Be Careful Downloading Clubhouse App On Android

Clubhouse has taken the internet by storm. Or rather, it has taken the iOS ecosystem by storm, since the company has yet to release an Android version of their increasingly popular app. If you’re not sure what all the fuss is about, Clubhouse is an audio chat app that is invitation only. If you get an invite, you can listen …

Memory Savings Improvements Makes Windows 10 Google Chrome Faster

If you’re a Google Chrome user, and you’re interested in maximizing the overall performance of your system, then Google’s recent announcement about their browser is sure to make you smile. The release of Chrome 89 includes enhancements design to make it run notably faster on Windows 10 and use significantly fewer resources on both Android and macOS-driven devices. According to …

Internet Browsers Blocking Some Ports Due To Security Vulnerabilities

If you rely on TCP port 554, you’ll probably want to do a bit of reconfiguration. Last year, security researchers discovered a new version of the NAT Slipstream vulnerability that allowed hackers to deploy malicious scripts in order to bypass a website visitor’s NAT firewall and access any TCP/UDP port on the visitor’s internal network. If this issue sounds vaguely …

Google To Add Password Breach Prevention Feature To Android

If you’re a Google Chrome user, then you’ve probably already used or at least seen the Password Checkup feature in action. It’s the little popup box you see when you type in a password to a website that requires a login and Chrome detects that the password has been compromised. At that point, you’ll get a helpful box asking if …

Trusted Google Domain Helped Hackers Get Past Security

Hackers have found a new tool in their never-ending quest to cause trouble. They’ve begun abusing the Apps Script business application developed by Google in a bid to steal credit card and personally identifiable information. That’s significant because given Google’s dominant position on the internet, the Apps Script is widely trusted by the market. That fact allows hackers to mask …

Update To Popular Android App Included Malware Infection

Do you use the popular Android app, “Barcode Scanner?” If so, you’re certainly not alone. The app has racked up more than 10 million downloads on Google’s Play Store and is one of the most popular apps in its class. It’s a simple, straightforward bit of code that does exactly what it sounds like it does, which is why so …

Staying Up To Date On Software Patches Is Critical

Google’s Project Zero security team has an impressive track record when it comes to chasing down and addressing the most critical security flaws found. They’re tireless in their work, which has saved untold billions of dollars and hampered the efforts of hackers all over the world. The team has gathered some rather shocking statistics, however, including this eye-opener: Based on …

Music Searches On Google Desktop Got A Helpful Update

These days, smart devices seem to get the lion’s share of developer time and attention, but Google has recently made a few changes to their desktop search that have made entries easier to read. Initially, the company rolled out the changes for preview on any search related to COVID-19. More recently, they’ve expanded the territory that the redesign covers and …

Newest Google Maps Update Benefits Electric Vehicle Owners

Android Automotive is struggling to gain widespread acceptance in the auto world, which seems strange at first glance, given how many people rely on Google Maps for navigation. Nonetheless, a number of automakers are planning to incorporate Android Automotive into their vehicles over the next few years, so the company is slowly making headway. Naturally, Google Maps plays an integral …

New Chrome Update Version Removes Flash And FTP

On January 19th, 2021, Google released a new Chrome version–Chrome 88. The most notable part of this release is the removal of the Adobe Flash Player and FTP features. FTP Removal Google removed support for FTP in the Chrome browser because usage is significantly low and it is no longer viable to invest in improving the existing FTP client. However, …