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Three World Cup Football Matches Streamed in UHD from Brazil

Three World Cup football matches played in Brazil this summer were streamed in ultra high-definition (UHD) by the BBC.  The format, also known as 4K, offers four times the resolution of 1080p high definition video. The matches  including the final  marked one of the first times a live event has been streamed over the air in UHD in the UK.

It is hoped that this will pave the way for more widespread use of the technology. One of the biggest challenges of distributing UHD TV to the home is how to make it compatible with existing broadcast and broadband capacities.

Users need speeds of around 20Mbps (megabits per second) in order to watch 4K content without glitches. The next step  will be a trial of live broadcasting over 4G, Ultra HD and 3D audio and will be seen as part of a BBC R&D showcase in Glasgow, timed to coincide with the Commonwealth Games, which is being staged in the city.

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BBC 4G streaming commenwealth games in Glasgow

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naked videos of Facebook friends but delivered Trojan virus instead.

Facebook or Yahoo Messenger friendspreads Trojan through EMEA

A new Trojan that distributes itself through Facebook instant messaging and Yahoo Messenger offering naked videos of Facebook friends but delivered Trojan virus instead.

Hundreds of computer systems have been infected with the latest instant messaging Trojan. There has been an increasing wave of infections in the past week in countries such as the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Romania, the US and Canada.

After gaining access to a users’ contact lists, Gen:Variant.Downloader.167 distributes itself through Facebook’s instant messaging and Yahoo Messenger from one friend to another.

Bitdefender has warned that hundreds of computer systems have been infected with the latest instant messaging Trojan

It starts when users receive a polite question from a Facebook or Yahoo Messenger friend whose system has been infected with the malware. “I want to post these pictures on Facebook, do you think it’s OK?,” the malicious messages read. To add legitimacy, the URLs following the question belong to storage services Dropbox and Fileswap, frequently used for sharing pictures and files, the Trojan also uses biblical verses as decryption keys for its data

The malware is then executed on the machine, where it creates a folder with a random name and an “.exe” extension. It also shows a message box during the installation process.

 

“This application is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running,” the message reads. “Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.” The downloader can restart and update itself.

In May 2013, a similar piece of malware infected thousands of Facebook users worldwide. The Dorkbot malware posed as a “jpg” image but was actually an executable file, capable of spying browser activities and stealing personal data. Another scam reported by HotForSecurity promised naked videos of Facebook friends but delivered Trojan virus instead.

Attackers easily coordinatebots from a control and command server. Besides stealing usernames and passwords, botmasters may also order other malware downloads.

 

 

GeoSIM Launches Global Data Transfer System for Machine to Machine (M2M) Applications

GeoSIM, the leading Global SIM card supplier, has pioneered a brand new way to send data across mobile networks without any SMS or GPRS data connection needed.

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25 Per Cent of the Top 50 Global Banks Will have Launched a Banking App

25 Per Cent of the Top 50 Global Banks Will have Launched a Banking App Store for Customers before 2016

Following our experiance at the APP Enterprise June 2014 apps are getting more profesional and in a report by Gartner, the explosive growth of apps is causing significant challenges for the banking industry

According to the report. Banking CIOs and CMOs face two key challenges. The first is that the visibility of customer banking apps in public stores is decreasing due to the total number of apps available; the second is that visibility of apps on bank websites is decreasing as the number of apps a bank deploys increases. This second issue is exacerbated by the fact that most bank web sites do not make it easy for customers to find their apps.

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Satellite R800 a blend of mobility, power, durability and price

Toshiba breaks barriers bringing highly mobile notebooks with a first class set of features to the masses. The new Satellite R800 series

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