Giving a clarification about the recent cyber-attack on the company’s IT systems, Oil India said that a malware threat was noticed by the company’s officials and reported, but it did not have any effect on its operations. The state-owned company had suffered a major cyber-attack in its field headquarters in eastern Assam’s Duliajan, with the hacker demanding $75,00,000, IANS reported ... Read More »
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This week in IT: Could the Facebook founder’s recent blog post be an answer to India’s data localisation mandate?
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in his blog post on March 7 spoke about company’s way forward, privacy and data storage among others. Zuckerberg said, “People want to know their data is stored securely in places they trust. Looking at the future of the internet and privacy, I believe one of the most important decisions we’ll make is where we’ll build data centers ... Read More »
Apple has been the only major handset manufacturer that has not integrated dual-SIM functionality on its smartphones, but this may change soon. A couple of new patent filings suggest that Apple is considering adding the dual-SIM functionality to iPhones. Forbes in a report cites two patent filings in China and US that suggest the Cupertino-based giant may launch a dual-SIM ... Read More »
Google is testing new features in its Search app on Android, according to several users. The search engine giant is making server-side changes to the Search app (aka Google app) which is making the new Recent tab visible to users alongside new Offline and Lite search mode options. It’s worth mentioning that Google’s new Recent, Offline Search, and Lite mode ... Read More »
It seems explosions are becoming a bigger problem for smartphones in general. After Samsung’s fiasco with its new Galaxy Note 7, Xiaomi is the latest to join the club. Two cases of Mi smartphone explosions have been reported from China which have reportedly led the company to initiate investigations. According to a report by Central News Agency, Xiaomi has appointed ... Read More »
Android security researcher RootJunky, known for bypassing factory reset protection on various Android phones from time to time, has been able to find a way to bypass the protection feature yet again on a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S7 running Marshmallow 6.0.1 with the July Android Security Update. You may be wondering what factory reset protection (or FRP) is. To recall, ... Read More »