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Asus Zenfone 3

Asus Zenfone 3

Full Disclosure: I was given a pre-release ASUS ZenFone 3 few weeks ago to test the photography features of the phone and write about it.  Before the review, the specs. Asus ZenFone 3 (ZE552KL) smartphone was launched in May 2016. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 480 pixels per inch. It is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As…

NSA does not need to break crypto

There has been a lot of talk in recent times regarding NSA snooping around and them being able to crack the best crypto in the world. Well, we knew this all along and by using stronger keys one could keep NSA away, but only for a short while. With their computing power, they would mostly likely crack it in no time. They can now crack a 1024 bit key in few hours. But everyone is still falling into the same trap in securing their systems–making the strongest link stronger–the crypto layer. NSA actually does what most hackers do, which is…

Yahoo! Briefcase and CAPTCHA

Yahoo! has announced that it will discontinue Y! Briefcase service. Well it was about time as really never knew anyone who actually used this service. What Y! Briefcase did contribute to was a series of innovative abuse-prevention measures. When the service was launched, storage of any kind was very expensive and Yahoo Briefcase offered 30MB of free storage online. (Remember these were the days when your email capacity was few MB’s). It was frustrating when you had more than 30MB to store online and one had to buy a premium user accounts to store more. Some intelligent hackers decided to…