Fujitsus Laptop4Life program gives you a new laptop every 3 years
Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Vendors Roll Out New Centrino Notebooks Citation: Fujitsu’s ‘Laptop4Life’ program gives you a new laptop every 3 years (2008, December 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-12-fujitsu-laptop4life-laptop-years.html (PhysOrg.com) — Buy any LifeBook laptop from Fujitsu Siemens, and the company will provide you with a new laptop every three years until you die. The only requirements are that you need to buy a three-year extended warranty, you can only upgrade using Fujitsu parts, and you must turn in your laptop in good condition with the original receipt after three years. As part of the scheme, Fujitsu will give LifeBook customers a new laptop of the same value as the one they originally bought, plus 10% to cover inflation. Most importantly, the new laptop will be equipped with updated hardware and software. To participate, customers must register their new laptop within 21 days of purchase. Then, customers are part of the program for life, but they cannot pass on the deal in a will. Fujitsu is also limiting purchases to 10 laptops per person or business. Although it seems like the company is giving away laptops, Fujitsu says that it will make money by selling other goods, services, and accessories to its lifetime customers. For instance, customers may want to invest in a Fujitsu insurance pack to protect their laptop against theft and accidental damage. Fujitsu says that the Laptop4Life program underscores its high level of confidence in its technology.More information: Fujitsu Siemensvia: ITPro and Oh Gizmo! As part of Fujitsu´s Laptop4Life scheme, customers will receive a new laptop every three years until they die. Image credit: Fujitsu.
Researcher says Samsung will release patch for lockscreen hole
© 2013 Phys.org Explore further Eden said, in his blog posting, “I have discovered another security flaw in Samsung Android phones. It is possible to completely disable the lock screen and get access to any app – even when the phone is ‘securely’ locked with a pattern, PIN, password, or face detection. Unlike another recently released flaw, this doesn’t rely quite so heavily on ultra-precise timing.”All Android phones, however, are not vulnerable to the same hole, according to Eden. He said the problem does not occur on stock Android. “I have only tested it on a Galaxy Note II running 4.1.2 – I believe it should work on Samsung Galaxy SIII. It may work on other devices from Samsung.”Samsung is paying attention to the discovery. Eden reported his discovery to Samsung late last month and they are working on a patch, he said, “which they assure me will be released shortly.” While the ploy only allows the intruder a brief time to interact, repeats of the process would result in the intruder able to do unwelcome tasks such as making calls and viewing data. (Actually, noted the Naked Security blog, success in making headway with the glitch would require “lightning-fast reflexes” as well as a cancelled call to emergency services.) (Phys.org) —A security researcher, describing some of his about-me features as “mobile enthusiast” and “Linux fiddler,” this week discovered a security hole on an Android Samsung phone. In a March 20 posting on his blog, Terence Eden said he found a hole that would allow hackers to gain control of a phone’s apps, dialer, and settings, and, here’s the kicker, even though the phone is locked with password, PIN or other security approach. Potential trouble-making by an intruder could start with the emergency dialer, with certain steps that could result in allowing the intruder to interact with the device and disable the lockscreen as well. Eden discovered the flaw on a Galaxy Note II running Android 4.1.2. Samsung reveals new Galaxy Note II Citation: Researcher says Samsung will release patch for lockscreen hole (2013, March 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-samsung-patch-lockscreen-hole.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.