Why you End Up having a New Device whether you Want it or Not

We all have been in a situation where we buy a new device and as soon as it is plugged in, it asks for updates to run it.

Then we spend hours and hours to downloading and updating our device to run certain mobile applications.

Every year big tech companies like Google and Apple add certain devices in their Vintage devices list.

What are Vintage Technologies?

These include all the devices that can not have updated operating systems and certain updates cannot work on these devices.

Upgrading to Google’s newest smartphones will not insulate them from this problem for long. Owners of the latest Pixel 5 are told to expect this device (released in October 2020) to be made vintage in 2023.

While Apple has a reputation for supporting devices for longer than Google and Samsung with Android, even Apple owners are occasionally in for a shock, such as those users who bought the Apple Watch SE or Apple Watch 3 late last year only to discover it only works with an iPhone 6s or above.

Even WhatsApp’s recent update highlighted the devices on which it will not be able to work. So, it’s not just about devices companies anymore!

Technology Change

Technology is not what it used to be. Twenty years ago, we could buy a laptop, and everything would work pretty much the same for over a decade.

For instance, if we want to play some old computer games, there’s an argument that an old machine or operating system will be a better choice to play on as a newer machine will run the game too fast, or be incompatible and not run it at all.

So, what is the solution to this problem of expiring technology? One suggestion is that manufacturers move to making devices more modular, comprised of several detachable components.

Apart from this, operating system updates may seem intrusive at times, but the truth is completing your update is a critical step to protect against cyberattacks and to keep your device performing at its best.

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Intel added hardware-based ransomware detection to 11th gen CPUs

Recently, Intel announced at CES 2021 that they have come up with hardware-based ransomware detection and have added it to their newly announced 11th generation Core vPro business-class processors. 

These hardware-based detections are accomplished using Intel Threat Detection Technology (Intel TDT) and Hardware Shield that run directly on the CPU underneath the operating system and firmware layers. 

It is a built-in security feature that out-of-the-box security protections directly to the CPU hardware, such as: 

  • Helping to prevent malicious code injection by restricting memory access in the BIOS at runtime. 
  • Dynamically launching the OS and hypervisor in an Intel® hardware–secured code environment inaccessible from firmware. This technique also helps verify that the operating system and its virtual environment are running directly on Intel hardware, as opposed to malware that is spoofing the hardware. 
  • Providing operating system visibility into the BIOS- and firmware-protection methods used at boot time. 

Intel TDT uses hardware telemetry to detect file less malware, crypto mining, polymorphic malware, and ransomware in real-time based on CPU metrics and behavioral detections.  

When a threat is discovered, TDT will send signals to security software integrated with the platform to alert it of the threat. 

Intel TDT also allows security software to offload memory scans to the onboard Intel graphics engine for better performance. 

As these features run directly on the CPU and run below any software, including the BIOS and firmware, it prevents malware from hiding from the hardware security features. 

So, if your system got affected by Ransomware then you don’t need to get worry for the loss of data because IT Company has strived to make their solution the easiest way to backup, store and share your files online.  

We use only the most reliable, fastest, and highly secure data centers to store your data. It runs silently in the background, backing up and uploading your data automatically. 

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WhatsApp’s New Update “Share your data with Facebook” is Question Mark to Their Original Policies

WhatsApp made it mandatory for users to share their data with Facebook otherwise they won’t be allowed to use the service anymore.

This news has become the highlight as it not only breaches the original promise to users when Facebook acquired WhatsApp back in 2014.

At that time, they clearly said that user’s data will remain private and it will not be shared with Facebook.

It is circulating that WhatsApp users will no longer have the option to opt-out from sharing their private data with Facebook as they are already receiving pop-up to agree to this update.

The compulsory changes are set to take effect on February 8,2021 and those users who will not accept this policy before the due date will not be able to use the service anymore.

According to new data sharing policy, user’s data will now be used to show personalized ads. Social media marketing is no doubt, one of the most popular ways to spreading out information. And this new update is expected to make the app more of an ad-driven product by creating better ways to personalize ads.

This upcoming change is disappointing for a lot of WhatsApp users as they like to minimize the data collection from Facebook, a company that’s faced repeated privacy controversies.

The new policy specifies the exact information that they will be collecting and sharing it with Facebook and related subsidiaries. It includes the phone number of your WhatsApp account, profile name and display photo. Moreover, who you’ve been communicating with, and the financial transactions you’ve made over the app.

According to social network, this new privacy policy is mainly focused on business messaging practices. Well, if businesses really want to spread the word like this then why not use SMS services.

Isn’t it too much information to be shared on Facebook? Yes, it sure is.

Let’s see what will happen next!

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Welcome to 2021 And Goodbye to Flash

2020 has been a nightmare for most of us and unfortunately the start of new year gave us another sad news. We are no longer to use Adobe Flash as we enter 2021, it is good news for a lot of users. As it entails a lot risks that came along with Flash.

From the past many years, we have been seeing vulnerabilities impacting Flash player. It has always been subject to hacking by cybercriminals and other nation-state hacking groups. Such hackers have always been able to install malware, execute malicious codes and gaining access to user’s computer.

The final demise of Adobe’s multimedia software platform is not a shocking news for us.

As it was first revealed in a corresponding announcement from Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google, and Mozilla in July 2017.

This decision was initially taken because of the decreasing number of people using this platform. Another most important reason is because of the vulnerabilities attached to it.

As we know that more secure and better performing open tech platforms are available such as. HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly.

Adobe Flash Player’s death is good news given the fact that it will drastically reduce the cyber-attacks threats actors can use to hack into web browsers and operating systems.

Microsoft said that customers will still want to use this service can run such software solutions in enterprise environments using dedicated Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer plug-ins.

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WhatsApp Will Only Support Few Devices in 2021

Due to massive technological change and stunning updates in smartphones.

WhatsApp has decided that it’s messaging App will not support smartphones which are running on older system software.

Smartphone users will either have to update their operating system or loose their access to WhatsApp. Is it a huge risk? YES

Which of the devices are going to have an impact?

Recently, WhatsApp’s official page regarding “Supported operating system’s” mentioned some of the changes required in the Mobile App’s operating system software.

Now, WhatsApp provide support to the following devices:

  • Android running OS 4.0.3 and newer
  • iPhone running iOS 9 and newer
  • Select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 newer, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2

According to the latest news, these changes will come into effect right from the start of coming year i.e. January 1, 2021.

Consumers who are still having iPhone 4 or lower will loose access to WhatsApp. Those users having iPhone 4s, 5, 5S, 6 or 6S will have to update their system in order to use WhatsApp.

Similarly, for Android users having devices that are not running on 4.0.3 or above will be affected. It includes previous models such as Galaxy S2.

The newest operating systems for Apple and Android are iOS 14 and Android 10 so there’s a fair margin between the software that is losing support and the current generation.

Considering the current situation, all smartphone users should check which operating system their device is running on, in order to ensure that it isn’t older than those mentioned above.

Any smartphone running on iOS 9 or Android 4.0.3 and above will not be affected by this round of changes by WhatsApp.

API integrations will run smoothly on these devices.

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