Showing posts from June, 2016

‘Godless’ most dangerous Android Malware likely Infect 90 Percent Of Google-Based Smartphones

There is a new Android malware circulating and it has the ability to infect up to 90 percent of Android smartphones currently being used. The malware is called “Godless” and any device running Android 5.1 Lollipop or earlier is allegedly susceptible to this threat.   Security intelligence blog Trend Micro recently detailed how the malware can overtake devices and perform nefarious functions like spying on a smartphone user. The malware code is ANDROIDOS_GODLESS.HRX and it is hidden within applications that can be found on various app stores, including the Google Play Store. If an Andriod users downloads an app with Godless malware, malware will begin rooting the device once the screen has turned off. Once it has root access, it can corrupt the device with unwanted software. The Godless malware has infected 850,000 devices worldwide, according to Trend Micro, particularly in developing markets like India where there are many third party app stores that provide local applications. These …

WhatsApp released its new 'quote' feature in latest update V2.16.118

WhatsApp is continuously updating new features on its messaging platform. Each version has something new added. As for now, we are still waiting for the video chat option to start, but it seems to take a while as the developers are still working on the same to probably optimise it for audio, video and data. But for now, the beta version of WhatsApp (v2.16.118) for Android has seen a new feature being added — the quote feature. Soon, the final release will also include the same feature. The quote feature comes in really handy when you are in a group chat. You can quote somebody’s message when replying so that it makes it easier for all of the participants in the group to know which message you are actually referring to. The feature also works in one-on-one chats, where you can quote a message and reply back when referring to some older message in the list. If you are on the beta version, when you select a message by long-press on the particular message, you can see an additional arrow po…

Indian Government rejected the Google street view over security concerns

India has rejected Google's plans to put Indian cities, tourists spots, hills and rivers in an application in which one can explore through 360-degree, panoramic and street-level imagery.
The Home Ministry has conveyed to Google that its plans to cover India through the Google Street View is rejected.
Security establishment got wary of allowing such image-capturing given that planning for the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai is believed to have involved photographic reconnaissance of targets by Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley.
Official sources said the rejection came after a detailed analysis by security agencies and defence forces which feel that allowing Google to cover India would compromise country's security interest.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said once the proposed Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016 comes into force, issues related to internet-based application would be resolved.
The internet services giant wanted to cover most of the In…