June 2019

Cortana appears on Windows Store, A rare move that might separate Cortana and Windows !

Microsoft's Assistant Cortana, has appeared in Windows Store today, the rare move that rises questions whether Cortana will do everything like before or will it be a part of upcoming 19H2 build OS. 

              Starting Windows 10 May update 2019, Windows 10, Version 1903 Microsoft has separated the Cortana and Search bar. But recent spot by Verge shows,

Microsoft might have planned to allow all users to manually install Cortana in its upcoming build or it could be also because of providing instant updates only to Cortana..

We are not sure, why Microsoft decided to provide separate app on Windows Store,all of sudden as there is no official Comment as of now..

But, One thing is for sure, if Cortana was further separated then users might start installing other assistants that are better than this will be proved soon.

 Other posts..

How to download and Install latest iPadOS beta..

Microsoft Edge Preview now officially supports Tracking prevention - Here is how to turn that ON

Tracking Prevention is now officially coming to Microsoft Edge chromium powered Preview builds, the feature that exists in Many popular browsers. As a testing phase, this tracking prevention is currently available only from Microsoft Edge Preview build which was released today.  

Microsoft, has included three modes Basics,Balanced and Strict for users to fight back against harmful web tracking mechanisms. By default, the Balanced Option will be turned on, which means it will not block tracking aggressively. So, If you want more privacy then you can switch mode to Strict using following steps..

How to turn on Tracking protection in Microsoft Edge preview builds

This feature is currently available as Experimental feature, so first we need to turn on it first..

1) Open the browser, on the address bar type

edge://flags#edge-tracking-prevention and hit enter.

2) It will highlight the text and on the right corner side, there will be a drop down..

Click on it and select Enabled.

3) Restart Browser.

4) Once you restart the browser, type/copy paste the following on the address bar.


5) Now, it will display the options we talked earlier, Basic, Balanced and Strict.

Select Strict.

That's it..

Your browser will block most of the third party trackings.

Other posts..

How to download and Install latest iPadOS beta..

Microsoft starts pushing ending Support Message to Windows 10, Version 1803 Users..

              If you are using Windows 10, Version 1803 You will Soon see " You're currently running a version of windows that's nearing the end of support. We recommend you update to the most recent version of Windows 10 now to get the latest features and security improvements" Message everywhere especially in Windows update section of Settings App.

This is because Microsoft, wants all its users to use the latest version of Windows 10, Version 1903, which still has bugs like display driver issue, Bluetooth connectivity issue, sandbox issue, and more issues that are discovered everyday.

So, you can ask do i need to upgrade to Windows 10, 1903? I would say Ya, you can upgrade to Windows 10 May 2019 update, as it contains more features like light theme.

When is Windows 10, Version 1803 Support ending date?

But, you have time, wait for Microsoft to fix the bugs, because the Official support is ending only on November 12,2019 meaning you will still get support till that time..

So, Just ignore the message and Enjoy this stable edition (1809 is the bugful edition, bugs are being discovered even today, so skip it and install 1903 which is safe compared to 1809)

Unable to Start Sandbox error code “0x80070002” in Windows 10, Version 1903 [Bug]

Windows Sandbox failed to start error code “0x80070002”.

If you are using Windows 10 May 2019 Update [Windows 10, Version 1903], whenever you try to open sandbox it will display ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND with error code “0x80070002” and will fail to start.

Many users has experienced this issue, especially non English Windows 10 users. If you are the one who is experiencing this issue, then don't worry, because it was actually a bug. 

First try to change system time, because most of the users has fixed the issue by simply changing the system time, so give it a try..

If you are still unable to do that, then wait for an Official fix from Microsoft, because Microsoft is already aware of this issue..

Here is What Microsoft Says..

Windows Sandbox may fail to start with "ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND (0x80070002)" on devices in which the operating system language is changed during the update process when installing Windows 10, version 1903.
Affected platforms:

  • Client: Windows 10, version 1903
Next steps: We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

In the Meantime, if you found any solution to this problem, Kindly let us know in Comments.. 

