If you own a Samsung Phone, you’re at Risk!

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If you are a Samsung Galaxy owner here is some news for you that is definitely worth taking a look at.

A Security Flaw Could Potentially Put A Massive Number Of Samsung Galaxy Phones At Risk.

The worrying announcement comes in the form of a security flaw that lets attackers install malware on to your device or, alternatively, eavesdrop on your phone calls.

Chicago-based security firm NowSecure has published a report that claims the bug lives in the SwiftKey keyboard software, which is installed on more than 600 million Samsung devices. It states the bug can allow a remote attacker, which is capable of controlling a user’s network traffic, to execute an arbitrary code on the user’s phone.

The most worrying thing though is that there is no option to uninstall the SwiftKey keyboard, if it’s there, it’s there for good.

An attacker can secretly install malware on a user’s device, access the camera, microphone and GPS, and listen in on calls and messages, change the way other apps behave and even steal photos and text messages.

NowSecure also claims it notified Samsung on this problem towards the end of last year. Samsung did provide a patch to amend the problem to network operators earlier in 2015 but it’s not known if this patch was made available to many users by the networks.

Potentially effected devices include; Samsung Galaxy S6, S5, S4 and the S4 mini.

Galaxy S6 edge Plus to be announced in the coming weeks?

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Not long ago, we passed along rumors of Samsung giving the Galaxy Note 5 phablet an early July launch in order to get a lead before Apple’s iPhone announcements in September. Acting swiftly, Samsung’s JK Shin dismissed them, saying that no, the Galaxy Note 5 is not going to be a summer hit. He didn’t say, however, that there are absolutely no other announcements coming in this quarter whatsoever! And if the latest rumors are anything to get by, Samsung might, in fact, throw Android fans a bone.

According to hdblog.it, a Galaxy S6 Plus is being primed for an announcement in the coming weeks. Allegedly, Samsung called this one “Project Zero 2″ internally, but this will actually be a larger version of the Galaxy S6 edge, which will retain the dual curved screen edges. Other ties to the Note line-up, such as S-Pen functionality, haven’t been mentioned.

What’s essentially a Galaxy S6 edge “Grand” strikes us as a rather odd product choice from Samsung, especially considering the rumors of a dual-edged Galaxy Note 5 announcement in September. While the latter sounds logical, the former is plain weird, but Samsung wouldn’t release such a thing if it didn’t make sense inside the company.

With this in light, the Galaxy Note 5 is still expected to show up around the IFA Conference in September, wielding a thin profile, an S Pen, and possibly a 4K resolution display. The rumored spec sheet has already made the successor to the Galaxy Note 4 one of the most hyped smartphones this year, with virtually no advertisement from Samsung.

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Samsung launches Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition

Marvel’s second movie about the Avengers titled Age of Ultron is out in the theatres and the company shook hands with Samsung for some special projects. After teasing the Iron Man-themed Samsung Galaxy S6 edge last week, the Korean giant has formally launched it for select markets.

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited EditionThis limited edition Galaxy S6 edge bears the same internals as the regular variant with 64GB of storage. It has been given the Iron Man look with red colored front and back, and gold colored metal frame. The phone will have a custom Avengers theme pre-installed and will be packaged in a limited edition Avengers box.

Samsung has packed an arc reactor-themed wireless charger in the retail package. The latter will also contain a clear protective cover.

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Soon you’ll be able to track your Suitcase with Samsonite!

Samsonite has partnered with South Korean tech giant Samsung to come up with a new technology aimed at bringing an end to all your luggage woes. The companies are currently working on the concept of smart luggage – suitcases fitted with microchips, allowing you to track them using GPS.

“Smart luggage will be able to communicate with you but it needs to be able to do much more than just give its location,” said Samsonite chief executive Ramesh Tainwala. “We are working with Samsung to create something that is more than a gimmick.”

The chip can also send out an alert if the bag is being opened and the firm is also working on a project to develop 'self-propelling' luggage (file picture)

He revealed that in the future the luggage might even be capable of sending you a message when it has left the aircraft, about to appear on a baggage carousel, as well as when it is being opened. In addition, they are working on a solution that will see the luggage follow its owner automatically. “It’s a blue sky idea where the bag will follow you 6 inches behind. It’s a bit like a programmable remote control car,” Tainwala said.

Finally, the companies are also working on a feature that’ll enable the luggage to self-check in at airports.

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