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Hackers can access passwords with a thermal imager

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Researchers from the University of Glasgow (UK) have demonstrated a way in which hackers can gain access to a password entered on a smartphone screen, computer keyboard, or even at an ATM. Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system called ThermoSecure that can recover recently entered passwords from thermal images. Theoretically, a nearby hacker with a thermal imaging camera could take a picture of the surface on which the password was entered and recover it. Areas that have been touched recently appear brighter in such a picture. The researchers found that by measuring the relative intensity of warmer areas, it was possible to determine the specific letters, the number of characters that make up a password, and determine the order in which they were entered.

Hackers can access passwords with a thermal imager

According to a study, ThermoSecure was able to recover about 86% of passwords entered 20 seconds ago. The share of successfully cracked passwords entered 30 seconds ago was 76%. Within a minute, the number of successful hacks had dropped to 62%. The number of characters in the password also influenced the success of attempts: within 20 seconds, the system is able to successfully attack even long passwords of 16 characters – scientists received 67% of correct attempts. As the passwords got shorter, the success rates increased: ThermoSecure guessed 12-character passwords 82% of the time, 8-character passwords 93% of the time, and 6-character passwords were 100% successful.

Hackers can access passwords with a thermal imager

Dr. Mohamed Khamis, who led the development of ThermoSecure technology, noted that now thermal imaging cameras are more accessible than ever, machine learning is also becoming more accessible. So it’s highly likely that people around the world are now developing systems similar to ThermoSecure to steal passwords. Therefore, scientists from the University of Glasgow will continue to develop their technology to try to stay one step ahead of the attackers. Dr. Khamis also said that longer passwords, which are harder to guess, should be used, as well as alternative authentication methods such as fingerprints or facial recognition.

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Latest Dimensity 8200 and 120W charger. iQOO Neo 7 SE parameters became known

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Latest Dimensity 8200 and 120W charger iQOO Neo 7 SE

The iQOO Neo 7 SE smartphone, which will be presented on December 2, will receive a very productive platform, albeit not a flagship level.

Latest Dimensity 8200 and 120W charger.  iQOO Neo 7 SE parameters became known

Thanks to the TENAA base, it became known that the new product will be equipped with the Dimensity 8200 SoC, which has not yet been presented. Also, the device will receive a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh with 120-watt charging. As you can see, this level of charging is becoming more common in mid-range smartphones.

Of course, we do not yet know the prices of iQOO Neo 7 SE, but iQOO Neo 6 SE started at $390. By the way, this device also offered optical stabilization for the main camera, so you can expect it in the novelty.

iQOO Neo 7 SE should also get a 6.78-inch AMOLED screen, 8 to 16 GB of RAM, 128 to 512 GB of flash memory and a 64-megapixel main camera.

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Will the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti stay for at least another year? Nvidia is ending production of almost all mid-range graphics cards.

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Nvidia has decided to completely stop the production of several models of video cards of past generations.

Will the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti stay for at least another year?  Nvidia is ending production of almost all mid-range graphics cards.

We are talking about the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2060, GTX 1660 Super and GTX 1660 cards. The source does not have any details, but we already know that there is an RTX 3050 to replace the RTX 2060/2060 Super, but the GTX 1660 cards there are simply no replacements. The source doesn’t mention the GTX 1660 Ti, though, so it’s possible Nvidia is keeping this card alone to close the hole in the sub-$300 segment.

In particular, in Europe now for the GTX 1660/1660 Super/1660 Ti they are asking for about the same money: from about 230-240 euros. At the same time, the cheapest RTX 3050 now costs 300 euros. No more affordable cards will appear in the RTX 30 line, and it’s not worth waiting for cheap RTX 40 cards in the foreseeable future, because even the RTX 4060 is supposedly released only next summer.

For comparison, AMD has a modern Radeon RX 6600 in the sub-$300/Euro segment, which is much more powerful than any GTX 1660, and along with the RTX 3050.

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Mutny Continent hosted mobile internet for the first time

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Mutny Continent hosted mobile internet for the first time

VimpelCom (trademark Beeline) announced that it has become the first and currently the only operator that has built infrastructure and launched cellular mobile communications in the village of Mutny Materik.

Mutny Continent hosted mobile internet for the first time

“Mudny Mainland” is a remote settlement in the Komi Republic, the distance to the nearest city is almost 300 km. As part of expanding Beeline network coverage in the region, the operator launched 4G in this village as well. Previously, only voice calls were available to a population of about 900 people, and even then, not cellular, but through Beeline satellite communication channels.

As the operator notes, the launch of cellular communication was complicated not only by the remoteness of the village from other settlements, but also by its inaccessibility. “Mudny Continent” is located on the banks of the Pechora River, it can be reached in the warm season only by water transport or by helicopter, and in the cold season along a temporary road – a winter road.

Director of the Syktyvkar branch of Beeline Konstantin Ikonnikov noted:

Communication is now one of the vital needs, and the mobile Internet allows you to quickly resolve many important issues and gain access to digital services, such as government services. Understanding what social task we are performing, Beeline is building a network even in the most remote and hard-to-reach corners of the Komi Republic and the whole country, despite the rather harsh climate and vast distances. Developing communication in such conditions is always a challenge that we cope with, and the launch of 4G Internet in the village of Mutny Mainland is another confirmation of this.

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