Tag Archives: security

Anti-CAA protests: Internet services suspended in 14 UP districts ahead of Friday prayers, security beefed up

The authorities in various cities of Uttar Pradesh have suspended internet in view of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in Uttar Pradesh and Friday prayers. The state of Uttar Pradesh has witnessed massive and violent protests against the new citizenship law. At least 17 people were killed, over 200 police personnel injured and state-owned property damaged across Uttar Pradesh, last ... Read More »

Airtel’s mobile app hit with security flaw which left millions of user data exposed

Airtel was hit with possibly the biggest security bug which could have left the telco’s 300+ million users’ data vulnerable. The security flaw existed in the API of Airtel smartphone app where sensitive information of Airtel users can be found. Airtel’s security flaw was discovered by independent security researcher Ehraz Ahmed who said it took him just 15 minutes to find ... Read More »

LG V30 Gets AI Cam, March Android Security Patch, ThinQ Branding With Software Update

LG V30 is now receiving a software update on certain Verizon-branded units in the US. The update brings software version VS99620b to the LG V30 with features like the new AI Cam, a new start screen with ThinQ branding, and the “latest Android security updates”. These features were rolled out to the LG V30+ back in March this year. To check for the LG V30 OTA ... Read More »

Intel Says Performance Impact of Chip Flaw Security Updates Isn’t Significant

HIGHLIGHTS The updates were widely expected to have a major performance impact Intel refuted those concerns on Thursday, and citing large clients The performance impact will be further mitigated over time, Intel says Intel Corp said fixes for security issues in its microchips would not slow down computers, rebuffing concerns that the flaws found in microprocessors would significantly reduce performance. The ... Read More »

International Galaxy S8 and S8+ models are finally receiving the November security update

The internationally sold versions of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now finally in the process of receiving the November security update. As usual, this includes patches from Google, as well as Samsung-specific fixes. You get 61 general Android vulnerabilities fixed, alongside six exploits found only in Samsung’s software. Additionally, the widespread KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability is patched too. The Korean company also threw in ... Read More »

Internet of So Much Stuff: Don’t wanna be a security id-IoT

Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, last month announced a $1bn investment in IoT R&D over the next three years. What does $1bn buy you in IoT? A new IoT division, to be run by VMware’s CTO Ray O’Farrell, a bunch of new IoT-focussed projects including Project Iris – an under wraps RSA security development – and some collaborations for ... Read More »

TP-Link’s Kasa Cam is the company’s first home security camera

TP-Link is expanding its smart home market presence with today’s announcement of the TP-Link KC120 Kasa Cam wireless home securitycamera. The KC120 sports a wide-angle lens with 130-degree field of view and 1080p video resolution. It also includes most of the features we’ve come to expect from Wi-Fi security cameras: motion and sound detection, push notification alerts, night vision up to ... Read More »

Data security: Lens on foreign mobile phone makers

  Taking a tough stand, the government has ordered all leading mobile phone manufacturers, majority of them Chinese, to provide some details about safety and security practices they undertake during production. According to a senior official, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has written to 21 companies including Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Gionee, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus. “Under the ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ, X, X Compact and X Performance get May security update

Sony is rolling out the May 1 2017 security update to its line of Xperia X smartphones. The new firmware is seeding to the Xperia X, Xperia X Compact, Xperia X Performance and the Sony Xperia XZ. Earlier today we reported that the Xperia XZs has also received the update.   May 2017 security update The update brings the Xperia ... Read More »

Nokia 6 becomes first to get July security update

A new update has started hitting the Nokia 6 smartphone. Weighing in at around 150MB and currently hitting units in Taiwan and Hong Kong, the new firmware comes with the Android security fixes for July. This makes the mid-range Nokia 6 the fist phone to get the latest update. According to the screenshot below, the update brings no new features and the ... Read More »