New The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer has Landed

Smaug and Beorn are still elusive, but we finally get to hear Smaug's growling voice, thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch. Out this December 13, 2013.

Christina Aguilera Unleashes 'We Remain' for Catching Fire Movie

Listen and sing-along to the heart-wrenching The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack by Christina Aguilera entitled We Remain and know why she's still the best.

Official Cover Art of The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades

Percabeth are in trouble deep down in the chasm of Tartaus. Will they be able to come out alive and save the world at the same time? Find out on October 8, 2013.

Vintage Photos: A Glimpse On The Past Of The City Of Love

A period where nothing's too expensive, the air and rivers were not polluted and gadgets, like cellphones and iPads, were unheard of. Simple living was the height of existence by then.

Spice Up Your October With The Walking Dead Season 4

The unfortunate gang of living humans is back. See these delicious stills and character portraits of this much-awaited season, premiering October 13, 2013.

Updates On Jeff Kinney's Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Diary of a Wimpy Kid all started with Greg Heffley's desire to write a journal and eventually a phenomenal hit. Now, author Jeff Kinney releases the eighth title in the series.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Watch Eddie Redmayne Play Transgender Lili Elbe In This Powerful 'The Danish Girl' Trailer

Eddie Redmayne's acting palette has been varied, powerful, complex and extra-ordinary. He has played roles that placed him beyond his comfort zones. In one of his recent gigs, he is playing a female (albeit a Transgender) character in The Danish Girl movie. He looks so beautiful, you couldn't believe it's him.

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl is adapted from a popular novel by the same title, written by American writer David Ebershoff. It is directed by Tom Hooper and written for screen by Lucinda Coxon. In this Focus Features presentation, Redmayne will be joined by Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Ben Whishaw among many others.

Watch the new trailer of Danish Girl, starring Eddie Remayne.


Synopsis


The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

The Danish Girl will hit theaters in November 27, 2015.

Monday, August 31, 2015

3 of the Most Vulnerable Security Aspects of Your Smartphone

Mobile Security
Hackers and other cyber criminal miscreants have migrated their projects to the newest venue for their fraud – smartphones. Smartphone users are often confronted with significantly more risk simply by using smartphones intended applications. According to the February 2012 Identity Fraud Survey Report by Javelin Strategy & Research, smartphone users are 35 percent more likely to experience fraud than the average consumer. While the greatest tech developers on the planet are constantly at work to create more secure apps and operating systems, there are still some big threats looming for smartphone users.

Mobile Wallets

With the aid of near field communications, the time is coming soon when you will be able to simply wave your smartphone at a register to pay for goods and services. Mobile wallets, in which your credit cards, bank information, coupons, loyalty cards and even boarding passes are held digitally, may very soon become standard in many places. While it may seem futuristic, it is already becoming common. Identity theft protection company Lifelock points out that services like Google Wallet and Apple Passbook already allow users to tap their phone against a near field communicator terminal to pay for something, and mobile commerce seems sure to follow. The risk for users currently lies within the security of NFC technology, but there are steps you can take to prevent your information being compromised. Creating a password for your phone, closing open apps rather than letting them run in the background, choosing to download apps from trusted sources and never posting your phone number online are all steps that you can take to insure that your data isn't being put at unnecessary risk.

Certifi-Gate

Perhaps one of the biggest smartphone vulnerabilities right now is the Certifi-gate vulnerability. This vulnerability is widespread – according to CSO Online, more than 70 percent of LG Android phones have a plugin installed that creates this vulnerability, as well as 18 percent of Samsung devices and nine percent of HTC devices. Many phones come installed with pre-loaded technical support apps that allow a support technician to take control of the phone remotely, and this is where Certifi-gate creates risk. While running the software remotely takes very high privileges, the app features an authentication problem that allows unauthorized access. Once a hacker has that unauthorized access to your phone, they can perform a frightening number of malicious acts – screen scraping, key logging, and extracting your personal information are just a few.

Currently, the only solution is for manufacturers to push updates out to their users that fix this authentication issue, but manufacturers have been slow to do so. Mobile carriers are equally guilty of not pushing for a solution to be distributed, and there is little users can do other than only choose apps from trusted companies and reach out to their phone manufacturer and carrier and demand the vulnerability be addressed.

Text Attack

The scariest vulnerability is one that you cannot prevent by being responsible – such is the case with the Android text attack vulnerability. The text attack doesn't require you to accidentally download malware or click on a corrupt link, instead only requiring ta hacker to know your phone number. The way that it works is that a hacker creates a short video, places the malware code within it, and texts it to you. Since Android messaging app Hangouts pre-loads videos when they arrive instead of asking for permission, the malware is invited in by your operating system without approval from you. Currently, the risk this vulnerability creates is listed as “high” according to the Android dev teams security risk hierarchy. While an update is coming, it is dependent on your carrier and manufacturer to get it to you. In the meantime, don't share your phone number online or in social media and you will reduce your risk of being targeted dramatically.

Make Your 'Wildest Dreams' Come True In New Taylor Swift Music Video, Featuring Scott Eastwood

Three months ago Taylor Swift released maybe one of her most controversial and action-filled movie-themed music video... Controversial in a way since the song is inspired by her experience with a fellow singer, whom she had worked with before and then later on had a fall out with... The tirade has been all over the net and so the not-so-obvious eventually became that kind of obvious: everyone doesn't need to guess the who's who of it.

Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift

To ease things up and a way to divert attention, a new music video has been released as an accompaniment for the release of Taylor Swift's next single. And as the song title suggests, you may be able to turn to reality your wildest dreams... albeit only by putting or imagining your self in the shoes of the artist. And oh, the Safari theme and all of the animals hooked me to the very end... taylor Swift as Elizabeth Taylor is a believable "make believe", you know what I mean? #PETA: No animals we're harmed in the making of this video. Proceeds are donated to African Parks Foundation of America.

Watch the music video of Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift.


Wildest Dreams is Taylor Swift fifth single lifted from her latest album, 1989. It is the ninth track in the said album, if you should remember. It was especially written by Taylor Swift alongside her producers Max Martin and Shellback.

The music video was directed by Joseph Kahn, who also directed Blank Space and Bad Blood music videos. Taylor Swift is more likely satisfied with his work as he is being tapped for directorial chair again and again. Swift appeared alongside Scott Eastwood, who has been abuzz lately with the release of his country-themed movie, The Longest Ride, based on the romantic novel written by Nicholas Sparks.