Now Twitter Permits Two-Factor Verification Through Third-Party Apps

Now Twitter Permits Two-Factor Verification Through Third-Party Apps

Now Twitter Permits Two-Factor Verification Through Third-Party Apps

Now Twitter is enabling 2-step verification through third-party applications such as Duo Mobile, Google Authenticator, Authy, and other. For users who have facilitated 2-factor verification for Twitter, earlier the service permitted login only through a 6-digit code sent to the mobile number of the user through SMS.

Carrying out 2-factor verification basically indicates the users will require to input a code created through linked third-party application or sent through an SMS, apart from the password, to get access to the platform. The technique is safer as third-party applications such as Google Authenticator refresh the codes following every 30 seconds or so. Certainly, third-party verification applications still need a phone number that is linked to a Twitter account in order to recover that account.

In a tweet, Twitter Safety said, “We are rolling out an upgrade to login authentication. Now, you will be capable of using a third-party application for 2-factor verification in preference to SMS text messages.” After setting up, the 2-factor verification is required while logging into Twitter for iOS, twitter.com, mobile.twitter.co, or Twitter for Android.

In order to set-up the 2-factor verification through a third-party application, initially you need to download authenticator preference on your device. Tap on profile icon of the Twitter account and then tap “Settings and privacy.” Further, hit the tab “Accounts.” Next, the users will require to hit on the button “Review your login verification methods” in the menu “Security.”

Twitter users can input their password, tap on “Confirm,” and subsequently select “Set up.” Hit on Start, put in the password, and tap “Verify.” The platform will present a pop-up showing a QR code that the users will require to scan to install the third-party authenticator application. The users will then spot a 6-digit numeric security code that should be inserted in the text field, “Security code” in the pop-up window. To finish, tap “Done” to complete the set-up.

Security Company Sisa Launches Warning Over Malware Violation Of Bank Payment Server

Security Company Sisa Launches Warning Over Malware Violation Of Bank Payment Server

Sisa, the payment security firm, has rolled out an advisory to all payment processors and banks after it found that attackers had managed to add in malicious software into the server of payment switch of an anonymous bank. The suggestion is in the nature of a caution to other banks to retune passwords for workers with access to transaction servers and to employ 2-factor verification for offering access.

A spokesperson of Sisa claimed that a malicious software code (script) has been added into the application server of transaction switch. It is the hub that interacts with transaction networks. This malicious code is able to collect data of payment card (including expiry date, card number, and other user data including CVV). The attacker can then use this data to conduct payments and clone cards. The malicious code also allows payments by conveying false response to the transaction network regarding the card. The false responses make sure that no data of the outgoing payment response or incoming payment request are recorded in the logs of switch application.

While the malicious code has been recognized, it is not yet obvious if user accounts have been negotiated.

SISA is the transaction forensic examiner that examined biggest debit card violation in India last year that forced one of the largest reissuance of debit card in the nation. “We have rolled out this suggestion in the interest of proactively protecting the transaction card sector on the basis of latest findings by SISA Payment card industry Forensic Investigation (PFI) Lab,” claimed a spokesperson of the company to the media in an interview.

In India, banks are not ordered to disclose to either to their users or to the public about data violation. Lenders do not even post data violations to peer banks. On the other hand, 2 years back the RBI had made it obligatory to report such attacks.

Samsung Verifies It Will Roll Out Of Wall-Mountable Soundbar NW700 At CES 2018

Samsung Verifies It Will Roll Out Of Wall-Mountable Soundbar NW700 At CES 2018

Samsung, apart from launching its biggest monitor of the world in India, has declared a new item that it will be launching at the next CES 2018 meeting, which is starting from January 9–12, 2018. The device is a well-equipped sound bar dubbed as the NW700 Soundbar Sound+.

The tech major of South Korea claims the new soundbar will arrive as an heir to the model of MS650 Sound+ and will be slotting in sound-improving functions. These functions comprise distortion-cancelling, multi-speaker control, and wide-range tweeters. The firm claims all these techs are designed at Valencia in California at its personal Audio Lab. The tech of distortion cancelling in the soundbar forecast distortion at the end of the movement from speaker and makes the essential changes prior to the distortion really occurs.

