Sony Xperia Z5 IFA 2015 event liveblog

Sony is rumored to have brought the big guns at IFA 2015: an all new Sony Xperia Z5 family is waiting to get officially revealed and rumors claim that among the new phones are the Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact.
The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is definitely the phone to watch among these three: it’s rumored to become the first smartphone with a 4K Ultra HD display (3840 x 2160 pixels of resolution). Do you really need such a high resolution on a phone? That’s an open question and we certainly hope that Sony provides a reason …

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Card-not-present payment fraud is poised to grow

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Already accounting for 25% of losses due to fraud globally, card-not-present fraud is expected to grow as U.S. card issuers roll out tougher-to-counterfeit chip cards. U.S. retailers may soon be tussling more with criminals who try to fraudulently use payment cards to pay for online orders. That’s because U.S. banks are issuing replacement credit cards to consumers that contain a microchip designed to make cards harder to counterfeit and use in stores. But those chips cards won’t deter online fraud, because computers lack chip card readers. That’s leading payment industry insiders to predict criminals will attempt more fraud on the web. Research from The Nilson Report, a payments industry publication, says U.S. credit and debit card issuers, acquirers and merchants already bore the brunt of nearly half (48.2%) of the $16.31 billion in losses due to all forms of payment fraud globally last year, despite accounting for only 21.4% of global purchase volume on payment cards. That’s because much of the rest of the world has already phased in chip cards, following what’s called the EMV (short for EuroPay, MasterCard, Visa) card standard. The United States is the last large nation to make the shift to EMV. Use of counterfeit […]

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Spotlight: Glextor is an Android app drawer replacement for max organization

Bored of Android’s default application drawer already? Fret not, there’s a handy application manager by the name of Glextor for you to try out. It’s an app that enables the organization of all the applications you have installed.

Glextor has an app organizer with an auto-grouping feature. Based on Google Play categories, it allows for newly installed apps to be categorized automatically. Of course, personalized grouping is a possibility as well, as users can create their own groups or rename predefined ones. Each application can be assigned to several groups at the same time. There are also …

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Prepare a new dossier! Pakistan’s cyber Mujahideen hit India

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A month before Pakistan’s ceasefire violation on the eve of Independence Day, a silent battle was raging in Mumbai’s financial district. Two large private banks, a retail brokerage and a state-owned lender faced a cyberattack from hackers across the border that seriously slowed down all online customer transactions. In the world of cybercrime, such attacks, which could be mistaken as normal traffic overload on the Net, are known as ‘distributed denial of service’ or DDoS. Spread across the world, hackers, either sympathetic to lost causes or indulging in the game of extortion, virtually ‘take over’ thousands of computers in diverse destinations before unleashing a DDoS strike. As computers that are hacked into start behaving as robots — or, ‘botnet’ in cyberparlance, the hackers divert traffic from these terminals to clog the systems of targets like banks and even e-commerce firms. A bank that is invaded may be unaware of the attack and even take a while to sense that customers are struggling to put through a simple net banking fund transfer or credit card payment. The July attack On that day in July, it was no different. The financial institutions received advisory on the DDoS attack from the government’s Computer […]

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Affordable 4.5″ Acer Liquid Z330/M330 twins unveiled: one with Windows 10, the other with Android

Acer is on a roll at IFA with six new smartphones, and among them the Acer Liquid Z330 and Liquid M330 are two extremely affordable devices that are very similar in terms of specs, but differ in their operating systems: one runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop (Z330), while the other one (M330) comes with Windows 10 on board.

Identical twins with different platformsBoth the Acer Liquid Z330 and the Liquid M330 run on the entry-level Snapdragon 210 system chip with 1GB of RAM, and feature 4.5-inch LCD displays with a conservative 480 x 854-pixel (FWVGA) resolution.

The …

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No end in sight: More drama to come in the phone-hacking scandal

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Like the Wars of the Roses, Frank Sinatra’s much-postponed retirement and the proceedings of the Chilcot inquiry, the newspaper phone-hacking scandal seems to go on for ever. With the conclusion of the Leveson investigation into the British press, and the jailing of some journalists, many in the industry may have hoped that, using a contemporary phrase, a “line might be drawn” under this unrelenting media nightmare. It seems not. Rebekah Brooks appears set to return to the chief executive role at News UK, formerly News International – one she vacated when she had to face serious legal charges. She was judged innocent and cleared; nonetheless, many were shocked at what they learnt about journalistic methods at the News of the World and The Sun, and the behaviour of senior people at the titles, legal or not. Whatever lessons have been learnt and qualities Ms Brooks brings to the Murdoch organisation, even the most skilled public-relations exercise could not convince anyone that this was a “fresh start”. Rupert Murdoch has once again signalled a sort of rugged defiance towards the rest of the world, and displayed a remarkable sense of loyalty, even chivalry, to one of those closest to him. It […]

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Lenovo’s MIIX 700 is a laptop-tablet hybrid that looks so unique you might confuse it for a Surface Pro 3

In a flurry of new laptop announcements, Lenovo has also presented its brand-new laptop-tablet hybrid – the Ideapad MIIX 700. Built with versatility in mind, the device has a built-in kickstand, stylus, and comes with a keyboard dock, which one can use whenever the situation calls for more serious work to be done.

The MIIX 700 comes with Windows 10 on-board and will be available in a few different hardware variations, going up to Intel Skylake Core M7, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB SSD. In terms of connectivity, the slate has two USB ports – one supporting USB 3.0, the …

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Moto 360 biggest benefit: better screen-to-body ratio than all the rest

With so many leaks and rumors, the second generation of one of the most popular Android Wear smartwatches – the Moto 360 – seems to be right around the corner. 
We’ve seen leaked images of the devices in two sizes, and even a ruggedized sport version in the plans, and all these new watches are said to feature that ‘flat tire’ styled screen rather than going to a fully 360-degree circle for the screen.
Many have criticized Motorola for this decision, but a leaked slide from what seems like an internal presentation …

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UBER HIRES HACKERS: UBER RESEARCHING SELF-DRIVING CARS BY HIRING THEIR OWN HACKERS TO TEST THINGS OUT

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Uber has hired hackers in order for them to conduct well-rounded research on their self-driving cars. According to the Wall Street Journal, Uber Technologies Inc. hired security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, who will work in the company’s Pittsburgh lab. They will be testing out some programs in hopes of making these potential self-driving cars successful — and safe. “Miller and Valasek caused a stir earlier this summer when they brought a Jeep Cherokee to a halt on a St. Louis highway by wirelessly hacking into its entertainment system. The stunt angered executives of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the automobile industry’s trade group. But it played differently in Silicon Valley, where such security research is common. Tesla Motors Inc., for instance, worked closely with two other researchers who hacked one of its Model S sedans for a presentation at a hacker conference last month.” News that Uber hired the hackers to work for their company is getting mixed reviews. Naturally, as mentioned in the quote above, some car companies aren’t too happy with the idea of hacking tests. However, some consumers think it is important research that needs to be done, and that Uber has quite a remarkable […]

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Judge Koh wants second Apple-Samsung damages retrial to be short and sweet

Judge Lucy Koh will be presiding over the second Apple-Samsung damages retrial, which will be heard in March or April of 2016. After a three judge panel turned down Samsung’s request for a new hearing on the first patent trial. Samsung requested that the entire panel of judges rule on its request (called an en banc hearing), but that was also denied. Last month, Samsung filed papers to have its case heard by the Supreme Court. Only 1% of those filings ever end up being heard by the highest court in the land.

While Samsung waits to hear if it will have its case heard by the Supreme Court, …

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