Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Google Pixel 3 Teardown Shows an LG-Made OLED Display: iFixit

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Google released the first factory images and OTA files for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Titan M boasts completely independent computation alongside secured flash to further resist tampering. Specifically, Titan M stores the last known safe Android version and prevents "bad actors" from moving your device back to run on an older, potentially vulnerable, version of Android behind your back. The Titan M is made for mobile, though, working to provide on-device OS and data protection. Last year's Pixels were the other way around as the bigger Pixel had LG's P-OLED display while the smaller one relied on Samsung's AMOLED screens. While we did know that this chip is meant to make the new devices more secure, Google has now revealed details on exactly how the Titan M chip works in a new blog post. Only once a passcode is verified, will it permit decryption. It is also used to verify user lock screen passcodes and helps to limit logon attempts by random attackers. This enterprise-grade security chip is a mobile version of the Titan security chip that is used in Google's data centers, and focuses on mobile security for smartphones. Thanks to new Android 9 APIs, apps can now take advantage of hardware security modules to generate and store their private security keys. Titan M will also prevent bad actors from attempting to unlock the bootloader.

Additionally, apps can use another API called Protected Confirmation to perform security-critical operations using Titan M. Google suggests applications like e-voting and P2P money transfers could utilize this API.

Ebola Resurges in Congo, WHO Convenes Emergency Committee
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Fed risks Trump's fury over rate increases
Auto loan rates are at a nine-year high, and 30-year fixed mortgage rates recently climbed to their highest level in seven years. Following the rate increase in September, Trump said he was " not happy " with the decision.

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian visit Uganda, gift President Museveni with white sneakers
Kanye West will work to finish Ty Dolla $ign's album when he returns from Africa. "Enjoy your time in Uganda ", Museveni tweeted. During their meeting with Museveni, the couple presented him with a pair of Yeezy sneakers .

Finally, Google also built Titan M with "insider attack resistance", meaning the firmware can't be updated unless you've entered your passcode, leaving bad actors trying to bypass the lock screen out of luck.

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