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Top 5 Mobile Headsets to Give Away at Christmas 2017

Headphones on mobile phones are becoming a very important part of smartphones. The sound and devices that develop this technological field are taking an increasing role, and everyone knows that, both us users and companies. In the Android universe this progress is being noticed in a noticeable way, and you just have to see the brands themselves betting on a more powerful audio section, and for that we have examples of the HTC 10 or ZTE Axon 7, among others.

This breakthrough is also found in sound peripherals like headphones or external speakers, where brands like Xiaomi or Sony are the biggest exponents. Also touched on the physical aspect, since the iPhone 7 and soon the Samsung Galaxy S8 do not include the 3.5 mm jack for headphones, and everything points to that technology will be lost as that space gives manufacturers introduce a More powerful speaker or larger battery.

In addition, there are more and more situations in which people have the opportunity to listen to their favorite music, such as in the bus or subway, in the street walking, in the car if it is a long trip, to study or stay Asleep, or even while doing sports. As time goes by, more and more music is consumed during the day, so the increased demand for sound products becomes obvious.

That is why, at PingZic Andrew recommends you the best options for in-ear headphones under 50 dollars, as well as the recommendations we have made of the best terminals with the best camera, or the most complete terminals for less than 300 euros, to make the Christmas gift unsurpassed. It is worth remembering that most of the devices that we are going to list work through Bluetooth connection, without cables of means, since we think it is the most comfortable and there will be no problems in case the 3.5 mm jack disappears.

The best headphones you could choose for your phone:

SoundPEATS Sports Headphones

SoundPEATS Sports Headphones

We started with the most economic and sporting device, such as these SoundPEATS that work with Bluetooth 4.1 and with quality stereo sound, with noise cancellation and APTX technology, which allows the transmission of audio without losing quality. In its cable has a fairly complete control to increase and decrease the volume, in addition to accepting calls, but despite all that alone weighs 15 grams.

Xiaomi Hybrid

Xiaomi Hybrid

These headphones could not be missing from this list, they are a classic. Very premium design of metallic body and Kevlar cable, with which you will not have problems if you bend them too much and it is very resistant. As for the audio, as its name indicates, are hybrid headphones with two conductors bidirectional and a technology similar to noise cancellation but not to become as such, but isolates us from outside noise in an extraordinary way. In short, it clearly wins direct rivals like the Xiaomi Pistons 3, thanks also to a greater sensitivity that makes listening to more nuances of audio.

Sony MDR-XB450AP

Sony MDR-XB450AP

We went from in-ear headphones to headband headphones. We started with this device of Sony that we could say that is the basic product in this segment, with a price quite economic and with more than decent performances. It has a wide frequency and an Xtra Bass technology for a sharp and some pretty sharp bass, and however much you put the maximum volume will never distort, checked by a server.

Pioneer SE-MJ561BT-S

Pioneer SE-MJ561BT-S

This device can also describe it knowingly, and I have done is the device that I am using right now for every time I have the opportunity to listen to music, especially on the bus. I can say without fear of being wrong that they are the best I have had in every way. A top design that I have seen that offer excellent comfort, thanks also to the polyurethane pads with leather finish for greater insulation. With Bluetooth 4.0, the connectivity is amazing, with a range of up to 10 meters and a frequency of 2.4 GHz, something that harms a bit in interference since most electronic products work with the same frequency.

As for the audio, they are a dynamic headphones closed with omnidirectional conduits in the microphone and with a wide frequency response that goes from the 9 to the 22000 Hz. The final sensation is that they are helmets of the best thing of the market, that offers the Most of the nuances that gives an audio and that has both a sharp and a very pronounced bass.

And without neglecting the noise cancellation, which is exquisite, since when I place the device I do not hear just the noise from the outside and even less when I have the volume very high. No doubt they are very complete headphones and you will not disappoint in the Christmas gift.

BLUEDIO UFO PLUS

BLUEDIO UFO PLUS

As we always say, there may be better, but we believe that with this device at this price is a gift more than excellent for Christmas. Very premium design and high quality (as expected) and pads that take up the entire ear for comfort and sound. As for the audio, it has noise cancellation for excellent surround sound, 12 Hi-Fi 96 decibels and 2.4 GHz frequency; In addition to supporting several profiles such as A2DP, AVRCP or HSP with a range of 25 hours to play music, and with an audio sensitivity of 112 decibels, we are before a brown beast in the headphones section.

Michael Daw Anthology

michaeldaw.org is pleased to announce the first “Michael Daw Anthology” award.

For those of you curious, anthology is a collection of published works. The original idea behind the michaeldaw.org website was to build stories upon a fictional hacking icon named, Michael Daw, as well as to host other security related material. As a close friend pointed out to me, the name is very relevant “when pondered upon”. Some believe that the archangel Michael holds the keys to the doors of Heaven.

Use cutting-edge security wizardry, use sci-fi… write a hacking story centered around Michael Daw and be 1 of 6 to stand the chance of winning.

The full details of the competition will be provided soon. We are currently seeking sponsors to donate towards the winnings. For more information please contact us.

Bypassing ASP.NET XSS Filters

This attack is only possible with Internet Explorer users as it exploits the old IE CSS comment hack; a very creative find indeed from the guys at ProCheckUp.

Proof of Concept:

Alert box injection - simply provided for testing purposes
(may cause DoS issues on Internet Explorer)
http://target/vuln-search.aspx?term=</XSS/*-*/STYLE=xss:e/**/xpression
(alert('XSS'))>

ASP.NET will also escape double quotes(“), so although a number .NET servers are vulnerable to this, it is somewhat mitigated by this fact.

ASP Auditor (with a little mod) could be used to test if your web server(s) are vulnerable. Let me know if your interested. I hope to add this check to the tool shortly.

AVs prove less-effective

Last year I started working on the Web Backdoor Compilation (WBC). The idea behind the project was the following:

  • A tool to aid penetration testers and web developers with security testing document management applications.

Recently I made a pre-v2 release of the tool, which has received even more feedback then the previous version and the project just got even more exciting.

During web applications security audits, I have come across a couple of situations where my uploaded file just vanished off the server – I am sure many reading this have come across this too. The reason behind this was that an Anti-Virus (AV) application had detected the malicious script and removed it. My future plans for this project is to check the effectiveness of AV filters against the scripts in WBC. Dancho Danchev has gone ahead and made a fantastic start to this!

I have gone ahead and added his research into the WBC table for easy viewing and as a centralised location for AV vendors and other interested parties. The results are certainly not a shocker but definately an eye opener. WBC has certainly demonstrated what all security researchers already know, this area needs work!

I can really see AV vendors catching a wake up call in this area or atleast I hope they do. The fun will soon begin to see how we can circumvent their restrictions and help improve some of these products!

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