Other Posts..

How to download and Install latest iPadOS beta..

New Mac Malware found to exploit Apple left unpatched gatekeeper bug might arrive very soon..

New Mac Malware found to exploit Apple left unpatched gatekeeper bug might arrive very soon..

                     Though Apple claims, its systems are completely safe Security researchers continue to develop and break the protection shield everyday. One of the bug that will bypass Gatekeeper was released to public by Filippo Cavallarin last month, after he feels Apple doesn't care about that vulnerability was found to be used by hackers to develop new malwares.. .

What is Gatekeeper bug?

To say in simple words, Whenever you download a file from internet, this inbuilt gatekeeper mechanism (a security feature) will scan the file, and will not allow the file to automatically execute without your permission.

Cavallarin demonstrated (POC) how this can be overridden and make your system automatically execute the Malware on his blog (You can read POC here).

As soon as a bug that was left unpatched was released anywhere, there will be a group to develop the malware and ransomware to exploit those...

Security team at intego, has discovered 4 new malware samples that was found to use this unpatched bug in a different way.

Codenamed OSX/Linker this malware was found to use .dmg format (A common extension format used by all the Mac Apps) instead of Cavallarin demonstrated .Zip format. Making it very easier to spread. 

You don't need to Panic as of now, because this OSX/ Linker is still found to be in early development stage and was not yet found to infect systems. So apple might release fix for the Widespread.. 

You can read the complete post on their Official site.

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Note: This blog was created to share the key information in Short, so some things might have been slightly altered for everyone to understand, but if you feel the information was wrong or needs to be updated, Kindly let us know using the contact us page or through comments.

How to download and Install latest iPadOS beta..

iPadOS public beta program, how to enroll? or How to download and install iPadOS beta on my device? Will there be any charge to download iPadOS beta?, if you have any of those questions, then i hope this post might help you.

How to download and Install latest iPadOS beta OS

Don't think it was a complicated one and you can't do it, because it was a very simple process..

Just follow the below steps..

A Word of Caution:
Beta programs, even though they are fun to test, it might still contain bugs, so we recommend back up your data before we proceed further..

How to install iPadOS beta

1) Go to beta.apple.com

2) Click on Sign up.

3) Now, it will ask you to sign in, just sign in with your apple credentials.

4) The next page will show the guide to install, read those else simply scroll down and select Enroll your device button.

5) Once you tap the option, the page will ask you to back up your data. this is very essential because this is the easy way which you can use to retrieve the data in case of any bugs.

6) Now, scroll down and click on Download Profile option.

7) If it asks for permissions, Allow it.. Now head to your Settings App, in the left side bar you might see Downloaded profile, tap/click that => install profile.

If it asks for End user agreement, accept it, then enter pin (If it asks) => Restart your device.

8) That's it, nearly 98% process completes, now after the system boots up, go to settings app => General -> Software Update..

It will display an update named iOS 13 which is nothing but the name of this new update, tap Download and Install button, wait for sometime it will download the OS, once downloaded you will see Install option, tap it.

The system will now reboot, wait for sometime, and enjoy the new OS.

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Plurox, the new Malware and the Worm focusing cryptocurrency miner  is on rise since Feb, Researchers confirm.

Update your Firefox immediately to 67.0.3 and 60.7.1 to fix a critical bug , #Mozilla asks its users..

Windows 10 Insider preview 18922 Iso download links are here..

Windows 10 Insider preview 18922 iso how to download? How to install Windows 10 Insider preview 18922? Where can i download Windows 10 Insider preview 18922 ISO for free? if you have any of the above questions, then you are at the right place.

Windows 10 Insider preview 18922 was released for Fast ring insiders today. We already covered what's new in this Windows 10 Insider preview 18922 in our last post [here]. One of our friend( Our blog reader) contacted me, and asked whether there is any link available to download this latest ISO, for clean installation. So, i checked whole web and found some third party links like we usually do whenever there was an insider preview released for insiders, and i decided to share it here..

