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Apple’s iPhone 5 Uses A6 SoC: ARM Cortex A15s Inside

September 12th, 2012 No comments

This one caught us off guard, but Apple just announced the A6 SoC powering the new iPhone 5 features 2x faster CPU and GPU performance compared to the iPhone 4S. Apple reserves major Ax SoC number iterations for architecture changes, combine that with the performance claims as well as some other stuff we've heard offline and there's one conclusion: the iPhone 5 uses ARM Cortex A15 cores inside.

Our guess is two cores. No word on the GPU yet.

The A6 is 22% smaller than the A5, although it's not clear if that's a package or die size claim yet. There's a good chance this is built on Samsung's 32nm LP HK+MG process.

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Black Hat: Gang uses high-tech in low-tech crime

July 30th, 2010 No comments

WRITING BAD CHEQUES is back with a criminal gang, thought to be operating out of Russia, using technology to revive this old form of fraud.

The criminals broke into three cheque archiving image sites, which are used to store pictures of all cheques that pass through retailers. The gang downloaded 200,000 examples and used the account numbers, sort codes and signatures to write cheques drawn on over 1,200 legitimate accounts.

A team at Atlanta-based security firm SecureWorks uncovered the fraud, which is thought to have netted the gang at least million (£5.75 million). The company is working with the FBI, but none of the gang have been arrested so far.

Counterfeit cheque writing is a very old form of fraud, but the gang had put a high-tech twist on it, explained Michael Cote, CEO of SecureWorks.

The image sites involved have been notified, but others are no doubt being targeted, he warned.

The gang sent the bogus cheques to money mules around the world using overnight shipping paid for with stolen credit cards. SecureWorks said that six mules had been contacted, all of whom denied sending money to the gang.

The fraud involved 3,285 cheques against 1,280 accounts since June 2009. Most were for less than ,000 (£1,920) in an attempt to evade anti-fraud measures. µ


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