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Yahoo hacked again - over 1 billion accounts affected
The company disclosed today that it has discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. The breach is believed to be separate and distinct from the theft of data from 500 million accounts that Yahoo reported this September.

Troublingly, Yahoo’s chief information security officer Bob Lord says that the company hasn’t been able to determine how the data from the one billion accounts was stolen. “We have not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft,” Lord wrote in a post announcing the hack.

“The stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers,” Lord added.

Yahoo was alerted to the massive breach by law enforcement and has examined the data with the help of outside forensic experts. The data does not appear to include payment details or plaintext passwords, but it’s still bad news for Yahoo account holders. The hashing algorithm MD5 is no longer considered secure and MD5 hashes can easily be looked up online to discover the passwords they hide.

Yahoo says it is notifying the account holders affected in the breach. Affected users will be required to change their passwords.

Yahoo also announced today that its proprietary code had been accessed by a hacker, who used the code to forge cookies that could be used to access accounts without a password. “The outside forensic experts have identified user accounts for which they believe forged cookies were taken or used. We are notifying the affected account holders, and have invalidated the forged cookies,” Lord said, adding that he believed the attack was launched by a state-sponsored actor.

Today’s revelations add to Yahoo’s long string of security problems. Yahoo employees reportedly knew of the intrusion that led to the theft of data from 500 million users as early as 2014, but the company did not announce the breach until this September. What Yahoo executives knew about the breach, and when they knew it, have been crucial questions in Verizon’s ongoing acquisition of Yahoo. Yahoo did not disclose the first breach until several months after the deal was announced.

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4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

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4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

Four students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) successfully constructed a drone as they rounded up their engineering course.

The four students namely, Ekeh Isidore, Kizito Onyema, Aloysius Nwokedike, and John Kenedy Kalu built the quadcopter surveillance drone for the university campus as a school project.

The Drone has a wooden constructed Controller and First Person View (FPV) system, the drone pilot sees the video footage of the campus in real time.

See more pictures of the four amazing students below.

4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

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Infinix Zero 5 | Specification, Review, Price & Everything You’ve got to know

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Infinix Zero 5 | Specification, Review, Price & Everything You’ve got to know

Infinix, Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer has released yet another awesome smartphone into the Android market christened Infinix Zero 5 after it was unveiled in Dubai.

Infinix Zero 5 is quite an eye-catching and attractive body mobile phone with features the popular 18:9 screen ratio that has been in trends for smartphone makers lately.

Infinix Zero 5 Major features:

  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with XOS v3.0
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size : 5.98 Inches FHD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.60 GHz Cortex, Mediatek chipset
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB or 128GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 2TB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 12MP + 13MP camera & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP with LED flash
  • Battery: 4350 mAh (non-removable)

Infinix Zero 5 price and Where to Buy:

The Infinix Zero 5 is sold  within the ranges of 122,000 naira to 135,000 naira ($310) in Nigeria  and Ksh 10,999 in Kenya and Rs. 20,000 in India.

The smartphone widely available in Nigeria and many other African countries online and offline stores as well as in India, Pakistan, Dubai.

In Nigeria, Infinix Zero 5  can be purchased on Jumia Nigeria – Click Here while in Kenya, it can be purchased from Jumia Kenya – Click Here

Infinix Zero 5 Alternatives:

If you are however thinking of going for best alternative of the Infinix Zero 5, then you should maybe consider going for Tecno Phantom 8.  They both share a lot of things in common with little differences in the battery and screen sections. Gionee M7, Note 4, Note 4 Pro, Infinix Zero 4 and Zero 4 Plus and Nokia 8 are also quiet similar.

 

Infinix Zero 5 Detailed Specs

NETWORK
2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)
4G Network  Yes, LTE (Global Support)
SIM Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)
Status Launched: November 2017
BODY
Dimensions –  mm
– Weight: -g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Gold, Matte Black and Apple Red
Cover Metal
DISPLAY
Type FHD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
Size 5.98 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 Pixels Per-square Inch
MEMORY AND OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 2TB
Internal 64GB or 128GB
OS Android 7.0 Nougat (with XOS V3.0)
Processors – Octa-core 2.6 GHz CPU
– Mediatek Helio P25 chipset
– Mali GPU
RAM 6GB RAM
AUDIO
Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack
CONNECTIVITY
2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink
4G YES
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP
GPS A-GPS
NFC NO
USB Type-C (with OTG support)
CAMERA
Primary – 12 MP and 13 MP, auto refocus, 10x Super Zoom and single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 16 MP Camera with single Selfie Flash
BATTERY
Capacity 4350mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play
OTHER FEATURES
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint and Light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio
– Quick charge tech
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
PRICE
Price level About 122,000 naira– 135,000 naira (310 USD) (10,999 Ksh)

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Bitcoin has continued to soar in price as a result of increased attention and investors as it's value rises above $14,000Bitcoin Value Reaches $14,000

The digital currency Bitcoin has continued to soar in price as a result of increased attention and investors as it’s value rises above $14,000.

Bitcoin started off the year below $1,000, then surpassing it and only last week reached $10,000. Despite the warnings from renowned economists and business leaders, its has continued to appreciate in value.

In Asia, it surpassed two milestone $12,000 and $13,000 within 24 hours on Thursday before skyrocketing to the sum of $14,000 per coin. In Hong Kong, the coin traded around $14,200 after briefly nosediving below $13,400.

Bitcoin has however suffered a series of depreciation this year, a reminders of its extreme volatility after it’s sharp dive to $2,000 per coin from  $11,000 last week before it continued it’s climb.

The rapid rise in value of the e-Currency this year has been attributed to the projection that established fund managers might start investing heavily into the virtual currency as it gains legitimacy.

Bitcoin is one of many cryptocurrencies, virtual “coins” that are “mined” by computers using complex algorithms.

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