Computer Hardware

CRTC Bans Locked Phones and Carrier Unlocking Fees

An anonymous reader shares a report: Canada’s telecom regulator has announced that as of December 1st, 2017, all individual and small business wireless consumers will have the right to have their mobile devices unlocked free of charge upon request, while all newly purchased devices must be provided unlocked from that day forward. The decision came […]

Android vulnerability gives an attacker complete control of device, even when locked [Video]

A set of Android vulnerabilities discovered by security researchers would allow an attacker complete control of a device, when locked and the screen is switched off. The image above illustrates just one attack vector, clickjacking – where the user thinks they are okaying one thing while invisibly okaying something else. For illustrative purposes, the researchers […]

Overclocking Locked Intel Skylake CPUs Possible – i3 6100 Benchmarked

Overclocking Locked Intel Skylake CPUs Possible – i3 6100 Benchmarked as TechSpot has posted benchmarks from an overclocked Intel Core i3-6100 using a new (pre-release) BIOS update from ASRock. Image credit: TechSpot “In overclocking circles it was recently noted that BCLK (base clock) overclocking might become a possibility … Read more on PC Perspective Ballistix […]