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India’s national internet registry breached, but says heist was trivial

Indian antivirus and endpoint vendor Seqrite claims the nation’s internet registry has suffered a data breach, but the registry’s parent organisation says while it was attacked the information obtained was trivial. Seqrite says its researchers noticed “an advertisement on DarkNet announcing secret access to the servers and database dump of over 6000 Indian businesses – ISPs, Government and private organisations.” ... Read More »

Viewpoint: Why Modi’s currency gamble was ‘epic failure’

India’s attempt to flush out undeclared wealth did not work, central bank figures show. The move, known as “demonetisation”, was a flagship policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Economic analyst Vivek Kaul looks at what went wrong. The devil, as they say, is in the detail. On page 195 of this year’s Reserve Bank of India (RBI) annual report lies the answer ... Read More »

What Was the Real Cause of Samsung’s Issues With the Galaxy Note 7? (Watch)

Samsung has concluded its investigation into the cause of its overheating (and sometimes even exploding or fire catching) Galaxy Note 7 devices. The company blamed its battery suppliers, saying that there were flaws in the designs for the original and replacement batteries. But Samsung didn’t deflect all of the blame. It did admit that it expected too much of its ... Read More »

Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake

Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake HIGHLIGHTS The personal data was collected via a back door software made by AdUps The software was installed on all Blu R1 HD phones AdUps also manages software updates for Huawei and ZTE A security firm claims it has found mobile phone firmware on smartphones being ... Read More »

You Could Soon Buy Furniture That Was Built by Bacteria

When you buy a piece of furniture, you can be reasonably sure that it was designed and built by people. But in the future, that might not be the case. In fact, you might be able to purchase furniture and similar structures that are literally grown from bacteria. Yes, bacteria – the microorganisms that are found in most habitats throughout ... Read More »