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Samsung Employee With Gambling Problem Steals Over 8,000 Phones

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Wheel chair bound Samsung employee  is alleged to have stolen  8,474 smartphones from the company over the course of two years to pay off his gambling debt. Authorities claim his spree took place between December 2014 and November 2016 at the Samsung headquarters in Suwon, South Korea . It took them a long time to notice what was going down, since he was wheelchair bound and wasn’t required to pass thru the scanner. The phones were sold to a second-hand phone retailer for 800 million won or(US$711,743) dollars. The employee was arrested.

 

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Samsung’s Chief Arrested; Accused Of Bribery

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A Seoul district court has ordered the arrest of Samsung’s chief Lee Jae-yong. He is accused of bribing Choi Soon-sil, the main person of interest in ongoing corruption scandal that has gripped South Korea.  ( Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images )

 

Seoul District Court has ordered the arrest of Samsungs’ head honcho chief Lee Jae-yong. He is accused of bribing Choi Soon-sil, the main person of interest in ongoing corruption scandal that has gripped South Korea.  ( Chung Sung-Jun | Getty Images )

The arrest concerns the bribery and embezzlement charges against Lee, which also form part of a wider corruption scandal that has led to – the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. The arrest will allow prosecutors to hold the vice president chairman for 20 days.In a brief statement, Samsung reiterated that the company’s daily operation will not be affected by the latest development and stressed that it will continue to defend itself against the charges.

Lee has been investigated for his ties with Choi Soon-sil, the president’s confidante and the primary person of interest in the corruption scandal. She is being labeled as the South Korean version of Rasputin for her influence over President Park.

Prosecutors allege that Lee donated $37.3 million to several organizations backed by Choi in exchange for her support for the merger of two Samsung companies, Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries. The merger, which is worth $8 billion, was eventually approved by the country’s National Pension Services

There is also claim that Lee sponsored the equestrian career of Choi’s daughter, which effectively dragged the name of two Samsung executives as possible suspects, as they also serve in the Korea Equestrian Federation.

In the meantime, mentor of Samsung scion seen stepping up after Lee’s arrest. Although business at flagship Samsung Electronics  is moving along, huge decisions will need to be made and the man most likely to be called upon to make them is Choi Gee-sung, the top lieutenant at Samsung Group and a mentor to Lee.

 

Samsung Washing Machines About To Explode Like Phones

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Samsung plans   to recall over 2.8 million washing machines from within the United States right now. Each washing machine poses a threat and could explode one way or the other. They say  the lid could explode, fly off and cause injury. Injuries range from a broken jaw, injury to the shoulders and the general fall-related injuries.

The company is hoping to give consumers who have purchased the washing machines free in-house repairs and an extension in the warranty. Folks can even get a rebate that can be put toward purchasing a new Samsung washing machine or another from a different brand

Information from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission claims the Samsung washing machines were manufactured between March 2011 and November 2016. We understand that over the years, nine related injury reports were made to Samsung.

The Smart Fridge With Windows 10

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LG’s Windows 10 apps are designed so you can stick notes to the fridge, set a timer, add recipes and healthy information about meals, or just mark food that you can see through the translucent display.

 

Earlier this year, Samsung unveiled a Smart Fridge at CES

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Samsung’s Smart Shoes

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IOFIT, is technically considered a wearable device, this smart shoe is in a category of its own. Developed by Salted Venture, a startup supported by Samsung Electronics, IOFIT is a solution that utilizes a combination of pressure sensors and a coaching app to improve a user’s balance and body posture to enhance one’s fitness routine or golf swing. The coaching and analysis software integrated with IOFIT allows coaches (or trainers and the like) to leave feedback for the user based on their performances and compare saved videos

 

 

Samsung’s See Through Truck

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Trying to overtake a truck that’s may be driving relatively slowly, can become a task – one due to its humongous size, and second because you cannot see what is happening in front of the truck or if there is any vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

Well, Samsung has introduced a see-through ‘Safety Truck’ that consists of a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck, which is connected to a video wall made out of four exterior monitors located on the back of the truck. The monitors give drivers behind the truck a view of what is going on ahead, even in the dark of night.

This allows drivers to have a better view when deciding whether it is safe to overtake the truck. Also, it may help reduce the risk of accidents caused by sudden braking or animals crossing the road.

Currently, the prototype truck built is not operational. So far, Samsung has been able to confirm that the technology works and that this idea can definitely save the lives of many people.

According to Samsung, the next step is to perform the corresponding tests in order to comply with the existing national protocols and obtain the necessary permits and approvals.

 

Researchers discover Cyber-Security Risk -Samsung Galaxy 6

 

The SwiftKey keyboard feature that comes pre-installed in Samsung mobile devices can be easily hacked to give away vital user information. The SwiftKey keyboard feature comes pre-installed in over 600 million Samsung mobile devices — from the S3 to the latest S6 – can be easily hacked to give away vital user information. Ryan Welton, a researcher with cyber-security firm NowSecure said at the Black Hat security conference in London.
According to reports, the flaw allows hackers to spy on a Samsung Galaxy user easily and remotely access sensors and resources like GPS, camera and microphone.

Theres more, the reports say, the hacker can indiscreetly install malicious applications and tamper with how certain applications work. The hacker could even spy on phone calls and messages and attempt to access sensitive personal data like pictures and text messages.

A vulnerability in software on the phones lets hackers look through the phones’ camera, listen to the microphone, read incoming and outgoing texts and install apps, according to researchers. Until Samsung fixes the problem, there is little that owners of the phone can do beyond staying off unsecured wifi networks. Researchers have confirmed that the exploit works on versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6, the S6 Edge and Galaxy S4 Mini. But it may also be active on other Samsung Galaxy phones, since the keyboard software is installed on more

Researchers at NowSecure reportedly told Samsung about the vulnerability in November, since nothing has been fixed as of now they made the findings public. The report rated this vulnerability stood at 8.3 on a scale from 1-10.

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