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HGST sets hearts aflutter with second sexy PCM demo

El Reg - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 1:32pm
Plenty of sizzle so far, but no product steak to speak of yet

HGST is being a sexy beast and strutting its Phase Change Memory stuff once again, at the Flash Memory Summit.…

HTC Doesn't Protect Fingerprint Data

Slashdot - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 1:27pm
An anonymous reader writes: Biometric authentication is becoming commonplace — fingerprint scanners have been used on laptops for years, and now they're becoming commonplace on phones, as well. As more devices require your fingerprint to unlock, it becomes more important for each of them to guard that data. It's significant, then, that researchers from FireEye were able to easily grab fingerprint data off several recent phones. The most egregious offender is the HTC One Max, which stores the fingerprint comparison image as a simple .BMP file in a folder that's open to access. "Any unprivileged processes or apps can steal user's fingerprints by reading this file." According to the research they presented at Black Hat (PDF), it would also be simple for hackers who have remotely compromised the device to upload their own fingerprints to grant themselves physical access.

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NVIDIA Releases "OpenGL 2015" + OpenGL ES 3.2 Linux Driver

Phoronix - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 1:25pm
Well, that didn't take long... Minutes after the embargo lifted on all of the Khronos announcements today that include new OpenGL desktop extensions, NVIDIA has put out a supported beta driver for Windows and Linux...

Cyanogen: We have more users than Windows Mobile and BlackBerry combined

L'Inq - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 1:11pm

Yay! We're more popular than a defunct operating system!

Google ready for another pop at India, with Android One in hand

El Reg - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 1:01pm
'Owzat? Google stumped by diverse Asian market

Google is trying the good old switching-it-off-and-on-again ploy with its scheme to sell super-cheap Android phones in India.…

Big operating expenses rise clobbers Dot Hill's otherwise healthy profits

El Reg - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 12:40pm
Stop buying paperclips you guys, please

Storage biz Dot Hill is back and boasting a third quarter of double-digit revenue growth – but also reports anorexic profits caused by some whopping admin expenses.…

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