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Backdoorer the Xplora: Kids’ smart-watches can secretly take pics, record audio on command by encrypted texts

The Xplora 4 smartwatch, made by Chinese outfit Qihoo 360 Technology Co, and marketed to children under the Xplora brand in the US and Europe, can covertly take photos and record audio when activated by an encrypted SMS message, says Norwegian security firm Mnemonic. This backdoor is not a bug, the finders insist, but a…
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OnePlus Nord goes through DxOMark’s testing, gets an average score

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Aqara testing Apple’s Adaptive Lighting for budget smart lights

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Foxconn moving some iPad production outside China for the first time

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How to enable split-screen multitasking in Android 11 [Video]

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