Google will pay USD 1.5 million to anyone who can hack a Pixel smartphone

November 22, 2019

Google will pay USD 1.5 million to anyone who can hack a Pixel smartphone It is quite common to see bug bounty programs pop up every now and then by companies looking to quickly iron out any bugs in their code to offer the end-users a smooth and seamless experience. Google has now gone one up and declared that the company will pay up to USD 1.5 million, or over…

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Bluetooth devices may leak your secrets due to design flaw

November 16, 2019

Be it a fitness tracker, smartwatch, smart speaker or smart home assistant, the way Bluetooth devices communicate with the mobile apps leaves room for hackers to steal sensitive personal information, new research has found. An inherent design flaw makes mobile apps that work with Bluetooth Low Energy devices vulnerable to hacking, said the study described at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Computer and Communications Security held in London…

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Instagram is now testing hiding ‘likes’ count globally, including India

November 15, 2019

Instagram’s has announced that it will start hiding likes on posts globally, including in India as well. It had started by hiding likes in Canada in May this year, but the company is now expanding this experiment globally. Instagram had announced the hiding of likes in the US market last week. Instagram is calling this the ‘Private Like Counts’ tests, where others will not be able to see how many…

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WhatsApp feature update: Here’s what the dark mode wallpaper will look like

November 12, 2019

Another day, another dark mode update. It is abundantly evident that WhatsApp is fine-tuning the dark mode before it begins reaching users. Previously, we have seen what the emoji palette, sub-sections within app settings, and some other lesser elements will look like, besides, of course, the variations coming to dark mode on WhatsApp for iOS. A fresh screenshot has now leaked, courtesy WABetaInfo, that shows the dark-coloured wallpaper that is…

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Facebook’s latest breach shows why it needs regulation

November 9, 2019

Zucked was a term coined by a former Facebook investor to point to anyone who had been wronged by Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The company has been fighting a near-continuous PR battle ever since to restore its and Zuckerberg’s image, but the latest instance would make it seem the company has learnt nothing from its past. Facebook should have wised up after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but a…

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Understanding NEFT, RTGS, and IMPS

November 7, 2019

If you’re a business owner in India who has recently started implementing digital transactions in your business, your knowledge shouldn’t be limited to net banking and card payments. If you’ve heard about NEFT, IMPS, and RTGS, you’d already know that they are used to transfer funds from one account to another. However, are you well-versed in the difference between the 3 modes? This leads to us to the next question:…

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Mi Note 10 Launching on November 6, Penta Camera Setup Detailed

November 4, 2019

Mi Note 10 is set to launch on November 6, Xiaomi has announced through its social media channels. The Chinese company has said the Mi Note 10 launch would take place in Madrid, Spain. In the recent teasers, Xiaomi highlighted that the Mi Note 10 will debut with a 108-megapixel primary camera. The phone is very likely the global variant of the Mi CC9 Pro that is launching in China…

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Whatsapp Pay May Be Delayed As Govt Flags Risk To Payments Via Social Media Apps

November 4, 2019

In light of the discovery of the Pegasus spyware and the mechanism by which it spread, the Indian government has reached out to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) over the risk of payments made through social media apps like Facebook and WhatsApp. “We are reaching out to the NPCI and the RBI to discuss safety features and in case some extra…

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Users may have to pay monthly for using an iPhone in future

November 2, 2019

Apple already has a bunch of subscription services for apps and other services but it has not yet explored the idea on hardware products. However, it might just be working towards it. As hinted by Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company’s latest earnings call, a subscription model for iPhones might be on the cards. CNBC reports that when analyst Toni Sacconaghi asked the CEO about the idea of a…

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WhatsApp’s Fingerprint Lock feature now available on Android, here’s how to activate it

November 1, 2019

WhatsApp has finally rolled out its Fingerprint Lock feature for Android. The company had rolled out both Touch ID and Face ID authentication for iOS back in February. With the help of the Fingerprint Lock feature users Android users can now have the app lock automatically and open only after biometric authorisation. The company is providing users with an option to choose after how much time the app will automatically…

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Reliance Jio users, hackers may be planning to attack you

October 31, 2019

NEW DELHI: Cybersecurity firm Symantec has found a malware source code that hackers are preparing to most likely attack Reliance Jio users. The malware dubbed as Xhelper hide in phones and download other malicious app or show advertisements. Dubbed as . “We spotted many classes and constant variables labeled as ‘Jio’. These classes are unimplemented for now but we suspect that the attackers may be planning to target Jio users…

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Google offers ‘paper phone’ to tackle your phone addiction

October 30, 2019

Like it or not but smartphone addiction is something a lot of people suffer from, even though they might not admit or acknowledge it. To tackle this issue, Google has launched something called a Paper Phone. The company calls it an experiment which will help people get a ‘digital’ detox. “We hope this little experiment can help you try a digital detox from technology and help you focus on the…

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