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Do not become a victim of this new Gmail Phishing scam. Be careful and stay safe!!

Do not become a victim of this new Gmail Phishing scam. Be careful and stay safe!!

Security researchers have identified a “highly effective” phishing scam that’s been fooling Google Gmail customers into divulging their login credentials. The scheme, which has been gaining popularity in the past few months and has reportedly been hitting other email services, involves a clever trick that can be difficult to detect. Researchers at WordFence, a team that makes a popular security tool for the blog site WordPress, warned of the attack in a recent blog post, noting that it has been “having a wide impact, even on experienced technical users.” (See these people, whose accounts were targeted.) Here’s how the swindle works. The attacker, usually disguised as a trusted contact, sends a boobytrapped email to a prospective victim. Affixed to that email, there appears to be a regular attachment, say a PDF document. Nothing seemingly out of the ordinary. But the attachment is actually an embedded image that has been crafted to look like a PDF. Rather than reveal a preview of the document when clicked, that embedded image links out to a fake Google login page. And this is where the scam gets really devious. Everything about this sign-in page looks authentic: the Google logo, the username and password entry fields, the tagline (“One account. All of Google.”). By all indications, the page is a facsimile of the real thing. Except for one clue: the browser’s address bar. Even there, it can be easy to miss the cue. The text still includes the “https://accounts.google.com,” a URL that seems legitimate. There’s a problem though; that URL is preceded by the prefix “data:text/html.” Via WordFence  In fact, the text in the address bar is what’s known as a “data URI,” not a URL. A data URI embeds a file, whereas a URL identifies a page’s location on the web. If you were were to zoom out on the address bar, you would find a long string of characters, a script that serves up a file designed to look like a Gmail login page. This is the trap. As soon as a person enters her username and password into the fields, the attackers capture the information. To make matters worse, once they gain access to a person’s inbox, they immediately reconnoiter the compromised account and prepare to launch their next bombardment. They find past emails and attachments, create booby trapped-image versions, drum up believable subject lines, and then target the person’s contacts. And so the vicious cycle of hijackings continues. Google Chrome users can protect themselves by checking the address bar and making sure a green lock symbol appears before entering their personal information into a site. Because scammers have been known to create HTTPS-protected phishing sites,...

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Here’s the list of Samsung GALAXY devices that are to get Android Nougat update

Here’s the list of Samsung GALAXY devices that are to get Android Nougat update

As per a few reports coming out of Sammobile, our most reliable source of scoops and insights on everything related to Samsung, have confirmed that the following devices will be getting the latest Android Nougat update in the coming months. There were rumors floating around since the last few days that the update was ready to roll out for the GALAXY S7 and the S7 Edge and they would probably still be the first devices to officially receive the latest update. Here’s the list of all the devices that are scheduled to receive the update: Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016/2017) Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016/2017) Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016/2017) Samsung Galaxy A8 Samsung Galaxy A9/A9 Pro Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 As mentioned earlier, the official dates for the updates roll out have still to be officially confirmed by Samsung but we do expect them to arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2017 (fingers crossed). For those of you owning any of the aforementioned devices receives the update in the near future, feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments below. We’ll keep you guys posted on any further happenings in the weeks to come so do stick around for more....

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Nokia 6 Un-Boxing and First Impressions – [Video]

Nokia 6 Un-Boxing and First Impressions – [Video]

After a long awaited wait, we finally got to see the one thing that eluded us all since a very long time – A Nokia device running on Android. Our wish was fulfilled last week when Nokia announced its first Android device, the Nokia 6. Today we take a closer look at the device thanks to our friends at TechDroider who have done an un-boxing video. The Nokia 6 is currently only available in China but as per a recent announcement made by HMB, the company plans to share more about the Nokia 6 on February 26th — a day before Mobile World Congress 2017 kicks off in Barcelona. The Nokia 6 will feature an aluminum unibody, 5.5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with X6 LTE modem, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera and dual speakers with Dolby Atmos support and is currently retailing in China for approximately $250 (approx 1700...

