Another major ransomware outbreak has taken place today, with a number of major institutions affected in Ukraine. The government, an energy supplier and a bank have all been hit in the latest incident.
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A phishing email has been receiving a lot of attention over the past day due to its sophisticated structure. And with the issue being heavily discussed online, Google has acted fast in an attempt to mitigate the damage.
At the time of its launch, the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix appeared to be a somewhat experimental product. But following an enthusiastic industry response, Xiaomi is working on a successor that will offer even more breakthrough technology.
A new photo has leaked onto social media which further supports claims that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The image of a case, seemingly designed for the forthcoming smartphone, shows a fingerprint scanner cutaway positioned alongside space for the rear camera.
It has emerged that unofficial Blackphone 2 handsets are being deactivated via a new software update. The devices are being disabled with the release of Silent OS 3.0.8.
Ahead of the new year, LG has issued its security bulletin for January 2017, with the release coming before Google’s own official Android bulletin for the same period. It is a move that will earn LG significant kudos, with the implication that the company has placed a high priority on security.
BlackBerry is to officially step away from mobile hardware, after concluding a licensing agreement with China’s TCL Communication. The news is not a surprise, as BlackBerry has been struggling to compete against rivals such as Samsung in recent years, and already had an existing relationship with TCL.
Google is rolling out changes to the system it uses to detect instances where developers have tried to game the Play Store. The search engine giant says that this activity breaches the terms of the Google Play Developer Policy, and is used by some developers to artificially manipulate the placement of their app.
LG is in the process of looking at new ideas for next year’s LG G6, which are not related to philosophies the company has adopted with previous flagship smartphones. And reports from South Korea state that one of the concepts that LG is investigating for its 2017 flagship is iris scanning.
At the 2016 edition of Mobile Pwn2Own, a group of White Hat hackers have claimed a $100,000 prize after successfully installing a rogue app on a Nexus 6P. The Tencent Keen Security Lab Team were able to get around Android’s internal protection systems in order to install the app.