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'Fake ID' flaw in Android PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 July 2014 03:12

'Fake ID' flaw in Android

The Fake ID flaw was part of Android from version 2.1 to 4.4. Millions of people using Android devices could be left open to attack from malicious apps that appear to come from legitimate developers, due to a flaw in Google's mobile software. The flaw has been named "Fake ID" by security company Bluebox Labs, which discovered it. However, Google says it has already issued a patch to protect Android users from attacks exploiting the flaw. Fake ID has been resident in Android from version 2.1 to 4.4, although it was fixed in April as part of the latest update, Android KitKat. Millions of devices could still be at risk, though, as Google's own figures show that 82.1% of Android users are running an older version. In a blog post published today, Bluebox explained that the problem lies in how app security is checked on Android, with each app given its own cryptographic signature determining who can update it, and what privileges it has on a device. To get these signatures, apps are signed using “identity certificates”...Get better informed by visiting windows8newsinfo forum.


China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:42

China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe

A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp over its Windows operating system, in the latest in a growing number of competition probes that have unnerved Western firms in China. China's State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC) was also investigating a Microsoft vice president and senior managers, and had made copies of the firm's financial statements and contracts, the agency said on its website. It said Microsoft, which has struggled to make inroads in China due to rampant piracy, had not fully disclosed information about Windows and its Office software suite. Microsoft is one of the biggest U.S. companies to fall under the eye of Chinese regulators as they ramp up their oversight in an apparent attempt to protect local companies and customers. The investigation comes as U.S.-China business relations have been severely strained by wrangles over data privacy. The SAIC said it had obtained documents, e-mails and other data from Microsoft's computers and servers...For more you will need to visit windows8newsinfo forum.


Windows 8.1 Update 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 17:05

Windows 8.1 Update 2

A few days, then. Microsoft is gearing up to release the second refresh of the Windows 8.1 platform, in the form of Update 2, with all signs pointing towards a release next month. August 12 is now said to be the day of the public debut. While curiously, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will show up for MSDN subscribers on August 15 — which is another way of saying a manually downloadable version will be up for grabs in a few days’ time, if Microsoft releases it solely via the Windows Update feature. The major point of discussion here is the reason why Redmond has opted for this secrecy before launch. There were hints, primarily from Terry Myerson, the head of the operating systems division at Microsoft, who said at this year’s BUILD developer conference that the Start Menu and the ability to run Metro apps in windows on the desktop might would arrive with the second update to Windows 8.1. But it appears, the software titan changed these plans, reserving these important features for the next full version of the operating system, Windows 9...We are following this upcoming release on our forum.


What is Hybrid Cloud PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 27 July 2014 08:30

What is Hybrid

According to a survey conducted by Tech Pro Research, 68% of people using the Internet know what a Hybrid Cloud is. However, the sample size was just 138 and constituted people interested in Information Technology field.  I am not inclined to agree that 65% of IT people understand hybrid clouds, because most of them are yet to understand all the concepts and facts of cloud computing (when we consider IT people from all over the world). In many countries, business houses do not go for cloud computing due to one or more reasons. One of the primary reasons is the lack of trust in public clouds. Probably, individuals in such countries understand cloud computing and use it too (OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.). But Amazon, Azure, etc. find almost no subscribers from such countries. Reason? Lack of proper understanding of cloud computing concepts and again, fear of data being stolen and loss of data. Anyway, coming back to what is Hybrid Cloud, we have to first understand public and private clouds...For a deeper explanation visit windows8newsinfo forum.


