Best Buy Kicks Off 8 of Their Black Friday Deals Early

Nov 10, 2015 - 11:02 AM - by dgstorm

It looks like Best Buy couldn't wait to share/peddle some of their Black Friday deals. They have an early offer that is available right now. The following eight items can be had on Best Buy's store landing page for these great discounts, but only for a limited time. These offers end November 11th at 11:59 p.m. CT, and supplies are probably limited so you may want to grab these deals quickly.
  • Up to $125 off iPad Air 2
  • $250 Best Buy gift card with any Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge or S6 edge+ smartphone with installment billing purchase or lease and activation
  • Toshiba 55-inch LED TV for $349.99
  • Insignia 40-inch LED TV for $159.99
  • Insignia 2.1 soundbar for $99.99
  • Save $150 on the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display
  • Save $150 on the new 12-inch MacBook with 256GB flash storage in Gold, Silver or Space Gray
  • Save $100 on Netgear Arlo wire-free HD security cameras, set of four (Best Buy exclusive)

Here's the link to snap up these great deals: BestBuy
  0 Replies | 641 Views

ZDNet - "Adware-based malware can root your Android device without your consent"

Nov 04, 2015 - 3:05 PM - by janner43
ZDNet just carried the following article which should concern every Android user. Also take note of the risks you "rooters" take & what you open yourself up to if you root your device...

Mobile threats just raised their game with adware-based malware which can root your device without your consent.

In the past, adware was little more than a nuisance. Whether by PC or mobile device, the only real gateway cyberattackers could take advantage of was enticing viewers to click on a banner or ad, resulting in the download of fake software or malicious applications.

Times have now changed and it may only take a victim viewing a compromised Web page for third-party apps to be installed without user consent.

The adware and advertising revenue model for mobile devices relies on eyeballs and clicks. Web marketing companies also pay out through a Cost Per Install model in which individuals can be paid every time an ad viewer downloads a sponsored app. This revenue model, however, is open for exploit -- with cyberattackers adding their own malware elements which enforce these downloads, giving them a better chance of cashing in with relatively little effort.

If hackers gain access to the root of a device, they can download whatever they please on them -- not only in order to enforce downloads of third-party apps, but also in order to conduct surveillance and steal data.

The rates of adware-based malware campaigns, known as malvertising, are low but still a threat. According to Blue Coat, five percent of mobile threats users face were through malvertising campaigns -- nothing in comparison to adult websites loading up devices with junkware and malicious code -- but techniques are refining and adware is becoming more sophisticated over time.

A new report released by Lookout says auto-rooting apps installed through malicious mobile campaigns is a recent and "worrying" development within Google's Android ecosystem. The security team revealed that adware is now becoming trojanized, with malicious adware masquerading as legitimate apps in order to load up malicious code and steal consumer data -- after rooting the victim's device to become firmly entrenched in smartphones and tablets.

The team discovered over 20,000 apps swimming around the ecosystem which appear to be legitimate in order to dupe consumers into downloading them from areas other than the Google Play store.

Repackaged and malicious apps found in the wild include Candy Crush, Facebook, GoogleNow, NYTimes, Okta, Twitter, Snapchat and WhatsApp, to name but a few.

The cyberattackers repackage and rebuild these apps with malicious code before releasing them back into the wild and third-party app stores. The problem? It's not easy to tell what is legitimate and what isn't.

"Indeed, we believe many of these apps are actually fully-functional, providing their usual services, in addition to the malicious code that roots the device," Lookout says.

The app manipulators load trojanized adware which works silently in the background, rooting the device and burying itself in system files to make removal by the average user unlikely.

