That SMS message could be some seriously nasty Android malware

Threat actors are using SMS text messages to spread a password-stealing malware that attacks Android devices, experts have warned. Once installed, the malware, known as FluBot, will harvest authentication details and other personal details and sensitive information. To make matters worse, the malware makes its way into a victim’s address book, and in worm-like fashion infects other devices by sending itself to all the contacts. Third-party APKs From an infected device, the malware sends a text message masquerading as legitimate, often pretending to have come from reputable companies such as DHL, Amazon, Asda,…

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Apple’s AirTag works with Android devices too: Here’s how

Apple launched the much-rumoured AirTag, a tracking device to find lost items, at its Spring Loaded event that took place recently. Apple, after around two years of speculations, launched the AirTag, a Tile-like device that helps in finding lost items. The small, circular device made its entry at the Cupertino tech major’s Spring Loaded event that took place virtually recently. An AirTag is based on the U1 ultra wideband chip, Bluetooth, and the Find My network to function. These details were mentioned during the launch event. However, what wasn’t mentioned…

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Android 12 code leaks Google Pixel 5a 5G chipset and it is surprising

Developers have found references of the Google Pixel 5a 5G using the Snapdragon 765G chipset within the codes of Android 12. Here are all details. There will no new Google Pixel smartphone coming to the Indian shores this year, as confirmed by a previous Google announcement. However, the US and Japanese markets will get a Pixel 5a 5G as the successor to the 2020 Pixel 4a 5G. Previous leaks suggested a lot of similarity with the Pixel 4a 5G’s design and another recent one suggests the same for the chipset…

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Android 12 new features found in latest leak; here’s a look

Android 12 is expected to be released this year and the latest leaks of the OS show that it’s adding new features apart from the ones seen in the preview. Though the Android 12 developer version is already available for preview, it seems Google hasn’t released all of the features that it will be bringing to the final version of the operating system. As per the latest leaks spotted by XDA Developers, the unreleased build version of the OS brings a lot of other features to Android 12 that we…

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Google working on Apple-like anti-tracking privacy feature for Android

Google is said to be working on an anti-tracking privacy feature for Android, similar to Apple’s, according to a Bloomberg report. Google is working on an anti-tracking feature for Android, similar to Apple’s. According to a Bloomberg report, the search giant is internally discussing how it can limit data collection and cross-app tracking on Android. Google, which generates $100 billion in annual digit ads sales, is trying to keep in mind the need of both privacy-conscious consumers as well as the financial needs of developers, according to the report.  This is…

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Instagram’s new ‘recently deleted’ feature lets you restore deleted posts

How to restore deleted Instagram posts The new feature (via SlashGear), which is rolling out now to users worldwide, is called ‘Recently Deleted’ and does exactly what you’d expect — it gives you the option to restore previously deleted content. Instagram is positioning the new feature as useful against hackers, which have become a serious issue in recent years, but it’ll also be useful for anybody that accidentally deletes content. Recently Deleted works with regular feed posts such as photos and videos, as well as newer content formats like Reels, Stories,…

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