Tek On The Street

TEK On The Street: Chronicles Of The Infamous Phishing E-mail

Professionally, or personally, it can be easy to be currently overwhelmed by this current epidemic, but we are continuing to stay thankful and continue to move forward. That said, we’ve seen the adjustment of the transition from office to home ignite within just hours or a few short days.

Data Security is just not about computers and servers anymore! In addition, data security is not just for the cyber attack, it’s for any data incident that could happen. These events result in backend rules that have been created by Threat Actors which can result in critical and highly sensitive information to be forwarded to hackers’ mailboxes.…

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TEK On The Street: Go Ahead, Try Your Luck. There’s An App For That.

Google will allow gambling apps, casino games, and sports betting platforms on the Play Store. Ads for these apps will also be allowed, but their serving will be very strictly controlled. Until now, the Play Store has allowed content and services that facilitate online gambling apps in only a few countries worldwide, most notably France, Ireland, and the U.K. While Google also allows certain gambling apps in Brazil, the offerings are limited to those approved by Caixa Economica Federal, a government-owned financial institution.

The developers of these apps will have to acquire the relevant license in accordance with their country’s laws.…

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TEK On The Street: Chat Apps That Help You Stay in Touch With Your Friends via Texts, Calls & More!

 

One of the most popular Indian chat apps, Hike Messenger (now known as Hike Sticker Chat), has announced its abrupt shutdown. While some of its features will find their way to related apps, this practically means that many of you will need to start searching for the best Hike Messenger alternatives.

 

12/ Today we’re announcing that we will be sunsetting StickerChat in Jan’21.

We thank you all for giving us your trust. We wouldn’t be here without you ❤️

All your data will be available to download in the app. Your HikeMoji will continue to be available in both Vibe & Rush!

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TEK On The Street: Those Copy Cats!

Crooks are copying legitimate apps and lace them with “out-of-context” adware components. Users are having difficulty realizing which app is serving the intrusive ads. The apps have been removed from the Play Store, but only after 10 million people downloaded them. A team of researchers at ‘Satori Threat Intelligence’ has found 164 copycat Android apps that have a total of 10 million downloads on the Play Store. Google has already removed all of them following the relevant reports, but a large number of people may still be using them on their devices.

All of these apps mimic popular software projects like mobile AV tools or games, but in reality, they are just adware.…

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TEK On The Street: Cyberpunk 2077, The Bugs Got To Go!

Not only have users had it with Cyberpunk 2077, but Sony has also decided to pull Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store after numerous complaints and money-back requests from a large number of customers who were disappointed by the quality of the game. Users have flooded social media with hilarious in-game clips revealing all sorts of bugs.

SIE strives to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, and we will begin to offer a full refund for all gamers who have purchased Cyberpunk 2077 via PlayStation Store and want a refund. Please visit the following link to initiate the refund: https://t.co/DEZlC0LmUG

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TEK On The Street: We Want Freedom

The jailbreak app store ‘Cydia’ has submitted a lawsuit against Apple, making anti-trust allegations. The unofficial app store requires a passage into the official iOS market, as well as “fair-play” assurances. This is yet another problem added on the same pile for Apple, after Epic Games, Spotify, Blix, and Tile. Cydia, “the original app store for the iOS platform,” is suing Apple, alleging anti-competitive behavior that pushes third-party stores outside the valuable ecosystem.

This is exactly what the ‘Coalition for App Fairness’ has been trying to achieve, with its members grown to 45 today. So, Cydia is joining the fight with a lawsuit submitted in the US District Court of California.…

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TEK On The Street: Find Your Prosperous VPN

You already know that VPNs come with many benefits. Still, just like any other type of software, VPNs also have a few downsides. Among those, a decrease in your Internet connection speed is something you can expect no matter which VPN you choose to buy.

There are many benefits with VPNs, but there are a few downsides too. VPN IP Addresses  are visible and if they weren’t visible, the server couldn’t communicate with the Internet or your device.

Your ISP or any network admin can easily see the IP address of the VPN server you connect to. Don’t forget – the connection is running on their network, and they have total control over it.…

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TEK On The Street: Be Gone Error Code 27

We all are up on the latest video streaming and when paying the extra cash to keep the family happy is not bombproof, we have issues. Error Code 27 is becoming the universal language in more than a few households.

We’re sorry, but we cannot play the video you requested. Please try again. If the problem persists, visit the Disney+ Help Center (Error Code 27).

Whether it’s a glitch or the video is simply not yet available in your area remains to be seen. Fixing this particular error code may be possible by taking these few steps;

  • First of all, you need to make sure to run the title of the video in the search feature.
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TEK On The Street: Project Zero And Apple

iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 land with 24 fixes, three of which concern zero-day flaws. Two of those flaws are on the kernel, leading to privilege and escalation and remote code execution. These key discoveries come  from researchers who may soon stop reporting them to Apple. iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 are out, and they are addressing a rich set of flaws on a wide range of components. Among them, there are three actively exploited zero-day flaws, which were discovered and reported to Apple by Google’s ‘Project Zero’ researchers.

Zero-days are vulnerabilities that have been discovered and exploited by hackers but not by anyone in the white-hat research community.…

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TEK On The Street: Google Working The VPN

Google will roll out a VPN service for Android users in the US through the Google One app. The service will cover the entire activity of an Android device, so it won’t be app-specific. There are some concerns about user privacy, but Google is looking to clear them off with independent audits.

The Google One app on Android is about to get a VPN layer that will help users encrypt their online activity with a single tap. Google says this will work universally no matter what app or browser is used, so whatever the Android device streams, downloads, or sends as data packets over the internet will be encrypted.…

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