The Shuanet, Kemog -- also known as ShiftyBug -- and Shedun are adware families which Lookout has traced over the past year. While technically classified as... [Read More]
  5 Replies | 830 Views

Google Announces YouTube Red Subscription Based Premium-Style Streaming Membership

Oct 21, 2015 - 1:45 PM - by dgstorm

It was probably only a matter of time before this occurred. The big wigs at Google have decided to offer a different version of YouTube that will basically be akin to a "Netflix for Youtube" product. It's called YouTube Red, and it will use a $9.99 per month subscription model to access any and all content with NO Ads.

That's not all you get for your monthly fee. Google also promises that the service also applies across all devices, anywhere you sign into YouTube. This will include YouTube's recently launched Gaming app, and will also apply to a brand new YouTube Music app, that they officially announced today.

The YouTube Music app has been floating around the rumor-mill for a while, and it is basically a streaming music service. As an extra bonus, YouTube Red will also work with Google Play Music, which means that when you subscribe to one you automatically get access to the other.

Finally, it looks like Google/YouTube is investing heavily in the future of the service. They are planning on offering unique, premium, original content that will only be found on YouTube Red. This is basically like the original shows and movies that you find on Netflix, except that Google is the one investing in and hosting them. Here's a link to the first spate of original content that YouTube Red has planned: YouTube Blog

For more info, here's a link to the YouTube Red blog post: Official YouTube Blog: Meet YouTube Red, the ultimate YouTube experience

You can also check out a YouTube video in the thread below describing the service.
  2 Replies | 1,460 Views

Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast

» Recent Threads

  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
[Game] Last Post Wins ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
07-30-2012 08:23 PM
Today 03:49 AM
by Caster
845 49,665 Off Topic
Yesterday 06:53 AM
Today 03:47 AM
by Yurgh
6 91 Transformer Pad 300 Accessories
T100ha!!! ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
06-06-2015 06:51 PM
Today 03:23 AM
by janner43
149 23,007 Asus Transformer Book T100 General Discussions
10-03-2015 05:00 AM
Today 03:20 AM
by janner43
11 509 Asus Transformer Book T200 Help
11-13-2015 10:43 AM
Today 03:18 AM
by janner43
21 3,208 T100 (all variants, including Chi) - Windows 10
07-28-2015 12:03 PM
Today 03:17 AM
by janner43
30 4,514 Windows on the Trio
Upgrading RAM
11-21-2013 03:56 PM
Today 01:27 AM
by bigyabbie
5 10,927 Asus Transformer Book Trio General
12-19-2013 08:41 PM
Today 01:00 AM
by GPz1100
25 15,316 Asus Transformer Book T100 General Discussions
11-26-2015 06:51 AM
Yesterday 08:00 PM
by Kevinthefixer
17 282 Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (Tegra 3) Help
12-14-2013 04:23 PM
Yesterday 06:25 PM
by FrillyBits
398 251,833 Asus Transformer Book T100 Help
Yesterday 06:17 PM
Yesterday 06:17 PM
by lovejoy
0 39 Asus Transformer Book T200 Help
11-16-2015 01:40 PM
Yesterday 06:00 PM
by sofreshizzy
2 118 Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 series
Unable to boot from usb ( 1 2 3 ... Last Page)
08-17-2015 10:23 PM
Yesterday 05:36 PM
by tallu
40 2,326 Asus Transformer Book T100 Alternate OS's & Development
09-12-2015 08:17 PM
Yesterday 12:51 PM
by collindv
8 3,006 Asus Transformer Book T100 Alternate OS's & Development
10-11-2015 11:57 AM
Yesterday 12:16 PM
by Gtanner00
10 654 T100 (all variants, including Chi) - Windows 10

» Search tags for this page

asus forum
asus forums
asus tablet forum

asus transformer


asus transformer forum

asus transformer forums
asus transformer ics
asus transformer prime

transformer forum


transformer forums

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Stats

Members: 88,141
Threads: 35,079
Posts: 311,861
Top Poster: Frederuco (15,783)
Welcome to our newest member, DavidG

» Log in

User Name:


Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» Sponsored Links

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Today's Birthdays


» Sponsored Links

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2015 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:14 AM.