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WhatsApp Just Got An Extraordinary New Feature


WhatsApp Just Got An Extraordinary New Feature


We all know that as time goes by and we are making an increasing use of all types of technology, especially the mobile devices so common today. Hence, to enhance the user experience the popular and most widely used instant messaging application WhatsApp just introduced an awesome new feature.

WhatsApp Just Got An Extraordinary New Feature
If we talk about instant messaging app than WhatsApp stands at the first place. The reason why lots of people love to use WhatsApp and slowly adopting it is that the app is constantly being updated to be with the trends and demands of the users.
From past few months, we have seen the new and amazing features introduced by the WhatsApp. Over the last few weeks, we have introduced some of the WhatsApp’s new features and even a few tips on how to get the most out of it.
During these eight years of existence, WhatsApp has grown considerably and there are several features that have been made available to users. In February of this year, the functionality “Status” was updated but only now reached the Web version.

How to use this new feature?

Eight years ago, in February 2009, when WhatsApp began to be developed, a feature was created that allowed users to tell their contacts what their status was at that moment.
At the beginning of the year WhatsApp renewed this functionality and now it is possible to share images and videos with your contacts in a simple and safe way.
To view the status of your contacts in the Web version, simply you have to select the three-ringed circle icon in the upper side.
Then our own status is presented and also the status of the person you selected.
According to the official information, status updates are encrypted end-to-end and disappear just after 24 hours. However, this new feature simply mimics Instagram Stories a bit. But, let’s see if it has many fans or not.

More Celebrity Nude Photos Hacked and Leaked Online : Fappening 2017

Fappening 2017: More Celebrity Nude Photos Hacked and Leaked Online

Fappening
It seems like celebrities have not taken their security seriously, which once again resulted in the leaking of nude and personal photographs of more a-listed celebrities.

Dozens of personal and intimate photos of Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Katharine McPhee, golfer Tiger Woods and his ex Lindsey Vonn have reportedly been surfaced on the Internet, and have widely been shared on Reddit, Tumblr and Twitter.

The incident comes a few months after "The Fappening 2.0" surfaced, leaking alleged pictures of many female celebrities, including Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried on Reddit and 4chan.

The latest release of celebs private photos seems to have come after an unidentified hacker or group of hackers has gained access to celebs' Apple iCloud accounts and stolen private iPhone photos and videos.

A similar trick was used in the 2014 Fappening incident, where anonymous hackers flooded the Internet with private photographs of major celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton and Kirsten Dunst.

Apple responded to the 2014 hack by pledging to bolster iCloud security, and the Fappening 2014 hackers have since been sent to prison.

Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Demi Lovato, Lucy Hale, Kate Hudson, Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Suki Waterhouse and Alison Brie, and much more are just the latest victims adds to the long list of affected celebrities.

The compromised images were posted on the Celeb Jihad website, and the celebrities’ lawyers are reported to be actively working to get those pictures taken off, but they are now being copied and shared across the internet.

The 2014 Fappening hackers used phishing to trick celebrities into entering their iCloud account credentials into bogus 'security' websites and then accessed private photographs and videos of more than 300 victims.

However, it is unclear what attack vector attackers used in the latest hack to broke into celebrities’ iCloud accounts.

How To Keep Your Private Photos Private


If you are looking for the best way to keep your photos off the Internet, the simplest solution to this is—Don't click them and store them insecurely. But if you do so, there are a few steps that you can follow to minimise the risk:

  • Do not click on any suspicious links or attachments in the email you received.
  • When in doubt, contact the sender to confirm that he or she sent the email to you or not.
  • Never provide your personal or financial information through an email to anyone.
  • No service, be it Google, Apple, or Microsoft, ever asks for your password or any other sensitive personal information over an email.
  • It's always a good idea to regularly update your passwords and security questions.
  • Enable two-factor authentication on your accounts and always choose a strong and different password for all your accounts. If you are unable to create and remember different passwords for each site, you can use a good password manager.
Source - http://thehackernews.com/

Android Oreo Released with 11 all new features.

Android 8.0 Oreo Released – 11 New Features That Make Android Even Better than before.

While the moon was eclipsing the sun, Google announced the launch of its new mobile operating system called Android 8.0 Oreo in an Eclipse-themed launch event in New York City.

Yes, the next version of sugary snack-themed Android and the successor to Android Nougat will now be known as Android Oreo, the company revealed on Monday.

