There have been many advances in technology when it comes to devices. And now it’s up to the program to join the fun. Oppo will tweak its software in a new update called Hyperboost to improve the performance of its phones.
The company pledges that it will fine-tune the phone to get 100 times the maximum performance of its hardware.
Oppo R17 and Oppo R17 Pro will be the first phones to receive this technology.
This isn’t the first time a phone company has taken such a step. Other phone companies such as Huawei introduced the Turbo GPU, and Xiaomi had the AI-powered systems management suite in the MUI 10 version of their operating system.
According to Oppo, Hyperboost technology is “a system-wide and full-stage performance boost engine.” Hyperboost technology can split resources according to many different scenarios.
It will allocate system resources according to three different scenarios: application, game, and targeting system performance. Oppo worked alongside Qualcomm and MediaTek to develop Hyperboost.
The Chinese company claims that users can see app load times around a third, 31.9% to be exact.
Your next question should be: “How does this technology improve game performance?” Oppo revealed that it has improved 11 games so far, including PUBG and Honor of Kings. The smartphone maker has also collaborated with game engines like Cocos, Unity and Unreal to improve game performance.
Oppo did not provide stats or numbers to highlight the actual performance of the game. On the other hand, Huawei has provided statistics on increasing its performance, but the GPU technology only supports two games, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and PUBG.
When it comes to app performance, Hyperboost has also further optimized for apps like Mobile Taobo, Mobile QQ, and WeChat. All of these apps have been introduced to Chinese consumers.
Oppo has yet to confirm whether Western apps will be improved. This all sounds great, but we haven’t seen any real evidence from the Chinese smartphone maker yet.
Only time will tell if Oppo can use this feature to increase sales. After facing stiff competition from other Chinese phone makers like Xiaomi and Huawei, Oppo has been out of the spotlight for quite some time.
Hackers inject encrypted mining programs into fake Adobe Flash updates
Hiding malware in Adobe Flash updates is an old tactic. However, a researcher at cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks reported that there are signs of encrypted miner malware in fake Adobe Flash updates. A researcher at Palo Alto said miners are using their computers to extend their control over an affected update installation. The update package updates the plugin itself, but it also installs illegal mining malware on your computer which ultimately reduces your computer’s performance and uses it for mining purposes.
These fake programs trick users into installing Adobe Flash updates, and once the user installs the update, malware is also installed on the computer. The update appears to be legitimate, but is malicious.
The researcher also reported that hackers are more interested in the Monero coin and are using illegal mining without leaving marks. Monero Coin’s coin privacy protocol makes it extremely difficult to track, thus a benefit for malware injectors. Fake installers update Adobe Flash plugin but also install XMRig in the background. Once installed on the victim’s computer, the program uses the graphics card and processing power to mine Monero coin without prior notice.
Due to the legitimacy of the update, the victim might not notice anything about the malware. Meanwhile, the miner works silently in the background of a person’s Windows computer. It is a new type of phishing attack in which the researcher noticed that the files they saw start with “AdobeFlashPlayer_” and are from non-Adobe servers. To control your downloads, you should know that these downloads always contain the string “flashplayer_down.php? Clickid =” in the download URL. A researcher at Palo Alto has found nearly 113 examples of this malware since March.
Malware attacks are said to be a planned campaign. Cryptocurrency custodians are distributed by distributing legitimate software updates. A familiar user with a web filter.