iPhone X: Apple Is Investigating Incoming Call’ Bug

Hundreds of iPhone X owners took to Apple’s support forums to expressed their disappointments. They complained, in particular, about a glitch they experienced using their iPhone X. iPhone X owners discovered a bug that prevents them from answering incoming calls on their smartphones.

 

iPhone X users complain of “Incoming Call” Bug

 

Citing a report from the Financial Times, iPhone X users claim that the touchscreen of their smartphones is lighting up when their devices start ringing. But when the screen immediately activates, the call would be dropped instantly, and users could no longer answer the call.

 

“I hear the phone ringing, but the graphics on the screen doesn’t change to the phone mode, only after 5-6 rings. Not only I can’t answer the phone, but I also can’t see who is calling But only after about 10 seconds,” an iPhone X user wrote in one forum.

 

 

“To solve this, I need to restart the phone, until it comes back again. It doesn’t help to close all the apps. I’ll just add that it is a new phone, not from second hand or something, and I’m far from using all my memory,” the user further said.

 

Responding to the issue, the Cupertino-based company said that it is now looking into this issue. Apple said that iPhone X users who are experiencing this kind of technical bug should submit a report about the issue to Apple Support.

 

 

By submitting a description or a report about the bug, it would really help the Apple team to probe and fix the bug. Just last week, Apple said that it is trying to improve the performance of iOS 12, the rumored next version of the company’s operating system.

HP Claims 500 Laptop Models Have Keylogger Bug

Keylogger installed in HP laptops raised a security concerned among HP users. The news comes from a report of security researcher that HP laptops contained a malicious bug. The malicious bug was identified to be a dormant keylogger.

 

Keylogger is a malicious program that can record or track all your activities using a computer. The deactivated keylogger in HP laptops poses a threat to thousands of its users. This means that a hacker can actually spy on them.

 

Aside from spying, hackers can steal their personal and confidential information. In short, keylogger is a nasty program that poses security threat to everyone.

 

Meanwhile, security experts claim that this dormant keylogger was found in nearly 500 HP laptop models. The presence of bug in these laptops has caused some level of inconveniences to HP users. Upon learning the situation, HP has issued a list that contains laptop models installed with deactivated the malicious bug.

In addition, HP also released a software update that fixes the bug in these HP models. The keylogger was found to be attached in the Synaptics software. What’s HP users should be thankful is that the nasty program is deactivated.  This means that a hacker must trigger the activation of the dormant malicious bug via administrative rights.

 

HP further said that the malicious bug can also affect almost of the Synaptics OEM partners. This means that all laptop brands that utilizes Synaptics might be affected as well.

 

“HP was advised of an issue that exists with Synaptics’ touchpad drivers that impacts all Synaptics OEM partners. HP uses Synaptics’ touchpads in some of its mobile PCs and has worked with Synaptics to provide fixes to their error for impacted HP systems, available in the security bulletin on HP.com. HP has no access to customer data as a result of this issue,” HP said in its statement.

Microsoft announces security bug in Internet Explorer

In another huge setback for their Web browser, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer makes PCs vulnerable to attacks due to a newly discovered bug.

In a bid to protect their users, Microsoft has warned all those who use IE to download a security software to lessen the risk of being infected by the malware.

This bug affects millions of IE users by making them vulnerable to attack from hackers who exploit the bug to infect the computer of IE users who visit a malicious site. This will allow the hacker to take control of the victim’s computer.

Microsoft said that IE users should install a security software as a means to protect their computers temporarily. This is a temporary fix to the problem as Microsoft tries to find a final solution to the bug.

Called the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit or Emet, this free security tool can be downloaded on the official website of Microsoft for free.

But analysts say that installation of this temporary fix may be troublesome to IE users so they suggest to use other Web browsers for the meantime. They can download Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox and other Web browsers.

But will those who opt to install new Web browsers go back to IE after Microsoft fixes the bug? That is the problem.

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