It leads to device tracking & other problems.
IoT is the idea that is proving to be the pivot of revolution in this tech advanced era. IoT is the ability to transform an ordinary device to a mobile unit that can connect & access the wide world of the Internet.
‘Ctrlpanel’ is a startup whose main goal is to make accounts more secure. One can get the app on their iPhone from the App store or use the PC version.
With this new app for OS X & iOS you can safely store your passwords, credit cards & bank details using strong cryptography & iCloud sync to safely access your info from any of your Apple devices.
Google Keep is one of the highest rated note taking apps & can be used with just about any device you can imagine. There are native apps available for both the Android & Apple iOS platforms, an applet for Chrome OS & the Chrome browser, & it even exists as a Web app.
A few minutes ago, Microsoft Corp. unveiled the Surface, Lumia & Microsoft Band devices, & a fast & secured login with Windows Hello. Other releases include new Cortana experiences that turn Windows 10 devices into a personal assistant, improved touch & pen experiences on Surface & Continuum for phones, which enables the new Lumia 950 & 950 XL phones to work like PCs.
Strange. Online security experts have zeroed in on to a custom-build software named Wifatch which essentially “attacks” your home WiFi, though, hold on, there’s something fishy about it. It does not carry any malware or indulge in any malicious activity.
Reports: Symantec blog, Surfmax, Inquirer, CIO Australia, Hacked
Google Inc. today introduced some hardware, some software & some things in between. There are now 2 new Nexus phones, a Tablet, updates to Chromecast & added features for some of its apps.
The Nexus 6P smartphone is the 1st all-metal-body Nexus phone. Built in collaboration with Huawei, this 5.7” phone is crafted from aeronautical-grade aluminum, with a USB Type-C port for fast charging, a powerful 64-bit processor, & a 12.3 MP camera sensor with massive 1.55µm pixels.
Reports: USA Today, New York Times, re/code
These include television sets and cars. With IoT devices expected to number 25 billion by 2020, Symantec said it was leading the effort to protect consumers from hacks.
Yet another “massive” vulnerability in Android devices has been uncovered by security researchers. This one allowed hackers to access a device remotely without the owner ever knowing his device had been compromised. The flaw may have affected roughly 95% of Android devices running operating system version 2.2 to 5.1, said cybersecurity firm Zimperium.
Reports: VentureBeat, Forbes