Apart from this, the soundbar also has 3 modes—Standard mode, Smart mode, and the Surround Mode. As discussed in the authorized press image, the soundbar will be featuring a sleek and slim design externally. The item is 53.5 mm broad and is claimed to be 41% thinner than its precursor. There is also a built-in sub-woofer in the new device from Samsung.

“Samsung carries on spend in development of the product that fuses technology and lifestyle in an innovative and seamless manner,” claimed senior vice president of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, Jurack Chae, to the media in an interview. “With our new NW700 Soundbar Sound+, we are not only pledged to superior design of the product, but also to catering supreme quality of sound to our users,” claimed Chae.

On the sidelines, Samsung also declared in its official blog post that it has began mass making the first 10nm class 2nd-generation 8GB DDR4 DRAM of the industry. This is for next-gen device, claims the company.

Samsung Introduces Largest Curved Monitor Of The World In India

Samsung Introduces Largest Curved Monitor Of The World In India

Samsung, the consumer electronics major, has rolled out the largest curved monitor of the world in India. The ultra-wide 49-inch curved monitor has a price label of Rs 150,000 and will be obtainable on all the top retail outlets and Samsung Shop in the nation. The ultra-wide 49-inch curved, OLED monitor has a fully fluid, bezel-free, and fast-paced field of sight. The firm states that it is developed for professionals since the big display makes it simpler to work.

Speaking of the gadget, VP for consumer electronics enterprise business of Samsung India Puneet Sethi claimed, “Samsung has always been at the vanguard of innovations that are targeted for users and the roll out of QLED Curved monitor is in proportion to that very pledge. An ideal companion for gaming enthusiasts and serious business professionals, the monitor is not only the largest in the segment, but also a style setter when it comes to technology and specifications.”

The device also sports Flicker Free Technology and Eye Saver Mode that improves comfort of the eye. This is ideal for professionals who require investing long period every day at their work places. The Eye Saver Mode of the device blocks wavelengths of Blue light that stimulate the retina more in comparison to what any other color does, in this manner lowering fatigue of eye.

The application of Easy Setting Box S/W on the desktop allows consumer partition the device into displays of different functional configurations and sizes for clever multitasking. Other functions comprise finer control, increased speed, and various input ports that make it simpler to link the device with any other device. The device bundles in HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology that provides greater depth, contrast, and range to the color, permitting light areas to come into view as brighter and dark areas to come into view as darker.

Music App Shazam Rolls New Function For iPad And iPhone Consumers

Music App Shazam Rolls New Function For iPad And iPhone Consumers

Just days post it was obtained by technology major Apple, the popular music application Shazam has included offline mode for iPad and iPhone consumers. The new function permits iOS consumers to save snippets of song even when their iPads or iPhones are not online. The app identifies automatically the songs once the gadgets are online again. The update comes with 11.6.0 as version of the iOS application.

Here is the release notes for variants that adds offline mode:

Keep Shazaming, even when you’re offline! Next time the music’s on but the WiFi isn’t, simply tap the big blue button and we’ll name that song as soon as you’re back online. Now we’ll notify you immediately, even if you don’t have the Shazam app open. Don’t forget to keep your Shazams safe and in sync between your devices. Simply create an account and we’ll back up your Shazams so you’ll never lose them.

Apple obtained Shazam, the music-recognition app, previously this month. Although the firm did not reveal the value of the agreement, on the other hand, a report on a website capitalized the acquirement at $400 Million. This makes it second largest acquirement of Apple in the music sector. In May 2014, the firm had obtained Beats Electronics and Beats Music in an agreement approximately with a price tag of $2.6 billion.

It is still unknown how the app of Shazam will develop below Apple. Experts are not certain about the long-terms plans of the company concerning Shazam and also if the application will carryon to stay independent. The technology of Shazam is already incorporated into Siri, the voice assistant of Apple.

