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Newsletter _ Samsung Launches Its First Android Go Phone & Google Discovers Proof Of Attack

Samsung Launches Its First Android Go Phone & Google Discovers Proof Of Attack

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SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST ANDROID GO PHONE

THE STORY

Samsung is about to launch an Android Go smartphone.

WHAT IS ANDROID GO?

Android Go is popularly known as Android Oreo (Go edition). It is a stripped-down version of Android especially designed for affordable smartphones. The whole concept is to provide the optimized operating system, Google Play Store and a lighter version of Google apps, which means overall better experience on lesser hardware. Android Oreo is optimized to work on smartphones with 512 MB or 1 GB RAM.

Samsung has introduced Galaxy J2 Core, tech giant’s first phone to run on Android Go. The phone comes with the optimized operating system, Google Play Store and a lighter version of Google apps along with Samsung UI as a top layer. Galaxy J2 Core will have Android 8.1 Oreo, instead of the latest Android 9 Pie version of Go.

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFICATIONS OF NEW ANDROID GO PHONE?

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core comes with the following specifications:

  • It has an LCD screen with 960 x 540 LCD
  • It has an Exynos 7570 processor along with 2,600mAh battery
  • It comes with 5-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera and 8-megapixel f/2.2 rear-facing camera
  • It has 1GB of RAM along with 8GB of storage

These specifications will help you use the best of memory, limited storage, and battery capacity.

WHEN IS IT COMING?

The Galaxy J2 Core will get launched in Malaysia and India first and will be available from today, although there is no further information related to prices. However, according to the prices of the Galaxy J2 model which has better specifications than Core, the price would be around $100 or a little more.

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GOOGLE DISCOVERED LINK BETWEEN ATTACK AND IRAN STATE MEDIA

THE STORY

Google found out the missing piece of the puzzle which links the attack and Iran State media.

HOW DID GOOGLE REVEAL THE INFORMATION?

According to Google, it has unearthed a disinformation attack over its various properties which has been linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

Google reported that it revealed and stopped 39 YouTube channels which had 13466 in total US views on pertinent videos. Along with these channels, it also terminated 6 Blogs on blogger and 13 Google + accounts linked with the disinformation campaign.

Google said, “Technical data associated with the bad actors are strongly linked to the official IRIB IP address space” and “domain ownership information about these actors is strongly linked to IRIB account information.”

Further, the search engine giant said that account metadata and subscriber information associated with these actors is “strongly linked” to the analogous information related with Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB)., stipulating common ownership and control.

The tech giant took help of FireEye, a cybersecurity organization in order to recognize three of the YouTube channels linked to Iran. This cybersecurity firm helped Facebook, the social media giant to discover disinformation attacks.

These types of threats are analyzed by internal Threat Analysis Group, along with its partners at Jigsaw and Google’s Trust & Safety team. The team uses intelligence community & outside groups too.

Like its tech rivals, it works with the intelligence community and outside groups to further unearth any probable attacks.

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WHY DOES IT MATTER & WHAT’S NEXT?

Although, Facebook and Twitter have already reported earlier this week that they have unearthed synchronized disinformation campaigns related to Iran, although no tech firm but Google has declared that it has found a direct link between Iran state media and the attack. This confirms the news furthermore.

Google alerts that phishing attacks, cybercriminals will continue tricking you and be a threat to all Gmail users or any other email users that’s why users need to be more watchful.



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