Business, Enterprise, Hardware, VR World

IBM Becomes Target of Chinese Bank Security Study

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In what appears to be a retaliation to the US official claims of Chinese Government Officials hacking US companies, the Chinese government has quietly advised their banks to review their security policies and hardware implementations, especially those with IBM hardware. While this study of Chinese Banking security risks is not an official or public one, Bloomberg has spoken to four sources that confirm that such a review is under way and is currently focused on IBM, but likely involves others as well. IBM itself has a very interesting history in China as the company claims to have been doing business there for the past 30

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Android, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Intel Partners with Rockchip to Accelerate x86 Mobile Adoption

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Intel today announced that they would be partnering with Rockchip to launch a series of Android-focused mobile SoCs based on Intel’s SoFIA architecture which combines Intel’s x86 architecture with their own modem technology into a single SoC. This would include Intel providing Rockchip with quadcore SoCs running Intel’s own x86 architecture and modems. The SoFIA is essentially a culmination of all of Intel’s work in the mobile space  but lacks Intel’s own GPU IP because it utilizes Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR graphics architecture instead. Intel has traditionally used PowerVR graphics in their mobile chips for many years but as their desktop and laptop GPUs got better

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Enterprise, Technology Security, VR World

DoJ Charges Five Chinese Military Officers with Hacking

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The U.S. Department of Justice has charged five Chinese Military Official with the charge of Cyber Espionage based on the hacking of US companies’ systems and the theft of their trade secrets. According to the Department of Justice (DoJ) Westinghouse Electric, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, U.S. Steel, the United Steelworkers Union and SolarWorld were all victims of Chinese Military hacking. The charges claim that the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) officials (mostly Generals) cooperated to steal information from US companies and access proprietary information from those companies and use them for the benefit of Chinese companies. This has been an ongoing charge by the US Government and

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Enterprise, Technology Security, VR World

DoJ Charges Five Chinese Military Officers with Hacking

Department of Justice Hacking

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged five Chinese Military Official with the charge of Cyber Espionage based on the hacking of US companies’ systems and the theft of their trade secrets. According to the Department of Justice (DoJ) Westinghouse Electric, Alcoa, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, U.S. Steel, the United Steelworkers Union and SolarWorld were all victims of Chinese Military hacking. The charges claim that the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) officials (mostly Generals) cooperated to steal information from US companies and access proprietary information from those companies and use them for the benefit of Chinese companies. This has been an ongoing charge by the US Government and

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Business, Enterprise, Rumors, Technology Security, VR World

NSA Bugged Foreign-Bound Networking Equipment

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According to Glenn Greenwald, who seemingly quotes himself in his own titles, the NSA has routinely been intercepting US-based networking hardware bound for countries abroad. While Glenn Greenwald doesn’t specifically implicate any networking companies, it would be safe to assume that companies like Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, Dell, HP and many more. This is in the face of the fact that the US government had been criticizing the use of Huawei networking hardware due to the beliefs that the Chinese would be presenting a security risk to the US. They essentially claimed that Huawei was bugging their networking equipment for the Chinese government and that their

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Android, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Chinese Company, Transtar, Makes a Perfect Samsung Galaxy Mega Copy

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It isn’t very often that we see knock offs of mainstream products that are really good ones, and it isn’t very often that they come forward to us and proudly exclaim how well they’ve managed to copy a popular product, but today we got both. The company that contacted us, Transtar, proudly exclaimed how they’ve managed to make a 1:1 copy of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3″ phone. And to be honest, by looking at it, it is actually really hard to tell the difference between the phone they’ve made and the phone Samsung makes. The Galaxy Mega itself isn’t an incredibly complex phone, or

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Costa Rica Suffers as Intel Pulls Out… and heads to China?

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Microprocessors are Costa Rica’s primary export according to their Foreign Trade Ministry. The country was building a name for itself as a tech center in Central America. Intel just put a damper on those plans. The influential company is closing their microchip assembly and testing operations leaving 1,500 locals unemployed. Intel previously touted their contributions to their Central American host country. They indicated that the company participated in social responsibility projects in the community, focusing on education and the environment. Earlier, Intel proudly proclaimed: “While Costa Rica has historically been known for exporting coffee beans and bananas, thanks to Intel’s investment there, those traditional exports

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