The music app of Shazam also has features of augmented reality and image recognition, which experts feel Apple might additional leverage into it its future AR hardware and Siri.

Microsoft Eliminates Google’s Chrome From Its Store

Microsoft Eliminates Google’s Chrome From Its Store

A couple of days post confirmation from Microsoft that Apple iTunes will be arriving in 2018 to its Store, Google has transported its browser app of Chrome in the Windows Store. On the other hand, what was astonishing was that the search behemoth bundled the app for Windows 10 that automatically opened the download page of Chrome. This indicates that when a consumer of Windows 10 downloaded the app of Chrome onto the desktop, it took the user to the page for downloading the app of Chrome.

Afterwards, as posted by the website The Verge, Microsoft eliminated the app of Chrome from the Microsoft Store, claiming that it breached their rules. “We have eliminated the app of Google Chrome Installer from Microsoft Store, as it breaches our policies of Microsoft Store,” claimed the spokesperson of the company to The Verge. “We greet Google to make a browser app compatible with Microsoft Store and compliant with our policies of Microsoft Store.”

It is claimed that Google is doubtful to bring a complete-fledged application in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10. This is due to the fact that the Store applications employ JavaScript and HTML engines offered by Microsoft itself. On the other hand, Google in its Chrome employs its own Blink interpretation engine.

In addition to this, a couple of days back, Microsoft declared that users of Windows 10 might have to stay for some more period to get Apple iTunes. “It has been time that we are operating with Microsoft to give the complete experience of iTunes to our users and we require a bit of more time to get it correct,” claimed a spokesperson of Apple to the media through an emailed statement.

Neither of the two tech behemoths have verified precisely when iTunes will be arriving to Microsoft Store. The absence of iTunes from the Microsoft will leave users of Windows 10 restricted to apps in the Store.

Apple To Purchase Music Recognizing App Shazam

Apple To Purchase Music Recognizing App Shazam

Apple is in discussions to purchase Shazam, the popular song recognition app, since the tech behemoth attempts to vie with Spotify, the streaming leader. This data was reported by the local technology news site last week. The technology news site, quoting unidentified people, claimed that the deal might be declared this week with financial conditions not yet obvious. A spokesperson for Apple refused to answer to the media.

Since its establishment in 1999, Shazam has provided a high-tech solution to longtime agony of the listeners over not distinguishing music in bars or on the radio, permitting consumers recognize songs via microphones of their phones. Shazam, which is situated in London, last year claimed that it had crossed the milestone of 1 Billion downloads on handsets.

But it only lately began to see productivity by slotting in ads and joining hands up with other tech companies comprising Apple and Spotify, to which it refers traffic. It might stay to be witnessed how Apple might incorporate Shazam, which also encounters contestants such as SoundHound. Apple, which previously with iTunes transformed online music, in 2015 rolled out Apple Music as the industry shifts to streaming, which provides limitless on-demand service and listening.

In September, Apple claimed that the facility had more than 30 Million users. This is a quick rise but still behind of industry dominator Spotify, which claimed that it had 80 Million users on its free tier and 60 Million more paying consumers as of July. This data was given by the sources to the media in an interview with the sole condition to being unnamed. Stockholm-located Spotify previously last week declared that it and Tencent were taking minority shares in each other. This is an expected sign of growth ambitions of Spotify in the most populous nation of the world, where it is not yet there.

People Of India Use Mobiles Most For Entertainment And Social Media

People Of India Use Mobiles Most For Entertainment And Social Media

People of India employ their mobile handsets most for entertainment and social communication. The standard mobile Internet consumer in India invests around 70% of the time on applications such as WhatsApp and Facebook, as well as entertainment & music apps. This is far more in comparison to the users in the U.S., who use these applications for only half of the time they invest on the mobile handset. This data was released in a report by investment firm Omidyar Network. People in the U.S. invest a good quantity of time also on commerce, news, and gaming.

On an standard basis, a consumer in India invests 200 Minutes each day on mobile supplications, lower than the average of the consumer in the U.S., which is 300 Minutes each day. Out of the 70% of the time people in India are busy on entertainment and social media, 38% is invested only on social media behemoth Facebook and its family of applications such as Instagram and WhatsApp. This supremacy in India by the Facebook family is far more in comparison to the people in the U.S., where their consumption is just 18% of time from a user.

