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12 Best Free And Open Source Android Apps Every User Should Try In 2018

Other than Google, one of the reasons why Android flourished so quickly is because it is an open source operating system. It might be possible if the world’s most famous mobile OS were proprietary, you wouldn’t have been reading this post. Because there are things that even the mighty Google failed to establish, just like these products which the search...

60 Games With 3 Million Downloads Found Showing “AdultSwine” Porn Ads — Now Deleted By Google

It doesn’t matter how much trust Google has on their malware scanning tool called Play Protect, malicious minds always find a way to slip their malware via hidden passages. The researchers from security firm Check Point reported a new Android threat, dubbed AdultSwine, which disguises as Android games. The malware is capable of displaying pornographic ads to the users. Stories about...

JioCoin: Reliance Jio Planning To Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

On one hand, the investment in cryptocurrencies is coming under the radar of Indian government, India’s largest corporate conglomerate is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency named JioCoin in the near future. As per a report from Livemint, the JioCoin project is being led by Mukesh Ambani’s elder son Akash Ambani. The company is planning to build a 50-member team of...

AMD Confirms Its Chips Are Affected By Spectre Flaw, Starts Pushing Security Patches

n Thursday, AMD unzipped their lips more on the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre bugs. While the company has stuck to their claims that their processors are at near-zero risk from Meltdown, the chips are not immune to Spectre bugs. AMD’s stocks fell by around 2% in the after-hours post the announcement. According to a blog post, AMD chips are vulnerable to...

First Android Malware Written In Kotlin Programming Language Is Here To Infect You

Following the footsteps of Apple’s homegrown Swift programming language for developing iOS apps, Kotlin has been growing at a fast pace. This doesn’t mean that all Kotlin developers are learning it with an aim to code safer and faster Android apps. A new report from Trend Micro states the discovery of a new malicious app named ANDROIDOS_BKOTKLIND.HRX. This app is actually the first...

Ubuntu Linux Unbootable After Users Install Meltdown And Spectre Patches

he recently known Meltdown and Spectre bugs have affected numerous devices including Linux systems. Companies have started to release software patches to address the bugs, but the outcome is not as intended. What was intended to fix serious vulnerabilities in Intel chips is leaving users with new problems. Some Ubuntu users have reported on Ubuntu forums and Launchpad bug tracker that they’re finding their...

How CoffeeMiner Attack Hacks Public Wi-Fi And Uses Your PC For Mining Cryptocurrency

fter a series of ransomware attacks capturing the headlines past year, crypto mining malware and crypto jacking attacks came into the play. Just last month, a Starbucks customer found that the infected Wi-Fi hotspot was trying to mine Monero digital coins. It was a new kind of threat associated with using public hotspots, which are often labeled unsafe and users are advised to use VPN...

Vivo Shows World’s First Phone With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

At CES 2018, smartphone maker Vivo unveiled the world’s first smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner. This smartphone will be launched in the first half of this year. Before this launch, last month, Synaptics announced that a “Tier 1” manufacturer will be introducing the said technology at CES 2018. Now, the claims have been confirmed. With our efforts in extensive consumer research and...

Asus Just Combined Three Gaming Monitors Into One: CES2018

One of the things that degrade gaming experiences in multi-monitor setups is the bezels that act as an interruption between the displays. At CES 2018, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer Asus has tried to address the issue with a new accessory which they like to call Bezel-free Kit. In the first look, the setup appears very similar to the triple screen laptop Razor released...

Apple investigated by France for ‘planned obsolescence’

French prosecutors have launched a probe over allegations of "planned obsolescence" in Apple's iPhone. Under French law, it is a crime to intentionally shorten the lifespan of a product with the aim of making customers replace it. In December, Apple admitted that older iPhone models were deliberately slowed down through software updates. But it insisted it was because the phones' battery performance...