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Don't set this image as wallpaper, it bricks Android phones

01 Jun 2020

Don't set this image as wallpaper, it bricks Android phones

After text messages, wallpapers have started bricking phones.

Indian techie flags vulnerability in Apple's sign-in system, wins $100,000

01 Jun 2020

Indian techie flags vulnerability in Apple's sign-in system, wins $100,000

Bhavuk Jain, a techie hailing from Delhi, has bagged $100,000 (Rs. 75.50 lakh) bug bounty from Apple.

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is brimming with annoying issues

29 May 2020

Windows 10 May 2020 Update is brimming with annoying issues

A few hours ago, Microsoft released Windows 10 May 2020 Update with a revamped Cortana experience and several new features.

Edison Mail may have redirected your emails to someone else

17 May 2020

Edison Mail may have redirected your emails to someone else

Edison Mail, the popular app that lets you manage multiple email services from a single place, has run into a major privacy issue - a bug compromising personal email accounts of many of its users.

#BugAlert: Windows 10 update causes data loss, broken audio issues

17 May 2020

#BugAlert: Windows 10 update causes data loss, broken audio issues

A few days back, Microsoft released a cumulative update to fix security glitches on Windows 10.

#BugAlert: Google's Gboard is suggesting explicit words to users

15 May 2020

#BugAlert: Google's Gboard is suggesting explicit words to users

Gboard, the fancy keyboard app operated by Google, appears to have run into a crazy bug.

Hackers can hijack your Microsoft Teams account via GIFs

27 Apr 2020

Hackers can hijack your Microsoft Teams account via GIFs

In a major shocker, researchers at CyberArk, a US-based cybersecurity firm, have flagged a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Teams, the work communication service that goes against Slack.

Play Store has a weird bug, and Google is mum

27 Apr 2020

Play Store has a weird bug, and Google is mum

If you see plenty of pending updates on the Google Play Store, better be careful while proceeding to install them.

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

27 Apr 2020

Critical security vulnerability detected in top antivirus apps

From Kaspersky to Quick Heal, all antivirus programs take out malicious programs well before they compromise the whole PC.

Weird screen issue flagged in newly-launched OnePlus 8 Pro

25 Apr 2020

Weird screen issue flagged in newly-launched OnePlus 8 Pro

A little over a week ago, OnePlus unveiled its new, much-hyped flagship phones - the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.

Watch out! This 'text bomb' can crash your iPhone

24 Apr 2020

Watch out! This 'text bomb' can crash your iPhone

Apple is having a hard time maintaining the security of its products.

Hacker flags Safari vulnerabilities, wins Rs. 57 lakh from Apple

05 Apr 2020

Hacker flags Safari vulnerabilities, wins Rs. 57 lakh from Apple

Apple encourages security researchers to flag vulnerabilities in its products and is also willing to pay some really good money for that.

#BugAlert: Feature-rich 'Google Messages' can't even keep your messages safe

24 Mar 2020

#BugAlert: Feature-rich 'Google Messages' can't even keep your messages safe

Google Messages, the go-to messaging app for millions, has drawn a lot of attention with capabilities like automatic spam protection and RCS messaging.

Hackers are exploiting an 'unpatched' vulnerability in Windows 10

24 Mar 2020

Hackers are exploiting an 'unpatched' vulnerability in Windows 10

If you are using a Windows 10 PC, better be careful while downloading anything from the internet.

Why Facebook is marking legitimate posts as spam

18 Mar 2020

Why Facebook is marking legitimate posts as spam

With the outbreak of coronavirus, people have resorted to social distancing and spending most of their time on social media, games, and OTT apps.

#BugAlert: Intel processors carry an 'unfixable' security flaw

11 Mar 2020

#BugAlert: Intel processors carry an 'unfixable' security flaw

In a major shocker, a group of researchers has revealed that Intel processors carry a critical security flaw.

#WeirdBug: Gmail not letting users clear out spam, trash

27 Feb 2020

#WeirdBug: Gmail not letting users clear out spam, trash

Gmail, one of the most famous email apps on the internet, has been plagued by a small, albeit highly annoying, issue.

New bug exposes Wi-Fi traffic of billion devices (including phones)

27 Feb 2020

New bug exposes Wi-Fi traffic of billion devices (including phones)

In a major shocker, researchers from antivirus company ESET have raised alarms over a critical security vulnerability plaguing billions of devices around the world.

Hackers can wipe your WordPress site with this plugin flaw

19 Feb 2020

Hackers can wipe your WordPress site with this plugin flaw

If you use WordPress as a tool to manage the content of your website, we recommend updating a particular plugin on the platform (if in use) right away.

#BugAlert: Don't update! Windows 10 hides your personal files

17 Feb 2020

#BugAlert: Don't update! Windows 10 hides your personal files

Microsoft is just not getting a grip on Windows 10 and its issues.

