Tag Archives: Researchers

Lamborghini teams up with MIT researchers to create “self-healing” sports car

Lamborghini has collaborated with a group of researchers from MIT to create a conceptual electric sports car, which has a carbon fibre shell that is able to repair any cracks or damages by itself.  Meaning “third millennium” in Italian, the Terzo Millennio concept is designed to offer a vision into the future of sports car design. Composed of a carbon fibre structure, the car ... Read More »

Google Paid Out $3 Million to Bug Researchers in 2016; Nearly $1 Million for Android

Google last year gave out $3 million (roughly Rs. 21 crores) as part of its Vulnerability Rewards Program where the company pays out researchers to find, fix, and prevent vulnerabilities specifically in Android, Chrome, and other Google products and services. In a blog post, the company updated the details and said that it nearly gave Android and Chrome researchers nearly ... Read More »

Android Pattern Locks Can Be Broken Into in Just Five Attempts, Claim Researchers

If you think that the popular Android pattern lock systems are the best option to safeguard your device, you are mistaken as security researchers have found that it takes just five attempts to break into Android devices. Android pattern lock is a security measure that protects mobile phones or tablets. However, users only have five attempts to get the pattern ... Read More »

Apple Publishes Its First Artificial Intelligence Paper in Bid to Hire Top Researchers

After announcing its intention to publish artificial intelligence research at the start of the month, the usually secretive Apple has done so exactly. Its first public paper, submitted late last week, revolves around an algorithm learning to recognise images that are generated by a computer, as opposed to existing ones captured by a camera. The first publicly available Apple paper, ... Read More »

Researchers Claim to Have Bypassed iPhone, iPad Activation Lock

Hemanth Joseph, a Kerala-based security researcher, has identified a bug running in iOS 10.1 version of Apple’s operating system that allowed him to bypass the Activation Lock on an iPad. The Activation Lock in Apple’s iPhone or iPad is hard for someone other than owner of the device to hack and set it up as a new device. Joseph claims ... Read More »

‘Gooligan’ Android Malware Stole Millions of Google Accounts, Say Researchers

A malicious software, called Gooligan, designed to attack Android smartphones has breached the accounts of more than a million Google users, security researchers said Wednesday. The report by Check Point Software Technologies said the Gooligan malware targets devices running Android 4.0 and 5.0, which represent nearly 74 percent of Android devices. Gooligan attacks can steal email addresses and authentication data ... Read More »

Google Says Paid Out $550,000 to Android computer virus Researchers in 2016; will increase Payout

Google delivered Android to its Vulnerability Rewards software a 12 months ago. this system basically asks researchers and builders for filing bugs in its services and products, and in return Google will pay them in cash for applicable high high-quality reports. Google now says it paid as lots as $550,000 (kind of Rs. 36,896,464) to 82 researchers for submitting diverse ... Read More »

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 »

New AceDeceiver Malware Affects Non-Jailbroken iOS Devices: Researchers

Researchers claim to have found a new strain of malware that can infect a large pool of iPhone and iPad devices. The iOS malware, dubbed AceDeceiver, is said to affect non-jailbroken devices without the user’s knowledge. Apple has reportedly pulled three apps from the App Store that were believed to be from the AceDeceiver family. AceDeceiver was designed to exploit ... Read More »