Tech Wrap-Up 6-9-2022, which is National Donald Duck Day. Who’s the leader of the club? Not Donald Duck. However, at 88 years old today, Donald leads the birthday club. Donald Duck made his film debut on June 9, 1934, in the Disney cartoon The Wise Little Hen. Known as both a prankster and a poseur, Donald Duck has a tendency to dish it out without being able to take it. While you figure out how to contort your mouth to make a Donald Duck voice, Tech Help Knowledgebase wraps up the day with a summary of today’s most engaging stories from our social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, hashtag clicks, and detail expands) and by the number of impressions received. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.
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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up
Researchers from Blackberry and Intezer discovered Symbiote, a parasitic new Linux malware that provides attackers with rootkit functionality. Attackers may have developed Symbiote to target financial institutions in Latin America. For example, some domain names associated with the malware impersonate Brazilian banks as well as the Federal Police of Brazil.
A survey of 700 cloud security experts determined that the biggest cloud computing cybersecurity challenge is poor identity, access, and credential management. The survey points to a shift toward remote and hybrid work as a primary cause since remote workers often access corporate networks using SaaS and cloud-based productivity applications.
Google plans to introduce a new machine learning model to silence notification permission prompts in the next version of Chrome. Attackers could use the same notifications issued by legitimate sites to display phishing prompts or download malware. As such, Google’s plan to use machine learning to identify and block prompts that users are likely to ignore may improve security.
4. How to quickly disable apps on your Android phone or tablet (Android Police)
Is your Android device loaded up with pre-installed software and carrier bloatware? Suffer no more. Even though you may not be able to uninstall some of the apps, you may be able to disable them. This piece from Android Police shows you how to uninstall or disable apps from the app launcher and the settings menu.
5. All the handy iOS 16 features Apple didn’t tell you about (Tech Crunch)
Tech Crunch has done the due diligence with iOS 16 to identify some new features that Apple may have skimmed over in the WWDC 2022 keynote or not mentioned at all. For example, iOS 16 users will have the option to enable Focus mode using a schedule, location, or when you launch a specific app. Another one is Face ID will work in landscape mode for some devices.
6. 10 things iOS 16 ‘stole’ from Android (Android Central)
iOS 16 is still a month or so from release and I am already bored by it. It is because I am already familiar with many of the new features from using an Android phone for a few years. Android Central shows us ten features borrowed from Android that are coming to iOS 16. See for yourself.
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