Beware! If You Received a Remote Wipe Code On Your Samsung Galaxy S3

  It has been recently revealed that Samsung’s flagship phone Galaxy S3 smartphone can be tenuously wiped by a single line of code. According to PC Advisor the hack involves a line of USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) code being sent to the device from a website, NFC or a QR code which wipes it entirely The issue was brought to fore by by Ravi Borgaonkar at the Ekoparty security conference. Once the device receives the code, the settings of the device is restored to factory setting removing all the data stored by the user. The process of restoring takes place in front of the user but he/she can’t do anything about it. As reported by PC advisor there is a similar USSD code which  could be used to kill, or ‘brick’ the SIM card rendering it useless. In regards to this Borgaonkar said: “Typically it (a USSD code) is used to send messages [+more]

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Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X: Who Is The Camera King?

We love our phones’ cameras, even more so nowadays, what with smartphones having separate apps like Instagram to make the snaps look even better. Be it the front facing camera for making video calls or taking self shots to make sure we look good, or the rear camera for finer photography experience, our phones are increasingly becoming our perfect travel companions by helping us capture memorable moments. iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One x are the hottest smartphones available in the market today, and we’re taking a look at which of them works best from a camera perspective. Rear camera: This is where the competition among these 3 phones gets really tight. All of them have a 8MP backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor. What this technology does is allow more light to touch the photo diodes, ensuring that even photos clicked in low light settings are reproduced effectively. Even [+more]

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