Png files can harm your System. Google recently reported in the bulletin, how malicious png file can crack your system.
Png file can harm your system
These malicious png images are actually containing a code that runs on your system with all privileges after clicking on it.
Png file can be sent over chats, E-mails and in other files.
Yet Google has not announced about these flaws. This is a major Android flaw, this hints about a new security patch may be rolled out on Android devices.
This is not the first time when the png files tagged as harmful for the system.
Malliciouscideccan easily smuggles by Png files over chats, E-mails, and in other files.
What to do if you get malware in your system.
What I recommend to install some malware remover in your system.
As CCleaner, Malware Remover, Antispyware, etc.
Google always cares about you no matter whether you are using Google apps or any other websites or platforms from your favorites section. Google announces a new password checkup and Cross Account Protection feature. This feature will help you to generate a secure password for login.
Google introduces some tools named as Privacy Checkup a Chrome Extension and other feature as cross control protection. Privacy Checkup helps your account from third-party data breaches.
Google protects your data from breached to third-party apps and websites. In case if your data gets breached to the third party Google automatically reset your password and gives you an alert to verify if it’s you. This feature reduces the risk of your data getting breached by a factor of ten.
Google check your credentials among 4 billion credentials if your credentials match this extension triggers you to change your password.
you can set up this extension with 4 steps in chrome:
Install the password checkup extension on chrome.
Go to more tools -> Extension.
Click on load unpacked select the file to add.
Get alerted when unauthorized.
This is the first version of Password Checkup extension, more features will be added in the coming months.
CROSS ACCOUNT PROTECTION
If the attacker finds a way to your account then this helps you to come back to safety. When apps implemented it, google also sends them alert regarding your privacy so, they can also protect your data from hijacking. This feature is unfortunately not for the apps you sign in with Google sign in.
There are some security events as :
Send the information that unauthorize event has happened.
Sends basic info related to your account as for where your account gets hijacked & about the suspicious activity.
Information is only sent to the apps where you have a sign in into with Google sign in.
This is the default for the developers using Google Cloud Identity for customers & partners. So, they can easily work for the user’s privacy. The Google new password checkup and cross-protection also keep you secure at cloud login. When you log in to any cloud-based application as Adobe or other.
Whatsapp new feature on iPhones: Authentication/Privacy
The most waited and anticipated feature of Whatsapp has been rolled out with ios beta update of V 2.19.20 for iPhone users.
These Whatsapp features allow the users to protect their chats privately by face id and biometric Fingerprint lock. This update features the WhatsApp touch-id update for iPhone users.
Whatsapp adds touch id /Face id
To use this feature the user must have opted to the beta version of Whatsapp.
When it comes to the supported models of iPhones for this Whatsapp feature are iPhone 5s, iPhone 6plus, iPhone 6,iPhone 6s,iPhone Se, iPhone 7, iPhone 7plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8plus, iPhone Xs
,iPhone X, iPhone Xs Max. On the other hand, iPhone 9 and others will either get face id or touch id.
Steps to use this feature in iPhones:
Ensure you have Whatsapp installed on your iPhone.
Go to settings on the phone.
In settings, choose privacy to set up your Face id/Touch id.
While setup the privacy option in Whatsapp, the iPhone users have the option to set the Touch-id.
The user has to choose the time-lapse for the lock feature, as the user switches to another app on the device. If the device is locked by the power button then in the case to use WhatsApp again the user has to authorize by Whatsapp Touch id.
WhatsApp as the most used messaging app in the world. Whatsapp has upcoming features like Picture in Picture mode, Group video calling, voice calling and more.
WhatsApp has 1.3 billion daily users. Whatsapp has such amazing features and an easy user interface to communicate Person to Person.
Facebook limits the no. of users forward ability maximum to five. It’s rolling out all over the users in WhatsApp update.
WhatsApp Users Data
In 2019, WhatsApp may come with some features like Dark mode, 3d touch stickers, consecutive voice messages, media preview and many more.
In terms of Privacy WhatsApp may introduce Fingerprint lock for the user to secure the messages from the unauthorized.
WhatsApp Upcoming Feature:
Whatsapp Upcoming Updates
The dark mode is popular after introduced by Youtube and Facebook in streaming videos. According to the report of Google, the dark mode consumes less battery as compared to the light mode. The dark mode in WhatsApp help the users to use in the night with low light, it does not hamper the eyes of users, it also reduces the battery consumption.
The privacy is always at the top for the organization to its users.WhatsApp always takes this consideration since it introduced the end to end privacy to the WhatsApp chat. Fingerprint lock takes user privacy to the next level.
Consecutive voice messages
This feature helps the user in listing all the consecutive voice messages or audio files sent by the contacts. On click, all the consecutive audio files will play one after the other. The feature also allows the users to easily send the audio messages (preview) to contacts. Media preview
Media Preview is the best feature I must say. Media preview helps to preview the video messages before download, it also previews the links without redirecting it to the browser.
These all the above-listed features are WhatsApp’s upcoming features.
The redesigned messenger app is finally rolling out on Apple Store and Google Play Store .It is verified that it is available on both the platforms,but it may takes some time for the latest update to available for everyone.
On yesterday the update is released the new update is all about the interface ,dark mode and put the user messages front and center once again.
According to report,the redesigned messenger app now carries three bottom tabs as Conversations,Discover and People.The Discover tabs now carries the Game and additional features .
The Camera button moves to the right of the chat button.
The CEO of GOOGLE Sundar Pichai said to lawmakers ,that GOOGLE has not having a plan to launch Search Engine in China .
Pichai told members of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that “We have no plans to launch in China. We don’t have a search product there. Our core mission is to provide users access to information and getting access to information is an important human right,”.as he dodged a series of questions from lawmakers who expressed concern over such a reported move by the internet giant.
Responding to a question from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Pichai said, “We are always compelled across the world to try hard to provide that information and but right now there are no plans to launch search in China. I’m committed to being fully transparent including with policymakers to the extent we ever develop plans to do that,”
In 2010 GOOGLE left the Chinese market due to hacking attacks and Censorship.
Pichai said“Right now, there are no plans for us to launch a search product in China. We are in general always looking to see how best it’s part of our core mission and our principle is to try hard to provide users with information. We always have evidence based on every country we operate in us reaching out and giving users to more information has a very positive impact and we feel that calling,”
Google the search giant acquires a Banglore startup by Sigmoid labs.
Yes ‘Where is my Train app ‘ which gives competition to the Railyatri app .
Where is my Train app works offline having an option to spot the train via Gps and cellular network.
It also has the option to spot the train and check live stations.,the Rail routes.
There is no disclosed of the deal since by Google. The app has 15,000 ratings on apple store and 10 million downloads on the Google play store.
Google keeps investing in India’s startup and initiatives.
In the past, the Sigmoid labs wrote about companies joining Google.
The app can be accessed in different local languages.
The app has been founded by the former objectives of US-based technology-entertainment Company TiVo Corporation – Ahmed Nizam, Mohaideen, Meenakshi Sundaram, Sashikumar Venkataraman,Balasubramaniam Rajendran. “We can think of no better place to help us achieve our mission, and we’re excited to join Google to help bring technology and information into more people’s hands,” the founders said.
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