Category Archives: Technology

Yahoo reveals hackers stole over 500 million accounts’ data in biggest breach ever

Yahoo on Thursday said that state-sponsored hackers stole data from at least 500 million accounts in late 2014. The hack is possibly the biggest data breach ever reported at an email provider. According to Yahoo, hackers may have stolen “names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers”. Read More

Micromax launches Canvas 5 Lite with 2GB RAM at Rs 6,499

India’s second largest smartphone brand Micromax has launched Canvas 5 Lite at Rs 6,499. The Canvas 5 Lite is successor to last year’s Canvas 5 smartphone. The latest phone is now available to buy exclusively from Snapdeal. The Canvas 5 Lite has a 5-inch IPS HD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone is powered by a Read More

Plane crew douse smoking Samsung phone

Cabin crew on an Indian passenger aircraft have used a fire extinguisher to tackle a smoking Samsung handset. The Note 2 handset was smouldering and spitting sparks, according to a statement from airline IndiGo. The crew’s prompt action meant the aircraft landed safely at Chennai, its intended destination, said IndiGo. The incident comes as Samsung recalls millions of new Note Read More

Yahoo ‘state’ hackers stole data from 500 million users

Yahoo says “state-sponsored” hackers stole data on about 500 million users in what could be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history. The breach included swathes of personal information, including names and emails, as well as “unencrypted security questions and answers”. The hack took place in 2014 but has only now been made public. In the UK it is believed Read More

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Long random passwords can shield against hacking: Expert

W DELHI: With Yahooannouncing a massive data breach last week where 500 million of its user accounts were compromised in 2014, experts feel that the trick to avoid email account hacking is to use really long random string for a password. “The password length should be at least 20 characters, but preferably 32,” said lead researcher Jarno Niemela from the Read More

Tesla’s new software upgrade: What the reviewers think

In a sign of just how much the automobile industry is changing, the latest software upgrade to Tesla cars has been greeted with great excitement. Just a few years ago, the idea that new features could be released on an existing car was unthinkable. But last year, Elon Musk’s electric car company abruptly gave existing Tesla drivers the ability to Read More

Audi Q2 SUV: Everything you need to know

Audi is adding a brand new crossover to its Q line-up in the form of its smallest SUV yet – the Q2. It’s been designed to stand out as the small, funky, youthful offering with distinctive looks, vibrant colours and plenty of customisation options. Away from the car’s distinct character, it’s still a premium vehicle, with a quality matching other Read More

VW Tiguan 2016: Prices and specifications

Volkswagen’s second generation Tiguan has built on the strengths of the first – it’s a still high-quality, versatile all-rounder that bridges the gap between hugely popular and ubiquitous small SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai and posher offerings along the lines of the Audi Q3. This new model has been positioned closer to its premium rivals, however, with an upmarket, Read More

iPhone 7 review: New handset is here but it’s not worth buying, reviewers say

No headphone jack Patel is critical of Apple’s decision to drop the headphone jack – technology that has been standard since Victorian times – without fully supporting wireless headphones or speakers from other manufacturers. As the world’s biggest tech firm, Apple gets to decide for all of us when it’s time to move on from an existing technology, says Patel, Read More

iPhone 7 Vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Which one is best?

Samsung’s 2016 flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S7 – has been a huge hit with critics. It’s widely considered to be the best Android alternative to the iPhone 6S since its release earlier this year. Apple now has a brand new phone to rival it – the all-new iPhone 7. The phone launches tomorrow and should be one of the best Read More