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Coinbase was hacked, robbing 6,000 users. The exchange promises to return the funds

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Coinbase, a major cryptocurrency exchange, announced that hackers had hacked into its customers’ accounts and stolen cryptocurrency from 6,000 users. The exchange does not name the amount withdrawn by the hackers.

For the hack, a vulnerability was used to bypass the multifactor authentication function via SMS.

Interestingly, this is not a short-term hacker attack. Hackers operated on Coinbase from March to May of this year. The exchange claims that in order to hack, the attacker needed to know not only the users’ e-mail, but also the passwords and phone numbers associated with the account on the exchange. And you also needed to have access to email.

The exchange itself believes that the hackers gained access to all the necessary information thanks to phishing software.

Of course, the exchange has already eliminated the vulnerability. At the same time, Coinbase promises to return the cryptocurrency stolen from them to the victims, though, apparently, in monetary terms.

We will credit your account with funds equal to the value of the currency incorrectly removed from your account during the incident. Some clients have already been reimbursed for expenses. We will make sure all affected customers receive the full value of what you lost. You should see this in your account no later than today

Coinbase is the second largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. It has approximately 68 million clients.

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GaN fast chargers are expected to surpass 50% in 2025

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Apple recently introduced a 140W MagSafe charger for the new MacBook Pro, marking the first time Apple has used gallium nitride (GaN) transistors in a charger. According to TrendForce analysts, this is a sign that fast chargers over 100W have entered a period of growth. This is facilitated by lower prices for power GaN transistors, which are already close to $ 1 apiece. TrendForce expects the share of models with such transistors among fast chargers this year will be 17%, which is almost double last year’s figure, and in 2025 it will exceed 50%.

TrendForce also notes that the peak power of the vast majority of GaN fast chargers in 2020 was in the 55-65W range. More specifically, the 55-65W model accounted for 72% of all GaN fast chargers sales, while the 90W or higher model accounted for only 8% of sales. 140W peak power fast chargers are the most powerful currently available.

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Top 10 SSD manufacturers cut shipments by 15% in 2020, according to TrendForce

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A little more than two months remain until the end of 2021, and TrendForce experts have just analyzed the situation with the supply of SSD modules in 2020. They concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the supply of these products. Affected by the disruption of production and logistics processes, which began in the second quarter, when governments around the world began to impose restrictions, in their opinion, necessary to combat the pandemic. As a result, the supply of SSDs to the channel (retail sales) amounted to 111.5 million units, which is 15% less than in 2019. As for the market leaders, the top three remained unchanged: Kingston, Adata and Kimtigo.

Analysts clarify that when looking at the overall solid-state drive market, NAND flash vendors, led by Samsung, accounted for about 35% of total shipments in 2020, with solid-state drive module makers accounting for the remaining 65%. The top ten module manufacturers provide 71% of SSD shipments per channel. Their shares are shown in the press release published by TrendForce in the form of a table:

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PC sales in EMEA continued to grow in the past quarter despite component shortages and weaker buying activity

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Experts from the analytical company IDC have summed up the results of the third quarter of 2021 in the market of “traditional” PCs, which in IDC include desktops, laptops and workstations, in the EMEA region, which includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa. continued to grow in the second quarter of 2021. During the quarter, 24.4 million systems were shipped, corresponding to an annualized growth of 12.7%. According to analysts, the growth was driven by sales in the commercial segment, offsetting the decline in sales in the consumer segment due to a lack of components and a decrease in purchasing activity.

Interestingly, in Western Europe, desktop sales rose 21.8%, surpassing notebooks, which grew only 13.1% for the first time in six quarters.

The market leader is HP, which was able to increase sales by 15.0% over the year, which led to an increase in its share from 24.4% to 24.9%.

In second place is Lenovo. This company managed to increase sales by 13.0%, as a result of which its share increased from 22.7% to 22.8%.

Dell ranks third. Over the year, it increased sales by 43.4% (by the way, this is the best indicator in the top five manufacturers), which led to an increase in its share from 10.6% to 13.5%.

The fourth place belongs to Asus, which increased sales by only 0.6%. As this figure is less than the average, Asus’ share has decreased from 9.2% to 8.2%.

Acer Group closes the top five. Having increased sales by only 2.7%, this manufacturer also lost part of the market: its share decreased from 8.9% to 8.1% over the year.

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