MD and partner of Omidyar Network India, Roopa Kudva, claims this recommends a shortage of area focused platforms for social communication in the country and is a chance for startups. “Presently, Facebook and WhatsApp make up 95% of social applications in India. This is only 55% in the U.S., where users invest their time on other domestic applications as well. In the same way, in entertainment, You-Tube makes up for 47% of entertainment application consumption in the country, against just 17% in the U.S. As the price of data drops down, there is huge chance for entrepreneurs to employ this sector. ShareChat is one application which is performing well in the country, with 8 Million downloads,” she claimed.

Google Launches “Hey Google” Hot Word To More Handsets

Google Assistant

Seems like your time to say “Ok Google” to activate the Google Assistant on your handsets is over. The search behemoth rolled out a new hot word “Hey Google” with its smart speaker Google Home in 2016. This was afterward spotted trialing in handsets in October. And currently, the firm has lastly begun launching it out to more smartphones.

While it is difficult to decode which handsets in specific have got this function, various Android consumers took it to Reddit, verifying that the company is launching out the hot word “Hey Google” to activate the Assistant.

“I just got a message to install Assistant once more with the capability to employ “Hey Google” and “Ok Google.” So far it appears to operate fine,” claimed one of the consumers. This was chased by various comments from the users verifying the same. Some of the handsets that have been cited comprise OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5, Samsung Galaxy S7, Moto G5S Plus, Xiaomi Mi A1, Samsung Galaxy S6, Xiaomi Mi 5, and more.

The firm is claimed to be updating the gadgets, requesting consumers to re-install the voice assistant. As a fraction of installation it requests consumers to say “Hey Google” in place of “Ok Google.” On the other hand, this does not indicate you can only employ
“Hey Google” to activate the Assistant. You will be allowed to employ both hot words for the similar operation.

Previously this month Google Assistant received the capability of searching for local utilities assistance from close by regions. “No matter what queries you are asking—whether about a local company or local traffic—your Google Assistant must be capable of helping. And beginning this week, it is getting more enhanced at assisting you, if you are seeking for close by facilities such as a plumber, electrician, house cleaner and others,” claims the blog post of the company.

Few Hours After Its Release, Google Chrome Installer App Was Pulled Off From Microsoft Store

It was a bit surprise for Windows users when the Chrome Installer app was released on the Microsoft Store by Google. However, Microsoft did not allow the list last too long and pulled off the application immediately hours after its roll out. Microsoft, in a statement, mentioned breach of its store policies as the cause for pulling off the Chrome Installer application.

The application had only provided a readdress to the Chrome browser’s download link, on the website of Google. The complete browser is not accessible for download from the Store of Microsoft, ruining stuff for the users of Windows 10 S who are restricted to simply the Microsoft Store for installation of the application.

Google Chrome Installer App

A spokesperson for Microsoft, in a statement, clarified the judgment to take away the application from the Microsoft Store. He said, “We have pulled off the Google Chrome Installer Application from the Microsoft Store, because it defies our Microsoft Store rules,” mentioning that applications should “offer distinct and unique value,” and that the company hails “Google to develop a Microsoft Store browser application acquiescent with our Microsoft Store regulations.”

Google Chrome is rooted in the Blink rendering engine of Google, whereas the browser applications on the Microsoft Store should make use of JavaScript and HTML engines presented by Windows 10. Not many Windows 10-based machines operate on Windows 10 S, rendering Google less motive to design a separate application for the Microsoft Store.

It is being considered that a new Chrome Installer application has been issued by Google in an attempt to take on counterfeit third-party applications that impersonate the Chrome browser on the Store. Since long, Google and Microsoft have been combating the browser war. Last year, in August, Windows 10 had asked users to drop Google Chrome and shift to Edge.

Microsoft, this year, in April, had asserted that Edge browser provides over 2 Hours more battery life compared to Google Chrome.