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This is a fiasco, WhatsApp. Anyone can block your account

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A serious security vulnerability has been identified in WhatsApp that could be exploited by intruders to block your account. The only information an attacker needs is your phone number.

First, the hacker installs WhatsApp on a new phone using your phone number to activate the service. Next, WhatsApp tries to verify that it is really you by sending a confirmation code. However, the attacker asks for the code again and again, which leads to the account being blocked for 12 hours.

In the next step, the attacker sends an email to WhatsApp, claiming that his phone (which is actually your phone) was stolen or lost and asks to block the WhatsApp account associated with that number.

Upon this request, WhatsApp sends an email confirming that the account has been suspended, without asking the attacker for any information that could prove that the request to suspend the account came from the legitimate owner of the said account.

A couple of security researchers named Luis Marquez Carpintero and Ernesto Canales Perena conducted an experiment that proved that this attack could block your access to your WhatsApp account. At the same time, your messages will remain confidential.

This is another alarming hack that can affect millions of users. A lot of people rely on WhatsApp as their primary communication tool. It’s scary how easily this can happen.

Jake Moore from ESET

This is a fiasco WhatsApp Anyone can block your account

WhatsApp has not yet announced how it plans to close this security hole.

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You can turn off “Recommendations” in mobile Chrome

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You can turn off Recommendations in mobile Chrome

Google is preparing to introduce an innovation that will delight many users of the mobile version of the proprietary Chrome browser.

You can turn off

We are talking about the ability to remove the Discover ribbon (Recommendations) from the Chrome New Tab page. On mobile versions of the Google Chrome browser, the new tab page currently hosts a search bar, most viewed websites, and two content feeds. One of them is the traditional Google Discover channel (Google Recommendations), which shows a list of articles recommended for the user by Google algorithms.

You can turn off

Before and after

Soon, the browser should be able to remove this feed – using a special flag #feed-ablation, which will appear on the chrome://flags page. It’s already available in an early test build of Chrome Canary, and is expected to be released with the release of stable Chrome 103 next month.

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WhatsApp will stop working on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. From autumn, the messenger will not be supported on iOS 10 and iOS 11

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WhatsApp will stop working on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C

According to the WABetaInfo resource, which tracks all the innovations in the messenger, the application developers will stop supporting devices running iOS 10 and iOS 11 this year. This will happen on October 24th.

WhatsApp will stop working on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C.  From autumn, the messenger will not be supported on iOS 10 and iOS 11

Thus, in the fall, WhatsApp will stop working on smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. This data is confirmed by the WhatsApp Help Center, which indicates that the application requires iOS 12 (and higher) and Android 4.1 (and higher) to work.

Apple is expected to unveil iOS 16 at WWDC 2022 in June. It will introduce many new features, but at the same time, the new OS will not be supported by a number of the company’s popular phones – iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and first generation iPhone SE.

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Even Windows 11 has already been updated to Android 12.1. Microsoft has updated the subsystem Windows Subsystem for Android

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1653212993 Even Windows 11 has already been updated to Android 121

Microsoft continues to develop the idea of ​​combining Windows and Android. Recently, the company announced the release of an update to the Windows Subsystem for Android subsystem for its current OS.

Even Windows 11 has already been updated to Android 12.1.  Microsoft has updated the subsystem Windows Subsystem for Android

One of the main innovations is the transition to Android 12.1 (12L). The current public version is based on Android 11. Initially, the update is only available through the Dev Channel. When it will become available to everyone is still unclear.

Microsoft notes that updating to Android 12.1 may result in some apps not running. She does not specify which ones, but it probably refers to some old programs.

The update also strengthens the integration of Android into Windows. For example, pop-up messages are first displayed as Windows notifications. The taskbar now shows if an Android app is accessing your microphone or location.

The company also states that Android apps should work better after waking the computer from standby. Instead of restarting, they should just resume where they left off.

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