Google has maintained the tradition of naming its Android operating system by the names of alphabetically-ordered sugary delights beginning with Android Cupcake and followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.
The good news is that the Android team has brought several significant features to your smartphone and tablet with the release of Android Oreo to make its mobile platform more secure, fast, power efficient and offer better multitasking.

The new updated mobile operating system, which has been available for the last few months in developer beta, will arrive on your Android devices by the end of this year.

Here's the list of features what I like in the new Android Oreo so far:

1. No More 'Install From Unknown Sources' Setting


Not all applications installed from third-party sources are malicious, but most of the apps installed from outside of the official Play Store could land you in trouble.

Prior to Android Oreo, third-party app installation requires users to enable just one setting by turning on "Install from unknown sources"—doesn't matter from where the user has downloaded an APK file, i.e. from a browser, Bluetooth, transferred from a computer via USB or downloaded using another app.

Android 8.0 Oreo has completely changed the way this feature works, bringing a much smarter and safer system called "Install other apps," in which user has to manually permit 3rd-party app installation from different sources.

2. Autofill API Framework


It has already been advised to make use of complex and different passwords for online accounts and change them frequently, but this makes it difficult for users to remember them at the same time.

To follow the best password policy in order to keep their accounts safe, most users rely on notepad/excel files to save their passwords insecurely, while some use password managers.

Some password manager apps for Android allow their users to Autofill saved information into forms on other apps for which they require access to device's accessibility permission and features.

However, with Android Oreo, password managers will no longer require Android's accessibility features to fill in forms.

Android 8.0 Oreo brings a built-in secure AutoFill API that allows users-chosen password manager to store different types of sensitive data, such as passwords, credit card numbers, phone numbers, and addresses—and works throughout the entire system.

3. Picture-in-Picture


How many times does it happen to you when you want to watch a video on YouTube while chatting on WhatsApp?

It happens with me a lot of times, and I really get annoyed that if I'm watching a video, I can only watch that video and can’t do anything on other apps simultaneously. But this would not be a problem in Android 8.0 Oreo.

With Android Oreo, you can view a YouTube video while reading through a report in Word or be chatting on WhatsApp on your Android device—thanks to Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature.

PIP is one of the biggest features in the latest version of Android. If you open an app and start playing a video, just press the home button, which will shrink the video down to the bottom-right corner of your screen while the rest of the app disappears.

Now you can open any app and do other activities, while the video continues in the background. You can even move the video along the border of your screen, just like the Facebook Messenger icons, and tapping on the video will expand the video back into full-view.

4. Google Play Protect


Android Oreo has been developed keeping 'Security' in mind, with Google cracking down on the fastest-growing problem of Android malware with a new anti-malware tool called Google Play Protect.
"Play Protect is built into every device with Google Play, is always updating, and automatically takes action to keep your data and device safe, so you don't have to lift a finger," Dave Burke, Vice President of engineering at Google said.
Play Protect helps in detecting and removing harmful applications with more than 50 billion apps scanned every day.

5. Wi-Fi Aware (Neighborhood Aware Networking — NAN)

Android Oreo has added support for a new connectivity feature called Wi-Fi Aware, also known as Neighborhood Aware Networking (NAN), which allows apps and devices to automatically find, connect to, and share data with each other directly without any internet access point or cellular data.

Wi-Fi Aware is basically a combination of WiFi Direct and Nearby features to offer more reliable connection compared to Wi-Fi P2P, allowing users to share data at high speed with a longer distance communication compared to Bluetooth.

Wi-Fi Aware API gives app developers a great opportunity to create awesome apps based on the communication between nearby devices.

6. Android Instant Apps


With Android 8.0 Oreo, you can now access a range of Instant Apps without downloading them.

First unveiled in May 2016, a new feature called Android Instant Apps is now available for more than 500 million devices globally, allowing users to launch certain apps within Google Play without having to download them.

Users can access Android Instant apps with a single click on a URL, just like a web page.

This feature could be more useful for those who are running out of storage space on their phone, wants to use an app for just once or intends to take a demo before installing the full version.

7. Battery-Saving Background Limits


Prior to Android 8.0 Oreo, developers can develop apps that could listen for a broad range of system broadcasts or changes on an Android device such as Wi-Fi turning on or a picture being taken, which negatively impact system performance and battery life.

Now, with Android Oreo, Google has blocked apps from reacting to "implicit broadcasts" and carrying out certain tasks when they are running in the background in an effort to enhance the battery life of Android device.

Besides this, Android Oreo will also limit some background services and location updates when an app is not in use.

