Apple Engineers Propose a New Standard for SMS OTPs

Engineers at Apple have proposed a standardized format for SMS One-Time Passcodes (OTP). To be specific, Apple engineers working on WebKit, the core-component of the Safari web browser have put forth the proposal with two goals. Firstly, the engineers want to eliminate the need for manually copying and pasting codes from SMSes, which can be Read more about Apple Engineers Propose a New Standard for SMS OTPs[…]

Google’s ‘OpenSK’ Platform Lets You Build Your Own 2FA Key

In a move that can go a long way towards enabling DIY enthusiasts and third-party hardware vendors build their own FIDO security keys and improve consumer access to hardware authenticator implementations, Google on Thursday open-sourced the firmware needed to create two-factor authentication (2FA) security keys. Called OpenSK, it supports both FIDO U2F and FIDO2 standards, Read more about Google’s ‘OpenSK’ Platform Lets You Build Your Own 2FA Key[…]

Realme XT Starts Receiving Realme UI Update Based on Android 10

Realme launched the Realme XT, the first 64MP camera phone in India last September. The device shipped with ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie. Realme has now started rolling out the company’s new Realme UI based on Android 10 for the smartphone. The update brings a whole bunch of new features including dark mode, Read more about Realme XT Starts Receiving Realme UI Update Based on Android 10[…]

Apex Legends Season 4 Trailer Reveals Humanoid Assassin Revenant

Respawn Entertainment has released the Apex Legends Season 4 trailer that shows us a typical day in the life of the latest character in the game, Revenant, who transformed from human to a terrifying robotic assassin. He is part of the game’s Season 4, called Assimilation, which will start February 4. The trailer shows Revenant Read more about Apex Legends Season 4 Trailer Reveals Humanoid Assassin Revenant[…]

Bezos Wouldn’t be Hacked if He Was Using Telegram, Claims Telegram Founder

Private instant messaging app Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov has said Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ data may not have been hacked if he had relied on Telegram instead of Facebook-owned WhatsApp which is full of malicious “backdoor” bugs. Facebook has blamed Apple’s operating system for the hacking of Bezos’ phone, saying WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption Read more about Bezos Wouldn’t be Hacked if He Was Using Telegram, Claims Telegram Founder[…]

Microsoft Announces up to $20,000 Reward Under Xbox Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft has announced the launch of the Xbox Bounty Program for gamers and cyber-security researchers to help identify security vulnerabilities in the Xbox Live network and services. In a blog post published Thursday, the company said that the goal of the bug bounty program is “to uncover significant vulnerabilities that have a direct and demonstrable Read more about Microsoft Announces up to $20,000 Reward Under Xbox Bug Bounty Program[…]

Instagram Details of Thousands of Users Leaked

A social media booting service called Social Captain, that helps users grow their Instagram follower counts, has leaked thousands of Instagram usernames and passwords for potential hackers. According to a TechCrunch report, Social Captain stored passwords of linked Instagram accounts in unencrypted plaintext. A website vulnerability allowed anyone access to any Social Captain user’s profile Read more about Instagram Details of Thousands of Users Leaked[…]

Apple Maps Redesign Starts Rolling out in the US

Apple has started rolling out its redesigned Apple Maps with a whole bunch of new features for users in the US. The update includes major improvements including better road coverage, real-time transit details, and improved navigation. Starting today, Apple Maps will show more detailed and accurate views of roads, buildings, parks, airports, malls, and more Read more about Apple Maps Redesign Starts Rolling out in the US[…]