Charter reportedly close to $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

Tuesday, 26/May/2015 - at 2:20 AM

Charter Communications is said to be near a US$55 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, a deal that would create a broadband powerhouse in the U.S.The deal could be announced as early as Tuesday, according to articles in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, the first to report the story.Charter also plans to acquire Bright…

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Attackers use email spam to infect point-of-sale terminals with new malware

Tuesday, 26/May/2015 - at 12:10 AM

Cybercriminals are targeting employees who browse the Web or check their email from point-of-sale (PoS) computers, a risky but unfortunately common practice.Researchers from security firm FireEye recently came across a spam campaign that used rogue email messages masquerading as job inquiries.The emails had fake resumes attached that were actually Word documents with an embedded malicious…

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Large-scale attack hijacks your router through your browser

Monday, 25/May/2015 - at 10:04 PM

Cybercriminals have developed a Web-based attack tool to hijack routers on a large scale when users visit compromised websites or view malicious advertisements in their browsers.The goal of these attacks is to replace the DNS (Domain Name System) servers configured on routers with rogue ones controlled by attackers. This allows hackers to intercept traffic, spoof…

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BlackBerry slashes smartphone staff around the globe

Monday, 25/May/2015 - at 10:01 PM

BlackBerry plans to lay off an unspecified number of staff in its devices unit, as it attempts to make that business profitable, while expanding in other areas.The smartphone company in Waterloo, Ontario, said in a statement over the weekend that it had decided to consolidate its device software, hardware and applications business, “impacting a number…

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Sharp's new smartphones play slow-motion video at 2,100 frames per second

Monday, 25/May/2015 - at 9:38 PM

Electronics maker Sharp is showing off smartphones that can play back video at rates up to 2,100 frames per second (fps) for a smoother slow motion effect.The struggling manufacturer’s latest Android flagship phones, Aquos Zeta, Aquos Xx and Aquos Serie, have cameras that can record at 210 fps in 854 x 480 pixel resolution (FWVGA…

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