A report proves that anyone can now hack a PC, the new name of Facebook should be announced in the coming days, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are official, this is the recap ‘of the week.
A new week which brought its share of hacking techniques, on PC as on bank card with an algorithm capable of guessing the PIN code of your credit card. On the same theme, good news for streaming sites such as Netflix and Disney, which won a first major victory against pirate sites by shutting down Electro TV. While we will have to wait a few more days before knowing the new name of Facebook, we now know everything about the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, formalized this week by Google. Welcome to the recap of the week!
Hacking a Windows 10 PC is really not that complicated
HP Wolf Security has published a report in which it examines new techniques developed by hackers. Taking for example the zero-day flaw CVE-2021-40444, the company reveals that programs were created in a few days by cybercriminals, allowing to infiltrate a PC in a few clicks and without necessarily having special computer skills. . These scripts were made available four days before the deployment of a Microsoft patch. We recommend that you download the latest Windows update to protect yourself from attacks.
Read: Windows 10 – Now Anyone Can Hack A PC It’s Easy!
Facebook will change its name
Facebook’s name is expected to change in a few days, according to an anonymous source interviewed by The Verge. Indeed, Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce this change on October 28, 2021 during the annual Connect conference. The CEO of Facebook has the ambition to turn more to the field of metaverse and virtual reality, and does not want Facebook to be reduced to a simple social network. According to data from The Verge, the new name could echo the virtual reality online video game Horizon, developed by Facebook.
Read: Facebook will change its name in a few days
NETFLIX, DISNEY + OU AND CANAL + WIN ON A PIRATE SITE
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) which brings together Netflix, Disney + and Canal + has won a major victory against piracy by putting an end to the activities of Electro TV. With 90,000 monthly visitors and an annual discount offer, this Moroccan platform was one of the main pirate sites. This is the first time that an illegal IPTV service of this scale has been shut down in Morocco and this is great news for streaming services. The ACE wished to recall that the “vonline content is the biggest threat to the global creative community ».
Read: IPTV – Netflix and Disney + shut down one of the major pirate sites
YOUR PIN CODE HAS NO SECRET FOR THIS ALGORITHM
Computer security researchers have succeeded in developing an algorithm capable of guessing the pin code of a bank card from an ATM in a few minutes. In order to carry out their experiment, the researchers collected 5,800 videos of 58 different people entering their PIN code on a tampered with ATM. Using a camera aimed at the top of the ATM, the algorithm allowed researchers to obtain the code 41% of the time, even when users were hiding their code with their hands.
Read: bank card – this algorithm can guess your PIN code, even hiding it with your hand!
GOOGLE OFFICIALLY PRESENTS ITS PIXEL 6 AND 6 PRO
Google has finally lifted the veil on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro by insisting that these two smartphones were 100% designed by them. With a completely revised design, IP68 certification and a better protected screen thanks to Gorilla Glass Victus, the Pixel 6 stands out from the competition. The standard model is covered with an OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and has a 4614mAh battery. The Pro version benefits from an OLED LTPO touch screen that offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz, and is powered by a 5000 mAh battery. The range is powered by the SoC Tensor and both versions are compatible with 30W fast charging. The Pixel 6 should be very good camera phones and will come out directly on Android 12.
Read: Official Pixel 6 and 6 Pro – Google is back in force on the high end!
Our tests of the week
The Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3 is available, and the wait was worth it
The new generation of Xiaomi Mi Dlectric Dcooter 3 is a good surprise and the manufacturer has rectified the flaws that could be found on the previous models of the Chinese brand. The scooter is powerful, but never brutal, rather light, of good quality and reassuring since its braking is very effective and therefore safe. A new practical locking system has been implemented and the range of the Mi Electric Scooter 3 is satisfactory. We would have liked to be able to adjust the height of the handlebars and we were a bit disappointed with the Xiaomi Home app which could be more intuitive and better organized.
Read: Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 3 review – the new benchmark for electric scooters
New Cupra Born: electric and sporty
Cupra released its first electric car and played the sporting card with the Cupra Born. Sharing the same basis as the Volkswagen ID.3, the Cupra Born is of very good quality and stands out with a particularly successful style. Its equipment is complete, its battery is excellent and it stands out as the most attractive electric city car. It should be noted, however, that the ergonomics of the infotainment system can be greatly improved. The Cupra Born is sold from 40,250 euros.
Read: Cupra Born test, what’s the sexiest electric car worth?
Pixel 6 and 6 Pro’s design might not appeal to everyone
Google has lifted the veil on its Pixel 6 and 6 Pro and the editorial staff of Phonandroid had the privilege of receiving a copy of each model. Upon opening the box, we discovered a USB type-C to USB type-C cable, a USB type-C to USB type-A adapter and a first start guide along with the tool that allows you to extract the drawer from the box. the SIM card. The design of the Pixel 6 is very different from what we are used to and may be debated, but it is nice to see a manufacturer trying to do something different: go to our news to discover the design in detail. of this new Google flagship.
Read: getting started Pixel 6 and 6 Pro – the design of the first phones running Android 12 will be debated