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Data Leaks in Social Media Apps PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 08:33

Data Leaks in Social Media Apps

Researchers from the University of New Haven have uncovered a mixed bag of security issues involving the Android apps of a number of popular social media sites including Instagram, Vine, Nimbuzz, OoVoo and Voxer, just to name a few. University of New Haven Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group director Ibrahim Baggili said security in these apps is an afterthought. Users may assume that the pictures, messages and location maps they send to friends are private but that’s not the case. Specifically, Baggili and his team found that Instagram, OoVoo, Grindr, HeyWire and TextPlus were all guilty of storing unencrypted image files on a publicly available web server. This is similar to issues the group found with text messaging app Viber earlier this year. All said and done, the researchers estimate that 968 million people use the apps in total. The team has yet to analyze apps running iOS. The researchers discovered the following, Tango and MessageMe left unencrypted videos on a server...Follow this and more on our forum.

 

 
Destiny midnight launch party PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:41

Destiny midnight launch party

One of the next hottest titles to make their way onto the Xbox One entertainment console is Destiny from Bungie. Destiny is an intriguing-looking title which has stirred up a great deal of interest. From the same stables as Halo, this is a cinematic, action-packed adventure with a variety of gameplay modes. Destiny is set to launch tonight and Microsoft Stores across the nation are hosting a midnight launch party, offering up free swag for those of you who attend early enough. "Join us on Monday, September 8th at 10 pm for the Destiny Midnight Launch party at your local Microsoft Store. There will be gift bags, giveaways, snacks and in-store game play! Plus you can get your copy of Destiny when the game launches at midnight on 9/9," Microsoft stated. All Microsoft Stores, except the ones in Garden State Plaza, Rockingham Mall, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Westroads Mall, and Roosevelt Field, will be featuring this midnight party...For more you better hurry to windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Four Bulletins This Time For Update PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 September 2014 19:13

Four Bulletins This Time For Update

We have the preliminary details of Update Tuesday September 2014, and this time around Microsoft aims to keep things nice and simple. Only one Critical bulletin, and three Important are incoming. The four bulletins will go live the second Tuesday of the month, September 9. Redmond announced the advance notification, and although full details have been kept under wraps for security reasons, all Windows and Internet Explorer versions are part of this new rollout — all versions of Windows this side of Windows XP, that is. Among the other affected software is the .NET Framework and Lync Server. On the Important bulletins side, we have either Denial of Service problems or Elevation of Privilege, while the Critical patch address a lethal Remote Code Execution issue. System restarts may be required in most cases after deploying these patches. As happens with every single Update Tuesday release, Microsoft will release these patches via the integrated Windows Update option for unattended installation...Keep up to date by visiting windows8newsinfo forum on a regular basis.

 

 
Say hello to the notification center PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 06 September 2014 16:32

Say hello to the notification center

More details on Microsoft’s next major version of Windows, codenamed Threshold, have come our way today. With an expected release date of September 30th for the technical preview, Microsoft is quickly putting together some final pieces before they release the OS for testing by those outside the walls of Microsoft. One feature that many suspected would be coming to the OS, seeing that it is now on Windows Phone, is a notification center. In fact, that feature is indeed coming to Windows Threshold and we have some details to share with you. In the later builds of Threshold, a new notification center is now present that works exactly like you would expect; a central area of the OS that highlights notifications. The current functionality has the notification center launching from the system tray and much like Windows Phone, notifications are sorted by the app that triggers the event. There is also a button that allows you to quickly clear all of your notifications or you can remove them one by one...For more visit us at windows8nesinfo forum.

