Macs Vulnerable to Firmware Attacks Like ‘Thunderstrike’, Says Duo Security

Since 2015, Apple Inc has tried to protect its Mac line of computers from a form of hacking that is extremely hard to detect, but it has not been entirely successful in getting the fixes to its customers, according to research released on Friday by Duo Security. Duo examined what is known as firmware in… Read More Macs Vulnerable to Firmware Attacks Like ‘Thunderstrike’, Says Duo Security

Microsoft Shows Off Fluent Design Start Menu in Latest Windows 10 Preview Build

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build that shows off the future design for upcoming builds. The new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17004 has been released for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring who have opted in to “Skip Ahead only.” The Build 17004 shows off glimpses of Fluent Design that… Read More Microsoft Shows Off Fluent Design Start Menu in Latest Windows 10 Preview Build

Nokia 8 May Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update by October End

HMD Global’s Nokia 8, the premium offering in the company’s portfolio, is finally being announced in different markets. While announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, a company manager reportedly revealed that the smartphone may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of October. At this moment, there are no specific dates or release schedule for… Read More Nokia 8 May Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update by October End

Google Says User Data Requests From India at an All-Time High

The number of requests that Google received from India in the first half of 2017 for disclosing user data was at an all-time high, reveals the latest biannual transparency report from the search engine giant. Between January 1 and June 30 this year, Google received 3,843 requests for data from 6,343 accounts from government agencies,… Read More Google Says User Data Requests From India at an All-Time High

More Than 1 Billion Smartphones Will Ship With Fingerprint Scanner Next Year: Counterpoint

Fingerprint scanners, a feature that was introduced only four years ago, will be seen in nearly all of the smartphones that will ship next year. According to research firm Counterpoint, more than one billion smartphones with a fingerprint sensor will be shipped in 2018. The fingerprint scanner, which was popularised by Apple starting with the… Read More More Than 1 Billion Smartphones Will Ship With Fingerprint Scanner Next Year: Counterpoint

Facebook Says It Will Act Against ‘Information Operations’ Using False Accounts

Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. In a report and summary of response plans on its… Read More Facebook Says It Will Act Against ‘Information Operations’ Using False Accounts

Microsoft’s Silver Lining: Surface Loses, but Windows Wins

Microsoft Corp’s lineup of Surface tablets, laptops and desktop computers has always been a paradox. The software company’s surprise foray into hardware became a billion-dollar-plus business and even managed to outclass longtime rival Apple with its Surface Studio desktop machine last fall, according to some tech critics. At the same time, the Surface range competes… Read More Microsoft’s Silver Lining: Surface Loses, but Windows Wins

Micron Names SanDisk Co-Founder Sanjay Mehrotra as CEO

Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc named SanDisk co-founder Sanjay Mehrotra its chief executive, replacing Mark Durcan who announced his retirement in February. Mehrotra’s appointment will be effective May 8, post which, Durcan will serve as an adviser to the company until early August. Durcan, a 30-year Micron veteran, took the top job in 2012 after long-time… Read More Micron Names SanDisk Co-Founder Sanjay Mehrotra as CEO

GoPro Reports Strong Sales of Flagship Cameras and Karma Drones

Wearable device maker GoPro reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday, helped by strong sales of its flagship cameras and Karma drones. GoPro, which has lacked new products and saw slower sales of its action cameras in the past year, re-released its Karma drones in February to drive demand and revenue growth. The company, whose… Read More GoPro Reports Strong Sales of Flagship Cameras and Karma Drones

‘Hajime’ Malware-Based Botnet Has Nearly 300,000 Devices Globally: Kaspersky

A new mysterious malware that builds a vast peer-to-peer botnet to infect the Internet of Things (IoT) worldwide has been identified with almost 300,000 devices under its control, ready to perform a large-scale DDoS attack. ‘Hajime’, meaning ‘beginning’ in Japanese, was identified by Russia-based cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab and has recently been propagating extensively, infecting… Read More ‘Hajime’ Malware-Based Botnet Has Nearly 300,000 Devices Globally: Kaspersky