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postheadericon Game of Thrones stars’ personal phone numbers leaked, as HBO hackers attempt to extort ransom

A leaked document appears to contain the personal telephone numbers and email addresses for actors such as Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke.

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postheadericon [VIDEO] How Much Does Situational Awareness Matter? Put Your Phone Down And Find Out Here

Too often we find ourselves sucked into the black hole of our phones. Whether it be a social media post, texting our friends or looking for directions and that makes us vulnerable to criminals. Awareness is our biggest ally when it comes to avoiding a deadly encounter.

In this Episode of Finding Fearless join Jenn and Kristen as they are unknowingly placed in that very same situation and suddenly things turn bad. They will need to find the inner strength to fight the fear in order to survive the fight for their life!

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postheadericon Teenager’s phone confiscated for TalkTalk cyberattack offenses

A 17-year-old who pleaded guilty to offenses relating to 2015’s TalkTalk cyberattack has had his iPhone confiscated and been sentenced to a 12-month rehabilitation order.

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postheadericon Microsoft selling feature phone business to FIH Mobile Ltd. and HMD Global, Oy

REDMOND, Wash. — May 18, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced it reached an agreement to sell the company’s entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, Oy for $ 350 million. As part of the deal, FIH Mobile Ltd. will also acquire Microsoft Mobile Vietnam — the company’s Hanoi, Vietnam, manufacturing facility. Upon close of this deal, approximately 4,500 employees will transfer to, or have the opportunity to join, FIH Mobile Ltd. or HMD Global, Oy, subject to compliance with local law.

Microsoft will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO.

As part of the deal, Microsoft will transfer substantially all of its feature phone assets, including brands, software and services, care network and other assets, customer contracts, and critical supply agreements, subject to compliance with local law. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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postheadericon Metadata from phone calls ‘reveals personal information’

Metadata that is generated through phone calls discloses a significant amount of personal information, a new study from Stanford University in the US has found.

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postheadericon Cybercriminals could access calls and texts using just your phone number

Your phone number holds the key that could give cybercriminals access to your location, phone calls and texts, according to a news report.

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postheadericon RSA: Will your next phone have quantum cryptographic 2FA?

Yes or no, will your next phone have quantum cryptographic 2FA? If one of the vendors here at RSA has anything to do with it, the answer will be ‘yes’ says ESET’s Cameron Camp.

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postheadericon Microsoft announces restructuring of phone hardware business

REDMOND, Wash. —  Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to restructure the company’s phone hardware business to better focus and align resources. Microsoft also announced the reduction of up to 7,800 positions, primarily in the phone business. As a result, the company will record an impairment charge of approximately $ 7.6 billion related to assets associated with the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services (NDS) business in addition to a restructuring charge of approximately $ 750 million to $ 850 million.

Today’s announcement follows recent moves by Microsoft to better align with company priorities, including recent changes to Microsoft’s engineering teams and leadership, plans to transfer the company’s imagery acquisition operations to Uber, and shifts in Microsoft’s display advertising business that enable the company to further invest in search as its core advertising technology and service.

Today’s plans were outlined in an email from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Microsoft employees.

“We are moving from a strategy to grow a standalone phone business to a strategy to grow and create a vibrant Windows ecosystem including our first-party device family,” Nadella said. “In the near-term, we’ll run a more effective and focused phone portfolio while retaining capability for long-term reinvention in mobility.”

Microsoft will record a charge in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 for the impairment of assets and goodwill in its Phone Hardware segment, related to the NDS business. This charge has no impact on cash flow from operations and is nondeductible for income tax purposes. Based on the new plans, the future prospects for the Phone Hardware segment are below original expectations. Accordingly, the company concluded that an impairment adjustment of its Phone Hardware segment assets and goodwill of approximately $ 7.6 billion is required.

The actions associated with today’s announcement are expected to be substantially complete by the end of the calendar year and fully completed by the end of the company’s fiscal year.

More information about these charges will be provided in Microsoft’s fourth-quarter earnings announcement on July 21, 2015, and in the company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. 

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postheadericon Phone Scams: Increasing Numbers, Wider Scope

There’s a lot more to phone scams than tech support, giving rise to an escalating number of complaints. Here’s what two recent reports tell us.

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postheadericon Hackers could track subway users via phone accelerometer data

Researchers from Nanjing University have found a way in which hackers could track a smartphone user on the subway – even when limited reception is available.

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