Month: November 2015

FBI Has Lead in Probe of 1.2 Billion Stolen Web Credentials

A hacker who once advertised having access to user account information for websites like Facebook and Twitter has been linked through a Russian email address to the theft of a record 1.2 billion Internet credentials, the FBI said in court documents. That hacker, known as “mr.grey,” was identified based on data from a cyber-security firm […]

India, Malaysia Sign Cyber-Security Pact

India and Malyaysia signed three agreements on cyber-security, cultural exchange and infrastructure development on Monday, the third day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to this southeast Asian nation. While the cyber-security agreement was signed between the Indian Computer Emergency Team (CERT-IN) and Cyber Security, Malaysia, the cultural exchange programme agreement was inked between the […]

Smartphone Encryption Targeted as Attacks Renew Calls for Access

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. waded into the renewed debate over government access to smartphones, proposing a compromise to Apple and Google that may mollify privacy advocates while preserving the ability to retrieve data with a warrant. Vance and FBI Director James Comey Wednesday echoed comments by CIA Director John Brennan, who cited the […]

Huawei P9 Max Leaked Benchmark Results Reveal Kirin 950 SoC

The Huawei P9 Max, the Chinese telecommunications giant’s rumoured large-screen smartphone, has appeared on AnTuTu benchmarks, giving us partial information on the specifications. The benchmark results also reveal the inclusion of company’s recently launched Kirin 950 SoC processor. The phablet device, which went through AnTuTu benchmarks by the P9 50S moniker, would be sporting a […]

Google Maps for Android Gets Offline Navigation and Search Features

Next time you need directions to a place but don’t have a good connectivity on your phone, Google Maps will still be able to offer help. The Mountain View-based company announced on Tuesday that it is introducing offline navigation and search features to its mapping service on Android. The company says that iOS client of […]