Android users, 2019’s most ‘dangerous’ threat for your phones

Google’s latest security bulletin (for December 2019) has ‘bad news’ for Android smartphoneusers. The advisory names three security flaws, one of which Google has termed as “most severe”. For, it can permanently brick your Android smartphones. Here’s all you need to know about this ‘dangerous threat’ and more … The threat has been revealed in Google’s December 2019 Android Security

Amazon disables search-seeding tool used by merchants to boost visibility

US-headquartered Amazon has disabled its search-seeding tool which helped merchants improve search results on its India marketplace. The service has been reportedly stopped after the marketplace found merchants abusing the tool. Sellers or merchants often press to appear on the first couple of pages as they find it helpful in attracting more consumers. The search-seeding

Microsoft says 44 million customers using leaked passwords

Microsoft has discovered that over 44 million users of its Azure and Microsoft Services Accounts (MSA) are using leaked credentials to log into their accounts. The Microsoft identity threat research team regularly checks billions of credentials obtained from different breaches to look for compromised credentials in the Microsoft systems. In 2019, the threat research team

EPF subscriber? How to update EPFO KYC online

New Delhi: Just like you need to give KYC documents to open a bank account or to invest in mutual funds and shares, you also need to fulfil the KYC criteria for your employees’ provident fund (EPF) account. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) allows you to complete the KYC process online. It uses Aadhaar and

Consumers will soon be able to use UPI for cash withdrawals

Consumers will soon be able to use the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) for cash withdrawals, apart from merchant payments and interpersonal transactions. Public sector lender Bank of India has already introduced this facility for its own customers, in partnership with Mumbai-based payments company AGS Transact Technologies. Further, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which