The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned of massive cyberattacks during the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. The agency encourages athletes and other members to leave their smartphones and other smart gadgets at home and instead use temporary devices to protect themselves from potential cyber threats and data theft. The National Olympic Committees of some countries are also advising their athletes not to use personal smartphones at the upcoming Olympics due to cybersecurity concerns.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been associated with a large number of cyber incidents. The FBI notes that NTT, the event’s official service provider, recorded more than 450 million cybersecurity attempts, but none were successful.
According to the agency, the most popular attack methods included malware distribution, phishing, disinformation, fake websites and streaming services. Mobile apps and digital wallets that track COVID-19 vaccination status can also allow cybercriminals to steal personal information or install tracking tools, malicious code or software.
NTT officials told ZDNet in October that the company’s fight for cybersecurity during the Tokyo Olympics was similar to Harry Potter’s final battle with Voldemort, calling the effort to protect the event “herculean.”
Passport data, demographic information, and medical/travel history on medical customs forms are also suspected to be vulnerable, according to Citizen Lab.
Typical low-cost smartphones of 2022. Narzo 50 5G and Narzo 50 Pro introduced
Realme has unveiled a couple of new Narzo smartphones: Narzo 50 5G and Narzo 50 Pro 5G.
The devices are identical in a number of parameters. For example, both have 5000mAh batteries with 33W charging and 90Hz Full HD+ screens.
Narzo 50 5G has a 6.6-inch IPS panel. The smartphone is based on SoC Dimensity 810, has 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of flash memory. The main camera is represented by sensors with a resolution of 48 and 8 megapixels, the resolution of the front is 8 megapixels. You can also select stereo speakers. The smartphone starts at $205.
Narzo 50 Pro 5G already offers a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel. The heart is the SoC Dimensity 920, there is 6 or 8 GB of RAM, and only 128 GB of flash memory. The main camera is the same, except that it also has a macro module with a resolution of 2 megapixels. For such a smartphone, they ask from $ 285.
iDropNews: iPhone 14 presentation will take place on September 13
According to iDropNews, Apple has already decided to hold a fall event for the launch of new devices, which will be held on September 13th.
At this event, Apple is due to introduce the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. This year, Apple will expand the distinction between professional and non-professional iPhone models. Apple will reportedly equip the iPhone 14 Pro models with the 4nm A16 Bionic SoC, while non-professional phones can cyjdf use the 5nm A15 Bionic SoC that was used in the iPhone 13. Most consumers have no idea what SoC the phone is built on. SoC reuse could help Apple make the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max more price-competitive.
Even if Apple reuses the A15 Bionic SoC in iPhone 14 non-professional phones, it could still give them a different name, such as A16 Bionic. Then the new platform will be called SoC Apple A16 Pro.
Other differences include replacing the notch on iPhone 14 Pro models with an “i-shaped” cutout for the FaceTime and True Depth cameras. Meanwhile, inexpensive non-professional models will still have bangs. Other improvements to be found in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max include a 120Hz ProMotion display and a 48MP wide-angle camera.
Prices for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are rumored to start at $800 and $900, respectively. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max can cost between $1,100 and $1,200, respectively.
Also at the event are the highly anticipated AirPods Pro 2 and three Apple Watch models.
Samsung releases urgent mysterious update for Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra
Less than a month after the Galaxy S22 family of smartphones received the previous update, these devices have received a new urgent update. So far, this only applies to Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra devices based on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Those who bought Exynos 2200-based versions have not yet received the update.
The new version is labeled S90xEXXU2AVE4 (where the “x” changes depending on the model) and is already in distribution in a dozen countries. The update size is 350 MB. The mysterious update contains various unnamed security fixes as well as “general feature stability” improvements.
Mid-month updates like these are rare for Samsung, so the company is believed to have found something to fix as soon as possible rather than waiting for the June security patch to be released in a couple of weeks.
If you have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 based Galaxy S22, S22+, or S22 Ultra and haven’t received an update notification for that device yet, you can check it manually by going to Settings > Software Update.
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