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New Sony Xperia Sola revolutionary smartphone with floating touch navigation

The Sony Xperia Pepper has been officially announced as Sony Xperia Sola. The Xperia Alone is the first phone from Sony that comes with floating touch navigation. This allows you to surf the web with just swiping finger across the screen. It’s an interesting idea, but it remains to see how it works in real life.

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Other than that, the Sola has an FWVGA screen scratch-resistant 3.7-inch Mobile Bravia Engine, HSPA, Wi-Fi, NFC, Xperia smart tags, GPS, direct access to Sony Entertainment Network, and sound xLOUD 3D surround, rear camera 5 megapixel camera with Sweep Panorama and 720p video recording, dual-core processor ST-Ericsson U8500, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card support (up to 32 GB) and a 1320 mAh battery. The device runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

 

The Sony Xperia Sola weighs 107 grams and measures 116 x 59 x 9.9 mm, and come in three color versions: black, white and red. The smartphone should be launched around the world this summer.

It will be called Sony Xperia MT27i in China and Sony Xperia Sole in Italy. Here is an official promotional video:

New Sony Xperia Sola revolutionary smartphone with floating touch navigation

How do you spy on your smartphone from 60 meters

Just a next-generation software and a remote camera to recognize what you type on the touchscreen. Period of great creativity in the world of espionage. After the software that reads what you type on a physical keyboard, the researchers discovered a technique, quickly turned into software, to identify what is happening on a touchscreen display up to a distance of 60 meters.

The trick, as explained by Jan-Michael Frahm, a student of the University of North Carolina at Chapero Hill, is filming the display of the victim, as he writes on the virtual keyboard. At this stage, in fact, the letters are magnified, that is magnified on the screen with a graphic effect that encloses a kind comic balloon. It is not directly recognize the letter is sufficient to analyze the position of the balloon on the screen to discover it. To implement the diabolical plan just another smartphone, equipped with video recording function, although the poor resolution agrees not to exceed a distance of about three meters. With a powerful camera, or SLR camera instead, you get even 60 meters. The condition is to be preferred of course behind the victim, but it seems that the trick also works by analyzing the reflection of a window display, up to distances about 12 meters. And no, not slip into the victim’s home, think about how many windows there are fine in airports, train stations and conference rooms.

Researchers are not certain of fools, and they also noticed that adjacent letters in the keyboard, such as E and R, have overlapping balloon. So the spy program, which is called iSpy, a function approximation that incorporates c’azzecca in 90% of cases. Recognized letters, iSpy is then able to identify and then words, then sentences, and then all the facts you write your smartphone amiably. Including the Access Credentials (read “user names” and “password”) to your online account. Personally I do not think that now we will be invaded by individuals willing to spy on us, but the fact remains that some persons, with a much privacy at risk, would do well to wait for the next plane only reading a good book.

The 12 most vulnerable smartphone of the world

Everyone knows, how important security is, in all fields, including smartphones. Indeed, above them, lately, more often become a digital warehouse full of personal information, passwords, telephone numbers, credit card numbers etc. The mobile operating systems are becoming more malicious throats, that for months now “repackage” more and more malware. It’s not a totally new viruses for Symbian and Windows Mobile already existed a few years ago, but with the rapid rise in the market for more advanced systems such as Android also “crap” malignant evolve and affect where they have a greater chance of effectiveness, a situation already seen in the PC industry with Windows. Through Settebassi, remained active on Twitter, here is an interesting link to an infographic by the curated information security Bit9.

 

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From research Bit9, emerges as the 12 smartphones are all vulnerable to the world of Android. The iPhone, however, is in 13th place, more “protected” by its rapid adoption by users of newer versions of iOS. Just update the question seems to be a little sore point in the world of Android smartphones that has all the companies involved in the ranking does not shine; unfortunately for quickly updating devices. And do not talk about some of the transition from Android 2.3 to 4.0, just come out and whose absence on most devices is justified: during the months Google has released updates to bug fixes in 2.3 branch, not always promptly accepted by OEMs, which have absolute freedom to decide whether to provide or not. The result is that 56% of Android users have an outdated version of the operating system and thus are vulnerable to additional risks than those relating to the misuse of the product. On the other hand, Apple warrants the supported devices to the latest version of iOS, which includes the bug fixes related to discovered security flaws.

 

Google may at least partially remedy this situation? Yes, if he can get more authority over licensees of the system. This is damaging because of the same company in Mountain View, which is likely to find an image not too dissimilar to that of Microsoft’s desktop on the security front. You must make at least the obligatory bugfix updates, in a time frame acceptable. This malware will not disappear, nor will the system completely safe even from careless use, but it certainly will help you better manage the situation.