Day: May 6, 2020

French Hacker Claims Aarogya Setu Flaw Reveals Unwell People in PMO, Army HQ, After IT Minister’s Assurance of Security

French security researcher Robert Baptiste (going by the pseudonym Elliot Alderson, or @fs0c131y on Twitter) posted that several Indian government officials are currently unwell, and that he got this information thanks to a flaw in the Aarogya Setu coronavirus contact tracing app which was made by Niti Aayog along with a number of volunteers. Baptiste has claimed that a vulnerability in the Aarogya Setu app let him see who is infected, unwell, and who has made a self COVID-19 assessment. Although he was initially contacted by Indian cyber security agencies, the team behind Aarogya Setu refuted his claims, and on Wednesday IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also assured the people that the app was secure. In response, Baptiste has revealed some of the details he got through the app, and added that he will reveal detailed information soon.

The researcher, through his Twitter account Elliot Alderson, took a dig at

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How to configure Google Calendar alerts on recent Android releases

Do you find yourself constantly missing meetings? Give yourself a hand by tweaking the Google Calendar notifications on your Android device.

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If you’re like me, you depend on Google Calendar to keep you on track with your day. But out of the box, Android doesn’t exactly go out of its way to remind me of upcoming events. Fortunately, the developers saw to it to give us configuration options. By fine-tuning how Android deals with Calendar notifications, you can be sure to never miss a single event.

I’m going to show you how to do just that.

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What you’ll need

The only thing you’ll need for this is an Android device running at least Android 8. I’ll be demonstrating on a Google Pixel 4, running Android 10. You’ll also need your Android device

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Redmi Note 9 Pro to Go on Sale Today at 12 Noon via Mi.com, Amazon: Price in India, Offers, Specifications

Redmi Note 9 Pro will be going on sale in India today at 12pm (noon). The phone was launched in March and boasts impressive specifications, like a quad rear camera setup and octa-core processor. The phone comes in three colour options namely, Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black. The Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available on the Xiaomi India website (mi.com) and Amazon in two RAM and storage configurations. As for deliveries, the government has allowed delivery of non-essential items in Orange and Green zones throughout the country. To recall, Xiaomi had also put the phone on sale yesterday but it was quickly sold out.

Redmi Note 9 Pro price in India, sale offers

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is available in India in two variants, namely 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB. The base variant with 4GB RAM is priced at Rs. 13,999 while the 6GB

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How to use Google’s PhotoScan to scan images

Learn how to use PhotoScan to scan photos, documents, and other paper files via your iPhone or Android phone.

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You need a way to accurately scan photos and other images on your mobile device. You can do this with a variety of different apps. One app worth trying is PhotoScan by Google Photos. Designed for iPhones and Android phones, PhotoScan lets you capture an exact image by analyzing its edges and borders. After you’ve scanned your image, you can rotate it or adjust the corners. You can then save or share the final image. Let’s cover the steps.

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Note: There is one limitation to keep in mind with scanning photos via a mobile app like PhotoScan. The quality is not comparable with what you would get by using a desktop scanner with your computer, so I would not suggest

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