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New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Phone With SMS

SimJacker is 0-day vulnerability under active attack according to this article: Dubbed “SimJacker,” the vulnerability resides in a particular piece of software, called the S@T Browser (a dynamic SIM toolkit), embedded on most SIM cards. New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS https://thehackernews.com/2019/09/simjacker-mobile-hacking.html Huge security issue claims need some

World Emoji Day

For World Emoji Day, the Unicode Consortium redesigns its site to be more user-friendly | TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/17/for-world-emoji-day-the-unicode-consortium-redesigns-its-site-to-be-more-user-friendly/ The World Emoji Day is on Wednesday, July 17. For it Apple and Google had announced plans to bring an expanded set of emoji to their respective platforms. The Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit organization responsible for determining which

Bluetooth 5.1 location technology demo

Last week when I visited Arrow IoT summit I saw Bluetooth location services in use.  Two booth on the even showed Bluetooth positioning in two compartments. Quuppa Oy showed their own Bluetooth-based indoor positioning technology, which is used in many applications. With its unique Angle-of-Arrival (AoA) method and positioning algorithms, the system enables real-time tracking of

Intel, Qualcomm and Google are cutting off business with Huawei

It seems that USA-China trade war has really started now: America was the land of free trade … precisely until it is not anymore. https://www.androidauthority.com/intel-qualcomm-huawei-988011/ Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Xilinx have reportedly moved to stop supplying Huawei. Google has also suspended business with Huawei in the wake of the ban. https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/20/several-chip-companies-including-qualcomm-and-intel-have-reportedly-stopped-supplying-huawei-after-blacklist/ According to Bloomberg, semiconductor

SilverCrest USB power bank teardown and repair

Here is few years old SilverCrest USB power pack with solar charger that stopper charging a smart phone. Because changing the charging cable did not help and the charging connector felt a little loose, it seems that the power pack is to blame here. Ithad served several years well as portable power pack that had

Intel’s 5G bubble bursted

Intel’s 5G bubble seems to have bursted! Intel is quitting the 5G smartphone modem business: ‘There is no clear path to profitability and positive returns’ https://nordic.businessinsider.com/intel-quits-the-5g-smartphone-modem-business-2019-4?r=US&IR=T Intel to quit 5G modem effort after Apple reaches deal with Qualcomm https://www.axios.com/intel-to-quit-5g-modem-effo-after-apple-reaches-deal-with-qualcomm-1555457849-ea43a1c3-0d7f-4722-90d0-ae37e010d1b9.html How does this decision affect the future bussiness expectations of 5G technology for other companies?

Does 5G pose health risks?| EDN

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4461754/Does-5G-pose-health-risks—part-1- There has been some talk about 5G and health risks that range from hardly anything to frying your brain and controlling the population. This interesting article series is exploring the health risks posed by mmWave radiation onto humans. Millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies extend from 30 GHz to 300 GHz. From the literature, there can