Facebook Secretive, UEFI hacked and other tech news today.
1. UEFI has been attacked
Today the UEFI software or the Unified Extensible Firmare Interface has been attacked with a malware called root kit.
Fancy bear, a hacking group from Russia that has been involved in several hacking cases has been suspected of carrying out the attack on the UEFI software.
We honestly do not know what they want from the UEFI software. They’ve been involved in several hacking activities over the past few years.
The virus has rooted deep into the UEFI system becoming difficult for the developers to detect its presence.
2. Discontinuation Of Skype Classic Has Been Postponed
People using skype classic after recent issue with microsoft, the company has haulted the discontinuation of the version 7 of the skype classic.
It is however expected that from november users of skype classic will be asked to move to the version 8 thus stopping the version 7. Skype classic 7 is taken by surprise, pretty short reign.
The version 8 will have a modern look with advanced features installed on it inorder to give users the best experience.
3. Vast Announces A New Hacking Bot
Vast has been talking tough on its IoT device known as Botnet. The developers highlighted that botnet is an advanced IoT Device malware programmed in such a way that, it can perform whatever you ask it to do for you.
E.g, if you ask the Botnet to hack systems it will do it for you by stealing information and data plus cryptocurrency minning.
However this might not be effective on softwares and web platforms with stronger security, but will be effective on platforms with weak security fixes.
4. Windows 10 Images Will See Optional Download On Windows 10 October Update
Windows 10 users were faced with the problem of downloading images with huge size. But thanks to the Windows 10 October update, Windows 10 images can now be downloaded on smaller sizes.
Downloading windows 10 images was a problem as users were presented with a big file consisting of 32bit and 64bit.
However the october update will see the introductiom of optional download that is to say images are now presented with a 32bit and 64bit separately, so that people can download the images on 64bit and 32bit separately.
The new update will be first available on windows 10 Enterprise before moving to other versions.
5. Facebook Uses Two Factor Authentication To Serve Ads.
Faceboook is at it again, for users using the two factor authentication system, it may interest you to know that facebook uses your phone number to serve Ads shown to you based on your location.
The two factor authentication system make’s it more safer thus protecting your account from potential hackers treat.
6. Vivodi Releases A New Version Of Its Browser
The company announced the release of its browser with V2.0 coming with lots of changes compared to previous versions.
Vivodi is creating ways to make you the boss by allowing you to customize the browser to your own taste. You can ckeck it out and see it for yourself.
7. Spotify To Crack Down On Users Breaking Its Rules
According to spotify, several users suscribe to the family plan and share it with their family and friends. The family plan is a less expensive plan on spotify.
However the company made an official statement citing that the family plan is for people residing on the same address.
Now they’ve started sending mass emails to users requesting for their GPS cordinance and defaulters may loose access to the service.
It is sad to see UEFi attacked by hackers but hopefully the developers will overcome treats from these hackers.
Facebook has been involved in data breach, using our phone numbers to serve ads is not an exception either.
Vivodi could change the way we use our browsers in the nearest future and spotify users are kind trying smarter ways to use the less expensive plan optimally, however it is not going down well with spotify owners.
Software Bug Responsible For Audi SUV Delay
Software Bug Responsible For Audi SUV Delay
(Reuters) In a bid to step into the world of electric cars may have faced some obstacles but the company is not taking chances. Audi’s bid to launch its first Electricity based (Electric Car) cars faced an obstacle following a software bug.
The company initially planned on date for the launch however a new date will be choosen by the company so as to sort out the software issues and possibly fix them.
The spokesman of the company stated that the company require a regulatory clearance for a software that was modified during the development process.
Audi is making its way into electric cars having a feeling that they will succeed. Audi will face competition from Tesla and Uber, two giants and makers of electric cars.
The evolution of electric cars isn’t that fast. Automobile manufacturers are approachinng it step by step. Audi entrance could pave way for others however Apple Inc is planning on launching the Apple Car in 2023
Floating Keyboard Now On Gboard Android App
Floating Keyboard Now On Android Gboard
Google has released a new update to its Gboard keyboard app. The new update is a floating keyboard feature that allows more easy navigation.
With the new update, users can now manually move the keyboard to any given location or desired position. Floating keyboard is not a new feature either, it has been there in several android keyboard apps. It only took google a lot of time to add the feature to the Gboard app.
Android is owned by google, but google isn’t doing its best to become the first in updates and feature addition to apps and services.
The new update brings alot of features like the ability to resize the keyboard layout.
The usual bootom position of the Gboard app is no longer needed. You can now move it to your desired location.
Gboard isn’t the best in terms of android keyboard apps but you can trust it for sure because google owns it and updates are guaranteed.
Google is a bit slow in the android game, other third party providers are far more ahead of google in some areas although google’s key focus is on android alone.
How To Use
Using the floating keyboard on the and Gboard app is very easy. You can do it by;
1. Tap on Menu at top left corner of your Gboard app
2. Select Floating keyboard option
3. You can move it anywhere
Hold any portion of the four corners of the app, then resize to any desired way.
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Hwobi Wallet Now Supports 7 Stablecoins
Hwobi wallet has expanded its service by supporting over 7 stablecoins. The company took the decision to upgrade its service after more customers demanded for more services
With the new development, the Hwobi wallet now supports over 7 stablecoins.
The services now covered by Hwobi wallet includes TUSD,DAI, PAX, EURS, GUSD, and USDC. With this Hwobi wallet users can now access these services with ease.
Hwobi wallet, a well establish and professional multi chain wallet supporting over 7 stablecoins in the world.
Hwobi wallet has a dream, the dream of delivering better service to customers and better ease of access to several range of multi chains. Customers can choose from any according his/her choice.
Hwobi group the company behind the Hwobi wallet is a big name in the blockchain industry providing easy and secure trading and management system to users from different location.
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