This is how Google & Co. want to “remove” the password

Apple, Google, and Microsoft, three of the world’s largest technology corporations, want to simplify safe login procedures that do not require a password. Thursday, in honour of World Password Day, the corporations issued a joint statement announcing this. The new features are intended to enable websites and applications to provide consumers with safe, password-free logins across all devices and platforms.

The standard was created by the World Wide Web Consortium and the Fido Alliance. In addition to hundreds of technological businesses and service providers, the Fido Alliance also comprises public agencies. With these advancements, the industry hopes to assure that in the future, critical data will not be protected solely by a password.

Experts have pointed out for years that even passwords with several letters, numbers, and special characters that are often changed are vulnerable. They advise employing login techniques that also require a security stick or an authentication app’s code. The most recent version of the Fido standard even functions without a password you must remember.

New features added to the FIDO standard
The current announcement adds two new features to the standard: On the one hand, users can automatically access their access data on numerous devices, as well as new devices, without having to register each account individually. Additionally, they can utilise authentication on their mobile device to log in to an app or website on any of their nearby devices, regardless of the operating system or web browser 

The current technological implementation necessitates that users log in separately to each website or app on each device prior to using the password-free capability. Now, this is simple. The new functionality should be accessible on Apple, Google, and Microsoft platforms within a year.

“Overcoming Password-Based Authentication of the Past”
Mark Risher, senior director of product management at Google, remarked, “This achievement is a credit to the industry’s joint efforts to enhance security and eliminate archaic password-based authentication.” Microsoft’s corporate vice president of identity programme management, Alex Simons, stated, “The full transition to a password-free world will occur when people make it a natural part of their life.”

Any effective solution must be more secure, easier to use, and faster than passwords and current multi-factor authentication systems.

Google News literally eats up your smartphone’s battery


A newly discovered bug in Google News keeps the camera running in the background. This will quickly drain the battery and heat up the device. The giant says it is already working on solving the problem.

The batteries in our smartphones often have a problem with surviving one full day. The mass of background applications is certainly not helping. According to 9to5Google, a recently discovered bug in the Google News app on Android smartphones leaves the camera running in the background – a great way to both warm up the phone and drain the battery.

Google News allows you to easily take a photo directly from within the app and attach it to your chat messages. According to user reports, the camera in the communicator could remain activated even if the image from the lens was not displayed on the screen. The issue has also been reported on Reddit for the Pixel 6 Pro smartphone. It consumes a lot of battery power and heats up the device.

The easiest way to stop a problem at the moment is to throw the app out of Recent view, which will close it. Another solution is to completely deny the Messages app access to your camera by going to Settings> Applications> Messages> Permissions> Camera and selecting “Don’t Allow.” According to Scott Westover, Google’s communications manager, the bug has been identified and is currently being patched up for users.

Realme C35 – An entry level smartphone with great features

Phones have become an integral part of our lives, and we depend on them for everything. That being said, it’s crucial that we have a device that is lightweight and easy to carry around with us everywhere.


Unisoc T616 ProcessorPowerful Performance

Every day you have to face the challenge of managing your social media, blog content, emails and product descriptions. We constantly feel like we’re in a race against time

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It’s tough to keep up with everything without missing a beat and not being able to deliver the best quality work. The truth is, we are running out of time! If you want real results from your content, it has to be designed accordingly to the latest marketing trends.

Don’t stress about managing all these tasks – Realme C35 has what you need for the ultimate performance! It comes with the new T-Mobile Unisoc T616 processor that helps deliver the most stable and powerful performance possible


8.1mm Ultra Slim

No longer will you have to worry about lugging around a heavy phone that feels bulky in your hand.The realme C35 is the lightest and thinnest phone in the C series, as thin as 8.1mm and as light as 187g so you can take care of business on the go.thinnest phone in the C series, as thin as 8.1mm and as light as 187g, making it very light and comfortable to hold.

The realme C35 is a phone that does not compromise on your needs, and it’s sure to capture your heart. With its high-quality display and battery, all packed into an ultra slim body, it’s everything you need in a smartphone.

With the realme C35 you’ll get a bezel that’s made of durable 2D materials and is set at an intelligently-angled right-hand side of the device to prevent distraction during work. The right-angle bezel also makes one-handed use easier, so you can do more on your phone with less effort! Get the next generation of smartphone with a better mobile phone experience with your  realme C35.

16.7cm(6.6”) FHD Fullscreen

Ultra-High Resolution

Your phone’s display will determine how you can interact with the world. Whether you’re watching a movie, playing games, or reading articles from your favorite blog, it’s important to have a display that will give you what you want.

Realme C35 delivers an unprecedented FHD visual experience without sacrificing details. With its large 6.6 inch screen and resolution of up to 2408 1080, the Realme mobile delivers clear images with vibrant colors and details in all the right places.

Cameras
The Realme C35 is not only a mobile phone with powerful hardware that lets you live the moment with its 50MP f/1.8 aperture AI Triple Camera, it’s also able to capture those moments that matter most with the help of a Macro Lens and B&W Portrait Lens.

Experience your moments with life-like clarity, space to breathe and vivid colors that you deserve. Capture life in a whole new way with the Realme C35

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8MP AI Selfie Camera 

Premium Sony Sensor

The Realme C35 has 8MP AI Selfie Camera with Sony Sensor that takes great selfies automatically. The advanced AI technology detects faces in the frame for perfect conditions, which means you can snap pictures anytime without wasting time on editing or taking down

Battery
5000mAh large capacity battery keeps your phone fully powered up all day long! Stay connected with friends without interruption and never worry about running out of power again!

