Cyber threats involving Kim Kardashian and shopping site fraud were some of the topics that attracted dnetc readers in October. During that period, Microsoft released an update for Windows 10 and then suspended it due to a bug that deleted users' files without permission.
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In addition, new curious trends have emerged in the social networking scene, Google has announced the end of Google+ and we have given tips for recognizing fraudulent payment slips. Check the list and stay on top of the most talked about subjects among dnetc readers in October.
Check out the most important topics about software in the month of October Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / dnetc
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1. Photos of people on the floor on Instagram
The game "Falling Stars" took over posts on Instagram in which people appear lying on the floor simulating a fall. Originating in Russia, the chain aims to highlight objects of value in the images that have fallen from pockets and bags. The purpose of the photos is to boast a high standard life in a good-natured way. You can find thousands of posts like this using the hashtag #FallingStars on Instagram.
Post that would have given rise to the Falling Star prank on Instagram Photo: Reprdouo / Instagram
2. Reasons for Google+ failure
Google has announced that its social network Google+ will be shut down after data leaks from more than 500,000 users. However, the platform initiative has collected a number of errors in approach in the social media market. Among them, the attempt to rival the already stabilized Facebook, the low adhesion of developers, unattractive menus and its operation that was not intuitive for a social network. We have even prepared a tutorial that teaches you how to disable your Google+ account and save your data before the service ends.
Google+ closure after attack with data theft of 500 thousand users Photo: Divulgao / Google
3. Hackers blackmailing porn site users
The new form of hacker attack is to steal personal data from people who access porn sites. Then, the criminals send an email to the person asking for a deposit worth about R $ 2,900 in bitcoins so that the information is not disclosed. The threat indicates that malware has been installed on the PC to steal banking data and information on social networks.
In addition, the hacker claims to have images captured over the PC's web while the person watched pornographic videos. However, all this is nothing more than a bluff on the part of the scammer, so that experts from the cybersecurity area advise the victims not to pay the requested amount.
Attack on pornographic sites generates hacker attacks with data rescue Photo: Reproduo / Pond5
4. Stickers with your face to post on Instagram
The Gboard virtual keyboard has integrated access to Bitmoji, which makes it possible to create fun stickers with the user's face to disseminate on social networks. The keyboard allows you to send these stickers via Instagram direct message, or post stories with the stickers to have fun with Instagram friends.
Tip shows how to send stickers with your faces to friends on Instagram Photo: Anna Marques / dnetc
5. Extensive turns your face into a cartoon
An extension for Chrome allows you to create caricatures of the user in cartoon format. The avatar is created from the choice of face styles, hair and other characteristics that can make the figure look like you. Cartoon Yourself is free to use and offers to download the avatar to the computer at the end of the editing process.
Extensive Cartoon Yourself allows you to create an avatar with your face Photo: Reprdouo / Marvin Costa
6. Be careful when searching for Kim Kardashian
According to a McAfee survey, surveys of American celebrity Kim Kardashian could lead Internet users to access malicious websites. Cyber criminals take advantage of the socialite's interest to induce people to click on links that can capture personal data and install malware on the computer. Kim's sister, Kourtney Kardashian, is also among the names of the most dangerous celebrities in web searches.
Kim Kardashian very popular on social networks and therefore, cybercriminals associate her name for attacks on the web Photo: Aline Batista / dnetc
7. Winamp arrives in app for Android and iPhone
One of the most famous music players launch a version in app for Android and iPhone (iOS). Famous for rivaling iTunes and Windows Media Player in the 2000s, Winamp received support for playing media in the cloud, playlists, podcasts, online radio and audiobooks. Radionomy, which acquired the rights to the player in 2014, says it is preparing a new version of Winamp for PC.
Winamp receive verse in application for Android and iPhone Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho
8. Tips to know if a real bank slip
To help our readers not to fall for scams, we have prepared a series of tips that show how to identify the veracity of a bank slip. The payment method used fraudulently by criminals to steal people without their noticing. Typically, these actions happen when the barcode is changed so that the money at the time of payment goes to another recipient.
Tips show how to recognize fraudulent payment slips by criminals Photo: Reproduo / Kaspersky
9. Phishing scams in online stores grow 300% in 2018
In phishing attacks, criminals create fake online store pages to steal people's bank details. The information, offered by a study by IntSights Cyber Intelligence and Riskified, shows that this criminal practice is more used in Brazil, where the danger is 24.9% greater than the average. In order not to be deceived, pay attention to the security certificate of the websites and avoid offers with prices far below the market.
Phishing scams take advantage of the growth of online commerce Photo: Divulgao / IntSights
10. New features in Windows 10 October Update
The Windows 10 October update changes the interface of native software, games, new tools and news in the integration between the PC and the mobile phone. Highlighted is the platform "Your Phone", which integrates Android devices with the PC. In addition, there is now a dark mode for Explorer, a new multitasking mode called "Sets", an app for the Swiftkey virtual keyboard for touch screens and improvements to screenshots and other system features.
Despite system news, the update was suspended by Microsoft due to a critical bug that deleted user files without permission. The October Update has not been distributed yet, and the company said it was working on solutions to the error.
New features for Windows 10 arrive in the October Update version Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft
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