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Smart TVs can be next on hackers' list, says Kaspersky

April 22nd, 2014 by admin
Eugene Karspersky, who is chief executive and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab of Russia, is reported to have said that mobile phones and the smart TV next, are potential targets for the cyber criminals' virus attacks. His company, which is the 4th largest computer ant-virus organisation, is yet to find a virus penetrating the smart TV, although they receive 315,000 suspicious activity reports a day. But he has warned that, through the internet, it would reach mobile phones and the also the home thro... Read More»

Netflix viewers add up, Vodafone talking deal

April 21st, 2014 by admin
Netflix subscriptions have touched its highest levels in UK according to researchers. Now, Vodafone is reported to be in talks with Netflix, to offer its subscribers streaming movies and TV shows. Decipher Media's survey finds that 14% of the UK public have signed-up with Netflix, reported Broadcast News. Uptake is up partly due to Virgin Media offering Netflix on its TiVo on-demand platform. Dr. Hamish McPharlin, Director of Research, Decipher Media, pointed to the intense competition in video ... Read More»

EE at Glastonbury festival to offer charging and 4G services

April 20th, 2014 by admin
The mobile operator EE has been made the official technology partner for the Glastonbury festival 2014. So, EE has confirmed that it would deploy an exclusive 4G LTE mobile network to cover the huge festival site, the Worthy Farm at Somerset. EE will create and offer the Glastonbury 2014 app, plus free phone charging service on site. The app will include interactive maps, performance scheduling and social integration. EE intends to put up the EE Recharge Tent, where visitors can get their mobile... Read More»

Fibre broadband extended to 31 locations by Connecting Devon and Somerset programme

April 18th, 2014 by admin
The Connecting Devon and Somerset programme has extended superfast broadband roll-out to 31 communities located across the West Country. The programme, being delivered in partnership with BT and local authorities of the 2 counties, through the CDS programme, aims to extend coverage to 90% of households and businesses over Devon and Somerset, by 2016 end. Twelve communities will be benefited by the upgrades, namely, West Buckland. Thurloxton, South Tawton, Shillingford St George, Sandford, Ruisht... Read More»

Millions of Android devices vulnerable to Heartbleed

April 17th, 2014 by admin
According to research and data, the Heartbleed bug can put at risk nearly 50 million Android driven devices, especially smartphones. Google has announced that the security flaw can affect a specific version of the OS software – the "Jelly Bean" -Android 4.1.1, released during July 2012. According to the data given by Chitika, the ad network, an estimate could be made of the number of Android smartphones and tablets vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, which was discovered by the Finnish company C... Read More»

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