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  • Samsung Galaxy S9: A cheat sheet

    02/26/2018 10:01:03 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | February 25, 2018, 1:23 PM PST | By Jason Hiner
    The 2018 version of Samsung's flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, are here. And, they sport several new features to appeal to professionals and the enterprise. The Samsung Galaxy S9 closes the gap between smartphones and computers. With a desktop-class processor, 5.8-inch, 2960x1440-pixel display (6.2-inch on the S9 Plus), built-in stereo sound, and an improved DeX experience for docking the phone and running it as a full PC, the S9 and S9 Plus come closer than any smartphones yet to offering a true desktop replacement for workers. And, the company smartly chose to build on the program it...
  • Here comes Samsung's answer to the iPhone X

    02/22/2018 10:11:00 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    C/Net ^ | February 22, 2018 | SHARA TIBKEN
    Apple wowed the world with its iPhone X. Now it's Samsung's turn. The South Korean electronics giant on Sunday will unveil its latest phone, the Galaxy S9, at its Unpacked event at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung's invitation for the launch featured the number nine -- for the name of the device -- as well as the teaser, "The Camera. Reimagined." The Galaxy S series is Samsung's most important product line. If you own an Android phone, the odds are pretty high that it bears a Samsung logo. Last year, about one out of every...
  • (Vanity) Are Any Freepes Familiar With Orbot (TOR for Android)?

    02/19/2018 12:27:58 PM PST · by holymoly · 5 replies
    Orbot ^ | 02/19/2018 | Me
    I ask, because I recently noticed the DuckDuckGo mobile privacy browser integrates support for TOR/Orbot. (Under "Settings" is the option to enable TOR.) Relevant URLs: Orbot: DuckDuckGo browser at F-Droid:
  • Android malware is taking over phones to mine for cryptocurrency

    02/16/2018 12:06:12 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies ^ | Posted on February 14, 2018 | by True Pundit Staff
    Malwarebytes first discovered the malware when investigating a separate campaign late last month. Specifically, the team was testing a malvertising chain on Windows and Chrome that would lead to tech support scams, but when they tested the same chain on Android, they were “redirected via a series of hops to that cryptomining page.” The page in question features a warning message and a CAPTCHA code. Until the user enters the code, the website will proceed to mine Monero cryptocurrency (XMR) at full speed. Malwarebytes found several identical domains, all of which use the same CAPTCHA code. The first was registered...
  • Analysts Are Bailing on Apple Stock

    01/31/2018 4:21:13 PM PST · by fireman15 · 67 replies ^ | January 31, 2018 | Wayne Duggan
    "We expect a meaningful guide lower when the company reports on Thursday night, on the order of $5 to $6 billion compared to consensus revenue estimates," Long says. While the global iPhone user base is still growing, Long says users are keeping their devices longer, a trend that could continue in 2018 if the next model iPhones are not particularly impressive. He also says Apple may finally be losing its iPhone pricing power. "Following 10 years where [average selling prices] have generally moved higher, we believe prices will plateau as with the rest of the industry," Long says. BMO has...
  • How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw

    01/04/2018 6:45:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies ^ | Jan 4, 2018, 8:12am EST | By Tom Warren
    Only Intel machines are affected by Meltdown Details have emerged on two major processor security flaws this week, and the industry is scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the flaws affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The Meltdown flaw only affects Intel processors, and researchers have already released proof of concept code that could lead to attacks using Meltdown. The vulnerabilities allow an attacker to compromise the privileged memory of a processor by exploiting the way processes run in parallel. They also allow an attacker to use JavaScript code...
  • Why real hackers prefer Linux over Windows and Mac

    09/19/2016 8:08:27 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 13 replies ^ | September 18, 2016 | Vijay Prabhu
    "Today we look at the reason why hackers always prefer Linux over Mac, Windows, and other operating systems. You may have your own reasons for choosing Linux but what do hackers really look forward to while working with Linux."
  • Qualcomm’s crazy new Snapdragon chips are a lot more than just faster

