More than 225,000 accounts of Apple users have been stolen by malware KeyRaider. Though the news is sure to raise eyebrows, it will be wrong to point fingers on the makers, as the devices were jail broken. Apple is always known for offering high end security on their devices and the credentials were stolen only from the people, who decided to do away with the inbuilt security settings.
Malware steals confidential information
Many users compromise with the inbuilt security of the handset for installing free apps and in turn allow malware to access their accounts. Weiptech, a Chinese developer group along with Palo Alto Networks security firm revealed that the iOS malware has hacked the purchasing receipt, private keys, certificates and account credentials from the phones. It has also been reported that the credentials were misused for purchasing apps in other devices.
Devices with inbuilt Apple security safe from theft
The reports also claimed that users, who have not opted for jail breaking their devices will not have to worry about the security of their credentials, as those will not be affected by any malware. With a few days left for the much anticipated iPhone launch, the news of this security issue has shocked every Apple admirer. … Read the rest
Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace is now out in the market and is available in stores, claims Mumbai-based retailer, Mahesh Telecom. While Samsung is yet release phone officially the news that it is available for sale has surprised everyone. The retailer has not just mentioned the smartphone to worth Rs. 6,400 but also mentioned the specifications of the phone on his Facebook page.
Specs at a glance
According to the reports, the new handset featuring dual-SIM support operates on Android 4.4 Kitkat platform and is backed by 1.3GHz dual-core-processor along with 512MB RAM. The smartphone is also reported to feature Super Amoled display on 4.3-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) screen.
To keep it at par with the modern handsets, it is provided with expandable storage support up to 64GB via microSD along with 4GB inbuilt storage. The budget-friendly handset also boasts of a 5MP camera at rear and 2MP camera in the front. To ensure it to be a great buy for every user, the rear camera is supported with LED flash and autofocus option.
Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace also offer the all the modern connectivity features and is backed by 1800mAh battery for enhanced life. … Read the rest
Razer launched its third gen Wildcat controller at Pax Prime, the widely acclaimed gaming festival. You could get hands on the device this October. The controller is compatible with the Xbox One that belongs to the tournament grade genre besides being equipped with multi-functional buttons.
Razer To Create Ripples
Razer is targeting great market viability with its Wildcat given that the latter is user friendly and comes with enhanced responsiveness. Moreover, the Razer product is easily lighter than most such consoles in the market. The ergonomic design is the USP of this controller.
The official line from the maker states that the device has been made after a number of prototypes were tested. Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and the CEO of Razer says, “The lightest tournament-grade controller in its class with additional re-mappable buttons gives gamers an incredible edge.” The top specifications of the Razer console controller are as follows-
· High carbon steel analogue stick removable aluminium triggers
· Palm grips
· Stick grip caps
· 3.5 mm audio port Additional carrying case
Razer also announced the price for Wildcat to be around $150.… Read the rest
Cisco and Apple have finally etched a historic partnership in a bid to bring more iPads and iPhones into the business mainstream. Apple is already a well known market leader in the world of gadgets while Cisco is a computer network giant with global popularity. In a joint statement from both titans, we read that Cisco will work towards providing a “fast lane” for apps or devices that run on iOS from Apple.
What The Deal Could Do?
Apple believes that along with Cisco it could boost businesses using tools equipped with its operating system. This could be a perfect time for such a step since long-dominant Microsoft has been facing threats to its position given that consumers have made their preference for Android and iOS very clear. Cisco has officially said that its networks will see changes for allowing more efficient working. This could contribute to better performance levels.
John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco said, “Ninety-five percent of companies in the Fortune 500 count on Cisco collaboration and Cisco networks to help their teams be more productive.”… Read the rest
Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5’s alleged features got leaked in a recent video. A recent video on the French website of Clubic clearly revealed the Sony Mobile France’s Marketing Director, Olivier Terme describing the specs of the phones. Though the video is no longer available on the site, it has created a stir on the web with just one day left for the official launch of the phones on September 2.
Sony Xperia Z5 specs at a glance
As per the video, Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is going to be the first phone to feature 4K UHD display in a 5.5-inch screen. The video also confirms the rumors that Sony Xperia Z5 would be featuring an attractive full-HD display of 5.2-inch. The rumors regarding the 23-megapixel rear camera of Sony Xperia Z5 models are also confirmed in the video. Not just that, the video also claimed the upcoming handsets to feature ‘fast autofocus’ with 0.03 seconds speed.
To ensure excellent photo quality, the phones will be backed with excellent low light performance. Though the camera is one of the most important features of the phone, the fingerprint sensor is not be undermined. Unlike the other handsets, this model will feature the sensors on the side panel and not on the back panel or home button. Yet, to get a glimpse of the phones, people will have to keep patience for some more time. … Read the rest
B.S. Bassi, Delhi Police Chief has officially announced launch of a test version of the Delhi Police One Touch Away app for mobiles. The idea to connect with public via an application has been implemented given the prevalence of technology as well as to reduce general grievances against the police. With this new mobile application, the general public can register complaints, fetch traffic updates as well as seek details of contacting the local SHOs.
