Tag Archives: Security

Social Media Data Mining, Face Recognition Tools to Be Given to Security Agencies: Home Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Cybercrimes posing “big challenge” to security establishment: Singh Terrorists using the “dark Internet” to recruit operatives, he said “We have created a cyber-security division in the home ministry” Security agencies are trying to obtain new software and improved face-recognition technology to enable themselves to dig deeper into social media about a criminal whose record is unavailable in… Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Update Gets August Android Security Patch, Other Improvements

Xiaomi Mi A1, the Chinese phone maker’s first Android One-based smartphone, has started receiving a software update that includes the August 2018 Android security patch. While the update is rolling out over-the-air (OTA), users can also flash the Fastboot ROM. As per the changelog, the August 2018 security update improves security and comes with some bug fixes. The update also… Read More »

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Gets August Android Security Patch via Software Update

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 has received a new software update that brings the August 2018 Android security patch. The update is rolling out in batches as a firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) package. Notably, the latest update comes weeks after Asus started selling the ZenFone Max Pro M1 6GB RAM variant in India. While the 3GB RAM version of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes… Read More »

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Gets Face Unlock, April Security Patch, and More With OTA Update

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 has received its first major update just 10 days after its launch in India. In the new update that’s rolling out to the ZenFone Max Pro M1, Asushas introduced its Face Recognition feature, alongside improvements in battery, camera, fingerprint sensor, and gyroscope. It also brings the Android security patch for April 2018. The ZenFone Max Pro… Read More »

Apple Releases iOS 11.3.1 to Fix Aftermarket iPhone 8 Display Issue; macOS 10.13.4 Gets New Security Update

Apple has released iOS 11.3.1 that doesn’t bring any fresh features but addresses an issue that was making the touch functionality of some iPhone 8 devices unresponsive if they use an aftermarket display panel. The issue surfaced with the iOS 11.3 update that was released last month. The new iOS update is available for download for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. Alongside… Read More »

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 »