Month: August 2021

New vulnerabilities have been discovered in Fortress S03 Wi-Fi Home Security System that could be potentially abused by a malicious party to gain unauthorized access with an aim to alter system behavior, including disarming the devices without the victim’s knowledge. The two unpatched issues, tracked under the identifiers CVE-2021-39276 (CVSS score: 5.3) and CVE-2021-39277 (CVSS
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Telegram has become the latest app to surpass the mark of one billion downloads globally, according to a report. The instant messaging app, which has been in existence late since 2013, competes against WhatsApp and Facebook’s Messenger. It was able to grow its market presence amid public outrage over WhatsApp’s recent privacy policy update. Telegram
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South Korea’s parliament on Tuesday approved a bill that bans major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, effectively stopping them from charging commissions on in-app purchases. It is the first such curb by a major economy on the likes of Apple and Alphabet’s Google,
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Acer has announced it will soon enter the smart TV space in India under a licensing agreement with Bengaluru-based Indkal Technologies. Acer, which is famous for its computer hardware and accessories, has not shared the exact details of the deal. The company has also not revealed much about its upcoming smart TV series except that
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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Monday added single-factor authentication to the short list of “exceptionally risky” cybersecurity practices that could expose critical infrastructure as well as government and the private sector entities to devastating cyberattacks. Single-factor authentication is a method of signing in users to websites and remote systems by using
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Sea’s Shopee took just two years to become Brazil’s most-downloaded shopping app, winning users to its low-cost marketplace with its game-changing approach to e-commerce: in-app mini-games offering coupons to winning users. The Singapore-based company has combined online shopping with the gaming nous of its separate mobile game arm Garena – creator of Free Fire, Brazil’s
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How open API standards will transform financial services Open standards will have a huge impact on driving innovation in banking. Learn the status in the U.S. – and the bold new opportunities open standards are set to usher in. Register here The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register
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Simple Mail Transfer Protocol or SMTP has easily exploitable security loopholes. Email routing protocols were designed in a time when cryptographic technology was at a nascent stage (e.g., the de-facto protocol for email transfer, SMTP, is nearly 40 years old now), and therefore security was not an important consideration. As a result, in most email
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Singapore-headquartered Sea’s Shopee has launched a recruitment campaign for vendors to sell on what it called “Shopee India” and is ramping up hiring in the country, according to Youtube videos and job postings. “Shopee is coming to India!” announces a video posted earlier in August that promises free shipping and no commission fees for sellers
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China has launched a multi-pronged crackdown on its tech companies, leaving startups and decades-old firms alike operating in a new, uncertain environment. Here are sectors that are facing regulatory pressure: Gaming companies Chinese regulators have slashed the amount of time players under the age of 18 can spend on online games to an hour of
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iPhone 13 series could come with low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communication connectivity that will allow users to make calls and send messages without requiring cellular coverage, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly predicted in a note to investors. The next-generation iPhone lineup is said to have hardware ready to support communication via LEO satellites in areas
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Mi Smart Band 6 will go on sale today in India via Amazon and Mi.com. The wearable comes with features like blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) tracking, a full screen colour AMOLED display, and 30 sports modes. There are also women’s health tracking features, continuous heart rate monitoring, stress monitoring, and sleep monitoring as well. It
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