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Apple’s Encryption Breached By Researchers, Attackers Can Decrypt Secure Messages

Apple’s growing arsenal of encryption techniques – shielding data on devices as well as real-time video calls and instant messages – has spurred the US government to sound the alarm that such tools are putting the communications of terrorists and criminals out of the reach of law enforcement. But a group of Johns Hopkins University researchers has found a bug ... Read More »

Meizu Pro 6 to Be Exclusively Powered by MediaTek Helio X25 SoC: Report

There has been buzz around the upcoming Meizu Pro 6 flagship smartphone which is said to sport a massive 6GB of RAM. Now, a new report says that Meizu has opted for MediaTek’s all-new Helio X25 chipset for the its Pro 6 flagship. Gizchina reports that MediaTek at an event in China announced that the new Helio X25 was co-developed ... Read More »

Apple Says US Founding Fathers ‘Would be Appalled’ by DOJ’s iPhone Request

The US founding fathers “would be appalled” by a Department of Justice request to unlock an encrypted iPhone, Apple Inc said on Tuesday in its final brief before a court showdown next week. Apple is fighting a court order obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last month, which requires the company to write new software to disable passcode protection ... Read More »

Snapdeal to Hike Salaries by 20 Percent for Top Performers

E-commerce major Snapdeal will roll out annual salary hikes of 20 percent and above for its top performers as part of its efforts to become a “meritocracy-led” organisation. The increase, effective from April 1, will also include ESOPs for the top performers. “We have moved onto a trimester-based performance review. We want to be a meritocracy-led organisation and we want ... Read More »

iOS 9.1 Jailbreak Released by Pangu, New Apple TV Hack Coming This Week

For those who like diving deep into their iOS device, tinkering with settings that Apple wished you wouldn’t touch, there’s some exciting news for you. Chinese hacker team Pangu has released an update for its jailbreak tool, making it capable of working with iPhone and iPad running iOS 9.0 through to iOS 9.1. Furthermore, the hacking group says that it ... Read More »

UC Browser Gets UC Cricket Content Powered by Microsoft, Twitter

UC Web, best known for its UC Browser app for Android phones, has tied up with micro-blogging site Twitter and tech giant Microsoft’s search engine Bing to provide a mobile gateway to live content ahead of the busy cricket season in the country. Called UC Cricket, the new cricket content aggregation platform in UC Browser is designed to provide cricket ... Read More »

Ola, Uber Bike Taxis Seized by Regional Transport Authority in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government on Saturday seized five two-wheeler taxis belonging to app-based cab aggregators Uber and Ola for violating the Motor Vehicles Act and operating without requisite permissions. “They (UberMoto and Ola Bike) did not make any application so it is a violation of the Motor Vehicles Act. That’s why we have taken action against them. We have seized some ... Read More »

Fingerprint Scanners Not Foolproof, Can Be Tricked by Inkjet Printers: Report

You may think using a fingerprint sensor is a very secure method to lock down your smartphone, and you’re right, in most cases it indeed is. But don’t mistake this biometric technology as foolproof. Case in point, researchers at Michigan State University have found a way to unlock your smartphone using things like an off-the-shelf inkjet printer. The researchers say ... Read More »

500 Million Android Devices Affected by ‘Accessibility Clickjacking’ Malware: Report

Mobile security firm Skycure has claimed that a new Android malware can allow malicious apps to access all text-based data on a device without requiring permission from the user. The research firm has further claimed that the latest Android malware family dubbed “Accessibility Clickjacking” impacts almost all Android versions except the last two versions – Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android ... Read More »

Honda Increases Prices Across Range by Up to 79,000

Following the Union Budget 2016, now Honda has also announced a price hike across its range in India. Effective from March 1, 2016, the levy of ‘Infrastructure Cess’ announced in Union Budget 2016 – 17 translates into an increase of up to 79,000 for Honda cars in India. One must note, Tata Motors, Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki have already announced ... Read More »