Mobile Phones Are Great for Phishers, Researchers Find
Computer users seem to be getting better at spotting fake websites that are trying to steal their passwords, but when it comes to mobile phones, the deck is most definitely stacked against them.
IDG News Service — Computer users seem to be getting better at spotting fake websites that are trying to steal their passwords, but when it comes to mobile phones, the deck is most definitely stacked against them.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, recently took a look at 100 mobile applications, written for Android and the iPhone, and then thought up 15 techniques that scammers could use to write malicious programs that steal the victim’s user name and password on websites such as Facebook or Twitter.
MeeGo 1.2 get released. This release intended to provide a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for a range of device based on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures.
MeeGo 1.2 Core OS provides a complete set of enabling technologies for mobile computing.
Some highlights of the MeeGo Core stack include:
MeeGo Reference Kernels supporting a variety of Intel Atom and ARMv7 platforms.
QML Application Framework and extended Qt-Mobility APIs, including additional location, system, connectivity, and sensor/haptic capabilities for rapid, rich, application development.
Enhanced Telephony and Connectivity capabilities, including:
GSM, GPRS, and HSPA+ network support
SIM Application Toolkit
Expanded Bluetooth profiles
Expanded VPN and wireless authentication methods
USB, WiFi, and BT-PAN data tethering capability
Enhance multimedia support, including RTSP streaming with progressive download
Rumor: Microsoft podría comprar Nokia por 32.000 millones de dólares
El rumor va cobrando fuerza en la red en las últimas horas, Microsoft podría estar interesado en la compra de la división de móviles Nokia por 32.000 millones de dólares, el acuerdo podría cerrarse a finales de año. La fuente del rumor es Murtazin Eldar, un analista ruso que ha demostrado hasta el momento estar muy bien informado.
Starting with first services on some of the new Nokia devices in July and August, Ovi services will be rebranded as Nokia services in a transition expected to continue into 2012. Each of the services under the Ovi umbrella will simply be rebranded as Nokia, with no planned disruption to the service roadmaps.
What the acquisition also represents is the potential for greater adoption by business people. Of course that will depend on how Microsoft treats Skype. It will be integrated into the Microsoft suite for use as a sanctioned communications tool. But the signs are there that Microsoft will respect the service as a stand-alone product for the millions of people who love it for what it is.
Considering these two factors, we see five reasons for why Skype will be a hit in the business world.
Not everyone thinks Google’s attempt to reinvent the computer will work.
When it took the wraps off its stripped down, nothing-but-the-browser Chromebooks this week Google was attempting its own iPad moment. The web-only laptops fundamentally reinvent what computers are, said Google’s VP leading the project, Sundar Pichai. Unsurprisingly, a lot of people are skeptical. Here’s a run down of reasons the tech press came up with that Chromebooks are a bad idea. It’s worth remembering that the iPad similarly met with a barrage of criticism and did change how we think about computers. Bit will Google’s idea tread the same path?
The iPad is the ultimate portable entertainment gadget because of the flexibility of how it can be used. When it comes to just listening to music alone on the iPad, there’s a variety of ways you can do it. Whether it’s listening to specific artists or songs of your choice from your own library, from the net, or listening to various radio stations depending on your preferred genre of music. You can even use the iPad as a way to explore and discover new music.