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Malware Posing As Official Google Play Store Evades Most Security Checks

DavidGilbert99 Re:Link? (100 comments)

Here is the link: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/malwa... I submitted it to Slashdot but it failed to publish it.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Is Sitting On Six Million Unsold Surface Tablets

DavidGilbert99 Re:Seriously? (550 comments)

Yes it has sold other hardware but it has never produced a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone because it was seen as potentially upsetting the OEMs who make Windows a success.

about a year ago
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BlackBerry Looking To Quench 'Insatiable Demand' For New Smartphones

DavidGilbert99 Re:Self shilling? (173 comments)

I was indeed

about a year and a half ago

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Which is Bigger - Kim Kardashian's Ass or Comet 67P?

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about two weeks ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "It is a question for the ages, but there is one clear winner in the battle for the hearts and minds of internet users between this week's two biggest stories — the unveiling of Kim Kardashian's naked form in Paper magazine (which promised to "break the internet") and the landing of a washing machine-sizes spacecraft on a speeding comet over 500,000,000km from earth..."
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Why Find my iPhone Didn't Help Get My Smartphone or Laptop Back

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about two weeks ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "An article in The Verge this week told how Apple's Find my iPhone features works to help recover a stolen smartphone. And while in that particular case it may have, that is not my experience and a disconnect between technology and the police mean the usefulness of the feature is very limited"
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UK Police Replace Traditional Notebook with Big Screen Smartphones

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about three weeks ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "No longer will policemen and women need to try and decipher their own writing on the witness stand as traditional paper notebooks are being replaced by Samsung's large screen Galaxy Note 3 smartphone which will come with special pre-installed apps."
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Oppo N3 Launched with Motorised Rotating Camera To Track Moving Objects

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Trying to stand out in the smartphone market is hard. So hard in fact that one Chinese company has resorted to putting a motorised, rotating camera on its latest smartphone, with the Oppo N3 promising to automatically track your subject..."
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North Korea Hacks 20,000 South Korean Smartphones with Games

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "North Korea's elite cyber-warfare unit has been building smartphone games, but unlike Angry Birds and Candy Crush, these games have been designed to infect the smartphones of South Koreans with up to 20,000 falling victim between May and September this year"
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Budzster App Promises to Give You Personalised Marijuana Recommendations

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Not happy with blindly choosing what strain of cannabis you smoke? Well worry not as Budzster is hoping solve your problem by providing personalised marijuana recommendations for users, based on their personal preferences....what could go wrong?"
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CryptoWall Ransomware Infecting Visitors to Major Websites like Yahoo, AOL and M

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about a month ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Up to three million visitors to some of the web's more popular websites — like Yahoo, AOL and Match.com — are being put at risk of being infected with the pernicious ransomware known as CryptoWall through malicious advertisements, with the criminal gang behind the campaign thought to be raking in $25,000-a-day"
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64% of All Emails Opened on iPhone or iPad

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 3 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "New research shows that Apple's mobile devices dominate the email landscape in the UK, with 46% of all emails opened there being done on an iPhone with a further 18% on iPad. Despite Android being the dominant smartphone market leader with a 60% share, emails opened on Google's mobile operating system fell by a huge 31% between 2013 and 2014."
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Why Has There Been No Leaked iWatch Pictures?

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 3 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Leaked iPhone 6 pictures? Sure, there are dozens available. iPad Air 2? Yep, we've got a few of them too. But iWatch photos? Nada, Zip, Zilch. Zero. The reason? This is a new Apple product and even though there has been a lot of talk about it, very few people are likely to know what it looks like, unlike the iPhone 6 which is already in mass production in factories across China."
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Tor Project Will Only Grow if Google, Facebook or Twitter Take it On

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 3 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "The popularity of Tor is growing with the anonymity network having up to 2.5 million people using it at any one time, but as it get more popular, the foundation set up to over see its development struggles to cope. And that is why the executive director of the Tor Project believe that only a company like Facebook, Google or Twitter can take it on and make it mainstream"
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Researchers Show Malware Can Hack Gmail App With 92% Success Rate

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 3 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Researchers will publish a study on Friday which claims that apps on Android, Windows Phone and iOS are all vulnerable to a previously unseen attack vector, which can steal sensitive data like login details, credit card numbers and even pictures. Shown working on Android, the attack was successful in stealing login credentials of the Gmail app 92% of the time."
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An Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone £140-a-Year

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 3 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Research suggests that if we wanted to live in a world without pop-up ads for penis enlargement tablets, then it would cost everyone $230 per year. So how many people would be willing to stump up this kind of cash? Just 2% of the population apparently..."
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Why Apple Is Not Suing Xiaomi - Yet

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 3 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Apple is still a relative new-comer to the Chinese market. In this market Xiaomi is now the biggest player, while Apple's isn't even in the top five smartphone vendors. Add to that uncertainty about enforcing patents in China, as well as a lack of detail about Xiaomi's own patents,and it is easy to see why Apple may not be willing to rock the boat — though that could all change if/when Xiaomi expands beyond China"
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Syrian Hackers Target Activsits Using WhatsApp & Skype to Spread Malware

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 3 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "There has been a significant increase in the amount of malware being spread by a group of highly organised hackers based in Syria, who are using social media, instant messaging apps and YouTube to spread malware, as well as embedding it in website visited by Syrian activists."
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Gaza Tweets Ferguson to Offer Advice on Dealing with Tear Gas

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 3 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "While the Gaza Strip and a small town in Missouri may not look like they'll have anything in common but as a result of police firing tear gas at protestors in Ferguson on Wednesday night, they now at least have one thing in common. As a result of the increased police action, people from Gaza began tweeting people in Ferguson with advice on how to avoid being fired upon and what to do to limit the pain when you are hit."
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Iranian Brobot Botnet Being Used to Attack Israel

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 4 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Israel is under fire in cyber space with DDoS attacks against it increasing 500% in the last month. Research published by Arbor suggests that the powerful Brobot botnet is being used to attack website in Israel and David Gilbert at IBTimes UK suggests it could be linked to Anonymous' on-going #OpSaveGaza campaign."
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Google Wants Everyone to Have Stock Android on Every Phone

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 4 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Google has silently released a very significant update to its Google Now Launcher app. Previously limited to Nexus devices, the app now works with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.1 or above and allows users to experience the stock Android interface rather than the manufacturer-imposed skin. This is the first step on a major push by Google to wrestle back control of Android from the likes of Samsung, HTC and LG."
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How Bomb Gaza Remained on Google Play Store Undetected For a Week

DavidGilbert99 DavidGilbert99 writes  |  about 4 months ago

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "Bomb Gaza was a game that challenged players to drop bombs on people and buildings in Gaza. It was only removed from Google's Play Store a week after it was first published. David Gilbert at IBTimes UK looks at how Google's policy of publish first, ask questions later leads to inappropriate content appearing on the platform."
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