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Meditation Is In No Way Related To Religion.

by Anura Guruge


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No one religion can claim a right to meditation and meditation itself is totally independent of any and all religions. PERIOD.

All the major religions talk about some form or other of meditation. Not to do so would be incongruous, to say the least. Meditation is about mindfulness, reflection, introspection — all things that all religions want you to indulge in. But, there are millions of people who are areligious, including I, who meditate. So to claim that meditation is in someway related to or associated with religion is ridiculous. And it invariably cracks me up when ‘those from the West’ get all animated when talking about Buddhism and meditation. Ah! If only they knew. Buddhism, at its core, is about reincarnation. Meditation is but a tool to contemplate your life and future lives so you can get a grip on making sure you don’t end up getting reincarnated as a fly.

So why this sudden outburst on this issue. It has to do with the Publishing Industry codes assigned to books called “Book Industry Standards and Communications Codes” (BISAC codes). When I went to assign the BISAC for my “Brain Meditation” book I was shocked to discover that ‘meditation’ is buried deep inside the ‘Religion’ category! See below. No big deal but I do NOT consider my book with having ANYTHING to do with religion. It actually says that in the text!


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by Anura Guruge

Has Israeli ‘Cellebrite’ Reverse-Engineered Some/All Of Apple iOS 8.x To Unlock iPhones?

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access “patentlyapple.com” original of this article.

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Not sure whether Apple and others are being disingenuous here BUT from the time I heard of Cellebrite’s involvement with the FBI to bypass the “wrong password” retry safeguards it was very clear to me that Cellebrite MUST offer this service to others.

I also don’t think that the FBI was their first client.

It would appear that they have been unlocking, in terms of encryption, phones for some time now.

In the case of iPhones they might have reverse engineered some of the iOS source code at the MACHINE CODE instruction level (as opposed to C++ code). Reverse engineering code is doable with enough smarts and hard work.

What we now need is ENCRYPTED machine code! Something that I thought about 40 years ago, while working for IBM, around the same time I came up with my software authentication scheme (which is still used today) in 1978. Think about it. SMILE. It is doable. 


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by Anura Guruge

That FBI, With Help From ‘Cellebrite’, Could Compromise Apple iPhone Encryption Is Bad News For The World.

by Anura Guruge


The media, alas, continues to misrepresent exactly what the issue was to begin with and how and what the FBI (and Israeli ‘Cellebrite’) did to get to the encrypted data.

They did NOT break encryption.

That is pretty hard to do.

What they did was DISABLE the ‘Wrong Password’
retry safeguards.

You have all seen it. Enter the wrong password to say an online bank or credit card account three times and you are LOCKED OUT. You have to call in and start providing valid credentials and explanations. Well what the FBI and Cellebrite did was DISABLE this wrong password retry safeguard. Then they could keep on trying MILLIONS of passwords a second until they eventually got the one that unlocked the data.

NOT GOOD NEWS.

That a 3rd party was able to do this disabling is downright bloody scary.


Apple encryption bypass with Cellebrite by Anura Guruge

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Click to access the Israeli ‘Cellebrite’ Website.


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Very good ‘Infographics’ in “LA Times” on this issue. Click to access.


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Click to access GOOD article in “ComputerWorld” on this Apple issue.


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by Anura Guruge

GoDaddy Cancels FREE Hosting For Life & Gives Instead A One Year Free Code!

by Anura Guruge


When I got the domain, 10 years ago,
they offered FREE Hosting for life.

Check what it said … 

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Click to ENLARGE. From my GoDaddy product page.


Then I get THIS in my e-mail.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Please feel FREE to use my code. I don’t need it. I cancelled the hosting.


I am NOT going to get suckered into a PAID GoDaddy Web hosting through a pathetic 1-year FREE code. GoDaddy YOU know what you can do with that bloody code. I can get FREE hosting at so many different places. I am actually TEACHING a course on FREE Web hosting:

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I am going to go with Weebly.
Thanks Godaddy for making me MOVE another hosting account from GoDaddy.
Only one left and I am too lazy to move that!

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by Anura Guruge

Apple Already HAS A Trapdoor Built Into iPhones — IF NOT FBI Would NOT Have Made Request!

by Anura Guruge


iphonedfuYou need to be somewhat technical to understand and appreciate this.

The basic issue when it comes to this ‘Encryption Battle‘ is that the FBI wants Apple to develop some new code (a compromised version of the iPhone OS) that will enable the FBI to try entering new PINs, in rapid succession, programmatically, without the Apple OS deleting the encrypted data in the phone, or introducing delays between each attempt at entering the PINs.

So you have to ask the VITAL question (if you understand these matters).

IF the iPhone is locked — which is the case here — how can Apple or the FBI download this new code that they want Apple to develop.

IF an iPhone is locked then you should NOT be able to mess with the software already on it.

And this is where Apple has ALREADY compromised iPhones. They built into iPhones the so called “Device Firmware Upgrade” bypass. By attaching an USB connection to the iPhone you can enter DFU Mode.

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Click to ENLARGE and goggle here. From: theiphonewiki.com/wiki/DFU_Mode

To be fair to Apple this is a NICE recovery mechanism to provide.

BUT, if it wasn’t there NONE of this would have come up.

A locked iPhone would have stayed LOCKED until you found the PIN.

So Apple created this slippery path.

As a Computer Technologist of 47-years I just wanted you to know about this.

I am torn. I do clearly see both sides. So I think they should just throw the damn phone into the Pacific and that Apple should eradicate DFU mode.


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by Anura Guruge

Five “$10 Off $50” (20%) Discount Codes For BuyDig.com — For YOU.

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I got five of these these 20% off codes as part of the convoluted negotiations that involved me getting a Sony RX100 II (M2) from BuyDig.com last week.

I do NOT need these 5 codes. I actually have a 6th code somewhere and most likely get another next week! Yes, I do a LOT of transactions with BuyDig.com. Plus, if I want $10 off, I will just call and beg for it — and they will give it to me. They know I am a good customer.

So, I will give these 5 codes to you. They told me I could. Friends and family — and anybody who reads this blog, by definition, is a friend.

So IF you want a code just e-mail me. You know how. Hope this helps.