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Banks remove apps from Google Play store over Samsung security flaw

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Banks remove apps from Google Play store over Samsung security flaw

The mobile banking users have been placed at a security glitch risk related to fingerprint sensors on a few Samsung smartphones, said a no. of banks.

Few, including Bank of Scotland and NatWest, have removed their applications temporarily from Google’s Play Store- that is available to use on Samsung smartphones- till the problem gets rectified.

Experts are yet to determine the nature of this glitch, but it is expected to be fixed soon through an update. The smartphone maker is yet to comment on the matter,

As per a BBC report, any person could unlock the devices through the fingerprint sensor, when it was utilized along with certain kind of screen protectors.

Through a tweet, Bank of Scotland warned its customers who use Samsung phones and asked them to disable using fingerprint reader for its app. Meanwhile, a NatWest spokesperson said that the bank has removed its application for Google’s Android store for all the customers using Samsung S10 handsets. This is because of reports of a security flaw related to these handsets and the bank hopes to get its app back on the store briefly once the problem is resolved, the spokesperson added.

Notably, HSBC has also reportedly issued similar warning to its customers.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 prices just crashed to their LOWEST ever

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Samsung Galaxy S10 prices just crashed to their LOWEST ever

A no. of retailers in the UK are presently selling away Samsung Galaxy S10E phone at a whopping £170 discount.

The offer, which is available at select outlets including John Lewis and Argos, lowers the cost of the device to only £499.

The Samsung Galaxy S10E, prism green and canary yellow variants with 128GB storage are now available at £499. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S10E black and prism white variants with 128GB storage are now available at £599. However, the retailers are not offering a similar discount on the white and black variants of the handset. If you wish to get your hands on these two color finishes, you will receive just £70 off.

For those who are not familiar already, the Samsung Galaxy S10E basically is designed for those who want a smartphone which can be used single-handedly. The handset features a 5.8inch display without bezels, meaning that you can reach from the phone’s one side of AMOLED display on to the other relatively with ease.

Despite the small screen size of the phone, don’t think that Samsung has sacrificed on its features or specs. The Galaxy S10E still comes loaded with same Exynos 9820 chipset just like its expensive counterparts. Besides, the phone also comes packed with some other great specs such as reverse wireless-charge feature, one headphone jack and water resistance as well.

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Android users have just been warned to delete these dangerous apps

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Android users have just been warned to delete these dangerous apps

The researchers at ESET are warning Android users to delete 42 apps available on Google Play Store as they contain harmful adware which can drain data, battery life as well as garner personal data.

ESET’s malware researcher Lukas Stefanko noted in one blog post that each of these identified 42 apps since have been taken down from Google’s Android store. However, these amassed an overall 8mn downloads during the time they were available but continue to remain available in a few 3rd-party application stores still.

Stefanko has listed 21 applications in question as well as detailed out package names related to remaining 21 applications via a blog post.

The applications that were listed out areSaveInsta, Smart Gallery, Free Radio FM Online, Mini lite for Facebook,Free social video downloader, Free Video Downloader, Water Drink Reminder, File Downloader, DU Recorder, Smart Notes for You, Heroes Jump, Tank classic,Ringtone Maker, Solucionario,Ringtone Maker Pro, Video downloader, HikeTop+, Basketball Perfect Shot, Flat Music Player,Free Top Video Downloader and MP4 video downloader.

In simple words, each of these ESET-identified applications were believed to be working as mentioned in their respective listing but contained harmful malware as well.

Though they were not named, the apps showed a presence in Apple App Store as well.

ESET is yet to learn who’s the developer responsible for the adware present in the app.

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Rendering of leaked PS5 design brings the rumored console to life

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Rendering of leaked PS5 design brings the rumored console to life

If you had any misgivings with regards to the leaked patent for game console by PlayStation assuming that it could be the much-anticipated PlayStation-5, you actually might be pleased to hear the news that Sony actually has been using this design. This is at least till the actually model under production was to look like 3D rendering designed by LetsGoDigital.

The first one to report news about this leaked patent was the Dutch Publication. They created their very own 3D renders to show how the upcoming PlayStation 5 would actually look when it hits the market. All of this was based on patented illustrations which were obtained while showcasing the consoles from various angles. This includes both the ports as well as back section.

While this 3D console in the illustrations might actually look like any weird-looking device for night vision far in the future, it is quite a different look from what was brought together for the current PS4 design. The 3D renders created by LetsGoDigital have managed to take things up a notch while adding a cool factor to the device.

This version of the PS5 doesn’t bring the white body with shaded gray. It sports a completely black sleek exterior that is shiny to look at.

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