When it comes to selling a product, there is no better way than to blow your own trumpet – that is, the speed at which a particular device would actually sell. It seems that the folks over at Xiaomi might be in a spot at the moment, having blown their own trumpet about selling out their supply of Xiaomi Mi3 smartphones in a matter of just 40 minutes in India. How about having sold 10,000 of Xiaomi Redmi Notes in just one second? The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (FTC) will open an investigation into such claims after receiving complaints.
The next time someone passes you a USB flash drive to plug into your computer, you might be a wee bit more wary. After all, researchers have successfully reprogrammed USB flash drives in order to have them infect computers on the quiet. According to the researchers involved, they claimed to have reprogrammed some USB flash drives’ firmware with malicious code, and this code will run via the gadget’s micro-controller in order to install malware on a computer as well as redirect network traffic without the victim being any wiser for it.