Daily News – 29th of March 2019
What’s new

Analysts from Positive Technologies found ‘undocumented technology’ hidden on Intel computer chips

Security researchers from Positive Technologies alleged that Intel chips and processors contain a ‘logic signal analyser’ capable of reading ‘almost all data on a computer’. It’s called VISA (Visualization of Internal Signals Architecture) and can potentially allow hackers to access the information stored in the computer memory as well as the information generated by ‘peripherals’, like a webcam.
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UK authorities claim that Huawei could pose security risks

Britain publicly accused Huawei Technologies of failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new “significant technical issues”. The report states that it would be “difficult” to manage risks from future Huawei product deployments unless the company’s software engineering and cyber security processes are fixed.
More info are available here.

New products

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

The tablet has an 8-inch display, Exynos 7904 processor and 3GB of RAM. It comes with a 4,200mAh battery and an 8MP rear camera.
More info here.

nubia Red Magic 3

Red Magic 3 will have Snapdragon 855 processor and 8 GB of RAM. The phone will come with a hybrid cooling (air-liquid) and come equipped with a fan which will turn on automatically when the core temperature starts to increase while playing games.
More info here.

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Apple apologized for problems with its MacBook keyboards

Apple acknowledged that a “small number” of its customers are still experiencing reliability issues and failing keys when using the company’s third-generation keyboard. The Apple spokesman added that “the vast majority of Mac notebook customers are having a positive experience with the new keyboard”.
You can read more here.

Office Depot will pay $35 million for allegedly lying to customers about malware infections

Federal Trade Commission fined Office Depot for lyingto its clients in order to get them to pay for tech support. The retailer offered consumers a free virus scan, which would claim to the person’s computer was infected with malware even if it wasn’t.
More info can be found here.


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