Bill allowing smartphone unlocking PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 26 July 2014 06:40
Bill allowing smartphone unlocking
After the decision last year to make unlocking smartphone and tablet devices illegal, the US House of Representatives today voted yes to allow the practice to become legal once again. This is already the second time the government has voted on this issue, as just a few weeks ago the US Senate approved the legislation to move on to the House. The final step in getting the law approved is the President’s signature, which should come with little delay as he has already spoken out in favor of the bill. If you’re unclear as to what exactly this means for you, unlocking a phone allows you to use it on any compatible carrier (i.e. GSM) without being restricted to the original carrier. This means if you purchased an AT&T smartphone, but then moved to Canadian carrier, you can legally unlock the device without jumping through hoops. It’s unclear when the specific date when unlocking phones will become legal again, but nevertheless, the wait is soon to be over...Follow this at windows8newsinfo forum.
Install Backdoors PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 July 2014 17:10

Install Backdoors

Finally some official confirmation. Microsoft is one of the companies that has often been named to be involved in spying scandals, while company officials have outright denied any such involvements. The software titan has explained on multiple occasions that every time it was asked to share user details and data, it did so only after receiving court orders for it. But now the company has made a loud and clear declaration regarding another equally important matter — the allegations of installing backdoors in its software. Redmond explains that such a move would destroy its business across the globe. Scott Charney, the corporate vice president of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, speaking in a panel discussion at The Aspen Institute last week went a step further. He clarified that that Microsoft was never asked by the United States government (or any other agency, for that matter) to install backdoor in its software. Microsoft, of course, is one of the more vocal proponents of transparency from the United States government in these matters...Find out what Microsoft is saying at windows8newsinfo forum.


Windows 8.1 Update 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 July 2014 08:34

Windows 8.1 Update 2

Happy monthly patchers should be aware that Windows 8.1 Update 2 is rumored to release during Patch Tuesday in August. Though we've known for months that a second update would be provided for Windows 8.1, there's been very little information delivered on what it might include, other than new features and fixes. Let's hope as the release date gets closer we'll hear more about it. It's also not clear if Update 2 will be cumulative, meaning that if users don't already have Update 1 installed (released in April), they can just skip the first update and the second one will suffice, bringing all the features and fixes needed to get Windows 8.1 into a supported state. If you remember, Microsoft took the stance that Update 1 is a requirement for Windows 8.1 users to continue to receive security updates, essentially ending support for Windows 8.1 in April. Microsoft was adamant that the first update to Windows 8.1 was called simply, "update," so with a second one releasing, I'm not sure what they'll call the new one. "Update, Update?" Follow everything about Windows 8.1 Update 2 at windows8newsinfo forum.


Windows 8.1 With Bing Powered Notebooks PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 26 July 2014 06:49

Windows 8.1 With Bing Powered Notebooks

The war is in its early days still, but Microsoft is already making some stylish moves as it aims to undercut Google’s strategy of bringing to market highly affordable hardware. If the $99 Windows tablets are not your game, then you might be interested in this budget laptop, which is very much one of the first such devices that is powered by Windows 8.1 with Bing — a flavor of the operating system is identical to the base version. Only that it comes with Bing as the default search engine. This is an option that can be changed, of course, but Windows 8.1 with Bing costs less and allows device makers to the keep the prices of their products low. So anyway, the laptop has appeared on the website of a French retailer, and comes with a price tag of €250, which in most probabilities will translate to $250 in the US and other markets. Going by the name of ASUS Vivobook F200MA, the device offers an 11.6-inch HD display with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels — without a touchscreen...Find this interesting find out more on our forum.


Smartshoes PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 July 2014 05:52


I guess this makes the blue suede shoes that I have been wearing pretty dumb, huh? Forget smartwatches, the real innovation is happening in the smartshoes field. These newest addition to wearable technologies after bands, smartwatches and augmented reality glasses come from Ducere Technologies are smart enough to guide your steps. No, this does not mean they come with gravitation powers to push or pull you along with them. Instead, they have the ability to inform you when you are supposed to take a turn. Essentially, a wearable GPS device that sync with Google Maps, you need to run an associated app on your smartphone as these shoes do not come with their own processing capabilities or even onboard storage. But they can communicate with your smartphone via the app. Simply input your destination and the left or right shoe will buzz to let you know when to change direction. Going to take some getting used to, this...For more on this new smartwear visit our forum on a regular basis.



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