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Here’s how to fix missing media issue on WhatsApp for Android

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No doubt, WhatsApp is the most popular instant, fast, simple, secure, and free messaging and calling application worldwide. With this app, users can get in touch with friends, relatives, and more.

Additionally, they can share or exchanges photos, videos, GIFs, audio messages, and much more. These things become very popular and mandatory parts of our lives.

Recently, some WhatsApp users have reported a serious issue that occurred while their media cannot be view from WhatsApp anymore and it is very complicated.

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WhatsApp Media Bug:

If the user tries to open a media, WhatsApp says it’s not available, but the user can still view the media from the phone gallery. This inability to view media content – photos, GIFs, videos, audio messages – in chat after updating to the latest version available.

If you don’t find your media on the WhatsApp folder in the gallery, follow the steps below to fix the issue.

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How to fix the media bug on WhatsApp:

  • Close the WhatsApp application from the multitasking screen of your smartphone – usually with an upward swipe, but this may vary
  • With a file manager application enter the directory / user / WhatsApp / media
  • Copy the media contents into the directory under the path /user/Android/Media/com.whatsapp/WhatsApp/Media.

This process surely takes a long time and depending on the number of videos, photos, GIFs and audio messages exchanged. So, we recommend the users to do it when they do not need to use the phone like in the evening.

(Source: Wabetainfo)

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WiFi and Battery Issues hits HarmonyOS 2 powered phones, and Huawei is rolling out fixes

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HarmonyOS is a long-awaited operating system that made its debut at HDC 2019, and with initially lightened the smart screens smart TVs. However, Huawei quickly jumped into the improvement pipeline and made more improvements to this new OS.

In the following year, Huawei introduced HarmonyOS 2.0 at Huawei Developer Conference 2020 and announced its arrival for smartphones, which was a very surprising moment of the conference.

As last December became the first milestone in HarmonyOS 2’s journey in smartphones with the initiation of beta testing.

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And on June 2, 2021, the Chinese tech giant finally made this operating system available on smartphones and began the public testing of the device.

Since then, Huawei is continuously upgrading eligible devices with a bunch of software updates and patches to improve the overall system stability, fixed bugs, and optimize the user experience.

Battery and WiFi issue:

But there are a few issues that hit hard HarmonyOS beta testers. These are related to WiFi and Battery performance.

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According to the information, during the testing, a large number of beta testers have reported problems with WiFi connection and weak battery performance after upgrading to HarmonyOS 2. These kinds of problems are quite common in beta testing.

Thereafter, Huawei began the rollout of new software updates coupled with optimizations and fixes for issues in the WiFi and battery section. Aside from these, Huawei also sending optimizations for fingerprint scanner efficiency on support devices running HarmonyOS 2.

Furthermore, Huawei is planning a big upgrade that will rollout this month and expected to bring a number of new changes in the user interface as well as in features.

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Learn more about HarmonyOS features in the linked article below.

HarmonyOS Features: Control Panel, Super Device, Service Center, App Gestures, Task Center, Widgets and more

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These Android apps are putting users’ data at risk, be aware [May 2021]

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When software technology has reached the pinnacle in today’s era, it has been impossible to always stay protected from the virus and bugs. Because our day starts with the software applications as well as ends with them.

In other words, we can say that the Android Apps has been making a great place in our daily routine. We also can’t deny that they have almost every piece of information about us.

However, somewhere we need to feed our data in the Android applications to activate them. But have you ever think that if your data has been safe or not?

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According to the latest report generated from Check Point Research, many popular Android apps have been harming users’ personal information because of third-party applications’ inadequate security arrangements.

The report points out that 23 different apps obtainable from Google Play Store have individual security problems. Shockingly, these apps have recorded 50,000 to 10 million downloads, which show their popularity.

How the data has been misused:

The data collected and stores through these apps are used by the hackers to modify it and further spread the malware, phishing links, misleading contents, and notifications.

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What Android apps have security problems:

The research firm detected 23 Android apps that have these security problems. Among them, 13 apps are said to work on real-time database information.

The report individually pointed out 5 different Android apps with thousands of registered users, which are described as follows-

  • Astro Guru- AstroGuru is an astrology app that claims gives you the best of palm reading by actually scanning your palm. It has over 10 million installs
  • iFax- This app allows you to send faxes as you would from a fax machine. It’s using by more than 5 million people & 20,000 companies.
  • Logo Maker- This graphic design app has more than 170,000 signups. The agency noticed that it can access user names, account IDs, emails, and passwords.
  • Screen Recorder- With more than 10 million downloads it can track the users’ activity.
  • T’Leva- This free app that allows you, in the passenger version, to comfortably call for a taxi based on location, has more than 50,000 downloads. It can obtain the location data, full names, and phone numbers.

How to prevent from:

Well, there is no permanent way to be safe from these phenomena, only the precaution steps can help in avoiding them.

  1. In case you are using any of these applications, uninstall them
  2. Try to use two-factor authentication
  3. Set different passwords for different accounts
  4. Try not to feed your exact location
  5. Grant minimum permissions, if possible
  6. Use services that notify you of breaches and compromised accounts

These precautions can not completely avoid the transgression but can help in mitigating your risk of identity theft, fraud, and other scams.

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A new Android malware surfaced, steals information and spread through contacts

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Security researchers have detected a new kind of Malware on Android smartphones, which is design to steal your personal information such as bank details, and passwords. Not only this, it can spread through the victim’s contacts.

This malware as identifies as FluBot is download via phishing links, which can be disguised as a text message from a delivery company that asks users to click a link to track package delivery.

This fake phishing link installs the unwanted software or to be precise that information-stealing malware on Android smartphones.

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Effects of this virus:

If this malware is somehow installed on the victim’s devices, it’s able to access the contact information and sends messages to other contacts, and spreads further.

Once installed, it starts to steal the information including the bank details, passwords, contacts, virtual account details and uses them to harm the victim.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released security guidance to identify and remove FluBot malware. On the other hand network providers including Three and Vodafone have also issued warnings to users over the text message attacks.

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It has also warned victims, who receive a fake text message not to click the link in the message or install any apps if prompted. Instead, they’re urged to forward the message to 7726 which is a free spam-reporting service led by smartphone companies – then to delete the message.

Meanwhile, people who’ve already clicked the link and downloaded the applications are recommended to not log in to any online account to put a pause on the attack.

How to avoid:

When it comes to more technical preventions, users are recommended to download applications from the authorized app store including AppGallery, and keeping all their systems patched and updated. And be aware of not clicking any unnecessary app, while downloading from third-party stores.

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