Daily News – 12th of April 2019
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A WinRAR vulnerability gave hackers ‘full control’ of Windows PC

Check Point revealed in February that a malicious ACE file could place malware anywhere on a Windows PC after being extracted by WinRAR. The group of hackers called MuddyWater is using a spam campaign to hijack victims’ computers and steal sensitive information. MuddyWater’s activities are known to target users in the Middle East, Europe, and the US.
You can read more here. 

Future Android system updates might come from the Play Store

According to an article from 9to5Google, version 14.5.52 of the Play Store includes several strings related to downloading and installing a “System Update”. If Google ends up making the change to how Android updates are pushed, it would likely look similar to how updates are currently delivered, just in Google Play instead.
More info are available here. 

New products

Samsung Galaxy A20e

The phone will have a 5.8-inch HD+ Infinity V display, octa-core Exynos 7884 processor and a 3000mAh battery. It will come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
More info here. 

Realme 3 Pro

Realme 3 Pro will have Snapdragon 675 processor and 4GB or 6GB RAM of RAM. It will be launched on April 22.
More info here. 

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Google’s Currents app is its enterprise replacement for Google+

Google Currents is a platform created to replace Google+, still active for G Suite customers. The company says Currents has a new look and feel compared to Google+ and it’s been streamlined to make it faster to post content and tag it. Posts from a company’s top executives can be given priority in the Currents stream to make sure employees see it.
You can read more here. 

Apple persuades suppliers to use only renewable energy when making iPhones

The company managed to almost double the number of suppliers who have opted to use green energy to produce its products. Apple announced that it will exceed its goal of having 4 gigawatts of renewable energy in its supply chain by next year.
More info can be found here. 

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