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iflix signs Mult-year Deal with Pakistan’s Top Televison Network HUM TV

iflix signs Mult-year Deal with Pakistan’s Top Televison Network HUM TV

Iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced a multi-year content licensing deal with Hum TV, Pakistan’s most established and acclaimed 24-hour entertainment TV channel, ahead of its service launch in Pakistan. iflix members in Pakistan will soon be able to binge on nearly 50 of Hum TV’s most popular and award-winning titles, including Bin Roye, Udaari, Mann Mayal Zara Yaad Kar, Pakeeza, Gul-e-Rana, Maan, Kaisay Tum Se Kahoon, Qaid-e-Tanhai, Vasl and many more. In the coming months, iflix will continue to add more of Hum TV’s best titles, with audience favourites including Humsafar, , Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Sanam, Diyar-e-Dil, Sadqay Tumhare, Dil-e-Muztar, Meray Qatil Meray Dildar, Man-o-Salwa, Shanakht, Kadoorat, and many more, to its vast catalogue. iflix Group Chief Content Officer, James Bridges commented: “We are deeply committed to localization, and this landmark partnership with Hum TV is a testament to that promise. We are thrilled to add so many of Hum TV’s most popular and award-winning beloved, local dramas to our vast library of top international and regional content, as a part of our promise to deliver the best and widest selection of TV shows and movies from all over the world to our members.” Chief Strategy Officer of Hum Network Limited, Hassan Jawed commented; “Our collaboration with iflix exhibits our commitment to promoting quality entertainment content globally. As part of this commitment, we have focused on digital media to make our content easily accessible to our global target audience. We are confident that iflix will prove to be a key strategic partner for us in the years to come”. Now available in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Brunei, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to key additional emerging markets in the coming months.  Offering consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies including many first run exclusives and award winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever. iflix subscribers can also download TV shows and movies from iflix’s extensive catalogue for offline...

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Daraz.pk soaring in 2016 – Year in Review

Daraz.pk soaring in 2016 – Year in Review

From the Daraz and Kaymu merger, to the first online shoppable fashion week, to starting same-day and international delivery, to making Pakistan’s first 1 billion rupee sale- 2016 was a great year for Daraz Daraz is now a digital icon – it has become the go-to source and a one-stop solution for everyone’s ecommerce needs.  And of its several digital milestones, process developments and ground-breaking campaigns, the most important thing it did in 2016 was to focus on the customer. As the popularity and functionality of e-commerce grew, so did the need to hone the company’s approach – one that puts the customer at the center of...

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Google is all set to launch Android Wear 2.0 and two new Smartwatches at CES 2017

Google is all set to launch Android Wear 2.0 and two new Smartwatches at CES 2017

Google are all set to announce two new Smartwatches at the upcoming CES 2017 next month in Las Vegas. Details of which have been kept a hush hush but what we do know for a fact is that both the devices would be operating on the all new Android Wear 2.0 which promises to add a bunch of new exciting features. The most prominent additions to Android Wear 2.0 is the support for standalone apps which don’t require your smartphone, support for Android Pay and support for Google’s voice-activated Assistant that can be currently found in the Pixel devices. The update is also scheduled to arrive on a bunch of newer devices but for those of you who have older devices like the original Moto 360  or the ASUS ZenWatch are (unfortunately) not supported due to their hardware limitations most noticeable being the absence of NFC which is required for Android Pay to work. The devices that are scheduled to receive the Android Wear 2.0 update include the following: Moto 360 Gen 2 Moto 360 Sport LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE LG Watch Urbane LG G Watch R Polar M600 Casio Smart Outdoor Watch Nixon Mission Tag Heuer Connected Fossil Q Wander Fossil Q Marshal Fossil Q Founder Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch Huawei Watch Huawei Watch Ladies Asus ZenWatch 2 Asus ZenWatch 3 Even though we were  left a bit saddened by the fact that the Moto 360 would not be getting the update since that was our very first Android Wear device, it does give us an added incentive to treat ourself to any of the aforementioned or maybe even one of the new upcoming Google devices this holiday season. Will keep you guys posted on this in the weeks to...

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