AT&T have released a software update for the LG G4 smartphone on their network, the update keeps the handset on Android 5.1 and it includes a fix for the Stagefright explot.
The Stagefright update allows hackers to take over a vulnerable device by sending an MMS to the handsets.
AT&T released a software update for the LG G4 (H810) on August 31, 2015. This update will be pushed to customers via the Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) using a Wi-Fi connection.
This software update includes:
Device security improvements
The software update for the LG G4 on AT&T is around 46.7MB in size and it comes with the build number LMY47D and software version H81010I.
The update should be available for your G4 smartphone on AT&T as of now, it has been released as an over the air update and you can find out more information over at AT&T at the link below.
Some new malware that can affect jailbroken iPhones has been discovered and it has apparently stolen the login details of around 225,000 Apple accounts.
The malware is called KeyRaider and it was discovered by security researchers from Palo Alto Networks, you can see what they had to say about the malware below.
KeyRaider has successfully stolen over 225,000 valid Apple accounts and thousands of certificates, private keys, and purchasing receipts. The malware uploads stolen data to its command and control (C2) server, which itself contains vulnerabilities that expose user information.
The purpose of this attack was to make it possible for users of two iOS jailbreak tweaks to download applications from the official App Store and make in-app purchases without actually paying. Jailbreak tweaks are software packages that allow users to perform actions that aren’t typically possible on iOS.
These two tweaks will hijack app purchase requests, download stolen accounts or purchase receipts from the C2 server, then emulate the iTunes protocol to log in to Apple’s server and purchase apps or other items requested by users. The tweaks have been downloaded over 20,000 times, which suggests around 20,000 users are abusing the 225,000 stolen credentials.
You can find out more details about the KeyRaider malware at the link below, this only affects jailbroken iPhones.
Google will launch two new Nexus devices this year, the LG Nexus 5 and the Huawei Nexus 6 and now we have some more details on LG’s new Nexus handset.
We previously saw some photos of the new LG Nexus 5 ans also heard some of the specification on the device, now some more specifications on the handset have been revealed.
The Nexus 5 will apparently feature a 5.2 inch display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and the device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and will come with an Adreno 418 GPU.
Other specifications in the device will include 3GB of RAM and a choice of storage options which are said to include 16GB and 32GB. The new Nexus 5 is also expected to come with a 2700 mAh battery and it will feature a new USB Type-C connector.
The handset will come with front and rear facing cameras, the front camera is said to have a 5 megapixel sensor for Selfies and video calls and the rear camera is said to come with a 12.4 megapixel sensor.
Google are expected to launch the new LG Nexus 5 some time in September, the device is rumored to go on sale on the 29th of September and could possibly retail for around $2300.
Last week we heard a number of specifications on the new Microsoft Lumia 950 XL smartphone and now we have some more information about the device.
We previously heard that the handset would come with a20 megapixel PureView camera on the back and a 5 megapixel camera on the front.
Now it would appear that the front facing camera on the handset will also come with an LED flash for Selfies.
The device is also rumored to feature a 5.7 inch display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
The Lumia 950 XL is rumored to be powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and will also comes with 3GB of RAM and a choice of storage options. The handset is also said to come with a 3300 mAh battery and Windows Phone 10.
Microsoft are rumored to be launching the Microsoft Lumia XL 950 in October along with a new Lumia 950 and some other devices.
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Facebook has seen an massive increase in videos on its site over the last year, with the increased video popularity it has also seen an increase in video piracy.
The company has now announced that it intends to crack down on video piracy and the company will introduce new tools to try and tackle piracy.
At the same time, we’ve heard from some of our content partners that third parties too frequently misuse their content on Facebook. For instance, publishers have told us that their videos are sometimes uploaded directly to Facebook without their permission. This practice has been called “freebooting,” and it’s not fair to those who work hard to create amazing videos. We want creators to get credit for the videos that they own. To address this, we have been exploring ways to enhance our rights management tools to better empower creators to control how their videos are shared on Facebook.
You can find out more details about exactly what Facebook has planned to tackle piracy on their site at the link below.
Asus has this week added a new addition to their range of TUF motherboards, in the form of the newly launched Asus TUF Sabertooth Z170 mark 1, motherboard.
The new board is equipped with four DIMM slots, with a maximum of 64GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2400/2133MHz. Together with an expansion slots that allows the installation of a quad Nvidia cards in SLI or four AMD-based Radeon cards in CrossFireX.
The rugged motherboard is finished with a gunmetal finish for Thermal Armor and as with other in the TUF range comes with a reinforced backplate called TUF Fortifier that’s designed to hold weights up to 10kgs. Asus explains more :
The TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 comes with a complete arsenal of tools that allow it to offer a complete cooling solution for systems that you depend on to run on a 24/7 basis. Features include: TUF ICe, Thermal Radar 2 and TUF Detective 2. TUF ICe is a built-in onboard processor that’s dedicated to help monitor the temperature and fan speeds through its sensors which enable precise cooling capabilities.
TUF Thermal Radar 2 allows support for up to 12 fan connectors, its onboard sensors and thermistor cables allow you to monitor your graphics card temperatures and other key components. TUF Thermal Radar 2 allows for accurate and optimized cooling on all your key components and all of this is available automatically through a simple click.
Last but not least, the coolest tool just may be TUF Detective, now in its second iteration, it enables you to monitor your case fans and view other system information on your mobile device through an extremely intuitive app.
Archos has announced their latest Android tablet, the Archos Diamond Tab which will be shown off at IFA 2015 this week.
The Archos Diamond Tab comes with a 7.9 inch display that has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
The tablet is powered by a 64-bit octa core MT8752 processor from MediaTek and it also comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built in storage.
If you need extra storage, the tablet comes with a microSD card slot for expansion and the device features front and rear facing cameras.
On the front of the Archos Diamond Tab there is a 2 megapixel camera and on the back of the device there is a 5 megapixel camera, the tablet also comes with a 4800 mAh battery.
The Archos Diamond Tab will launch in October and will retail for £179 when it lands in the UK.
Apple will launch some new iPhones next month, which will include the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
There have been rumors in the past that they will also launch a new iPhone 6C, although according to Mark Gurman at 9 to 5 Mac there will not be a new iPhone 6C at next months event.
Apple will also apparently discontinue the iPhone 5C and will then offer the following models, the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and also the new iPhone 6S handsets.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be sold alongside the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, although last years devices will apparently get a price drop of around $100 each.
Makers, developers and hobbyists that have created Arduino projects that require any kind of TV or monitors with RGB or AV ports, may be interested in a new Arduino VGA graphics shield that has been created by Masih Vahida called the VGADuino.
Once added to an Arduino board using pins VCC , GND , RX and TX, the VGADuino offers Arduino VGA (DB15) and AV Composite ports for TV and Monitor connections.
Have you ever thought about having a big color display to connect to your Arduino Board and show values , texts and … on screen ? With this Arduino Shield that we call it “VGADuino” , you can connect your Arduino board to any type of TV or monitors that has RGB or AV Composite Port. This shield has ready to use libraries and samples that you can easily import to your Arduino IDE and start programming.
The screen resolution is 640 x 480 VGA. It has 17 text lines and 1 text scrolling line and each line can show up to 27 characters and the scroller line can show up to 60 characters.
Watch the video below to learn more about the VGADuino Arduino board which is now available to back via Kickstarter with pledges starting from just $29.