Mali security flaws affect millions of Samsung phones with Exynos

Millions of Samsung phones powered by Exynos, or more specifically, Exynos chipsets with Mali GPUs (of which there are many), are currently vulnerable to several security exploits. One can lead to kernel memory corruption, another to physical memory addresses being disclosed, and three other vulnerabilities can lead to a physical page us-after-free condition. In essence, […]

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The US semiconductor export ban on China likely to affect Samsung

The Joe Biden administration in the US is increasing its restrictions on the Chinese semiconductor sector. This move apparently has triggered the worst fears in the minds of South Korean memory chipmakers—Samsung and SK Hynix—that the US government would cripple their China-based manufacturing businesses in its effort to halt China’s rise. As per new reports […]

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Apple Says iOS 16’s New Haptic Keyboard Option Might Affect Battery Life

iOS 16 introduced a new haptic feedback option for the default keyboard. When enabled, the iPhone makes a slight vibration after each key tapped while typing, providing physical confirmation that the key was pressed. The feature is a useful addition to the iPhone, but keep in mind that Apple says it can potentially impact battery […]

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Do Birth Control Pills Affect Your Mood? Scientists Can’t Agree

Earlier this month, the surprising findings of some new research were presented at a conference. At the virtual European Congress of Psychiatry, Elena Toffol and her team from the University of Helsinki in Finland reported that they had found that attempted suicide rates were lower in women who used hormonal contraception compared to those who […]

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