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This malware tricks iPhone and spies on users

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Researchers from the company ZecOps have developed malware for iOS. They baptized him NoReboot. This malware works by simulating a shutdown process. Thus, the device gives the impression of being switched off. In reality, it is not. Basically, it is impossible to determine whether a iPhone is off or not. According to the American company, NoReboot is the ultimate persistence bug.

This malware tricks iPhone and spies on users

The fame of telephones‘Apple rests on the infallibility of their security systems. With this malicious program, the iOS system has once again hit an Achilles’ heel. The first security flaw in Apple was discovered thanks to the case Pegasus. The latter is a software designed by the NSO Group.

A priori, getting rid of a virus is easy for devices under iOS. For this, restarting the phone is enough to remove the malware. This filter is precisely bypassed by NOReboot.

Three iOS daemons spring into action

NoReboot injects a code into three daemons iOS. These are the features InCallService, SpringBoard and Backboardd. It deactivates all audiovisual signals and simulates a telephone shutdown. At first, the screen seems off. Other features are also attacked such as: sounds, vibrations, touch screen. The researchers say that all this is only in appearance. The device maintains internet activity and remains functional.

NoReboot is effective because it deceives human surveillance. During this time, a Trojan horse wreaks havoc in your device. It starts first by hijacking the shutdown process. Indeed, it attacks the user interface: SpringBoard. You will no longer be able to order on your phone because it seems to be off.

Then it’s the turn of Backboardd to take action. It registers and intercepts the manual commands of the device. These include the on/off functionality. Do you think you’re restarting your phone? It’s a decoy Backboardd. NoReboot is programmed to turn off the screen and simulate a standard restart. For example, it is perfectly capable of displaying the logo ofApple.

Farewell to privacy

Once properly implanted, this malware is very boring. Features such as camera and audio device are controlled. Hackers will be able to see your activities and listen to your conversations. NoReboot is interesting since it cannot be corrected by Apple. Indeed, the virus does not exploit any flaw in the iOS operating system.

“The malicious actor could blatantly manipulate the phone remotely without worrying about being caught because the user is tricked into thinking the phone is turned off, either by being turned off by the victim or by malicious actors using the ‘low battery’ as an excuse.”

ZeCops researchers

This kind of attack is not within everyone’s reach. On the other hand, national groups as well as cybermercenaries are capable of it. You have to be careful about the links you click on the net.

SOURCE: THEHACKERNEWS

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Samsung is preparing a smartphone that will be weaker than its predecessor two years ago. Galaxy M54 will receive SoC Exynos 1380

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Smartphone Samsung Galaxy M54 lit up in the Geekbench database. Unfortunately, as previously reported, he will not receive any SoC Snapdragon 888, although this is expected.

Samsung is preparing a smartphone that will be weaker than its predecessor two years ago.  Galaxy M54 will receive SoC Exynos 1380

Samsung’s mid-budget novelty will receive the same platform as the Galaxy A54. Probably, the Galaxy A34 will also receive it.

We are talking about the not yet presented Exynos 1380, which will replace the Exynos 1280. In the benchmark, the new SoC scores 750 and almost 2700 points in single-threaded and multi-threaded modes, respectively. And this is almost the level of Snapdragon 778G, that is, this is an excellent result for a mid-budget smartphone. True, we are only talking about processor performance, and we do not yet know which GPU the new SoC will receive.

Samsung is preparing a smartphone that will be weaker than its predecessor two years ago.  Galaxy M54 will receive SoC Exynos 1380

It is also worth noting that the Galaxy M52 was also based on the Snapdragon 778G, and the Galaxy M53 received a slightly less productive Dimensity 900. Thus, the Galaxy M54 model, at least in terms of the processor part, will be slightly inferior even not to its predecessor, but to the device two years ago.

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Bullitt Group and MediaTek want to launch a satellite-enabled smartphone

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Bullitt Group and MediaTek want to launch a satellite enabled smartphone

The British manufacturer Bullitt Group, which produces devices under the brands CAT and Motorola, intends to release a smartphone with satellite communications. They want to implement this project together with the Chinese chipmaker MediaTek.

Bullitt Group and MediaTek want to launch a satellite-enabled smartphone

It is assumed that the new smartphone will provide calls and text data via satellite, although it is not yet clear how this will work. The device itself will be released in the first quarter of 2023.

The novelty has been developed for two years, so the project is nearing completion. According to Bullitt Group co-founder Richard Wharton, previously the seamless integration of satellite communications into a smartphone was accompanied by problems, but now they are solved.

The new phone will be the first to use MediaTek’s 3GPP NTN chipset. The software will keep track of what type of connection is currently being used – Wi-Fi or cellular network. The connection to the satellite will be carried out only in the absence of both of these options.

It is claimed that the time to connect to the satellite and send a message is about 10 seconds. This is longer than a regular connection, but still pretty fast.

Note that Apple already has this and Samsung will soon have it.

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The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible frequencies. Galax RTX 4080 SG took the frequency over 3.6 GHz on the core

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The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible

Galax continues to prove that they are one of the best when it comes to overclocking graphics cards. After the departure of EVGA, Galax as a whole is probably the only company that places a strong emphasis on this direction.

The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible frequencies.  Galax RTX 4080 SG took the frequency over 3.6 GHz on the core

The GeForce RTX 4080 SG model was able to overclock to a frequency of over 3.6 GHz on the core. More precisely, we are talking about a frequency of 3615 MHz. This is slightly less than the RTX 4090 HOF at 3.8 GHz, but it’s still an incredible figure. Especially if you keep in mind that the GeForce RTX 4080 SG is no match for the HOF versions. At the same time, it is not yet known whether Galax will release the RTX 4080 HOF.

The GeForce RTX 4080 can also be overclocked to incredible frequencies.  Galax RTX 4080 SG took the frequency over 3.6 GHz on the core

Galax, unfortunately, does not disclose overclocking details, but it can be assumed that we are talking about the use of liquid nitrogen, as in the case of extreme overclocking RTX 4090 HOF.

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