Digital security experts at MalwareBytes have discovered that a popular Android app called Barcode Scanner has turned into malware that opens its own browser and displays intrusive ads.
The developer of the barcode scanning application is Lavabird Ltd., which has successfully distributed it through the official Google digital content store for several years. For several years the application has received a good reputation, it has been downloaded and installed more than 10 million times.
The app was even part of the Google Play Pass program, which allows Android users to pay $ 4.99 per month or $ 29.99 per year to install an unlimited number of apps at no additional cost. The subscriber and up to five members of the group / family could use the application at the same time.
Everything changed in December when the developers released another update. After that, the app began to advertise apps for cleaning Android smartphones from unnecessary files and extending the battery life. Yes, this software did delete the files remaining after the removal of other applications, however, users confirmed that the smartphone began to display advertising content too often.
It is worth noting that there are many alternatives on Google Play, in addition, you can use the Google Lens app to scan barcodes, which is available on a large number of smartphones.
Elon Musk “overthrew” Barack Obama on Twitter: now the billionaire has a record number of subscribers
Elon Musk ousted former President Barack Obama as the most followed person on Twitter.
The billionaire currently has 133.1 million followers, compared to Obama’s 133 million, according to his respective Twitter profiles.
Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter helped boost his following dramatically. Last June, the head of Twitter had 100 million followers, but since then the number has increased significantly.
Elon Musk manages to publish memes, as well as report various changes taking place on Twitter and SpaceX. He also polled followers about some of the big decisions, such as Donald Trump’s return to the platform and whether the billionaire should step down as Twitter CEO.
Intel Core i9-13900H, GeForce RTX 3050, up to 64GB RAM, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. System76 Gazelle unveiled, one of the most powerful Linux laptops
System76 – a well-known manufacturer of Linux systems – introduced the Gazelle laptop. This model is equipped with a 14-core Intel Core i9-13900H processor and a GeForce RTX 3050 3D accelerator, making it one of the most powerful laptops preloaded with Linux. The OS here is either Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS.
Gazelle has two options – with screens with a diagonal of 15.6 and 17.3 inches, but apart from the dimensions there are no differences: the specifications are the same, and even the screen parameters are the same – Full HD resolution and a frame rate of 144 Hz.
The maximum RAM (DDR4-3200 MHz) is 64 GB, the maximum SSD is 8 TB (there are two M.2 slots). The configuration also includes Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5 adapters, stereo speakers, a 1 MP webcam, and a 54 Wh battery. The weight of the 15-inch model is 1.99 kg, the 17-inch model is 2.41 kg. The cost is from 1300 dollars.
Got it done in 44 minutes. ChatGPT has already improved the Alfa-Bank application and continues to do so
Representatives of Alfa-Bank in the official Telegram channel said that the popular chat bot ChatGPT is already being used by developers of a branded mobile application.
Making a mobile bank using artificial intelligence. How is that? We use ChatGPT in the development of Alfa-Online. We ask the opinion of the neural network so as not to waste time.
Alfa-Bank also reported that at the moment, thanks to ChatGPT, it was possible to improve transfers by phone number, during which the bank selection is twice as fast.
We came up with a solution with ChatGPT in just 44 minutes, and before we spent several days on such tasks.
In addition, the developers have already given ChatGPT 16 different tasks to improve the application.
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