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Qualcomm WCN3680 Combo Chip Offers “5G” Connectivity

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Unless you have quite the interest in the wireless industry, it's easy to get all those acronyms confused. CDMA, GSM, HSDPA, HSPA+, LTE... I guess that's why they've pushed toward simplifying things with "3G" and "4G," even though the definitions are muddled at best. Well, Qualcomm Atheros is ready to push forward into the next generation, officially announcing the WCN3680 combo module. This supports the "5G" 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.

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Android Faceniff App Makes it Easy to Hack Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts

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FaceNiff is an Android app that can be used to hijack sessions on public or private Wi-Fi networks without the need for a computer. It can hack Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon and Nasza-Klasa (a Polish social network), and more services are coming soon. Thankfully, the app only works on very certain handsets and requires jailbreaking, so it's not going to fall into the hands of too many mischievous Android operators; at least, not yet.

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