What’s Hot About The App?
There already exists a bouquet of apps for varied things related to police complaints or updates such as Traffic App, Lost Report and Himmat. The latest app will now bring all these applications under its wing. You can also check out the data related to the ACPs or DCPs and the like, for a specific region with this app.
It Comes With SOS
The one thing that has been causing buzz is the SOS specification that comes with the app. Using this, you can send snaps of crimes, violations or traffic infringements to the Delhi Police. Moreover, the app comes with helpline numbers that can be accessed via easy icon buttons. You may download the test-phase of the app from Google Play Store.
According to a report published in Washington Post on Sunday, the White House is considering taking action via sanctions against entities and companies located in China that have seen benefits arising from Chinese hacking of American trade secrets. While the report does not cite any specific names or sources backing such a step, it did go on to state that talks about whether the sanctions must be initiated are on in full swing.
The Complete Story
Lately, there have been numerous suspicions on China-based hackers to have breached a lot of sensitive US data. This had purportedly led to issues between the economies of USA and China. The timing of such an issue could not have been worse given that Xi Jinping, the President of China is set to visit the US in September.
What Obama Says?
Administrative officials from the Obama government have stated how China is a top suspect in a hacking case that has caused a compromise in records of more than 4.2 million employees- current and former. When quizzed on the same, an official from White House official chose to give no immediate comment. According to what President Obama told to Reuters, sometime back, the administration “is pursuing a comprehensive strategy to confront such actors.”
While leaked images of iPhone and Nexus phones are creating upsurge in the web world, the leaked images of Blackberry has taken the internet by storm. The much-rumored ‘Venice’ Android smartphone of Blackberry is expected to be slider phone, as the leaked image on Tinhte, a Taiwanese site indicates.
Specs at a glance
The yet-to-be-announced smartphone is also reported to feature QWERTY keyboard. Like other modern smartphones, ‘Venice’ as the leaked image states is an user-friendly device with mails, dialler, contacts, calendar, camera, Chrome and Playstore apps on the home-screen. There is also one folder for Google Search, Maps and Gmail. If reports are to be true, the new phone will also have WhatsApp pre-installed.
Keeping in mind the increasing demand of the phones with high-end camera, the upcoming handset is also reported to feature 18 MP camera supported by dual-LED flash and OIS.
In the leaked image the phone appears to have a textured back. Moreover, the reports of Phone Arena claims the handset may come with1440x2560 pixel QHD display and 5 MP front camera. With excellent security settings, the phone is also reported to work on 3GB RAM and 1.8GHz hexa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 808 SoC processor. … Read the rest
The tech-giant Apple has reportedly planned a special event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on September 9, 2015. The company has not yet revealed any details of event, the large venue that they selected in San Francisco hints that the company may be planning something extraordinary this year.
Pink iPhone pictures on the web
While the company has refrained from offering any details of the event, the invitation sent by Alyssa Bereznak of Yahoo offers the first look of the upcoming iPhone, which increases the excitement further.
Even though there is still no confirmation regarding the specs or features of the handset, leaks suggest it may sport a pink body. Some reports even suggest the handset to be available in a variant of rose gold or copper color, along with the white and silver colors. Apart from that, the handset is rumored to feature a much stronger body with a bend-resistant frame. There seems to be some good news for users, who want to experience high-end camera features in the phone. Leaked reports and rumors have also added pressure-sensitive touchscreen to the feature list of the phone.
A bit too expensive
So far, there is no reports indicating significant change in its feel or look. However, the model is anticipated to be a bit expensive. The reports indicating the phone to price heftily has also raised the eyebrows of stakeholders, as this might dip the sales. … Read the rest
India is all set to get a great boost in the field of technology as 10 green supercomputers would be installed in the country in a course of 3 years. The new computers will not only give a significant boost to the computing performance but also will make a sharp reduction on the power consumption, said a Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) scientist.
Computers to be launched in phases
Confirming the news to IANS, the associate director and head of the High Performance Computing, C-DAC, Pune, Sanjay Wandhekar said that they have plans for installing at least five to ten supercomputers in this year and the rest would be introduced in phases in the the coming three years.
According to the reports, the supercomputer machines planned for installation in the coming days are developed under the National Supercomputing Mission worth Rs. 4,500 crores. Being a crucial mission for the development of the country, it is jointly handled by information technology, electronics science as well as technology departments.
India to enter green computing list
As of now, 11 machines from India have entered the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputer list, out of which 2 are in the top 100 list. Once the 73 supercomputers are installed, India will also make its place in the list of Top 500 green computing, which is indeed a great achievement. … Read the rest