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Today's Tech: Samsung Ativ S review, HTC One images leak, governments seek more cyber weapons from defence firms

If you were asked to name the manufacturer of a Windows Phone 8 handset, it is very likely that you’d come up with Nokia. The company has plenty of models available, and it has worked hard in its partnership with Microsoft to offer some good software add-ons that help its brand stand out. But others are producing Windows Phone devices too, and Samsung is among them. The Ativ S may not have enjoyed as many headlines as the Lumia 920, but that doesn't stop it from being a smashing phone with a lot going for it. The absence of LTE support is irritating, but there’s a lot more here that’s very nice, so read on for our full Windows Phone 8 Samsung Ativ S review.

Images purporting to be official press shots of the HTC One - née the M7 - have surfaced ahead of the handset's expected launch tomorrow. The photos appeared on Twitter, with the most interesting depicting a previously unseen black/grey One variant alongside the already-teased white/silver model. The images appear to confirm that the HTC One will sport a two-button layout - a significant point of differentiation for the device, as most Android handsets tend to sport three or four button set-ups - with the media renders showing Back and Home capacitive controls but not a Menu/Multitasking key. HTC's next flagship also looks like it will feature a pair of front speaker grills, presumably based on Beats Audio technology like many of the Taiwanese manufacturer's other handsets. We'll be covering the HTC One London launch tomorrow, so stay tuned for more, but in the meantime, follow the link above for all the latest gossip about the world's next Full HD hero phone.

With the amount of mobile malware soaring in recent times, we decided to take a closer look at the subject with security research group Team Cymru. At the heart of the growing problem, the firm says, is a fundamental lack of appreciation among the public of the threats that exist on our handheld devices, prompting calls for a “worldwide psychological shift” when it comes to mobile security. Follow the link for more on the security principles that need transferring from PC use to our smartphone behaviour, and what we can do to stay safe from mobile attacks.

As the cybercriminals look to new methods and platforms for their attacks, it seems the world’s governments are at it too. The Fiscal Times has today reported the existence of a close cyber alliance between the US Pentagon and defence contractors like Lockheed Martin, as the country looks to bolster its cyber arsenal. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, meanwhile, claims spending on cyber defence is increasing all over the world. Click through for the full story on governments’ growing penchant for the digital weapon.