News & Reviews: Security
Jun 21, 2022
CAPTCHA is one of the web’s most widely-used security features to protect against bots and spams, though the difficulty of some CAPTCHAs have definitely made us question whether we are actually human or just sentient bots. Well, if you’re an Apple user and have had enough of CAPTCHAs, then we’ve got good news for you as a new feature in iOS 16 has made it possible to bypass the security feature in supported apps and websites.
Mar 24, 2022
Google has announced that it will allow developers the option to offer third-party payment options for apps that is available on the Google Play Store. The pilot programme for the move will start in South Korea with the music streaming app Spotify.
Shared via an Android Developers blogpost yesterday, Google announced that it will allow Android users to select payment systems other than its own soon. Furthermore, it will only start with Spotify and other trusted partners first due to security concerns.
Dec 28, 2021
Ever had someone bug you on WhatsApp the moment you're connected? Sometimes we just don't want to be disturbed, but people might ignore our 'DND' status. In that case, maybe the best way is to not appear online. Well, here's how that feature could look like if implemented.
Dec 14, 2021
WhatsApp is now one step further to protect its users. The messaging platform will now hide everyone's online status from strangers by default. With the latest update, people who are not in your contacts will not get to know if you're online or when you were last online.
Oct 29, 2021
While technology is getting more convenient for us, our online privacy is also something that we should be concerned about. According to security researchers, iPhone users who take this seriously should just delete Facebook because of how the company collects your data.
Oct 21, 2021
Did you manage to get Windows 11 on your PC yet? If you did, you might be starting to wonder how to get more use out of it. One of Microsoft's plans is to get native Android support on Windows 11, and now we have some official updates on that.
Sep 13, 2021
One-to-one and group chats are secured with end-to-end encryption (E2EE) on WhatsApp. However, the cloud backups of the chats were not until now. It's finally announced that the messaging platform will also offer E2EE on chat backups for users, which means literally no one can access your chats now without the encryption key.
Jul 28, 2021
Instagram has been working on a lot of features in the last few months. Recently, the company even discussed its focus in four areas. These include videos and creators, which are both areas that received some related updates yesterday.
Jul 26, 2021
When it comes to security, most Apple products rely on Face ID. The technology uses a TrueDepth camera system to create a detailed 3D map of the user's face, which allows it to "remember" the user for activities such as unlocking the phone and making purchases. However, there are some new products including the iPhone SE (2020) and the entry-level iPad are still using Touch ID for such purposes. It's reported that Apple might change that soon by equipping all of its future products with Face ID.
Jul 01, 2021
Not too long ago, there was numerous news that LinkedIn got breached and millions of accounts were posted for sale on an online forum by an anonymous user. The company launched an investigation and this is what they have to say about the incident.