    12/11/2017 10:54:10 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 45 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | December 10, 2016 | By David Cogen and Will Nicol
    ItÂ’s almost hard to believe that in under a century, computers have advanced from occupying hundreds of square feet, to fitting into the palm of your hand. Even wilder is that the tiny machinery in a smartphone can process far more data, far more quickly than the behemoths of old. DonÂ’t spend too much time marveling at the advances of the past, however, because the future is only going to get more wild. Among the most exciting things coming to smartphones soon is QualcommÂ’s Snapdragon 845, a mighty chip that will enable the next generation of mobile devices to do...
  • Samsung DeX's Expanding Ecosystem Pushes the Possibilities of the Smartphone

    10/19/2017 10:57:06 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies ^ | 19 October 2017 | phoronix
    TAG Samsung DeX, SDC, SDC2017 Multimedia Download At Samsung, we continuously ask ourselves what else is possible, and what else we can do to bring a better experience for our users. Samsung DeX was literally drawn on a piece of paper after asking these simple but important questions and became what it is today, bringing a desktop-like experience to your smartphone.We brought this desktop-like experience to our users, realizing that they want the convenience of their mobile device but also sometimes need the tried-and-true desktop computing environment, especially when it comes to interacting with productivity tools and entertainment contents...
  • iPhone 8 is so much faster than Android that even Geekbench creator can’t believe it

    10/04/2017 11:38:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 87 replies
    BGR ^ | September 29, 2017 | By Yoni Heisler
    Image Source: Zach Epstein, BGR The A11 Bionic moniker may admittedly be nothing more than a marketing gimmick, but Apple’s next-gen processor is nothing short of a monster. In the days leading up to and following Apple’s iPhone media event, the iPhone 8 Geekbench 4 scores from Primate Labs’ Geekbench test were truly jarring. So while iOS and Android have arguably come close to reaching feature-parity in recent years, the overall system performance provided by Apple’s custom-designed A-x processors continues to leave Android handsets in the dust.In fact, with Apple’s new flagship iPhone models running more than 50% faster than...
  • Google Is Now Censoring Gab (It's An Uncensored Youtube)

    08/17/2017 6:45:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Gab ^ | 08/17/17
  • Pre-installed Trojan in Cheap Android Devices Steal Data, Intercept Chats

    07/31/2017 3:57:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Hackread ^ | July 30, 2017
    Pre-installed Trojan in Cheap Android Devices Steal Data, Intercept Chats Android devices are one of the most vulnerable mobile OS (operating systems) due to its open source nature. But what would a user do if their device is delivered to them with a pre-installed malware? Well, Let’s talk about that. IT security researchers at Dr. Web, a Russian cyber security firm has discovered that a number of Android devices including Leagoo M8, Leagoo M5 Plus, Nomu S20 and Nomu S10 have a malicious program built into the firmware. Dubbed Triada by researchers the Trojan is embedded in the Zygote component’s...
  • Sneaky Android Virus Can Inject Itself Into System Files And Cover Its Tracks

    06/13/2017 5:11:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | June 13, 2017 | By Adam Ismail
    Why it matters to you New mobile malware pops up all the time, and it's as important as ever to be wary of the apps you download.Every week or so, there’s a new form of Android malware discovered that works in a unique way from what’s come before. Fortunately, in most cases, Google and third-party security experts identify the offenders before they do any serious damage. Kaspersky has just discovered one such Trojan, called Dvmap, located in an unassuming game on the Google Play Store called Colourblock with an unprecedented tactic — it injects code into the Android system library.According...
  • SPY PHONE Secret messages hidden in TV adverts can order smartphones to spy on people (TRUNC)

    05/08/2017 11:57:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 8th May 2017, 11:51 am | By Jasper Hamill
    Popular apps downloaded by millions of people are always on the look out for clandestine broadcasts which order them to begin snooping on citizens SECRET messages hidden in television adverts can order smartphones to quietly spy on their owners. That’s the shocking revelation in a new piece of research which exposes the scary snooping techniques corporations are using to pry into ordinary people’s lives in unprecedented detail. Television adverts can order a smartphone to begin surveilling its owner Television adverts can order a smartphone to begin surveilling its owner A team of German academics have noticed a huge growth in...
  • Create and publish your own apps with the $15 Android development bundle

