System Repartitioning for Whyred: Android


System Repartitioning for Whyred | If you have the custom recovery installed on your whyred mobile, then you can repartition it. Read the article for info on how to do it.

Download parted from the link: Here

Steps to perform System Repartitioning for whyred:

1. Reboot to custom recovery which you have installed.

System Repartitioning for Whyred
Pitch-black recovery home.

2. Move parted from your scared to /tmp folder and give 777 permission.

3. In recovery terminal, type cd/tmp and then ./parted /dev/mmcblk0

4. Type p and start removing your partitions until and including system while checking up your partition list.

  • rm 64 = erases userdata
  • rm 63 = erases cust
  • rm 62 = erases vendor
  • rm 61 = erases system

5. Now that you have erased them, you can start recreating them one by one:

  • mkpart 61 = Creates system. Now it will ask for the partition name, so type system. Then it will ask for the partition system, type ext4. Next, it will ask for starting and ending points. What you have to do is to check number 60 in the partition list and see its end point. The new partitions will always begin with the ending point of the previous partition. For example, 60th partition ends with 2250. Then the 61 partition must start with 2250. What about the ending point? It is totally up to you to decide. If you want a 6GB(6000mb) system partition, 2250 + 6000 = 8250 is then your ending point and that’s all.
  • mkpart 62 = Creates vendor. Do everything like the previous step with the only exception of partition name which is vendor. Remember that vendor must be more than 2GB(2000mb).
  • mkpart 63 = Creates cust. This partition isn’t really necessary so you can just give it 50mb.
  • mkpart 64 = Creates userdata. Ending point is a bit difficult to figure out with this one. So, I always trying with 65000 and keep decreasing the value until it works out. 62000 does it for me.

6. Now we have to name these partitions but let’s first check what we’ve done so far by typing p. If everything is okay then the next step is easy. Simply type exactly what is below:

  • name 61 system
  • name 62 vendor
  • name 63 cust
  • name 64 userdata

7. After this, do another check by typing p and if all is okay, then quit by typing q then reboot into recovery again.

8. This is the last step. We have to format these partitions to get started. Again type exactly like what is below:

  • mke2fs -T ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p61
  • mke2fs -T ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p62
  • mke2fs -T ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p63
  • mke2fs -T ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p64

Another quick reboot into recovery and you are done, congrats!

Hackers Stole 100 Million Indian Users Data From MobiKwik


If you are a MobiKwik user then there’s bad news for you. Recently, a data breach in MobiKwik stated that more than 100 million Indian users’ data have been stolen and uploaded on a website in DarkWeb. The stolen details are mobile phone numbers, bank account numbers, email addresses, and credit card numbers.  

According to the report, the hackers have shared the link to the database as well. The hackers said that they aren’t going to use this data. They just want money from the company and then they will delete all the data from their end. 

Over 8 terabytes worth of personal user information such as email ids, phone numbers, email addresses, names, addresses, passwords, GPS locations, and data related to users’ mobile devices were taken from Mobikwik’s main server by a hacker named ‘Jordan Daven’ and put on dark-web forums on January 20, Rajaharia said, “Regular keys and passwords should have been changed and logs should have been monitored to prevent this kind of security compromise.”

Russia Hopes To Avoid Ban On Western Tech Giants


The Kremlin said Tuesday it hopes Moscow will not be forced to block Western tech giants in the country. But stressed that the companies had to abide by the Russian Law.

“No one wants a full ban and it would be silly to advocate for one,” President Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with Argumenty Fakty weekly. 

“But it’s necessary to force the companies to follow our rules. We’d like to hope that it won’t come to that ways to resolve the conflict will be found,” he said in the interview published Tuesday. 

Russia’s state communications watchdog began disrupting Twitter services in Russia earlier this month, saying the US platform failed to comply with its requests to delete content. Authorities said that the content was related to child pornography, drug use, and calls for minors to commit suicide.

A New Android Malware Posing As System Update


Zimperium zLabs researchers revealed unsecured cloud configurations exposing user data across thousands of legitimate Android and iOS applications. Now, zLabs is advising Android users about a clever and malicious new Android app. 

This malware takes the form of a System Update application in order to steal data, images, messages and usurp control over entire Android phones. After assuming control, attackers can record audio and phone calls, view browser history, take photos, and access WhatsApp texts.

zLabs researchers uncovered this alleged System Update app after detecting an application flagged by a z9 malware engine powering zIPS on-device detection. An investigation showed this activity to trace to an advanced spyware campaign with intricate capabilities. 

This malware works by running on Firebase Command and Control (C&C) upon installation from a non-Google third-party apps store, listed under the names “update” and “refreshAllData”. To enhance its sense of legitimacy, the app contains feature information such as the presence of WhatsApp, battery percentage, storage statistics, type of internet connection, and Firebase messaging service token. 

Once the user selects to “update” the existing information, the app infiltrates the affected device. Upon dissemination, the C&C receives all relevant data, including the newly generated Firebase token. 

Australian Channel Nine Network Hit By Suspected Cyber Attack


Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment was unable to air its Sunday news bulletin from its Sydney headquarters due to  “technical difficulties” which is suspected to be a cyber attack. 

Nine’s Weekend Today show which runs from 7 am to 1 pm did not go air. In a statement, Channel Nine said it was “responding to technical issues” affecting its live broadcasting.

“At this stage we’re working through the impacts and will provide updates as we resolve the systems.”

The network, which owns the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) and The Age newspapers, did not confirm the cyber attack. But the source who did not want to be indentified as he was not allowed to speak to media said Nine management had informed staff that a malicious cyber attack was suspected.

Nine is now trying to get a news bulletin out through Melbourne “using a server that hasn’t been compromised,” the source said.

Huawei Working on Long-Range Wireless Charging Technology


According to an ITHome report, the patent with a publication number CN112564295A describes a wireless charging technology that belongs to the field of wireless charging technology.

This wireless charging technology needs two coils to be placed directly opposite each other, with the distance between the two being very close to transmit power. 

With this patent, Huawei can increase the charging distance, which is especially suitable for personal wear devices such as smart bracelets and watches. Recently, Huawei announced that it will charge mobile phone makers a royalty to use its patented 5G technology. 

The company released a white paper on innovation and intellectual property (IP) as its Shenzhen headquarters, stating that it has become one of the world’s largest patent holders through sustained investment in innovation. 

By the end of 2020, Huawei held over 100,000 active patents in more than 40,000 patent families worldwide, according to the white paper.

Microsoft Is Offering Big Money If You Can Hack Teams


Microsoft’s Security Response Center (MSRC) has announced a new bounty program for any ethical hackers to find vulnerabilities in Microsoft Teams

Like all major software vendors, Microsoft operates a number of bug bounty programs that offer rewards to external developers for highlighting shortcomings in its apps. The new Microsoft Applications Bounty Program is specifically designed to identify security gaffes in the apps such as the Team desktop client.

Microsoft Teams has rapidly grown over the past year to become one of the most important online collaboration platforms around as remote working grew in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Microsoft and security researchers across the planet continue to partner to help secure customers and the technologies we use for remote collaboration,” says Lynn Miyashita, