Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
Million-Plus Asus Laptops Hacked, You Too Could Be Affected
According to researchers, Asus’ laptops and PC builds have been affected by hackers through its own update servers. Hackers allegedly used fake code certificates to have the authorisation for infecting the update with their own code that leads to the hacking of devices. It’s estimated that over a million Asus, unsuspecting, users are now affected due to this unknown attack. The motherboard was the first to report this incidence. The internet virus software provider, Kaspersky was the first to find this malicious software. No one till knows exactly what this virus is capable or is meant to do.
Xiaomi’s Superfast Charger Claim – Charge 4000mAh Battery in Just 17 min
Xiaomi has claimed that its new superfast charger can charge your mobile 4000mAh battery under 17 min. The charger is a 100W mobile charger that will beat the previous supercharger with a 55W capacity from OPPO. The company is yet to launch the charger in the market. Apart from bigger players, there are other smaller charger manufacturers that are trying to achieve the same milestone. The technology behind such chargers isn’t silicon based but use graphene instead.
IMF Chief Also Wants Higher Tax Rates for Big Tech Firms
IMF Chief Christine Lagarde wants high tax rates for big tech firms. She said this during her speech in Washington. She said that the present corporation tax laws aren’t enough to tax firms such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Lagarde pointed towards the failure of the present tax system to address this issue. A report by IMF itself says the same.