The 18W power adapter is designed to charge your phone at the fastest possible speed, so you never have to worry about running low on battery again. Whether you’re at home or on the go, this powerful charger is good to have around.

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Operating System

Realme C35 comes with Realme UI R Edition, which is based on Android 11. This new version of Android is stripped down to the core in order to make it easy for users to download and install applications while still providing an intuitive and stable experience.

A Trojan on Google Play. A popular QR code scanner was stealing passwords

The Google Play Store is out of luck with Trojans hidden in applications. This time, the popular banking Trojan known as TeaBot was available again. The program under which he hid was downloaded by over 10,000. Android users.

Tom’s Guide was first informed about the fake application . The program called QR Code & Barcode , in addition to the QR code scanner, was supposed to contain the TeaBot banking Trojan. The latter is able to intercept not only login details for online banking, e-mail or social networking sites . It is especially dangerous because it can catch authentication codes that serve as protection against logging in using stolen passwords .

In order to hide the true purpose of the application, its creators have devoted their time to making it a real QR code scanner that will not arouse any suspicions among users. Hundreds of positive reviews prove this, most likely not fabricated, but actually coming from real Android users.

Although the application is no longer available in the Google Play Store, we still need to be careful and check that the program has not been installed on our smartphone. In the latter case, we should get rid of it as soon as possible. What’s more, if we have been users of this popular application so far, after uninstalling it, it is necessary to change all passwords.

What is VPN and how does it work?

VPNs encrypt your internet traffic and disguise your online identity. This makes it difficult for third parties to follow your tracks on the Internet and steal data.

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What are the advantages of a VPN connection?

A VPN connection veils your data traffic on the Internet and protects it from external access. Unencrypted data can be viewed by anyone who has network access and wants to see it. With a VPN, hackers and cybercriminals can no longer decipher this data. With the help of a VPN, your activities on the Internet are reliably hidden, even on public networks.

Because the demographic location data comes from a server in another country, your actual location cannot be determined. In addition, most VPN services do not keep logs of your activity. Some providers, on the other hand, log your behavior but do not pass this information on to third parties. With VPN location spoofing , you can switch to a server in another country and effectively «change» your location.

These files require a secure connection for security reasons. A VPN connection is often required to gain access to the data. VPN services connect to private servers and use encryption methods to reduce the risk of data leakage.

Gboard: grammar correction comes to more smartphones!

The Pixel 6 offers virtually the same software experience as other Google smartphones. However, there are some exclusives. So far one of them was the grammar correction for Gboard. It helps us, in practice, to write better. However, this function has just been made available for more devices and this is undoubtedly good news.

Gboard: grammar correction comes to more smartphones!

Google announced the release of Gboard grammar correction in October. At that time I said that it worked entirely on the device to preserve users’ privacy and to guarantee even faster results. This would be exclusive to the Pixel 6. However, everything has changed! It is now possible to race on more equipment.

At the moment and according to a post on Reddit , it is already possible to put this function to work on Google Pixel 5a and 3a. This in beta version 11.4.08 of Gboard. The same with the Pixel 5 and 4a.

However, to tell the truth, it was even possible to run this function on almost all smartphones. To do this, it was enough to modify the build.prop file on Android. However, root access was required for this.

Gboard: Google’s Best Keyboard Tricks

The Google keyboard is one of the most used in the Android operating system . In fact, it’s full of functions, some hidden, that make writing easier. With so many new features, it is normal for many things to go unnoticed. So we are going to explain to you some of the best secrets hidden in Gboard, the famous keyboard by Google.

Write with just one hand

We usually write with both hands. However, on certain occasions, we need to write with just one. Now Gboard has a simple way to switch to one-handed writing mode. This is important. It’s just that on most occasions we write with one hand and don’t activate the respective mode that makes everything easier.

All you have to do is keep pressing the Enter key. There appears a small icon where we have to click to activate it.

With the mode activated the keyboard becomes smaller and initially aligned to the right. However, we can use the middle button on the left side, an arrow, to switch sides. Then we also have a button for the keyboard to return to its initial size.

New Android danger: Smartphone Trojan steals money and bank data unnoticed

When using the Google Play Store, you currently have to beware of a dangerous Trojan. Once on the Android smartphone, the malware can steal data and thereby steal money from you.

Despite the myriad security measures, malware keeps finding new ways to infiltrate Android devices. The latest malware of this type comes in the form of an app called 2FA Authenticator. This app then installs a malware called “Vultur”.

Pradeo’s research team dubbed this a “trojan dropper,” where cybercriminals piggyback malware onto a seemingly harmless app. This particular malware can target users’ banking information and even steal funds from their accounts. Luckily, the app was removed from the Google Play Store on January 27th.

However, it is very likely that many users still have the app on their devices. If that’s the case, you should delete the app immediately to avoid possible theft. According to Play Store listing screenshots, the app had over 10,000 installs.

The app requests sensitive data, including biometric information such as fingerprints. A closer look at the permissions requested by the app makes it clear that it aims to trick users into sharing personal information. Some of the permissions requested by the app include full network access, run at startup, and disabling the screen lock or password. In addition, the app would be given permission to disable the keyboard, query all packets, and even use biometrics, including the user’s fingerprint data.

The app could also install third-party apps disguised as an update, making it almost impossible for unsuspecting users to tell anything is wrong. While users are advised never to download apps outside of the Play Store, if the malicious app is from Google’s official app store, there is not much they can do.

Last week, a new investigation by Zimperium uncovered a new malware called Dark Herring . This malware infiltrates victim’s device via SMS. Dark Herring also uses apps to get onto devices, some of which have been released on the Play Store. However, Google reacted quickly and has since removed all apps associated with Dark Herring.

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