A team of crytopgraphers from Germany’s Ruhr University Bochum say they have uncovered flaws in WhatsApp’s security that could limit the benefits of the messaging service’s flaunted end-to-end encryption in group chats. The team of cryptographers found a set of security weaknesses in the messaging app that together allow anyone …

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In addition to the Mirage Solo headset, Lenovo also launched a product for those who wish to create and share virtual reality experiences. The Mirage Camera is a compact VR capture device that records 180 degrees of video via two 13MP fisheye lenses. It features two front-facing 13MP fisheye cameras, …

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Google and Lenovo on Tuesday at CES 2018 unveiled a Daydream VR headset called the Mirage Solo. A first for the Daydream platform, the Mirage Solo can function standalone, meaning it doesn’t need a smartphone tether by cord or Bluetooth. It also has integrated positional tracking thanks to Google’s WorldSense, …

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Apple has released three new security updates aimed at protecting Safari and WebKit from the Spectre attack. The three updates make changes to iOS, macOS, and Safari itself, but in each case, the stated goal is protecting Safari and the underlying browser engine against attacks exploiting the recently published Spectre …

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This year’s CES 2018 event has only just started but we’ve already witnessed some exciting surprises, the latest being Acer and Asus announcing that they’re bringing support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to their laptops. Amazon has started to integrate its Alexa assistant to desktops by an app designed for …

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Acer has updated its Swift 7 (SF714-51) in time for CES 2018 and given it an even thinner chassis – now just 8.98mm thick (predecessor was 10mm thin). What’s more, Acer has even managed to squeeze in an Intel XMM cellular modem, meaning you have the option of LTE connection …

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Global IT security firm Quick Heal’s Security Labs on Thursday announced it has spotted an Android Banking Trojan that imitates more than 232 mobile apps, including those offered by Indian banks like SBI, HDFC, ICICI, IDBI and Axis, among others. According to the researchers, the malware known as “Android.banker.A2f8a” is …

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It’s just the first week of 2018 and HMD Global has already announced the 2018 version of Nokia 6. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, is powered by Snapdragon 630 mobile platform, runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), which is upgradable to …

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Samsung has started production of its Exynos 9810 mobile processor with faster gigabit LTE modem and machine learning capabilities, the company announced. The South Korean major says the new chipset will be showcased for the first time at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which kicks off in Las Vegas …

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According to a new report from South Korea, the company is aiming to sell 320 million smartphones this year. Other targets include 40 million feature phones, 20 million tablet units, and 5 million wearables. Its two biggest competitors, Apple and Huawei, are estimated to sell 200 million and 150 million …

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