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Hundreds of Android devices including phones from controversial Chinese firm ZTE are shipping with malware ALREADY installed on them, report finds

Hundreds of Android devices including phones from controversial Chinese firm ZTE are shipping with malware ALREADY installed on them, report finds

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Hundreds of brand new Android phones are being sold already preloaded with malware, it has been claimed.

 

Avast Threat Labs said it has found adware pre-installed on several hundred different Android device models and versions, including devices from manufacturers like ZTE, Archos, and myPhone.

 

The malware displays ads, and is also believed to send user data to servers.

Source: Hundreds of Android devices including phones from controversial Chinese firm ZTE are shipping with malware ALREADY installed on them, report finds

Cohen attorneys say feds seized devices that have ‘nothing to do’ with warrant, rip ‘unprecedented’ search

Cohen attorneys say feds seized devices that have ‘nothing to do’ with warrant, rip ‘unprecedented’ search

Source: Cohen attorneys say feds seized devices that have ‘nothing to do’ with warrant, rip ‘unprecedented’ search

Old iPhones seeing new life as medical devices used to assist brain surgeries in Brazil

Old iPhones seeing new life as medical devices used to assist brain surgeries in Brazil

Brain surgeons in Brazil cannot put down their iPhones in the operating room. But that’s because the old smartphones are a vital and effective medical tool during surgeries, according to a LiveScience article.  
The doctors have ditched the costly and cumbersome monitors and video cameras seen in most hospitals. Instead, they attach outdated iPhone models onto their neuroendoscopic equipment, which are much smaller, less expensive, and surprisingly more effective.

Source: Old iPhones seeing new life as medical devices used to assist brain surgeries in Brazil

How long are YOUR electronic devices programed to last? Proposed “durability” labels may help you make greener choices

How long are YOUR electronic devices programed to last? Proposed “durability” labels may help you make greener choices

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Source: How long are YOUR electronic devices programed to last? Proposed “durability” labels may help you make greener choices

Trump: I’ve Directed AG ‘to Propose Regulations to Ban All Devices That Turn Legal Weapons Into Machine Guns’

Trump: I’ve Directed AG ‘to Propose Regulations to Ban All Devices That Turn Legal Weapons Into Machine Guns’

by IAN HANCHETT
BreitBart.com

20 Feb 2018

While speaking on Tuesday, President Trump announced that he signed a memo “directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns.”

Trump said, “[A]fter the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, I directed the attorney general to clarify whether certain bump stock devices, like the one used in Las Vegas, are illegal under current law. That process began in December. And just a few moments ago, I signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns. I expect that these critical (more…)

Processor flaw exposes 20 years of devices to new attack

Processor flaw exposes 20 years of devices to new attack

All week, the tech world has been piecing through rumors of a potentially catastrophic flaw in an entire generation of processors — but with all developers subject to a non-disclosure agreement, there were few hard facts to go on.

Now, new details have emerged on how severe and far reaching the vulnerability truly is. ZDNet and the New York Times are reporting that two critical vulnerabilities — dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre” — affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The vulnerabilities allow an attacker to compromise the privileged memory of a processor by exploiting the way processes run in parallel. The result, one researcher told ZDNet, is that “an attacker might be able to steal (more…)

Your Pets May Be Affected by Wi-Fi and Electronic Devices Even If You Aren’t

Your Pets May Be Affected by Wi-Fi and Electronic Devices Even If You Aren’t

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By Hope S. Good Symptoms May Not Be Immediate. Some are Behavioral.  Misdiagnosis is Common.  Over the last 20 years, electrical pollution (sometimes referred to…
Source: Your Pets May Be Affected by Wi-Fi and Electronic Devices Even If You Aren’t

Wi-Fi Devices Increase Mercury Release From Dental Amalgams

Wi-Fi Devices Increase Mercury Release From Dental Amalgams

Recent research indicates that our increasingly Wi-Fi saturated environment could be greatly amplifying the dangers of mercury exposure from dental amalgams.

By Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo.com

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroimmunology entitled, “Effect of radiofrequency radiation from Wi-Fi devices on mercury release from amalgam restorations,” reveals that our now ubiquitous exposure to Wi-Fi radiation may be amplifying the toxicity of dental amalgams and other forms of mercury exposure to the human body.

Brazilian researchers, in what appears to be the first study of its kind, looked specifically at the potential for Wi-Fi signals to increase the release of mercury from dental amalgams, which are composed of approximately (more…)