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Canon launches 4K camcorder

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Canon has unveiled the Legria GX10 video camera, offering 4K shooting capabilities along with a range of other features for creating professional videos.

Canon provided the following information:

Future proof picture quality

The Legria GX10 captures image quality that will stand the test of time. Equipped with 4K 50p shooting capabilities, it provides four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, reproducing even the smallest detail and making those special moments come to life on screen. Offering a versatile recording experience, the Legria GX10 supports shooting in MP4 at either 35Mbps for Full HD, or in 150Mbps for 4K 50p – perfect for fast-paced action. Capturing up to 100fps, this new in class camcorder enables you to produce a variety of content from time-lapse to 0.25x slow motion effects.

Professional quality made easy

The Legria GX10 facilitates the making of professional quality videos in a simple and easy way. It’s the first camcorder with a 1.0-type sensor that integrates Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, providing a shallow depth of field and responsive, accurate and customisable focus. Three optical ND filters deliver two, four or eight stops of exposure control for superb image quality in the darkest and brightest conditions, whilst the newly developed wide angle 4K lens with 15x zoom further ensures you get the quality that 4K promises.

Thanks to the Wide Dynamic Range (DR) mode, the DR is extended to 800% to capture greater detail in highlights and shadows for clear, vibrant images that are ready to share without editing. The large, instinctive, vari-angle touchscreen gives you fast and easy access to essential functions needed in dynamic shooting scenarios such as parties, weddings or action-packed holidays. At the same time, the camera’s 5-Axis Image Stabilisation (IS) is optimised to ensure you get steady footage throughout the zoom range.

Convenient and reliable

A compact, lightweight and robust camcorder, jam-packed with professional functions, the Legria GX10 is a reliable video recorder for any occasion. The ergonomic design mimics that of professional camcorders featuring a tilt-adjustable viewfinder, professional style zoom rocker and custom function buttons. The full manual setting enables you to vary your level of control based on your needs and experience, whilst the automatic mode offers complete ease of operation. With dual SD card slots for backup and continuous recording, you won’t miss a moment. This, alongside the long battery life, makes the Legria GX10 the perfect companion for capturing incredible adventures, from safari to skiing.

With dual band Wi-Fi, you can shoot remotely and transfer files on the go to capture and share those important moments. The camera also includes a wireless remote control, which allows you to direct the camera from a distance.

Ready to progress with you

Whilst the powerful built-in stereo microphone provides impressive sound quality, the additional 3.5mm microphone input, Mini Advanced shoe and 3.5mm headphone output allow you to tailor the Legria GX10 to all your audio needs. This simple accessory connection empowers content creators to turn their passions and hobbies into a career.

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Wannacry still alive

One and a half years after its epidemic, WannaCry ransomware tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families and the ransomware has attacked 74,621 unique users worldwide.

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These attacks accounted for 28.72% of all users targeted by cryptors in Q3 2018. The percentage has risen over the last year, demonstrating more than two thirds growth against Q3 2017, when its share in cryptor attacks was 16.78%. This is just one of the main findings from Kaspersky Lab’s Q3 IT threat evolution report. 

A series of cyberattacks with WannaCry cryptor occurred in May 2017 and is still considered to be one of the biggest ransomware epidemics in history. Even though Windows released a patch for its operating system to close the vulnerability exploited by EternalBlue 2 months prior to the start of the attacks, WannaCry still affected hundreds of thousands devices around the globe. As cryptors do, WannaCry turned files on victims’ computers into encrypted data and demanded ransom for decryption keys (created by threat actors to decipher the files and transform them back into the original data) making it impossible to operate the infected device.

The consequences of the WannaCry epidemic were devastating: as the victims were mainly organisations with networked systems – the work of businesses, factories and hospitals was paralysed. Even though this case demonstrated the dangers cryptors pose, and most of PCs around the world have been updated to resist the EternalBlue exploit, the statistics show that criminals still try to exploit those computers that weren’t patched and there are still plenty of them around the globe.

Overall, Kaspersky Lab security solution protected 259,867 unique users from cryptors attacks, showing a substantial rise of 39% since Q2 2018, when the figure was 158,921. The growth was rapid yet steady, with a monthly observed increase in the number of users.

The rising share of WannaCry attacks is another reminder that epidemics don’t end as fast as they start – there are always long-running consequences. In the case of cryptors, attacks can be so severe that it is necessary to take preventive measures and patch the device, rather than deal with encrypted files later,” said Fedor Sinitsyn, security researcher at Kaspersky Lab.

 To reduce the risk of infection by WannaCry and other cryptors, users are advised to:

  • Always update your operating system to eliminate recent vulnerabilities and use a robust security solution with updated databases. It is also important to use the security solution that has specialised technologies to protect your data from ransomware, as Kaspersky Lab’s solutions do. Even if the newest yet unknown malware does manage to sneak through, Kaspersky Lab’s System Watcher technology is able to block and roll back all malicious changes made on a device, including the encryption of files.
  • If you have bad luck and all your files are encrypted with cryptomalware, it is not recommended to pay cybercriminals, as it encourages them to continue their dirty business and infect more people’s devices. It is better to find a decryptor on the Internet – some of them are available for free here: https://noransom.kaspersky.com/

·         It is also important to always have fresh backup copies of your files to be able to replace them in case they are lost (e.g. due to malware or a broken device), and store them not only on the physical object but also in cloud storage for greater reliability (don’t forget to protect your cloud storage with strong hack-proof password!)

·         If you’re a business, enhance your preferred third-party security solution with the newest version of the free Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool.

·         To protect the corporate environment, educate your employees and IT teams, keep sensitive data separate, restrict access, and always back up everything.

·         Use a dedicated security solution, such as Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business that is powered by behaviour detection and able to roll back malicious actions. It should also include Vulnerability and Patch management features that automatically eliminates vulnerabilities and installs updates. This reduces the risk of vulnerabilities in popular software being used by cybercriminals.

·         Last, but not least, remember that ransomware is a criminal offence. You shouldn’t pay. If you become a victim, report it to your local law enforcement agency.

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Nokia 6.1 gets slice of Pie

HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 6.1 will start receiving Android 9 Pie – the second smartphone in the portfolio to receive the latest version of Android less than a month after the update arrived on the Nokia 7 plus.

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Packed with Google’s newest software and building on the features of Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 9 Pie’s focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning gives owners a more customised and tailored experience.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform, the Nokia 6.1 is over 60% faster than its predecessor. Also, now offering enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo.

The Nokia 6.1 has been selected by Google to join the Android One family and therefore users get exclusive access to Apps Actions – a feature only available to Android One and Google Pixel devices.  App Actions helps users get things done faster by predicting their next move and displaying the right action on right away.

Now with Android 9 Pie, the Nokia 6.1’s already impressive battery life is further complimented with the introduction of Adaptive Battery, an update that uses deep learning to understand usage patterns and prioritise battery power on the most important apps.

Other key features of Android 9

·       Slices – Identifies relevant information on favourite apps to make them more easily accessible when needed

·       Adaptive Brightness – Automatically adapts phone brightness by learning from interactions with different settings

·       New system navigation – Features a single home button that provides intelligent predictions and suggestions (user enabled)

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