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Microsoft announces general availability of Application Guard for Office

Application Guard for Office is now generally available after Microsoft introduced the security feature early in 2020 along with Safe Documents. It isolates untrusted files in a virtualized sandbox.

Chrome OS 88 introduces password-less sign-in for some websites

With Chrome OS 88, you can now sign in to a website that supports WebAuthn by just using the PIN or fingerprint ID you're using to sign in to your Chromebook, no need for your password.

Google to add new password protection features in Chrome 88

Google will add new capabilities to Chrome that will let you fix weak passwords and update your saved passwords in one place. These new updates are coming in the next few weeks as part of Chrome 88.

iPhones of multiple Al Jazeera journalists hit by a zero-click hack

According to a report, dozens of journalists - mostly from Al Jazeera - had their iPhones hacked via an Israeli firm's spyware. Four attackers have been linked to the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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.

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