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Tech Wrap: BlackRock malware, Windows 10 bug and more

More news includes ProtonVPN deciding to continue operating in HongKong and the JioMart app coming to the Play Store and App Store.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 22:01 IST
Here's everything that made headlines in tech today.
Here's everything that made headlines in tech today. (Pixabay)

The tech world today was dominated by the news of an Android malware, BlackRock, making a come back. The new and reinforced strain of BlackRock, unlike its previous version can steal passwords and credit card information among other things.

In addition to this we saw a report detailing the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown in India on Apple. We also saw ProtonVPN deciding to continue operating in Hong Kong especially at a time when other VPN providers are slowly leaving the area.

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So here's a look at today's top tech news:

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BlackRock Android malware makes a comeback

BlackRock Android malware, which was first discovered in May this year, made a comeback with the ability to steal data from 337 apps including popular apps such as Snapchat, Gmail and Uber.

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 bug causes internet connectivity issues

Microsoft has admitted that the Windows 10 version 2004 or the Windows 10 May 2020 update contains a bug that displays false internet connection warnings for some personal computers. The company has reportedly confirmed an issue with the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) that leads to users seeing the “No Internet Access” notification.

JioMart app available on Play store, App store

Reliance Jio has officially rolled out the JioMart app. The app is now available for download on Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store.

Apple felt Covid-19 impact the least in India: Canalys

Canalys in its latest report has stated that smartphone shipments in India fell by 48% to 17.3 million units in Q2 2020. The company also said that Apple was least impacted by the pandemic. The iPhone maker's shipments fell just by 20% year-on year to touch just over 250,000 in Q2 2020.

ProtonVPN is staying in Hong Kong

At a time when other VPN providers are leaving Hong Kong, ProtonVPN has decided to stay back. The company has implemented several measures to keep its servers safe.

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First Published Date: 19 Jul, 22:52 IST
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