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WhatsApp security breach: 1.5 billion users might be at risk, spyware installed remotely

WhatsApp security breach: 1.5 billion users might be at risk, spyware installed remotely

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A vulnerability was recently spotted in WhatsApp that allowed attackers to inject commercial spyware onto smartphones by simply calling up the targets using WhatsApp voice calling feature. The malware which is created by Israeli’s secretive NSO group was discovered early this month, has now been fixed and therefore 1.5 billion WhatsApp global users are urged to immediately update their apps to avoid falling a victim to this malicious malware. The malware could be injected onto Android and iOS devices without any trace even if the user has not answered the WhatsApp voice call and would disappear from the call logs so that the user would not even know. It has the ability to scan through user’s e-mails, collect data, check location information and messages. NSO’s product Pegasus is a progr
How to auto delete your Google Web & Activity app data for up to 18 months

How to auto delete your Google Web & Activity app data for up to 18 months

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Data privacy was the buzzword at this year’s Google I/O. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, during the keynote session, insisted that data privacy is for everyone and also announced the availability of auto delete controls for Web and App Activity for Google accounts. “Another way we build for everyone is by ensuring that our products are safe and private and that people have clear, meaningful choices around their data. We strongly believe that privacy and security are for everyone and just for few,” Pichai said. Google’s auto delete essentially lets users manually control the period for which they want their data to be kept with the company, after which it will be deleted. There is the option of choosing from a period ranging from three months to 18 months. So, if a user chooses three months, t
Flipkart Upcoming Sales May 2019, Offers & Dates: Get 85% Discount

Flipkart Upcoming Sales May 2019, Offers & Dates: Get 85% Discount

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Forget about all the sales happening at different places because the Father of the Sales is HERE! If you haven’t heard of upcoming Flipkart sale in 2019, you are missing out on something that can completely change your lifestyle! This year, it is going to be bigger than ever before because this year, Flipkart wants to be ahead in the race of competition. Thus, in order to keep the customers satisfied and attract more visitors to its e-store, it is ensuring to bring some incredible sales. During the upcoming sale on Flipkart in 2019, the customers will enjoy special bank cashback offers ! With your credit and debit card, you can get up to 10% extra cashback! All the customers of Flipkart know how essential the Flipkart next sale period is for them; Firstly, this e-store is quite promin
Your smart home devices could get you hacked

Your smart home devices could get you hacked

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A few years ago, a major part of the internet on the United States’ eastern coast faced blackout following the biggest cyberattack in the history of the internet. The reason was Mirai malware which initiated the IoT botnet attack that affected many websites including, Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, New York Times, Spotify, CNN, and PayPal. After the attacks, Cisco’s cyber threat intelligence arm--Cisco Talos found several vulnerabilities in the firmware of Samsung’s SmartThings Hub platform for its IOT devices. With these vulnerabilities, hackers could have gained sensitive information and accessed a number of smart home devices on the platform such as door locks, security cameras, and thermostats. How will you know if a hacker has targeted your smart home with a malware similar to Mirai bo
Facebook, WhatsApp & Instagram to Get Updates – What Will Change?

Facebook, WhatsApp & Instagram to Get Updates – What Will Change?

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There’s an 85% chance you’re listening to this podcast on a mobile phone. Listen up because this is for you. If you own a mobile phone or a computer, you’re likely to be one of the 2.3 billion who use Facebook or the 1.5 billion who use WhatsApp. Both Facebook and WhatsApp are going to go through a LOT of changes soon. So, to avoid any sudden, rude surprises, today we’ll tell you all the BIG changes that you’ll see on your two most used apps. Facebook held its annual F8 Keynote Conference. The conference is usually when the tech giant announces how it plans on changing its primary apps, i.e., Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and its Virtual Reality arm, the Oculus VR system. So sit back and listen. This is everything new that’s coming to Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram! First off – Fac
Reliance Jio to launch ‘Super App’ consisting over 100 services

Reliance Jio to launch ‘Super App’ consisting over 100 services

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RIL has been proactively working towards launching online-to-offline (O2O) retail plans that will include providing over 100 services in one app. On the lines of Tencent-owned WeChat model, Reliance is aiming to launch ‘Super App’ that will allow its users to order goods and services on its platform and pay bills using its in-app payment services. The company is working to create a hybrid ecosystem, where customers would be able to buy online as well as shop offline. It plans to leverage its 300 million plus new mobile phone users. A Super App will help Jio users in all their digital commerce requirement, said Busines Standard report quoting a source close to the development. RIL might just do what Wechat has done in China. However, in India, several marketplaces and wa
Top music streaming apps in India: Spotify, Apple Music, JioSaavn and more compared

Top music streaming apps in India: Spotify, Apple Music, JioSaavn and more compared

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The music streaming space in India has certainly become more competitive, especially after the entry of big players like Spotify and Prime Music. Homegrown companies like JioSaavn, Gaana also are among the big names when it comes to music streaming. Then there is Apple Music as well. With several options available out there, it can be difficult to pick one. We compare the top music streaming services in India like JioSaavn, Gaana, Spotify, Prime Music, and Apple Music based on their subscription plans and pricing: Spotify subscription plans start at Rs 13 per day Swedish company Spotify made its debut in India earlier this year. The Spotify app can be downloaded for iOS and Android with subscription starting at Rs 13 per day. There is a monthly subscription plan as well called Spotify...
People are apparently using their phones too much and getting ‘numb thumbs’

People are apparently using their phones too much and getting ‘numb thumbs’

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Nellie Bowles at The New York Times recently published an article called "Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons." In it, Bowles talks about how, as she's continued to use her phone day after day, she's discovered a pain in her right thumb. She calls this "a depressingly modern condition in which the tendons around the thumb inflame as a result of repetitive strain," but one day, it got pretty serious — Eventually, my right thumb just stopped working. It could not muster the strength to press down on my phone. It was both numb and achy. And the pain that had started in my hand was now shooting down my arm. I had a problem, one I later learned was becoming common. Bowles says she soon discovered that many of her co-workers and friends had experienced sim
Facebook is testing a new WhatsApp button in its main app

Facebook is testing a new WhatsApp button in its main app

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Facebook appears to be running a trial that features its subsidiary WhatsApp a lot more prominently in the main app. Users are reporting seeing a dedicated WhatsApp button in the main Facebook app on Android. When clicked, the button acts like a shortcut, opening WhatsApp without the need to leave the Facebook app. TNW has since obtained images of the feature. Here is how it looks: In case you were wondering, the dedicated button can be found in the menu area. If you happen to be one of the users in the control group, it should appear at the top, right under your name. But chances are not everyone will be able to see it yet. The shortcut is currently being tested on the Android version of the app, but it could very well be available to some iOS users too. According to Arvind Iyer,
Amazon to launch a new app store with tools for its two million sellers

Amazon to launch a new app store with tools for its two million sellers

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Amazon is launching new app store with tools created specifically to help its sellers manage their inventory and orders. Called the Marketplace Appstore, it will feature apps made using Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) by Amazon and third-party developers screened by the company. According to a report by CNET, the Marketplace Appstore launches to sellers today. There are now about two million sellers on Amazon, including more than a million small to medium-sized businesses in the United States. Amazon MWS is an integrated web service API that allows sellers to share data about their inventory, orders and logistics with Amazon in order to automate more tasks. It also enables sellers to build apps for their own accounts and other sellers. The company told CNET that “