Tag Archives: Security

Broadcom-Qualcomm Showdown Delayed by US Security Panel Order

A US national security panel on Sunday ordered Qualcomm to put off its March 6 annual shareholder meeting, delaying a long-awaited showdown in the company’s attempt to see off a takeover bid by Broadcom. Separately, Broadcom said the decision was the result of secret moves made by Qualcomm on January 29 to encourage an investigation into the proposed $117 billion (roughly  Rs.… Read More »

Wall Street to Grill Intel on Chip Security Flaws

Wall Street analysts will grill Intel executives on how massive security flaws in its computer chips are impacting business when the company reports quarterly results on Thursday. Intel has said there would be no material cost to it from security flaws, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, that were disclosed on January 3 since both could be solved with software. But the real-world effects on productivity are… Read More »

Android Bug Hunter Awarded Over $100,000 for Exposing Security Flaw in Google Pixel

Google has awarded $112,500 (roughly Rs. 71,83,300) to a security researcher for exposing a security flaw in Google Pixel smartphones. Guang Gong, in August 2017 submitted an exploit chain through the Android Security Rewards (ASR) programme. It was the first working remote exploit chain since the search giant has expanded the ASR program. Gong was awarded $105,000 (roughly Rs. … Read More »

Russia security agency uncovers IS attack plot, detains 2

Russia’s top domestic security said Thursday it has detained two suspects from ex-Soviet Central Asia accused of plotting attacks on civilians in Moscow on behalf of the Islamic State group. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said the suspects were preparing to launch the attacks on Friday, the beginning of the school year in Russia. The agency said… Read More »

Xiaomi Responds to eScan Claims That MIUI Is Riddled With Security Flaws

Security solutions company eScan on Thursday in a 36-page report alleged that Xiaomi’s MIUI custom Android ROM has multiple flaws that affected the security of user data. Xiaomi system apps such as the uninstall mechanism and Mi Mover were some of the flawed aspects of MIUI, the report stated. The Chinese smartphone company has refuted the allegations however, in a statement to… Read More »

Google Releases July Android Security Update for Nexus, Pixel Devices

Google, as expected in the first week of every month, has released the latest Android monthly security update for its Nexus and Pixel devices. Alongside the new July Android security update, the company has also released system images and OTA files for compatible devices for users to side load. Compatible device owners can either wait for an official… Read More »

Canada celebrates 150th birthday with a party, Bono and heavy security

Thousands of revelers, British royals and even Bono will converge on Canada’s capital on Saturday to celebrate the nation’s 150th birthday with a massive party that will be held under a heavy security presence. About 500,000 people are expected to be in Ottawa for the long-anticipated Canada Day festivities, which will feature a large outdoor celebration in front… Read More »

Microsoft Releases Windows XP Security Patches for Additional Protection Against WannaCry-Like Cyber-Attacks

Microsoft was criticised last month for not providing free security patches to Windows XP users early enough to help protect against WannaCry ransomware. It seems like the Redmond-based company has taken the criticism seriously, as it has now included additional security updates for earlier versions of Windows as part of ‘Update Tuesday’. These updates are said to offer… Read More »

Google fixes Pixel and Pixel XL freezing issues in the latest security update

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones had been plagued by many issues since their release last fall. A small percentage of these problems were caused during the manufacturing process, while others, most of them, were addressed via software updates. A rather long thread on Google’s product forums contains the reports of many Pixel and Pixel XL owners who… Read More »

The Essential Phone will (probably) receive monthly security updates

Officially unveiled yesterday, the Essential Phone will be released sometime in June as a pretty different alternative to most handsets out there. The brainchild of Andy Rubin (co-founder of Android and ex-Googler), the Essential Phone doesn’t feature any logo, and is a near-bezel-less, high-end device made out of titanium, ceramic, and Gorilla Glass 5. As already announced, the… Read More »