Windows 7 bug preventing shutdown: How to fix it

10 Feb 2020

Windows 7 bug preventing shutdown: How to fix it

Within a month of losing official Microsoft support, Windows 7 has started creating major problems for its users.

Watch out! Hackers can attack your Android phone via Bluetooth

10 Feb 2020

Watch out! Hackers can attack your Android phone via Bluetooth

If you are using a phone with Android 8.0 Oreo or 9.0 Pie, we recommend installing the latest security update right away.

#BugAlert: Spotify playing Google Clock alarm even after dismissing

08 Feb 2020

#BugAlert: Spotify playing Google Clock alarm even after dismissing

If you use Spotify to play your favorite tracks as a Google Clock alarm, chances are you might have encountered a weird issue lately: The re-playing of the alarms.

#BugAlert: Google voice typing gone haywire on Android phones

07 Feb 2020

#BugAlert: Google voice typing gone haywire on Android phones

Google voice typing, the handy option designed to dictate and type sentences, has gone haywire.

Apple patches Mac bug that exposed encrypted emails: Details here

06 Feb 2020

Apple patches Mac bug that exposed encrypted emails: Details here

Finally, a long-existing security flaw exposing parts of encrypted emails has been patched in Apple's macOS.

Don't update! Latest Windows release causes 'blue screen of death'

03 Feb 2020

Don't update! Latest Windows release causes 'blue screen of death'

Microsoft recently pushed a cumulative update fixing a long-existing File Explorer glitch on Windows 10.

Thousands of Instagram passwords leaked: Details here

31 Jan 2020

Thousands of Instagram passwords leaked: Details here

In a major shocker, thousands of Instagram usernames and passwords have been leaked online.

Zoom flaw could have let anyone hijack video conference calls

30 Jan 2020

Zoom flaw could have let anyone hijack video conference calls

Zoom, the favorite video calling solution for enterprises all over the world, had suffered from a critical security flaw.

#BugAlert: Google Home smart speaker breaking after update

29 Jan 2020

#BugAlert: Google Home smart speaker breaking after update

Once again, Google Home smart speakers are breaking - due to an update pushed by the company itself.

Google says Safari's 'anti-tracking' feature actually allowed tracking

23 Jan 2020

Google says Safari's 'anti-tracking' feature actually allowed tracking

Researchers at Google have flagged multiple security flaws in Apple's Safari web browser.

Twitter app crashing? Here's how to fix the bug

23 Jan 2020

Twitter app crashing? Here's how to fix the bug

Over the last 24 hours, Twitter users have been reporting a critical problem - crashing of the main app.

#BugAlert: Critical security vulnerability flagged in Windows 10; update now

15 Jan 2020

#BugAlert: Critical security vulnerability flagged in Windows 10; update now

After Firefox, Windows 10 has been plagued by a security vulnerability.

#BugAlert: Multiple vulnerabilities risking user data detected in TikTok

10 Jan 2020

#BugAlert: Multiple vulnerabilities risking user data detected in TikTok

Even as experts continue to grow wary of TikTok's data collection and moderation practices, cybersecurity company Check Point Research has raised alarms over security issues in the video-sharing platform.

Microsoft will soon fix Windows 10 File Explorer bugs

04 Jan 2020

Microsoft will soon fix Windows 10 File Explorer bugs

Ever since Microsoft released Windows 10 November 2019 update, users of the platform have been experiencing certain issues with File Explorer, the core of the OS.

#BugAlert: Xiaomi security camera shows live feed from other homes

03 Jan 2020

#BugAlert: Xiaomi security camera shows live feed from other homes

When people install security cameras, they expect a solution to check in on their house and family, whenever needed.

Google Chrome browser hit by multiple bugs (again!)

28 Dec 2019

Google Chrome browser hit by multiple bugs (again!)

Google is having a hard time keeping Chrome - its highly popular internet browser - free from bugs.

Twitter bug let researcher match 17 MILLION numbers with accounts

25 Dec 2019

Twitter bug let researcher match 17 MILLION numbers with accounts

In a major case, a security researcher has revealed that a flaw in Twitter's app allowed him to match as many as 17 million numbers to the users of the service.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Light-powered headphones, Realme buds, Facebook's leak, DNA dating, more

22 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Light-powered headphones, Realme buds, Facebook's leak, DNA dating, more

In the third week of December, the world of tech witnessed plenty of activity, both good and bad.

#BugAlert: Critical security flaw in Twitter, update app immediately

21 Dec 2019

#BugAlert: Critical security flaw in Twitter, update app immediately

After Facebook, Amazon's Ring, and SonyLIV, microblogging giant Twitter has disclosed a vulnerability, one that may have compromised the accounts of its users.

#BugAlert: SonyLIV flaw risked personal emails, phone numbers of users

21 Dec 2019

#BugAlert: SonyLIV flaw risked personal emails, phone numbers of users

SonyLIV, the popular over-the-top streaming service operated by Sony Pictures Networks, had a critical security flaw.