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Google Researcher Highlights Flaws in Dozens of Norton, Symantec Products

HIGHLIGHTS Symantec fixed the issues informed by Ormandy and asked users to update Issues could have allowed hackers to control OS without user interaction Symantec uses the same core engine across their entire product line Google Project Zero member and security researcher Tavis Ormandy published a blog on Wednesday detailing major security flaws found in nearly 25 of Norton and ... Read More »

Mobile Privacy Pioneer Silent Circle Raises $50 Million in Funding

Silent Circle, a Geneva-based pioneer in securing mobile communications, said on Friday it has raised $50 million in a Series C financing round led by Santander Bank as it looks to reinvent itself as an enterprise-focused business. The firm, which was founded by well-known cryptologists in 2011, said it plans to use the funds to expand development of software products ... Read More »

LG V20 With Android 7.0 Nougat to Launch in September

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc said on Monday it plans to start selling a new premium smartphone from September, hoping the device will help its struggling mobile business recover from disappointing sales. LG said its V20 device, successor to the V10 that went on sale in October last year, will be the first product to run on Google’s latest version ... Read More »

Beats Wins in Case Alleging Double Dealing Before Apple Sale

Beats Wins in Case Alleging Double Dealing Before Apple Sale A judge has dismissed the key claims in a lawsuit alleging that headphone maker Beats Electronics duped one of its early partners before negotiating its $3 billion sale to Apple two years ago. The summary judgment issued late Monday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Fahey resolves the heart ... Read More »

Romanian Hacker ‘Guccifer’ Sentenced to 52 Months in US Prison

Romanian Hacker ‘Guccifer’ Sentenced to 52 Months in US Prison HIGHLIGHTS Lazar breached Clinton’s private server at her home in New York He is believed to have hacked into email accounts of about 100 victims Victims include prominent political figures A Romanian hacker nicknamed “Guccifer” who helped expose the existence of a private email domain Hillary Clinton used when she ... Read More »

Instagram Finally Lets You Zoom in on Photos and Videos

Instagram Finally Lets You Zoom in on Photos and Videos HIGHLIGHTS It’s arrived on Instagram’s latest iOS app version Pinch to zoom feature will roll out to Android users in ‘coming weeks’ Zooming on photos or videos will make them look gross There have been a lot of requests to add a much-wanted zoom feature to the Instagram app. The ... Read More »

Hike Messenger Raises $175 Million in Funding From Tencent, Foxconn, Others

HIGHLIGHTS Hike Messenger announced funding of $175 million Hike Messenger is now valued at close to $1.4 billion The funding round was led by Tencent and Foxconn Hike Messenger, started as a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank, just announced its Series D funding round of $175 million (approximately Rs. 1,170 crores) at a valuation of $1.4 billion (approximately ... Read More »

China’s Launch of First Quantum Satellite Major Step in Space Race

China’s launch of the first quantum satellite Tuesday will push forward efforts to develop the ability to send communications that can’t be penetrated by hackers, experts said. The satellite launched into space from the Jiuquan launch base in northwestern China’s Gobi desert will allow Chinese researchers to transmit test messages between Beijing and northwestern China as well as other locations ... Read More »

Hacking Group Claims to Offer Cyber-Weapons in Online Auction

Hackers going by the name Shadow Brokers said on Monday they will auction stolen surveillance tools they say were used by a cyber group linked to the US National Security Agency. To arouse interest in the auction, the hackers released samples of programs they said could break into popular firewall software made by companies including Cisco Systems Inc, Juniper Networks ... Read More »

Asus ROG GX700 Launched in India, the ‘World’s First Liquid-Cooled Laptop’

HIGHLIGHTS The ROG GX700 comes with a liquid cooling module It can be used with traditional cooling as well The ROG Strix GL502 was also launched in India Taiwan-based technology major Asus on Wednesday announced the launch of world’s first liquid-cooled laptop in India, the ROG GX700, priced at Rs. 4,12,990. The company also launched the ROG Strix GL502 gaming ... Read More »