Security hole found in Samsung smart fridges

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Some testing recently conducted by Pen Test Partners revealed a man-in-the-middle vulnerability in Samsung smart fridges that could be used to hack into a user’s Gmail account. The Samsung refrigerator that was tested has Wi-Fi capability that among other things, allows a user to display their Gmail calendar on the screen. The Pen Test Partners’ testing showed that although Samsung implemented a Secure Sockets Layer for connections, the fridge was not validating certificates leaving it vulnerable to attack. Read more

Samsung Gear S2 might include nano SIM card slot

samsung_unpacked_2015_gear_s2_teaser_3At Samsung’s famous Unpacked event in NYC, the company teased an upcoming smartwatch called the Gear S2. The smartwatch will likely replace the original Gear S, but will include a round face and a rumored circular bezel for easy navigating. A new report states the smartwatch will likely include a nano SIM card slot for connection to cellular networks.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Active may be released in November

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The latest tip to surface about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 involves an Active version of the smartphone that among other changes, will come with a beefier 4,100 mAh battery. Although the new Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery that has been found to provide plenty of usage thanks to Samsung’s optimizations, there has been some criticism about why Samsung did not bump up the size. Packing in a 4,100 mAh in this new version of the stylus-equipped smartphone might help address some of those concerns. Read more