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Windows 10: File Explorer Can Crash on Latest Update

Windows 10: File Explorer Can Crash on Latest Update

The November 2019 update for Windows 10 introduced a very useful new tool: a search engine in the file explorer. However, it can completely crash, forcing a restart.

After a rate of update very sustained or overly supported, Microsoft has decided to calm the game on Windows 10. Now, major updates are a little more spread over time, which does not prevent some new features to be deployed regularly.

With the latest update of November 2019, Windows 10 has recovered a very practical aspect: the file explorer now offers a new search engine to preview files searched and files stored in the cloud OneDrive.

The bug file explorer under Windows 10 November 2019
Little problem: it does not seem completely finalized. As reported by Windows Latest and many users on Microsoft forums, using the search engine often leads to … a complete crash of the file explorer. This requires a complete restart of the application before being usable again.

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LikePatrol, Instagram Spying App Removed from Google App Store

LikePatrol was developed to track all of your followers, likes, and comments to send them a notification, it is a spy application. Even if you a follower that you never interacted, this app had the privilege to talk to that subscriber without even notifying you or seeking your permission.

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A Simple GIF Is Hacking Millions of Whatsapp Accounts

If you haven’t updated your WhatsApp lately, now is the time to update it as a GIF is allowing hackers to hack your device and steal your data.

If you have been infected, you will see your app getting crashed and your stuff is being stolen.

If you get any GIF from an unknown account, it is advised not to open it as it creates a pathway for the hacker to get into your smartphone.

Luckily, iPhone users are safe from this attack but an Android user is more likely to get hacked.

Whatsapp has fixed the issue in the next update, it is advised to all the WhatsApp users to update their app. before you get a hit from a random hacker, stealing all your files away.

Nokia Ranked No.1 Worldwide In Software and Security Updates

According to Counterpoint Research, Nokia is currently number one in security updates, currently, 96% of all Nokia phones are running Android Pie.

Data was collected by Counterpoint Research and their main focus was to maintain security and Android stability.

Nokia phones software updates

While, Samsung was able to rank second, as well as Xiaomi was on the third rank. Huawei was able to secure fourth place.

Now the question arises that which smartphone brand is taking less time in launching the Android Pie

Do not sleep with your smartphone charging in bed

Shortly after falling asleep, a 19-year-old woman from Michigan (United States) woke up with burns and a severe pain in her neck. Thinking that this wound was due to her collar, she pulled it out and headed for local emergencies. The source of this evil was actually different.

After examination, this injury was actually caused by the charger of her phone whose cable was under her pillow. The power supply was plugged into the power grid, but the phone was not charging at that time. According to the doctors quickly established the link:

We think that his injury was caused by the electric current from the charger, the end of which probably touched his collar, which allowed the current to pass“.

As a result of this incident, the doctors remind that “all devices using a USB charger can cause this type of accident“.

In addition, a study revealed at the beginning of the year that many generic chargers do not pass the electrical safety tests. It is therefore advisable to avoid first-price chargers of unknown brands to favor those of manufacturers or trusted and reputable third-party brands.

Apple suspends listening to Siri requests

The Guardian recently revealed that, like Google Assistant and Alexa, Siri was collecting audio clips of conversations to make them listen and analyze by humans.

In addition to weakening the speech on the protection of privacy of Apple, it turns out that these subcontractors could also fall on recordings of unwanted requests.

Apple wants to conduct a “comprehensive review ” of its quality improvement system from Siri. The manufacturer also indicates that a setting will be set up to allow users to no longer participate in the listener. This option will appear in a future update of Apple’s operating systems.

New WhatsApp Scam Gives Free 1000GB of Data

Recently we have realized a new round of scams on WhatsApp. The report shows that a message has been circulating, claiming that it will provide 1000GB of free mobile data for the follow-up users. Fraud is done through fraudulent websites through fake websites that also provide other fraudulent means for well-known brands.

Beware of the new WhatsApp scam!

Once the user clicks on the link, they are immediately redirected to a website asking them questions to prove their eligibility for 1000GB of “free” data. Officials warned users to be wary of such fraud because their purpose was to involve users in “click fraud.” By redirecting fraudulent users to their website, fraudsters can create fake ad clicks and then generate revenue for the operators of any campaign.

It is important for users to understand any such fraud, as they can greatly harm them and even violate their privacy.

