Noon News: Mozilla Boot To Gecko, New Flasback Malware Variant Targeting Mac OS, ARM Cortex A5

ITProPortal is now publishing this hands-on video walkthrough of the new open Web device, coming from Telefónica, which is based on Mozilla's Boot To Gecko project. The video shows a yet-to-be-named phone running the 'open web device' OS, which has been developed by Telefónica, in partnership with Mozilla and Qualcomm.

A new malware, which is a reincarnation of a Trojan that was first detected in the month of September last year, has been discovered and is spreading very fast. The malware is trying to gain control over the Apple Macs via use of three methodologies. Out of these three methods two exploits Java vulnerabilities.

More than two years ago, ARM announced a new product range called the Cortex A5 which was said to be more than three times more powerful than the ARM9 range. The processor actually turned out to be a rather powerful little chip; ARM has been running a benchmark (a script that continuously access popular web pages) comparing one of the first Android phones, the HTC Hero, the HTC Explorer, the Motorola Droid and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

According to Blackberry maker Research In Motion, "thousands" of Android applications have been launched a week ago for the Android player as a component of PlayBook OS 2.0 update. RIM stated that this Android player can encourage and lead to more number of native applications to be developed for PlayBook.

Cisco Systems has decided to acquire Lightwire, a small chip making start-up specialising in the manufacture of optical technology used in high-speed networking. According to Cisco Systems, the high-speed chips of Lightwire can be utilised for transmitting data through light pulses rather then electric signals - giving Cisco Systems a leading edge over other competitors.