As a repeated disclaimer, this insider preview will have bugs, so if you want to test this Windows 10 insider preview build 18922 despite bugs, then check the below links..

Download Windows 10 Insider preview build 18922 ISO image x64 bit (64 bit)

Download Windows 10 Insider preview build 18912 ISO image x86 bit (32 Bit)

If you want instructions, on how to install this build, then check this video, which might still work[Video Link].

Try to give to feedback Microsoft, if you wish as it might help them provide better service.

But remember, even though the above links are from verified source, they are third party links, so download at your own risk.

Credits to wzornet for download links..

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Windows 10 Insider preview 18922 now available (20H1) for fast ring Insiders - What's new?

Windows 10 Insider preview 18922 was now available for fast ring Windows Insiders who signed up for Windows 10 Insider program. This Windows Insider preview build 18922 was the latest version available now. 

What's new in this Windows Insider preview build 18922?

Windows 10 Insider preview 18922 now available (20H1) for fast ring Insiders.

After introducing WSL 2.0(Click to see how to start WSL 2.0) on the previous build, Microsoft released this build with some improvements in the language section, and a new way to share feedback. Your settings page language section will now display everything in organized way. Like what language was used by system, what language was used by apps and websites,etc.. Microsoft has upgraded the Feedback app. So, if you found some kind of bug, and you want to report that bug, now Feedback app will display the existing similar kind of bugs that was reported by other users, and will ask whether yours is similar one, if that was true, you don't need to type the details bug again, you simply can select the issue, everything will be taken care automatically, it will automatically link your feedback to existing one, instead of creating new one.

There are no other new features, but as usual, it contains lot of bug fixes especially bugs 0x80010105 & 0xc0000005 we get when updating Windows is fixed now..

You can read the complete information on Official blog.

If you wish to download Windows 10 Insider preview 18922 ISO, check this post.

Twitter removes location tagging feature..

Twitter removes location tagging feature to simplify tweeting experience, the company said in its twitter support handle.

The move was taken because people are not using the precise location tagging feature twitter clarified in that post.

So, you won't see the location tagging feature, but you can continue your tagging on photos taken on updated twitter camera.

But, if you still wants to tag your location you will be forced to use third party services or location based hashtags.

Plurox, the new Malware and the Worm focusing cryptocurrency miner is on rise since Feb, Researchers confirm.

Plurox, is the latest malware that was discovered to focus mainly on cryptocurrency Mining. Researchers at Kaspersky lab says, this malware( Malicious program that causes harmful to the PC) has very unpleasant features.

Written in C language, this Malware was found to use the NSA developed leaked exploit Eternalblue. 

The Malware will first connect to its command Center Server using TCP Protocol, will wait for 5 min for updates, and if there is no update it will delete its port forwarding operations automatically,using UPnP plugin and this plugin was believed to be used to attack the local network. 

However, if there was an update, this Malware was found to download 8 different type of plugins that mainly focuses on Cryptocurrency mining depending on the system configuration.

This Malware has capability of self spreading and if detected by administrator it was designed to look to like the attack was actually coming from router and not from local machine making it difficult to detect(it uses Eternalblue exploit for this).

If you are normal person, you don't need to panic you are safe because Kaspersky says, it already has the system in place and will detect this Malware and plugins as Backdoor.Win32.Plurox and HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic.

Note: This blog was created to share the key information in Short, so some things might have been slightly altered for everyone to understand, but if you feel the information was wrong or needs to be updated, Kindly let us know using the contact us page or through comments.

In the Meantime, if you are a security researcher or wants to know more information about this malware, you can read it on official blog here.

#Google Calendar back after severe outage on June 18,2019[Updated]

Yes, Google calendar was down on 18 th June 2019.

Google Calendar was one of the best service offered by Google.Inc, but Users visiting calendar.google.com were served with a 404 error page yesterday. 