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Google Assistant secretly listens to our conversations

According to the latest report, they’re not only your home speakers, smartphones but they’re security cameras monitoring you, third-party apps are recording and secretly listening to your Google Assistant recordings.

Third-party app secretly listens to Google Assistant recordings

The apps hear everything, they are collecting all your personal information. They listen to your bedroom conversations, domestic violence, and virtually everything.

Well, in fact, in the age of technology, it is impossible to make your personal life so private. This situation is becoming more and more dangerous and worrying. It seems that soon our life will be controlled by all technology giants.

Thousands of Android apps can track your phone

According to the researchers, many applications can now spoof Android’s privilege system, call your device’s unique identifier and enough data to be able to reveal your location.

When an application asks for access to your personal information, simply selecting “No” may not be enough to stop it. Another application you are allowed to access can share this information with another application, or it can add your information to the shared storage system, and other applications (and possibly even malicious applications) can view it.

These applications are built using the same software development kit (SDK) and can share data even if they don’t seem to be linked to each other. There is also evidence that the SDK owner is able to view the information.

Google Maps Will Alert You If Your Taxi Goes Off-Route

Recently, we have learned that the Google Maps app now guarantees your safety by reminding you if your taxi is going off-route.

Google Maps has recently received a new update. The new update brings a feature that will alert you whenever your taxi or car transfers 500 meters. This is a very good security feature. After obtaining this update, a new and important change will occur, which will become the banner at the top, indicating:

“If your driver turns to 500 meters (0.31 miles), you will receive an alert.”

A Missed Call On Whatsapp Is Hacking Whatsapp Accounts

WhatsApp users should update their application right now after the Facebook-owned firm issued a big warning.

The popular Whatsapp service, which is used by over 1.5 billion users, has been targeted by a cyber attack which could allow them to hack smartphones.

A security flaw in WhatsApp can be and has been, suspected to inject malware into users smartphones’: a missed call to a target’s number, and they’re in. The user doesn’t need to do a thing other than leaving their phone on.

The Facebook-owned software is suffering from a classic hacking weakness. This means a successful hacker can control the WhatsApp to run malicious code that reads encrypted chats, listens to calls, turns on the microphone and camera, accesses photos, contacts, and other information on a handheld, and potentially further compromises the device. Call logs can be altered, too, to hide the method of infection.

5 most hacked passwords

UK’s National Cyber Security Center has divulged that reality that no less than 23 million individuals’ information was unlawfully gotten to because of the utilization of secret word 123456.

In spite of the way that utilizing a feeble secret key can bargain your information, individuals still keep on utilizing simple to figure passwords for their records and work accounts, revealed in the UK’s cybersecurity focus report.

Here are the worst 5 passwords which have been uncovered in the report as the powerless;

  • 123456 (23.2 million)
  • 123456789 (7.7 million)
  • qwerty (3.8 million)
  • password (3.6 million)
  • 111111 (3.1 million)

Around 1,350 UK residents were chosen as an example measure for this examination from them just 15% knew how they can ensure their records while 42% hadn’t the foggiest about security or haven’t changed their passwords in most recent 2 years.

Whatsapp Will Block Conversation Screenshots In Next Update

WhatsApp has presented another update for the beta adaptation of its Android application, giving more data on its up and coming validation feature, WABetaInfo reports.

The validation highlight is still a work in progress, however once propelled it will enable clients to bolt WhatsApp behind unique mark authentication.

However, a symptom of empowering this component is that clients will never again have the capacity to take screen captures of their conversations.

Users can set WhatsApp to naturally bolt after a timeframe, and keeping in mind that the application is bolted clients will at present have the capacity to answer to messages from warnings and answer calls.

Other new highlights being tried in the update incorporate an improved UI for WhatsApp Doodle, which is supposedly presently accessible to all beta users.

Google updates two-step verification with modern security keys

Google made it a lot easier to protect your account if you are a user of G Suite. Google is rolling out a new update series for two-step verification, initiating with the UI itself. A user will be able to see new Instructions in images and text that will help you in setting up a security key process and the flow for the process now changes depending on the browser a user is using. A user will get a great experience to Safari and Chrome.

A user will even have a choice of own Bluetooth keys.

A user also will not have to haste to grip one of Google’s own Titan keys if a user wants the extra of Bluetooth. Google is encouraging “expanded” wireless key backing, and a user can enable the feature through a flag if a person is on Linux. All briefed, Users will have a good reason to adopt two-step if you were unwilling to adopt it in the first place.