't it be dangerous if criminals could do dodgy activity on the iPhone , if glasses are screened to one iPhone, but if it's seized by police they can't see it? Glasses could be chucked away
     
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    There actually is a way to do that, I've done it, but I don't talk about how it's done. There's actually a way, using AI, to make encryption obsolete. You can get perfect communication between two devices with no data going from one device to the other. It would be a true game changer of it ever got out.
     
  9. mbpowner macrumors regular

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    I see, so you either are a hacker, or you work in forensics, mhmm...
     
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    Systems analyst / programmer (AKA nerd)
     
  11. mbpowner macrumors regular

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    How do you know about how to decrypt encrypted data then? Are you allowed to read what you read? Stealing trade secrets, eh? :p

    Oh LOL I forgot to say, welcome to the forum, you genuine person,
     
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    Programmers learn this stuff because security is a part of some programs. Some things you just figure out a different way of doing things. I've been securing programs for quite a while. It's not about stealing trade secrets, it's about keeping trade secrets secret. It's always been an interest of mine.

    Thanks for the welcome :D
     
  13. mbpowner macrumors regular

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    cool
    what company do you work for?
     
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    I'm not working right now, been learning mobile programming for a while and just about done. Getting ready to rejoin the job market.

    The thing that sucks about tech jobs is that platforms can change quickly, so you're always learning new stuff.
     
  15. mbpowner macrumors regular

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    Oh, I wanted to but I can't find any good resources - may you recommend me some please?
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    preferably, free
     
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    Good resources for learning mobile dev? Sure.

    iTunesU stanford 193p - it's more advanced, it assumes you already know the language (Swift).
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/developing-ios-9-apps-swift/id1104579961

    Ray Wenderlinch
    https://www.raywenderlich.com/

    BNR is a staple for starters in the industry.

    https://www.bignerdranch.com/

    Lynda.com is another good one.

    https://www.lynda.com/

    then there's always YouTube, just make sure you check the dates of the tutorials, not much value in learning something that's a few years old.

    If you haven't done any programming before, there's tons of online tutorials out there.
     
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    Most are. IIRC, Lynda offers a free 10 days and another one had $25/month.

    BNR has books, just make sure you get the latest version of the books.

    Stanford is free. iTunesU has several others for free as well.

    Kahn has all kinds of things for free.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/

    Again, make sure you're looking at a newer version of the languages, they can change pretty quickly.

    Basics of programming hasn't changed in a while. Objective Oriented Programming (OPP) is the way to go for apps. Objective C / Swift / Java / C# are good choices.

    Both Android and Apple have free setups, just download and start.
     

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