Unacceptable listening and control of SMS in YouTube update on Google Play Store

A short note to highlight that there are new requests for permissions on an Android smartphone and tablet for its microphone and SMS (short message service) functions from the popular YouTube app available on Google Play Store. This is my perspective based on usage experience of my smartphone and tablet in Singapore.   Request for … More Unacceptable listening and control of SMS in YouTube update on Google Play Store

Misconception that all apps on Google Play store are safe

Apps are the programs or software on mobile devices, and the way they are purchased or downloaded differs significantly from those on desktops and laptops. Specifically, programs on laptops are downloaded from websites of the software creators. In particular, since the advent of smartphones, apps are downloaded from dedicated app stores belonging to one of … More Misconception that all apps on Google Play store are safe

Windows Defender Security Center as improved security solution for Creators update of Windows 10

Windows Defender is the built-in antivirus and anti malware solution for Windows 10, but its role in defending the operating system from virus and malware attacks is generally under appreciated. Delivered together with the built-in firewall for the operating system, Windows Defender together with Windows Firewall provides staunch defence of an individual’s computer against a … More Windows Defender Security Center as improved security solution for Creators update of Windows 10