Daily News – 18th of June 2019
What’s new

Instagram is testing new procedures to regain access to hacked accounts

Instagram will have new features that could make it harder for hackers to steal accounts and hold them for ransom. Hackers have been targeting high-profile Instagram accounts owned by influencers, and threatening to delete them unless victims pay up. These users often can’t retrieve their profiles through traditional methods because the hackers will take measures like changing the account’s email address and phone numbers to prevent recoveries.
You can read more here. 

Google will let Android users in the UK and France use RCS messaging

RCS (Rich Communication Services) essentially is the “upgraded” version of SMS. With RCS, users are not limited to just sending strings of text. They can send media files such as images and video, as well as hyperlinks and things like GPS coordinates that link directly to Google Maps.
More info are available here. 

New products

Vivo 1951

The phone will have Snapdragon 710 processor and 6GB of RAM. It will come with Android 9 Pie OS.
More info here. 

Honor 20i

Honor 20i has a 6.21-inch full-HD+ display, Kirin 710F processor and Mali G51MP4 GPU. It has 4GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
More info here. 

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Huawei’s CEO reveals that the U.S. ban will cost the company $30 billion

The United States has put Huawei on an export blacklist citing national security issues, forcing companies like Alphabet Inc’s Google and British chip designer ARM to limit or cease their relationships with the Chinese company. Huawei CEO, Ren Zhengfei, said that his company would rebound in the next few years, once it had completed a “switch over of products”.
You can read more here. 

US recommended that Windows users should immediately upgrade their device

US Government published an alert for Windows users to patch the critical severity Remote Desktop Services (RDS) RCE security flaw known as BlueKeep. This is the fourth warning for users to patch or upgrade their systems after two others from Microsoft and one from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).
More info can be found here. 


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