Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net Technology News Malaysia Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:34:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.lowyat.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-ico-32x32.png Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net 32 32 106951340 McDonald’s In South Korea And Taiwan Breached By Hackers https://www.lowyat.net/2021/241692/mcdonalds-in-south-korea-and-taiwan-breached-by-hackers/ https://www.lowyat.net/2021/241692/mcdonalds-in-south-korea-and-taiwan-breached-by-hackers/#respond Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:50:30 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=241692 McDonald’s has been hit by a data breach in South Korea and Taiwan which compromised some customer and employee information. The world’s largest fast food chain now joins a rapidly growing list of companies worldwide that have fallen victim to hackers. According to Reuters, the company said that the hackers accessed e-mails, phone numbers, and […]

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McDonald’s has been hit by a data breach in South Korea and Taiwan which compromised some customer and employee information. The world’s largest fast food chain now joins a rapidly growing list of companies worldwide that have fallen victim to hackers.

According to Reuters, the company said that the hackers accessed e-mails, phone numbers, and delivery addresses, but not customer payment information. As one would expect, McDonald’s will be notifying regulators and affected customers.

Information about the breach apparently came from an investigation involving external consultants that was initiated after unauthorised activity was discovered on the company’s network.

“While we were able to close off access quickly after identification, our investigation has determined that a small number of files were accessed, some of which contained personal data,” McDonalds reportedly said in a statement.

Cyberattacks have been increasing at an alarming rate, with their targets and consequences growing exponentially bigger. Last month, a ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline in the US crippled fuel supplies in a large swath of the country for days. Later, hackers using ransomware struck at world’s largest meat supplier JBS, temporarily paralysing some company operations in Australia, Canada, and the US.

Unsurprisingly, the ability of cybercriminals to attack critical infrastructure and critical industries is a top worry in Washington and other Western capitals right now. Many of these cyberattacks have been linked to Russia or hackers based in Russia – a country that has undoubtedly poor relations with America.

(Source: Reuters. Images: McDonalds, B_A / Pixabay.)

 

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Key Specs Of Upcoming Honor 50 Series Leaks https://www.lowyat.net/2021/241693/key-specs-of-upcoming-honor-50-series-leaks/ https://www.lowyat.net/2021/241693/key-specs-of-upcoming-honor-50-series-leaks/#respond Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:29:40 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=241693 Honor is set to officially debut its latest 50-series smartphones next week on June 16 2021. However, thanks to a recent leak, we may not have to wait long to see what the brand has to offer. As it turns out, there will be three different models to be expected, at least according to 91Mobiles’ […]

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Honor is set to officially debut its latest 50-series smartphones next week on June 16 2021. However, thanks to a recent leak, we may not have to wait long to see what the brand has to offer. As it turns out, there will be three different models to be expected, at least according to 91Mobiles’ latest report.

The first is the entry level Honor 50 SE, which is also – interestingly enough – the largest among its siblings. The phone is said to feature a large 6.78-inch FHD+ LCD display, and under its hood is a MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset. On its back is a 100MP main camera, paired with an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP depth sensor. Due to the lack of images showcasing the SE, it is not known whether the phone will feature the series’ massive dual circular camera bumps on its back. Lastly, 91Mobiles says the phone will pack a 4,000mAh battery with 66W fast charging support.

Next up is the standard Honor 50, which is equipped with a curved 6.57-inch FHD+ OLED display, and a Snapdragon 778G SoC. The rear camera bumps are said to feature a 108MP main sensor, an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor, while housed in the punch-hole cutout on its display is a 32MP selfie shooter. Powering the handset is a larger 4,300mAh battery, but features the same 66W fast charging support as the SE variant.

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Honor 50 (left) and Honor 50 Pro (right) [Image: Ishan Agarwal via 91Mobiles]
Finally we have the Pro variant of the Honor 50. And if the site’s report is accurate, the phone itself disappointingly isn’t much of a step up in terms of hardware when compared to the standard model. According to 91Mobiles, the Pro features a 6.72-inch FHD+ OLED screen with a pill-shaped cutout housing a 32MP and 12MP front-facing cameras. It is said that it would also sport the same chipset as the standard model, but is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery instead. Despite the battery’s smaller size, the Pro does come with 100W fast charging support – a feature that was previously teased by the brand earlier this week.

Besides that, Honor previously confirmed that the Honor 50 series and its future products will once again feature Google Mobile Services and its supported applications. This is made possible thanks to its recent independence from former parent company Huawei.

Honor 50 flagship series unveiled launching 16 june china
(Image: Honor Global)

Another couple of things you may also have noticed is that some specs were left out in 91Mobiles’ report. These include the memory configurations for all three models, other features, expected pricing and availability, as well as the design of the SE variant. All of which are to be officially revealed during the Honor 50 Series’ launch, so at least we have some things to look forward to next week.

