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A host of anti-virus engines are flagging recent Dell printer drivers as unsafe

Printer driver files from Dell are being flagged as unsafe by anti-virus engines like Avast, McAfee, Fortinet, and more. Logs on Virus Total suggest that they are flagged as malware and trojans.

Privacy Focused Brave Browser Gained 8.7 million New Users in 12 months

The privacy-oriented web browser, Brave, has reported that it increased its monthly active users by 8.7 million compared to this time last year bringing the total count above 20 million. Brave also said that 7 million people are active on Brave every single day, up from 3 million last year. Both monthly active users and daily active users increased by 2.3 times over the last 12 months.

WhatsApp is now exchanging close to 100 billion messages each day

Mark Zuckerberg announced that WhatsApp is now delivering around 100 billion messages a day. Userbase has grown considerably to two billion users now, compared to 500 million back in 2014.

Microsoft Edge will soon allow users to disable the 'reveal password' option

Last year, Microsoft added support revealing passwords to help users verify them. The company is now working on an option that will allow Microsoft Edge users to disable the password reveal option.

Chrome 86 beefs up password security on Android and iOS

Chrome 86 brings security updates to mobile users including Password Checkup, Enhanced Safe Browsing on Android, and more. Some of these features debuted earlier on the desktop version of Chrome.

IDC: Smart home devices remain resilient through COVID-19

IDC has said that smart home devices will remain strong this year despite the coronavirus' effects on the economies of the world. In 2024, IDC expects 1.4 billion smart home device shipments.

England and Wales COVID-19 contact tracing app launches

England and Wales have finally released their COVID-19 contact tracing app for Android and iOS. Scotland and Northern Ireland independently released their own contact tracing apps.

Custom Windows 10 themes can be used to steal users' credentials

A new finding by a security researcher suggests that specially crafted Windows 10 themes files can be used to redirect users to an authentication-required site to steal their Microsoft credentials.

Facebook announces measures to protect the U.S. elections

Facebook has outlined the measures it will take during the U.S. presidential election to ensure that misinformation cannot spread rapidly. With these measures, it hopes to make the election fairer.

Mozilla rolls out new Firefox for Android with enhanced tracking protection

Mozilla has begun rolling out a new experience for Firefox users on Android devices, with a handful of improvements like a search bar that can be placed at the top or bottom of the screen.

Chrome 86 experiment hides part of the URL to stop phishing

In its war on the URL bar, Google has announced that in Chrome 86 it will be running an experiment that hides part of the URL path to help users figure out which website they’re on. The firm says that this helps users identify potentially malicious websites.

LastPass adds new 'Security Dashboard' and dark web monitoring features for passwords

LastPass has announced that it is bringing a new 'Security Dashboard' for all users that helps them monitor passwords. It is also adding dark web monitoring for Premium, Families, and businesses.

WhatsApp launches new tool to help users spot fake news

WhatsApp has been updated with a new feature called 'Search the Web'. This tool lets users do a web search for links they have been sent and can potentially curb the spread of false information.

New BootHole flaw affects billions of Linux and Windows computers

A newly discovered flaw in Secure Boot affects almost all Linux distros and Windows devices that leverage the UEFI boot tech. If the flow is exploited, attackers can gain full control of the system.

Microsoft's Family Safety app now generally available

Microsoft's Family Safety app announced earlier this year has exited preview and is now live for Android and iOS users. The Android app is available today, and the iOS version should be live soon.

Telegram now lets users send 2GB files, adds profile videos, and more

The team behind Telegram has released version 6.3 of the app, making it possible to share files up to 2GB in size, set a profile video instead of a profile picture, among other enhancements.

Trump campaign runs anti-TikTok ads on Facebook and Instagram

U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign is now running ads against TikTok on Facebook and Instagram warning people that the company is spying on users and was caught red-handed doing so. One of the anti-TikTok ads tells users: “Protect your children from China.”

Apple, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and other prominent Twitter accounts hacked for Bitcoin scam

Twitter accounts of prominent personalities including Apple, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Bitcoin exchange companies were compromised earlier today. The hackers linked to a phishing website that siphoned off close to $25,000 already.

Apple releases second developer betas of iOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS Big Sur, and tvOS 14

Today, Apple released the second developer betas for its next major OS updates, including iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, and macOS 11 Big Sur. The public beta is coming soon.

DuckDuckGo accessible again in India after widespread outage since July 1

DuckDuckGo, the privacy focused search engine, is accessible again in India after widespread outage since July 1. While the cause for inaccessibility is unclear, many have reasoned that it was due to DNS lookup errors or potential censorship by the government.

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