Tag Archive: Million

Fingerprint and facial recognition breach leaks records of 1 million people

The Biostar 2 system is used by governments, banks, and the UK police.

What you need to know Two Israeli security researchers discovered an unencrypted Biostar 2 database with 23GB worth of data Included in the data were fingerprints, facial scans, usernames, passwords, and other personal information of over 1 million people. The vulnerability has now been closed and the company is doing an in-depth evaluation of the information.

Last week, Israeli security researchers Noam Rotem and  [Read More…]

PlayStation 4 hits 100 million consoles shipped, digital share growing

PlayStation 4 reached this massive milestone even faster than the PlayStation 2

What you need to know Sony just held their Q1 (first financial quarter) results for 2019 During the presentation, it was revealed that 100 million PlayStation 4 units have been shipped. This is a major sales milestone for the console to reach. Additionally, Sony revealed that the digital share for full game downloads is now 53%

Sony just held its financial  [Read More…]

Capital One breach exposes personal details of over 100 million customers

A ‘configuration vulnerability’ led to the breach, with the hacker already in custody.

What you need to know Capital One has confirmed that a hacker breached its servers by taking advantage of a “configuration vulnerability.” The hacker accessed names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income of 100 million customers in the U.S. and 6 million in Canada. The hacker — a 33-year-old software engineer named Paige Thompson — is already in custody.  [Read More…]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals are made using 6 million recycled phones

Apart from phones, other small devices such as cameras, gaming consoles, and laptops were also collected.

What you need to know Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee has unveiled the Olympic medals, which have been made using recycled electronics. The Olympic Committee collected nearly 80,000 tons of old electronics to create the medals, including 6.21 million phones. A total of 5,000 medals are expected to be given out in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The organizing  [Read More…]

The $510 ASUS ROG Phone II racks up 2 million pre-orders in China

The Tencent Games Edition of the ROG Phone II exceeds 2 million pre-orders in China.

What you need to know ASUS’ ROG Phone II went up for pre-order in China earlier this week. The Tencent Games Edition — which costs just $ 510 — racked up 2 million pre-orders in just 24 hours. The standard edition of the phone retails for the equivalent of $ 875.

ASUS’ ROG Phone II is a serious piece of kit. It  [Read More…]

Qualcomm is being fined €242 million for ‘predatory pricing’

The fine comes courtesy of the European Commission.

What you need to know The European Commission is issuing a fine against Qualcomm for €242 million. Qualcomm’s being accused of “predatory pricing” for its 3G baseband chips. The EU says Qualcomm’s goal was to push competitors out of the market.

Qualcomm’s found itself in some hot water. On July 17, the European Commission issued a press release announcing that it has fined the chip-maker a whopping €242 million.  [Read More…]

God of War has passed 10 million sales worldwide

Sony’s first-party portfolio is stronger than ever.

What you need to know PlayStation exclusive God of War has surpassed 10 million sales. It is the first title in the series to reach this milestone.

During Sony’s investor relations (IR) day 2019, the company revealed that Sony Santa Monica’s PS4 exclusive God of War had surpassed 10 million lifetime sales worldwide. This comes nearly one year after the game’s release, and one week since the Raising Kratos documentary  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV now has 34 million active users, increasing its lead on Roku

Roku reported 29.1 million users just last week.

Amazon Fire TV now has 34 million monthly active users, up from the 30 million announced in January and widening the gap between it and Roku’s recently reported user numbers. The detail was given by Jen Prenner, Amazon’s Fire TV general manager and global head of Marketing, growth and engagement, during a panel at The Pay TV Show in Denver, Colorado.

Prenner noted that that the platform’s growth has  [Read More…]

Xiaomi has sold over 1 million Redmi Note 7 units in just under a month

Redmi Note series continues to dominate in India’s budget segment.

The Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro went on sale for the first time in India on March 13, and Xiaomi has announced today that the series racked up over a million sales in under 30 days. That’s a monumental achievement given that the phones were only available in weekly flash sales, and furthers the belief that the Redmi Note series is the one to beat  [Read More…]

Facebook exposed up to 600 million user passwords to its employees

How does this keep happening?

Per a report from Krebs on Security on March 21, Facebook has — yet again — found a way to mishandle its users’ data. This time around, it appears that Facebook incorrectly stored user passwords and made them exposed to thousands of employees.

Facebook is probing a series of security failures in which employees built applications that logged unencrypted password data for Facebook users and stored it in plain text on internal  [Read More…]