(Source: 91Mobiles via GSMArena)

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Elon Musk Claims New RDNA2-Powered Tesla Infotainment System On Par With PlayStation 5 https://www.lowyat.net/2021/241688/elon-musk-claims-new-rdna2-powered-tesla-infotainment-system-on-par-with-playstation-5/ https://www.lowyat.net/2021/241688/elon-musk-claims-new-rdna2-powered-tesla-infotainment-system-on-par-with-playstation-5/#respond Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:17:18 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=241688 Elon Musk, Bitcoin aficionado and CEO of Tesla, recently held the launch for his company’s latest car, the Model S Plaid. As you’d expect, the electric vehicle is loaded with the latest state-of-the-art technology on the current market, the most important piece of technology for us perhaps being its new and improved infotainment system. Specifically, […]

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Elon Musk, Bitcoin aficionado and CEO of Tesla, recently held the launch for his company’s latest car, the Model S Plaid. As you’d expect, the electric vehicle is loaded with the latest state-of-the-art technology on the current market, the most important piece of technology for us perhaps being its new and improved infotainment system.

Specifically, the Model S Plaid’s infotainment system is powered by AMD’s Navi 23, a GPU that was initially rumoured to make its debut with the parent company’s alleged Radeon RX 6600 GPU series. To that end, the launch marked the first time the GPU’s power was being demonstrated and during a non-AMD keynote to boot.

Details of Navi 23 is still scarce but from what we know, the GPU is expected to have up to 2048 Stream Processors and support up to 8GB GDDR6 graphic memory on both the RX 6600XT and RX 6600. As for its performance, Musk went as far as to say his car’s infotainment system was as powerful as a Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5).

That wasn’t an empty boast either; putting his money where his mouth is, Musk gave a live demonstration of his car’s Navi 23-powered infotainment system running Cyberpunk 2077 with the console’s 17-inch display as the output and at its maximum resolution of 2200 x 1300 pixels.

(Source: Tesla via YouTube, Videocardz)

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Razer Opus X Comes With Brighter Colours And A RM549 Price Tag https://www.lowyat.net/2021/241684/razer-opus-x-brighter-colours-rm549/ https://www.lowyat.net/2021/241684/razer-opus-x-brighter-colours-rm549/#respond Sat, 12 Jun 2021 06:59:54 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=241684 Razer first announced the Opus wireless headphones back in May last year. Now, the company is following up with the Razer Opus X. It’s got brighter, punchier colours, but probably more importantly, it has a smaller price tag. As the name suggests, the Razer Opus X is quite similar to the base model. One notable […]

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Razer first announced the Opus wireless headphones back in May last year. Now, the company is following up with the Razer Opus X. It’s got brighter, punchier colours, but probably more importantly, it has a smaller price tag.

As the name suggests, the Razer Opus X is quite similar to the base model. One notable difference here is the lack of the traditional wired connection via a 3.5mm audio jack. To make up for it, the company says that there’s a 60ms low latency mode that you can turn on. Also making up for the lost feature are a pair of microphones that you can use for voice chats or a good old phone call.

Razer Opus X

Beyond that, the Opus X sports the familiar 40mm drivers from the base model. It also runs Bluetooth 5.0 for its wireless tech. And it has very marginally shorter battery life with ANC on, rated at 30 hours as opposed to 32. With it off, it has the same 40 hour playback time.

To round it all off, the Razer Opus X comes in Mercury White, Quartz Pink, and its signature Razer Green. And accompanying it is a price tag of RM549. Razer says that its signature colour is only available via its online store.

(Source: Razer [1], [2])

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MCO 3.0 Phase 1 Lockdown To Be Extended Until 28 June https://www.lowyat.net/2021/241670/mco3-phase1-lockdown-extend-28june/ https://www.lowyat.net/2021/241670/mco3-phase1-lockdown-extend-28june/#respond Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:58:57 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=241670 Senior Defence Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced that the ongoing implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 will be extended for another two weeks. As you may recall, the original end date for Phase 1 of the MCO 3.0 lockdown was supposed to be 14 June 2021. When the implementation was announced by Prime […]

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Senior Defence Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced that the ongoing implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0 will be extended for another two weeks. As you may recall, the original end date for Phase 1 of the MCO 3.0 lockdown was supposed to be 14 June 2021.

When the implementation was announced by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on 28 May, he did point out that the decision to move to other phases of the MCO 3.0 lockdown is based on the risk assessment by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

At the start of the lockdown on 1 June, there were 7,105 cases which would continue to rise until 3 June with 8,209 cases. From there, the number of cases went on a downward trend until 7 June with 5,271 cases.

Unfortunately, the numbers failed to stabilize as 5,566 to 6,849 positive cases have been recorded by MoH between 8 to 11 June. Hence, it is not surprising to see that the ministry has made recommended the National Security Council (MKN) to extend the lockdown further.

In terms of SOPs though, Minister Ismail has said that they remained the same for the time being. Based on past experiences though, everyone should remain vigilant and always keep a look for updated information from relevant authorities such as MKN, just in case there are any sudden changes.

(Source: MKN / Telegram. Image: ATM / Facebook.)

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