The sad part is, this incident happened 1 hour after the company posted the tweet about how great the app was, so you can imagine how neitizens would have responded to that tweet (They didn't stop just by asking Is Google Calendar down?, they started posting hilarious tweets, if you have free time, check it here)

As soon as the news spread across twitter, Google immediately responded that the service was temporarily down and later it was now restored.

The problem with Google Calendar should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better, Google updated the status at its dashboard.
This was the  second time, google's services facing downtime, but it hit very less users, as  the first one happened on June 2, 2019 was massive, it even caused gmail, YouTube outage all over the world.

But nothing to worry, as the services are now back, if you had trouble accessing the site yesterday, try it now it will work fine, and if you still face the issue, then it might be your down time, check your internet connection or try on different system..

Update your Firefox immediately to 67.0.3 and 60.7.1 to fix a critical bug , #Mozilla asks its users..

Update your Firefox immediately to 67.0.3 and 60.7.1 to fix a critical bug , Mozilla asks its users..

If you are using Mozilla's Firefox then its time to update your Firefox immediately. As Mozilla says, a critical bug ( CVE-2019-11707: Type confusion in Array.pop ) has been reported by Samuel GroB of Google project zero. And this bug can be used to exploit your system.

A type confusion vulnerability can occur when manipulating JavaScript objects due to issues in Array.pop. This can allow for an exploitable crash. We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw

Hackers can use this bug to inject code when you visit a malicious site, Mozilla said in a statement.

So, if you are using Firefox, kindly update to latest version ( Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1) immediately.

Here are the download links, if you need..
You can read the information about this bug on official site.

Disable Media Keys in chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 [How to guide]

How to disable or block media keys in Microsoft Edge browser ? or how to stop Chromium based Microsoft Edge from accessing hardware keys ? this was one of the question that me and one of my friend had when we heard that upcoming Chromium based Microsoft Edge will also use Media Key functionality. 

Confused what it was? let me clarify what Media key is..

If you are using the latest version of Chrome or Chromium based browser you might have noticed that whenever you press Media control keys on your keyboard chrome will start reacting to it.. For example: if you press forward button or Skip button on your keyboard when an Youtube video is playing, chrome will either forward the video or will skip and will play the next video, based on the type of key you press.

Though this Media key controlling feature is useful, many users started complaining that, whenever chrome is active they are unable to use the media key feature on other apps.  Lets take the audio app as an example, when chrome is active, you will not be able to use the forward button or stop button, as chromium based browser will take complete control of it, you might sometime need to force close the chromium based browser to use such apps, which might cause some irritation and looking for alternatives.

So, here is how it is..

How to disable hardware media keys on Microsoft Edge..

The solution is pretty much simple, since this Microsoft Edge is also powered by Chromium, you can follow the same process followed for chrome here..

1) Open Edge browser.

2) Type edge://flags/#hardware-media-key-handling on the address bar (For chrome, replace edge with Chrome, for example: chrome://flags...)

Disable Media Keys in chromium based Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 [How to guide]

3) You will see Hardware media key handling text being highlighted and next to the text, on the right side some option like Default, click that and select Disabled.

That's it, restart browser and enjoy.

Google's RCS is Coming very soon to Android users, Users of UK and France are going to receive this week.

Google's RCS (Rich Communication Services) is reportedly coming soon to Android users without waiting for Carriers to make a decision.  

Before we get in, first let's know What is RCS?

RCS, stands for Rich Communication Services. This service is going to be our next generation messaging protocol, which means its going to replace our existing SMS system.

The messaging app we use right now, is really outdated as technologies to send audio, gif video,etc keeps on developing and we all know that existing default texting app doesn't support this techs. 

Google thinks, this leads us to use apps like WhatsApp, Facebook and other Social Media apps, that's true too. To overcome at least some of those challenges we're in need to update the existing ones,which is easier said than done, as it depends on lot of things especially carrier, this is because whenever an sms needs to be received by recipient, it should first reach the carrier, and then carrier should forward the message. i would say, this proves Carrier's role is inevitable in SMS system. So inorder to implement this next gen tech's we need carrier's support, (which some will do,and some won't). Hence Google decided to directly pitch in. 

