Security researchers have discovered that millions of mobile phone users around the world could have their devices hacked owing to lax network security imposed by their mobile phone operators. Karsten Nohl and Sylvain Munaut conducted a study of 31 mobile phone operators in Europe, Thailand and Morocco, in which they found that users were vulnerable to illegal surveillance and identity theft due to the poor security measures deployed by mobile phone companies.
Cupertino based iPhone maker Apple Inc. has released a handful of new resources. Ranging from an instructional video, to several frequently asked questions (FAQ), the new posts on the official Apple website are aimed at explaining the company's iTunes Match service in details.
Google's new found interest in the online travel industry has quite expectantly started altering the status quo of the billions-worth market, according to new reports. Competitors, Expedia & Orbitz Worldwide, do not seem to be too happy to have Google joining in the 110-billion online travel market.
Boxee has released a new version for its desktop video streaming software which brings new interface changes and additional features to the platform. The Boxee version 1.5 for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems comes with changes to the Home Screen, which now carries links to the Browser and Live TV, for which users would require a dongle.
Japanese mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo has announced that it plans to form a joint venture with Samsung, Fujitsu and 3 other companies to develop Long Term Evolution (LTE) chips for smartphones. Apart from NEC, Fujitsu's semiconductor division and Panasonic's mobile unit will also be taking part in the joint venture, the company said.