 

 
Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 September 2014 02:56

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4

Samsung is adding two new models to its line of big-screen, pen-equipped smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a 5.7 inch phone with an aluminum frame and a fake leather rear panel. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is an entirely new type of device which has a curved display that actually wraps over one side of the phone’s case. The Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel AMOLEd display, a 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB to 64GB of storage. It has a 16MP rear camera, and a 3.7MP front-facing camera. It also has a fingerprint sensor and the phone is powered by a 3220mAh battery. In other words, it’s one of the most powerful Android smartphones you’re likely to find this year. In some regions the phone will have a Samsung Exynos 5433 octa-core processor instead of the Snapdragon chip. Samsung says the phone uses 7.5 percent less power and gets longer battery life than the Galaxy S3...Further details are posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Asus launches VivoTab 8 budget tablet PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 September 2014 07:58

Asus launches VivoTab 8 budget tablet

The first 8 inch Windows tablet from Asus is a model with an Intel Atom processor and a digital pen for writing and drawing with pressure-sensitive input. The Asus VivoTab Note 8 launched earlier this year and has a list price of $330, although you can almost always find one for a lower price. But what if you don’t need the pen support? Meet the Asus VivoTab 8 (M81C). It’s a new 8 inch Windows tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, but no digital pen and a few other differences which mean it’ll probably sell for even less than the already-affordable VivoTab Note 8 when it hits the streets. The Asus VivoTab 8 features an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8.1 software (plus a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365). While the VivoTab Note 8 has 2GB of RAM and 32GB to 64GB of storage, the newer tablet will only be available with 32GB of built-in storage and will come with 1GB or 2GB of RAM...For more about this and more from IFA on our forum.

 

 
Forget Windows 9 and Windows Phone: Will it all be called just plain 'Windows'? PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 06 September 2014 18:11
An interesting question is circulating online kicked off by Microsoft watcher Michael Gillett last Saturday: What will Microsoft name the next version of Windows? I know, that doesn't sound very interesting since people ask this question every time a new version of Windows is on the horizon. Besides, we already know the next version of the OS will be called Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold) just like we "knew" Windows 8 was the name for the follow-up to Windows 7. But there might be more to it this time around. Could Microsoft be getting ready to dump all its various numbering and naming schemes and just say that all of its products are running Windows? Not Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Phone, or Windows RT—just "Windows." Gillett, who is based in the U.K., brought this up after noticing that a Lumia 930 commercial for the British market never mentions Windows Phone. The OS is referred to simply as "Windows" and uses that name to refer to Windows Phone, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT... read more by visiting our Windows Forum
 
Movpack PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 September 2014 05:19

Movpack

So you think regular skateboards are boring, eh? If those electric skateboards we've featured before don't do it for you, then here's another alternative: an electric skateboard that's also a backpack. It's called the Movpack, and you don't even need to know how to ride a skateboard to use it, so long as you can keep your balance.  You simply navigate it with a remote control, and it'll move on its own at speeds that reach up to 15mph. Since Movpack's creators have a wide target audience, from working professionals to students, they designed the board part to fold behind the backpack for convenience.  You can roll it behind you or carry it like a regular backpack, but since it contains both the board and its battery, it weighs a rather heavy 17 pounds without anything else in it. That battery can take you anywhere within 9 miles, provided you haven't used it to charge your gadgets (which you totally can, by the way!), after which you need to plug it in for a couple hours...More more and a short video visit our forum.

 

 
Evolution of Malware PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:19

Evolution of Malware

It was the ’50s! Back then, computers were big. Programmers used punching cards. One such programmer – Bob Thomas – experimented with self-replicating programs and created the Creeper. Fortunately, the worm could not self-replicate, but it did affect users of ARPAnet (one of the first computer networks’ community). From there, began a journey into the most dangerous realms of the Internet. The first Internet Worm and a great deal of MS-DOS viruses were harmless to both the user and the computer. They were designed to be annoying and let the world know about their creators existence. But with the passage of times, things changed. Today’s malware writers exploit their creations to use infected machines, and then steal banking credentials, send spam messages, or leverage their revenue by advertisement click fraud. Corporate espionage also brings constant revenue, as malware opens backdoors into the organization’s network...We have a very detailed look at the evolution of malware posted on our forum.

 

 
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