For example, if music app is playing music in the background, it will not be affected, but it will limit Instagram that doesn't need to be refreshing your feed from running in the background, allowing apps to use less power and wake up occasionally to start its services.

8. AI-based Smart Text Selection


Android Oreo brings the 'Smart Text Selection' feature, which uses Google's machine learning to detect when something like physical addresses, email addresses, names or phone numbers is selected, then automatically suggests the relevant information on other apps.

For example, if double tap text and select an address of a restaurant your friend sends you, Google's AI-based machine learning will figure out what you want and automatically launch directions with maps.

The Assistant feature can perform the same, but it's always good to have multiple options to solve the same problem.

9. Notification Dots (Limit notifications)


This feature is something I needed badly, as I really get annoyed by so many notifications I receive on a daily basis.

With Android Oreo, this won't be an issue. Oreo introduces Notification Dots that offers you to manage each app individually with "fine-grained control," allowing you to control how many notifications you see and how they come through.

For example, in case of any news app, you will be able to select what areas you are interested in hearing about.

So, to check your notifications, you simply need to tap the three notification dots.

10. Find my Device


Google has introduced a new feature, called Find my Device, which is a similar feature to Apple's Find my iPhone and allows people to locate, lock and wipe their Android devices in the event when they go missing or get stolen.

11. New Emoji and Downloadable Fonts


Android Oreo introduces 60 new emoji and a redesign of the current "blob" characters. The update also offers new colour support to app developers and the ability to change or animate the shape of icons in their apps.

The "Downloadable Fonts" feature in Android Oreo is not for the end user, and instead, this feature is meant for app developers, allowing them to release their apps without packaging fonts inside. The fonts can then be downloaded by the app from a shared provider and support library.

This same implementation also supports "Downloadable Emoji," so users can get updated emoji without just being limited to the emoji built into the device.

Android O’s Final Name Have Just Been Uncovered









Android O’s Final Name Have Just Been Uncovered


Android O's Final Name Have Just Been Uncovered
We all know that recently, Google launched the developer preview images of Android O. Well, earlier it was hinted by many that the new operating system will have the name “Oreo”, but now the current leaks showing a different story.


Android O’s Final Name Have Just Been Uncovered 

Each year the tech giant Google releases an important version of the operating system, usually with a larger numerical increment. It is true that sometimes we have seen how this has not been like this when you moved from Android 4.0 to 4.1 or 4.3 to 4.4. But for several versions, the changes have involved major version steps.
Next, to it, we have seen names, always of sweets, that accompany to the letter of the alphabet that touches that year. We know that in 2017 will see the light Android 8.0 and that the letter that corresponds is “O”. In the last hours, it has been published that Oatmeal Cookie (oat cookie) could be the name of this version, as some leaks and images coming from the internal code of the developers handle.

Development name is not the same as trade name

Some have ventured to venture that Android O would be that Oatmeal Cookie and seeing that name expressly shown in some Google I/O images reinforces their suspicions. However, it should be remembered that Google often makes differences between internal names and trade names.
In this case, the development name is Oatmeal Cookie almost completely discard it to be the commercial nomenclature. If we look back and see the names of the development of known versions we have verified that they had nothing to do with how we know them today.
In this way, Key Lime Pie ended up being Kit Kat and the fifth version was known as Lemon Meringue Pie although we call it Lollipop and Android Marshmallow was Macadamia Nut Cookie and yes, Nougat also had development name: New York Cheesecake.
So, what do you think is it possible that Android 8.0 will be named as Oatmeal Cookie?
At any time Google could change its way of calling different versions of the system but it would be logical to continue with the current implementation. Android 8.0 Oreo Cookie, for example, would still be valid and more striking, even though currently that is not confirmed officially.

Tor Browser 7.0 Released

The creators of the Tor Browser have decided to ally with expertise in computer security in order to protect the users’ privacy. Hence, recently, Tor Browser 7.0 released with multiple extraordinary features.


Tor Browser 7.0 Released With Never seen Before Features

Navigating anonymously is not an easy task especially since everything we do gets registered. However, it is possible to “protect” our online privacy through additional tools that help us to hide our identity.

For those who want to surf the Internet without a trace, Tor Browser is undoubtedly the best solution. Today we will know the news of Tor 7.0 that was released recently.
Tor Browser allows users to browse the Internet anonymously. The Tor Browser 7.0 is the new version of the browser that ensures the best privacy for your browsing.
Just like previous versions, this new version is based on Firefox (in this case on Firefox 52 ESR), taking advantage of all the new features in multi-process mode, making it more like Chrome, and content sandbox.
The new Tor Browser Bundle is available for Windows, Linux, and MacOS. 