This new app is more or less a kind of chat app, and will be available for every Android user soon, but not by default to all, as google says, its a opt-in process and it doesn't want to push users directly like iMessage did. As a testing phase, this RCS will be available to users in UK and France this week, and will slowly be expanded to all over the world. If you are eligible user, you will receive a prompt to upgrade to RCS Chat when you open the Android Messaging App, you just need to select yes, that's it you will be opted in.

The disadvantage of this RCS is it doesn't support full end-to-end encryption, although the message was said to be encrypted in transit. Which technically means anyone can read your stored message and can be given to government if they asks. Google has a temporary solution for that, as it clarifies that it will delete the message once the receiver receives the message, with one exception to gif and videos which will be deleted a bit late.

As it was said to be available only in UK and France as now, the expect date of availability of this service in other parts of the world are not yet revealed, so you have to wait for sometime. And we hope Google will reveal those dates very soon. With Many users prefers apps with end-to-end encryption we think this decision will be revised soon by GSMA, which controls the standard.

Black Screen after installing KB4503327 Windows update [ Easy Fix]

Some users started experiencing Black Screen after installing KB4503327 Windows update released for Windows 10 October 2018 or Windows 10 Version 1809. If you are one of them experiencing this issue, then don't panic. This is just a bug, which Microsoft Officially confirmed and fix is already in works.

We are investigating reports that a small number of devices may startup to a black screen during the first logon after installing updates.

Microsoft says, this bug will cause black screen only when the first time system reboots and won't happen again on subsequent reboots. So, you don't need to worry even if you are experiencing this issue right now..Luckily, there was an easy fix that you can try and it will work for sure.

If you want to download KB4503327, then we recommend you not to do because of the above issue.

OK, lets see how to fix this black screen issue .

1) Press Ctrl, Alt and Del Keys simultaneously/together.

2) In the lower right corner,you will see power button click that, and select restart.

Wait for system to restart, and you can see the issue was fixed.

That's it.. 

How to Start WSL 2.0 in Windows 10 and Insider preview Version [Guide]

Microsoft announced the launch of WSL 2 [Windows Sub system for Linux version 2] in recent Windows 10 Insider preview 18917. But lot of users want to know how to start the WSL 2. So, i decided to write this guide.

What is Windows Subsystem for Linux ?

To say in beginner words, I can say if you want to run Linux inside Windows OS, then you can use this feature inbuilt into Windows 10 Operating System. This Windows Subsystem for Linux was shortly referred as WSL. And the second version was now available for insiders now. You don't need to download WSL 2.0 Separately as it was now inbuilt. WSL 2.0 release date for normal Windows 10 users was not yet known, i guess it might be released in the upcoming Windows 10, which is under development. 

Enough said, let see

How to launch WSL 2 in Windows 10?

First, let me be clear, if you want to run this WSL 2, then you need latest Windows 10 insider preview, the current one is 18917. 

2) Press Windows (Logo) key and type Turn Windows features on or Off.

3) Select the top most result, which is "Turn Windows features on or Off", Scroll down and check the Windows Subsystem for Linux checkbox and restart your system.

Now, we need Linux distro, so visit Microsoft Store, once it launches type Ubuntu on the search bar and hit search, it will display the search results, on that select Ubuntu -> Get.

4) Wait for it to Install, wait for sometime/ till it completes.

5) Once it completes, now our real conversion works starts now.

6) open Powershell 

7) Type wsl --set-default-version 2 which will set your default subsystem version to WSL 2.

8) Now, type wsl --set-version ubuntu 2 and hit enter running that command will convert our existing Ubuntu to version 2.

Wait for few minutes, till it displays Conversion Complete.

Close the powershell and enjoy the new version.