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Moto G Power, with massive battery for only $249, is available for preorder

Moto G Power, with massive battery for only $249, is available for preorder

Motorola made two affordable phones available for pre-order today: The Moto G Power and the Moto G Stylus

Both are fairly classic entry-level devices with 6.4-inch LCD displays, 4GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset. 

The main difference between the two is that the Power focuses on battery life, as it has a massive, 5,000mAh battery. The Stylus only has a 4,000mAh battery, but it does come with a Stylus, and more memory: 128 vs. 64GB (both phones’ memory can be expanded via microSD cards). 

The Moto G Stylus also has a more powerful camera system, with a triple, 48/16/2-megapixel rear camera and a 16-megapixel, hole-punch selfie camera. The Moto G Power has a triple, 16/8/2-megapixel camera on the back, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera on the front.  Read more…

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Zoom security bug lets attackers steal Windows passwords

Zoom security bug lets attackers steal Windows passwords

Zoom, the videoconferencing software that’s skyrocketed in popularity as much of the globe sits at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, is quickly turning into a privacy and security nightmare. 

BleepingComputer reports about a newly found vulnerability in Zoom that allows an attacker to steal Windows login credentials from other users. The problem lies with the way Zoom’s chat handles links, as it converts Windows networking UNC (Universal Naming Convention) paths into clickable links. If a user clicks on such a link, Windows will leak the user’s Windows login name and password. 

The good thing is that the password is hashed; but the bad thing is that it is in many cases simple to reveal it using password recovery tools such as Hashcat.  Read more…

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Google stops selling Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google stops selling Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google is no longer selling its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones in its online store. 

Android Police noticed that the web pages that previously contained listings for the phones now redirect to the store’s homepage, and a Google spokesperson confirmed to the outlet that the change was intentional. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are also no longer visible in the dropdown menu on top of the homepage or the carousel menu on the bottom. 

If you dig a little deeper into Google Store, you will find a mention of the Pixel 3, but if you click it you will once again be redirected to the homepage.  

The primary two phones in Google’s store are now the company’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL devices, which launched last October.  Read more…

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