Beware! A New WannaCry-Inspired Ransomware Is Attacking Android Smartphones

Just after wrecking destruction on unpatched Windows systems using WannaCry Ransomware, now few notorious hackers from the China are targeting Android devices.

Since Ransomware appeared WannaCry, which was able to take advantage of two different exploits (Double Pulsar of the group ShadowBrokers and EternalBlue of the NSA) and affected thousands of machines with Windows, this has served as inspiration for many other attacks.  Recently WannaLocker was discovered, a ransomware for Android inspired by WannaCry.  
Digital security must now be regarded as something very serious, for our good. After the WannaCry attack, which especially targeted the victims’ machines that were not upgraded. WannaLocker was now discovered, a ransomware targeted at Google’s mobile operating system, Android.
According to the information, this ransomware was created by the Chinese hackers and, contrary to what happens with other ransomware types, where the payment is made through BitCoins the WannaLocker requires a payment of 40 Renminbi (about $ 6) through various Payment services, such as QQ, Alipay or WeChat.
This ransomware uses AES to encrypt information and adds a Chinese character set at the end of each file name.
According to Nikolaos Chrysaidos of Avast, this ransomware only encrypts information that is in the external memory of the equipment. Because features are limited on Android devices, ransomware only encrypts files under 10KB, excluding those found in the “Android”, “with”, “DCIM”, “download” or “miad” directories.
As always, pay attention to what you install on your system and what permissions are requested. The information we have is that this ransomware arrives through games that are available in Chinese forums.
Via https://techviral.net/

IBM Develops World’s First 5nm Nail-Sized Chip With 30 Billion Transistors.



IBM Unveils World's First 5nm Nail-Sized Chip With 30 Billion Transistors
IBM Unveils World's First 5nm Nail-Sized Chip With 30 Billion Transistors
In a joint development, IBM and its partners developed world’s first 5nm chip using nanosheets. Not only that, even they also managed to put 30 Billion transistors in a Nail-Sized Chip as well.

IBM Unveils World’s First 5nm Nail-Sized Chip With 30 Billion Transistors

In a joint development of IBM Research, GlobalFoundries and Samsung made a huge jump in the manufacture of chips. This group of companies managed to present First 5nm Chip using nanosheets.
It is still early to market a version of this chip in the commercial market, yet it is a breakthrough in technology. To give you an idea of the tremendous advancement that is at stake, with this dimension you can put 30 billion transistors in the space of a fingernail.
To reach this level of technology, the same EUV process was used – extreme ultraviolet lithography – that allowed to reach the incredible 7nm, leaving aside the FinFET drawing. Less than two years ago, with such 7nm, it was possible to embed 20 billion transistors in the same space, now imagine the leap given to the 30 billion.
This breakthrough will revitalize the chip-making industry and keep technology on the path of Moore’s law, as the number of transistors will double every two years.

But what is currently being used?

Although the research technology already has incredible values, the truth is that at present, in practice, companies, such as Intel, for example, can put 15 billion transistors using the aforementioned FinFET process.
If we replace what we currently have with what IBM has already “proven in research”, we would be talking about a 40% improvement in the speed of a current 10nm chip, improving its efficiency by about 75%.
In addition, we would have even smaller and more powerful devices, optimized for the Internet of Things, we would have our smartphones and other mobile devices with energy consumption levels two to three times lower without losing performance, on the contrary, we would have more performance with much less energy consumption.

But when we will have this technology?

We still do not have chips made with this 7nm technology. Hence, the appearance will not be before 2018, so thinking about 5nm will be too fast and without a sustained forecast to integrate them into the current market. We can estimate that by 2020 they can be effectively able to serve us.
The most interesting thing about this kind of advancement is that device manufacturers can continue to keep up with the steps and processes they use using the 10nm chips, which have no need to revolutionize factories. Chip designers also do not have to invent the wheel to provide improvements, they get those improvements at hand as miniaturization is achieved and with that everything else (increased performance and decreased energy consumption) also happens.

The importance of nanometers

Without a microscope, we can not look at the unarmed view to see how a current chip is designed. Processing has increased exponentially and the world is increasingly dependent on smaller devices. The IoT concept will intensify our dependence on electronic resources and will be based on processing and energy, two points that nanotech can manage by increasing one and decreasing another.
Source - https://techviral.net/

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