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Free Microsoft Windows for the Internet of Things and Mobile Devices

Free Microsoft Windows for the Internet of Things and Mobile Devices

April 07, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Tomorrow, 8th April could be a sad day for all those who are still using Windows XP, as it is an official assassination day of it, but there is also a good news that Microsoft is going to stop charging for its Windows Operating System on on the devices with screens smaller than nine inches. Yes, Free a Windows OS for the  Internet of Things (IoTs) ,  such as Mobile Devices, Smart thermostats, Smart TVs, wearable devices etc., that was announced by Microsoft at Build 2014 conference on Wednesday. " To accelerate the creation of great mobile devices running Windows and grow our number of users, we announced today that Windows will be available for $0 to hardware partners for Windows Phones and tablets smaller than 9" in size, " said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, OS Group at Microsoft and he also added that it will include a one-year subscription to Office 365. FREE, BUT NOT OPEN SOURCE Free Windows , means the manufacturers of small tablets, phones and any o
Italian team discoveries flaw in Ruzzle protocol, serious menace to privacy

Italian team discoveries flaw in Ruzzle protocol, serious menace to privacy

April 02, 2013Anonymous
We are in digital era, everything is connected to the large networks and applications benefit of even more complex devices that deeply interact with owner, in this scenario security requirements assume a crucial importance and security of overall architecture also depend on security of single components. In these months mobile users have gone crazy for a simple video game named Ruzzle , developed by the Swedish gaming company MAG Interactive, available for iOS and Android devices. The game mechanism is inspired by the board games Boggle and Scrabble. Early 2013 the researcher at Hacktive Security started a study on most spread mobile applications such as popular Ruzzle focusing on the protocol implemented and possible repercussion on user's privacy. Ruzzle protocol use Json for response within a user's session, security analyst discovered that is it possible to tamper them due the absence of control on server side on data sent by the application. The leak of data va
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