Camera Review: BlackBerry KEYone vs. Samsung Galaxy S8

The new BlackBerry KEYone secure Android smartphone surprised many tech enthusiasts around the world. Not just the physical keyboard is exiting, but also the built-in camera.

The camera sensor is known from the Google Pixel smartphone and comes from Sony. It’s the high-end 12-megapixel Sony IMX378 sensor.

In a video review Danny Winget compared the BlackBerry KEYone camera against the Sony Galaxy S8 camera. Is the KEYone camera able to compete with the S8 camera? Let’s have a look …

Source: IS BLACKBERRY KEYONE CAMERA BETTER THAN SAMSUNG GALAXY S8?

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Samsung’s Android Replacement Is a Hacker’s Dream

A security researcher has found 40 unknown zero-day vulnerabilities in Tizen, the operating system that runs on millions of Samsung products.

Last month, the CIA got a lot of attention when WikiLeaks published internal documents purporting to show how the spy agency can monitor people through their Samsung smart TVs. There was a caveat to the hack, however—the hijack involved older models of Samsung TVs and required the CIA have physical access to a TV to install the malware via a USB stick.

But the window to this sort of hijacking is far wider than originally thought because a researcher in Israel has uncovered 40 unknown vulnerabilities, or zero-days, that would allow someone to remotely hack millions of newer Samsung smart TVs, smart watches, and mobile phones already on the market, as well as ones slated for future release, without needing physical access to them. The security holes are in an open-source operating system called Tizen that Samsung has been rolling out in its devices over the last few years. …

Source: Samsung’s Android Replacement Is a Hacker’s Dream

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Fox News Recognizes KEYone as Best S8 Alternative

When mainstream media starts recognizing a BlackBerry device, you can tell the tide has turned.

For far too long, the only time you’d see the BlackBerry name spoken about in mainstream media, it would be to speak of their supposed death, or layoffs, or poor earnings, or some other contrived negative impression. That attitude is apparently starting to erode. A post on the Fox News website from early March, shows as a perfect example.

Samsung is of course seen as the one to beat in the world of Android. And with a new Samsung flagship arriving, of course it is time to write about alternatives to the new S8. Fox News has done just that. And while they probably wouldn’t appreciate being called mainstream media, that’s precisely what they are.

In their report, and accompanying video with the editor in chief of tech website Tom’s Guide, they show off the KEYone as one of a few alternatives to the S8. And that is something we just haven’t seen in a very long time.

Source: Fox News Recognizes KEYone as Best S8 Alternative – UTB Blogs

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BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with Samsung Electronics’ Knox platform later this year. …

In addition to encrypting communications and data stored on the device, the new SecuSuite also secures voice calls using the SNS standard set by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Organizational app traffic is passed through an IPsec VPN, while data from personal apps can go straight to the internet. Encrypted voice calls go through a different gateway, not the VPN.

When it goes on sale, likely around July, an S7 running SecuSuite for Samsung Knox will cost around €1900, said BlackBerry Secusmart managing director Christoph Erdmann. That’s the same price as the existing BlackBerry 10 version, and includes the phone, a microSD smartcard to secure the encryption keys, and the first year of service. …

Source: BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 | PCWorld

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Major security flaw in Samsung Knox could give hackers ‘full control’ of your phone

Israeli researchers found three vulnerabilities in Samsung Knox – they have since been patched but out-of-date devices may still be at risk. … Researchers from Israeli firm Viral Security Group exposed the flaws in Samsung’s Knox system, which they say “allowed full control” of a Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy Note 5 …

Source: Major security flaw in Samsung Knox could give hackers ‘full control’ of your phone

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Smart TV Manufacturer Vizio Spies On Customers Using Advanced Big Data Analytics

A big data scandal has just been revealed. US smart TV manufacturer Vizio has been using advanced big data and image processing capabilities to spy on their customers, identify what programmes they were watching second by second. …

This isn’t the first time our smart home entertainment systems have been accused of spying on us. In 2013 LG admitted that voice data was still being captured and transmitted even if users had denied consent for this to happen. And in 2015 there was concern after it was found that Samsung TVs were also recording and sending home “living room chatter”. …

Source: Shocking: Smart TV Manufacturer Vizio Spies On Customers Using Advanced Big Data Analytics

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