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China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google

Aug 25, 2014 2:04:18 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in google, microsoft, Android, Blog, china, chineese, cyber security, operating system, os

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SHANGHAI: China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.

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Yes, your smartphone camera can be used to spy on you...

Jul 20, 2014 1:46:48 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in malware, security, smartphones, Android, Blog, cyber, cyber security, cyber threat

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Yes, smartphone cameras can be used to spy on you - if you're not careful.

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20-YEAR OLD VULNERABILITY PATCHED IN LZO COMPRESSION ALGORITHM

Jul 7, 2014 5:57:19 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in LZO COMPRESSION ALGORITHM, MARS rover, 20-YEAR OLD VULNERABILITY, Android, Blog

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A 20-year old vulnerability in the Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZO) compression algorithm – used in some Android phones, the Linux kernel, and even Mars Rovers – was finally patched this week.

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