Day: March 19, 2020

Xiaomi Says 80 Percent of Supply Chain Operational Ahead of 5G Phone Launch

China’s Xiaomi had resumed operations for over 80 percent¬†of its supply chain as of Thursday in the wake of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, the company’s president said.

Wang Xiang told an online media briefing that the company was still very confident in the European market as the virus situation there, while severe, was temporary.

Xiaomi said February had been a challenging month for it as its factories and offices struggled with various requirements for resuming operations.

Wang said that as of Thursday the company had reopened over 1,000 stores across China.

The company plans to launch a new flagship 5G smartphone, the Redmi K30 Pro, at a virtual press conference on March 24.

CEO Lei Jun unveiled the new line of devices via an online event last month.

Smartphone brands struggled in February as the coronavirus caused much of China to go into lockdown.

Mobile phone brands sold

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Microsoft Edge Is Less Private Than Chrome Or Firefox, Shares URLs and Device Identifiers, Researchers Find

New research shows that Microsoft Edge is one of the least private web browsers in the world, as it sends identifiers linked to the device hardware and details of web pages visited by users to back-end servers, unlike other popular browsers. Over time, this information can be used to de-anonymise individuals and erase their privacy, and laying bare their browsing history for anyone to see. The study done by researchers at Trinity College, Dublin, compared Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Brave Browser, Microsoft Edge, and Yandex Browser, and found that Microsoft Edge and Yandex Browser are the least private among the group. As intrusive tracking raises concerns about data privacy and digital security, this lax approach by Microsoft brings up serious questions about how Edge functions.

The research conducted by Douglas J. Leith from the School of Computer Science & Statistics notes that out of all browsers tested, Microsoft

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Libya-based hackers using coronavirus pandemic to spread mobile surveillance malware

The drastic spread of coronavirus across the world has not stopped cybercriminals from exploiting fear to hack into devices.

Coronavirus: Hackers are exploiting the COVID-19 outbreak to steal your information
Karen Roby interviewed a cybersecurity expert about a different threat than COVID-19 brings.

For months now, cybercriminals have used coronavirus-themed emails, messages and software to trick people into downloading malware and other malicious programs designed to steal information and harm people. 

Kristin Del Rosso and other threat researchers with cybersecurity company Lookout have found a new kind of coronavirus cyberattack designed to spread potentially malicious Android applications that appear to be the most recent piece of tooling in a larger mobile surveillance campaign operating out of Libya and targeting Libyan individuals.

In a blog post on Wednesday, Del Rosso said Lookout researchers have discovered mobile surveillanceware imitating a COVID-19 app with deeper connections to 30 other apps that integrate

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