Daily Archives: July 15, 2019

Agent Smith malware sneakily replaces all your apps

Android users have been warned to watch out for a new form of mobile malware that cannibalises apps. The malware, dubbed “Agent Smith” by researchers at Check Point Research, disguises itslef as an official Google-related application to get embedded on a victim’s device.  It then exploits known Android vulnerabilities and …

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Microsoft Word smashes billion installs on Android

Microsoft Word has been downloaded and installed more than one billion times on Google Play, joining a very small club of non-Google or Facebook-owned apps that have hit that target.  What makes this feat even more incredible is that Google Docs (and the rest of Google Suite) is already installed …

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Plain sailing with data lakes

About the author Neil Barton is the Chief Technology Officer of WhereScape. It seems like everywhere you turn, someone is talking about big data this, or data analytics that. Supporting this move to data-driven businesses is a whole range of different data infrastructures, but it can be difficult to wrap …

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Is AI the new personal touch?

About the author Sandra Schroeter is International Head, Customer Engagement Technologies at LogMeIn. Artificial intelligence has come a long way from the early days when Alan Turing’s “Turing Test” evaluated a machine’s ability to behave like a human. It’s now playing a pivotal role across technology, from big data processing …

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UK copper switch-off requires collaboration and cooperation

In March this year the UK reached a small but significant milestone. For the first time, it breached the one per cent penetration threshold required to be included in the FTTH Council Europe’s Ultrafast Broadband Rankings. While the rate of 1.5 per cent is significantly lower than the majority of …

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This cheap ruggedised tablet is probably the best on the market

Leading ruggedised smartphone maker Blackview has unveiled what it calls the world’s largest rugged mobile, the BV6100.  With a 6.88-inch display, it is within touching distance of popular non-rugged tablets like the Amazon Fire 7 when it comes to size and while it is far more expensive, at $150, it …

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Leak hints at AMD Radeon RX 5600 entry-level Navi graphics card

The latest rumor concerning AMD’s Navi range of graphics cards is that there are new more affordable models coming which will slot below the existing Radeon RX 5700 offerings. This speculation comes from benchmarks (on CompuBench) spotted by Komachi – a leaker with a considerable history – showing a Radeon …

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