    04/28/2017 2:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | April 28, 2017 | Lucas Coll
    Android continues to hold the largest share of the mobile OS market around the world, so it behooves aspiring programmers to master this flexible and versatile platform. Many coding course bundles feature a smattering of entry-level lessons for multiple programming languages and software systems, but the Android development bundle – available from the DT Shop for $15 for the complete package – will teach you how to develop, publish, and monetize apps in a focused six-course lesson plan that won’t bog you down with unnecessary extras....
  • President Trump dumps his Android phone for an Apple iPhone

    03/29/2017 10:33:27 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 29, 2017
    According to Dan Scavino, White House Director of Social Media, President Trump has now switched from some random unsecured Android phone (possibly a Samsung Galaxy model) to a real Apple iPhone. Apple iPhones are more secure than Android phones. In fact, earlier this month, it was reported that 36 widely-used Android devices shipped with malware preinstalled. Numerous Samsung Galaxy phones populate that list of malware-infested iPhone knockoffs. President TrumpFor years on Twitter, the 45th president extolled the Samsung’s large phone displays in the years when Apple hadn’t yet made — and was, frankly, years late — to making iPhones with larger...
  • How voice technology is transforming computing

    01/09/2017 12:10:59 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    ANY sufficiently advanced technology, noted Arthur C. Clarke, a British science-fiction writer, is indistinguishable from magic. The fast-emerging technology of voice computing proves his point. Using it is just like casting a spell: say a few words into the air, and a nearby device can grant your wish. The Amazon Echo, a voice-driven cylindrical computer that sits on a table top and answers to the name Alexa, can call up music tracks and radio stations, tell jokes, answer trivia questions and control smart appliances; even before Christmas it was already resident in about 4% of American households. Voice assistants are...
  • Russian hackers tracked Ukrainian artillery units using Android implant: report

    12/22/2016 4:54:44 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/22/16 | Dustin Volz
    A hacking group linked to the Russian government and high-profile cyber attacks against Democrats likely used a malware implant on Android devices to track and target Ukrainian artillery units from late 2014 through 2016. The malware was able to retrieve communications and some locational data from infected devices, intelligence that would have likely been used to strike against the artillery in support of pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine. The malware used to track Ukrainian artillery units was a variant of the kind used to hack into the Democratic National Committee. [a nice multi-use malware, almost like the Swiss knife]...
  • Android Malware Used to Hack and Steal a Tesla Car

    12/01/2016 10:12:18 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 15 replies ^ | November 25, 2016 | By Catalin Cimpanu
    By infecting a Tesla owner's phone with Android malware, a car thief can hack and then steal a Tesla car, security researchers have revealed this week. Previous attempts to hack Tesla cars attacked the vehicle's on-board software itself. This is how Chinese security researchers from Keen Lab have managed to hack a Tesla Model S last month, allowing an attacker to control a car from 12 miles away. Security experts from Norwegian security firm Promon have taken a different approach, and instead of trying complicated attacks on the car's firmware, they have chosen to go after Tesla's Android app...
  • Android 'Gooligan' Hackers Just Scored The Biggest Ever Theft Of Google Accounts

    11/30/2016 10:03:24 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 30, 2016 | By Thomas Fox-Brewster
    More than a million Android phones are infected with Gooligan, a strain of malware Google is fighting in earnest. Cybercriminals used the spyware to steal 1.3 million Google accounts in the last four months, researchers warned. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) A new variant of Android malware is responsible for what’s believed to be the biggest single theft of Google accounts on record. The so-called Gooligan strain has infected as many as 1.3 million Android phones since August, completely prizing the devices open and stealing the tokens users are given to verify they are authorized to access their accounts. It’s main aim,...