QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards” ~ Aldous Huxley
PHISHING SCAM TARGETING NETFLIX USERS
Researchers at Cybersecurity firm PhishMe discerned a phishing scam that can steal the credit card credentials of Netflix users.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
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The Phishing scam starts with email under Netflix name asking the user to update the credit card details.The mail consists of a link to direct them to hoaxed webpage wherein they have to enter the email address and password.
As the user enter the login credentials, they are redirected to the page, where they have to update their credit card details. The page will be an exact replica of the original Netflix page.
PhishMe researcher Chase Sims also warned, “If the threat actor can find examples of password reuse, phishing a consumer service like Netflix might lead to illicit access to an enterprise email account and associated services.”
As far as the widespread and effect of this attack is considered, as Netflix has a huge number of audience, the phishing attack could be a huge hit.
HOW TO PREVENT IT?
As of now, it is not clear how many people have been influenced by this scam. However, it surely does notify people that hackers are becoming more suave and have been aiming to influence more and more people. To prevent from getting victimized, you need to be cautious while opening your emails. It is always recommended to not click on links in your emails but to type in the link to avoid any scam or hoax.
APPLE FEARS SAMSUNG WILL EMULATE NEW IPHONE’S DESIGN
Apple has been working on making iPhone better but they are also afraid that Samsung might copy the software and hardware designs again.
WHAT IS APPLE AFRAID OF?
Most of the things that made iPhone, an iPhone is gone with the launch of iPhone X. The revolutionary new iPhone has no Home button with that goes the touch ID thing, and the screen is changed from LCD to OLED and more.
Apple is now trying to make some more changes to the next iPhone model in line and OLED screen would have a big part in that. For that, the first step would be replacing the display supplier – Samsung Display. Apple is afraid that the Samsung Display will purloin their ideas and will hand out to Samsung Electronics.
See Also: How to Disable Face ID on your iPhone X
WHAT ARE THE BASIS OF THE ALLEGATIONS?
There seems to be an unending battle between two tech giants Apple and Samsung. In 2011, Apple filed a lawsuit claiming that Samsung was violating the patents, was also stealing the hardware and software designs. The claims were true as Apple had proofs to support the theory. In this long chain of lawsuits back and forth, at last, Apple won the case and was provided with the benefit of $ 1 million for all the damages.
Though there is no bad blood between Apple and Samsung but there is no harm in staying heedful.
DOES APPLE HAVE A CHOICE?
Samsung is the important part of the manufacturing chain for Apple products like iPhones, iPads and Mac computer. Some of the major components come from Samsung such as OLED display. As being the biggest manufacturer of it, Samsung can only match up to the Apple’s quality demands and high volume. According to the Investor reports, Apple is working on new type of iPhone and whose debut is said to be in 2020 or later.
The new handset might have foldable OLED display, which is obvious given the technology Apple already have to fold the display to hide the display controllers to make larger room for display(iPhone X). According to the sources, the iPhone itself may be able to fold in future. With Samsung rumored to launch the first foldable smartphone with a flexible OLED screen probably next year. It seems Apple is also working on something special with tight lips. The secrecy of the project can be estimated with Apple ditching Samsung Display and taking LG Display to help with OLED screen technology.
It is still not clear whether the future iPhone display would be foldable or not but the technology that Apple is working on must be something big.