Netflix fights against account sharing, computer security researchers warn against a new phishing campaign, AnTuTu unveils its top 10 best performing Android smartphones for the month of August, this is the recap of the week.
A rep’ of the week to warn you against a new phishing campaign and against the fictitious Health Insurance SMS scams which continue to prevail. As AnTuTu lifts the lid on its top 10 most powerful smartphones of August, Huawei may soon be working with US companies again. Bad news for Netflix customers who share their account, Adobe seems to have found a solution to monitor user behavior.
The Ameli scams continue…
Like many French people, Guillaume and Laura were victims of a fake SMS scam. The couple shared their experience in the columns of the Tribune, explaining that after receiving an SMS from Health Insurance, they had to share their bank details to pay for the delivery of the vital card. Unfortunately, it was obviously a scam and the hackers were quick to make a lot of purchases.
Read: Ameli scam: he loses €3,700 after having his Apple Pay account hacked
Huawei in the process of recovering Google services on its devices?
According to Bloomberg, the US Commerce Department is currently considering easing technology sharing restrictions for certain companies. Placed under American embargo since 2019, Huawei could therefore again work with American companies, and perhaps recover Google services on its smartphones.
Read: Could Huawei find Google services on its smartphones?
Beware of this new phishing campaign
Computer security researchers from Proofpoint have spotted a new phishing technique that sends victims hidden malicious files in email attachments. Hackers use fake email accounts created on providers like Gmail, Outlook, and Hotmail to send victims a .DOCX file full of dangerous macros.
Read: Phishing: hackers have found a new technique to trap you even better
The most powerful smartphones of August according to AnTuTu
Like every month, AnTuTu has shared its ranking of the most powerful Android smartphones. It is the Asus ROG Phone 6 which takes the first step of the podium in August, followed by the iQOO 9T and the Nubia Red Magic 7. Go to our dedicated news to discover the top 10 of the service benchmark.
Read: AnTuTu presents the top 10 most powerful Android smartphones of August 2022
Sharing Netflix accounts: Adobe may have found the solution
To help Netflix fight against account sharing, Adobe is launching the Primetime Account IQ service which will allow streaming platforms to detect shared identifiers. Users will therefore be monitored using artificial intelligence. The service will allow to have “ deeper visibility into user behavior”.
Read: Netflix wants to end account sharing, Adobe has found an unstoppable solution
Our tests of the day
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 4 Pro: a high-end scooter
Xiaomi offers here a high-end scooter with beautiful finishes. With its powerful engine, its perfect braking, its ease of folding or its good autonomy, the Mi Electric Scooter 4 Pro could largely find its audience. The connected functions are unfortunately not very original and comfort is not the strong point of this model. Also note that this new scooter exceeds the 17 kg mark and costs 800 euros.
Read: Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 4 Pro test: the scooter with GT sauce
Oppo Reno 8: a quality smartphone but far too expensive
If we recognize that the Oppo Reno 8 is attractive on many points, the fact remains that its price is too high compared to the competition. We love its elegant design, its beautiful bright screen, its main photo sensor or its power even in the game. Unfortunately, for 600 euros, we expected a better refresh rate, a more solid autonomy or even an audio part better quality.
Read: Oppo Reno 8 test: elegant, balanced, but way too expensive