Daily Video: Lenovo to Use Intel Chips in New Smartphones in 2015

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-12-19 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lenovo to use Intel chips in new smartphones in 2015; The Grinch that tried to exploit Linux; Google's end-to-end email encryption effort makes progress; and more.

 
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that early next year Lenovo will announce two new smartphones, both of which will use not only a low-power 64-bit Atom processor but also a cellular modem chip from Intel.

There are few details available about the new devices, though Intel officials believe the company's capabilities to supply both the CPU as well as chips that leverage "LTE-Advanced" technology will be an advantage for the chip maker going forward.

A new report has emerged of an alleged security flaw in the Linux kernel that is being named the "Grinch." However, leading Linux vendor Red Hat disputed the report, claiming that the Grinch isn't even a bug or major security issue.

However, on the same day this alleged security flaw was reported a much more critical Linux vulnerability was discovered and has since been patched.

Google has made some progress in its efforts to develop an end-to-end email encryption tool for Google Chrome users. This week, the company released a new alpha version of its End-to-End Chrome extension to Github.

 In a blog post, a Google executive said that it includes several contributions from the Yahoo Security team. However, there is no date yet when it will be available in the Chrome web store.

Starting in 2015, Google Chrome users will also soon receive alerts if they attempt to visit sites which are not using the HTTPS protocol.

The browser will mark sites that don't implement HTTPS as having "Dubious" security when visited by Web users. In the future, that phrasing will be adjusted to say "Non-secure", according to a blog post by the Chrome Security Team.

 
 
 

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