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Samsung Launches Bug Bounty Program — Offering up to $200,000 in Rewards

Samsung Launches Bug Bounty Program — Offering up to $200,000 in Rewards

September 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
With the growing number of cyber attacks and data breaches, a number of tech companies and organisations have started Bug Bounty programs for encouraging hackers, bug hunters and researchers to find and responsibly report bugs in their services and get rewarded. Samsung is the latest in the list of tech companies to launch a bug bounty program, announcing that the South Korean electronics giant will offer rewards of up to $200,000 to anyone who discovers vulnerabilities in its mobile devices and associated software. Dubbed Mobile Security Rewards Program , the newly-launched bug bounty program will cover 38 Samsung mobile devices released from 2016 onwards which currently receive monthly or quarterly security updates from the company. So, if you want to take part in the Samsung Mobile Security Rewards Program, you have these devices as your target—the Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy A, Galaxy J, and the Galaxy Tab series, as well as Samsung's flagship devices, the S8, S8+, a
Millions Of Smartphones Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Over-the-Air

Millions Of Smartphones Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Over-the-Air

April 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Millions of smartphones and smart gadgets, including Apple iOS and many Android handsets from various manufacturers, equipped with Broadcom Wifi chips are vulnerable to over-the-air hijacking without any user interaction. Just yesterday, Apple rushed out an emergency iOS 10.3.1 patch update to address a serious bug that could allow an attacker within same Wifi network to remotely execute malicious code on the Broadcom WiFi SoC (Software-on-Chip) used in iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The vulnerability was described as the stack buffer overflow issue and was discovered by Google's Project Zero staffer Gal Beniamini, who today detailed his research on a lengthy blog post , saying the flaw affects not only Apple but all those devices using Broadcom's Wi-Fi stack. Beniamini says this stack buffer overflow issue in the Broadcom firmware code could lead to remote code execution vulnerability, allowing an attacker in the smartphone's WiFi range to send and execute code on th
Samsung Launches 6GB RAM Chips for Next Generation Smartphones

Samsung Launches 6GB RAM Chips for Next Generation Smartphones

September 09, 2015Khyati Jain
With Launch of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge , Samsung was the first one to bring 4GB RAM access in the Android mobile phones; with Samsung Note 5 and the current OnePlus 2 carrying the same RAM capacity. Now, today Samsung has again taken the technology a step further with the launch of 12GB LPDDR4 ( low power, double data rate 4 ) DRAM Chip that will offer 6GB RAM for the upcoming Next Generation Smartphones and tablets. The latest DRAM chip version 12 comes with such technology that accelerates: Advanced 20-nanometer (nm) Process Technology 30% fast speed than the previous 8GB LPDDR4 20% Less energy consumption Increased Manufacturing productivity to 50% The next generation mobile phones are supposed to be equipped with the new mobile DRAM chip enabling increased capacity and fastest speed with simultaneously providing essentials (for building a smarter mobile device) such as: Excellent energy efficiency Reliability Ease of design Smooth multitasking Better pe
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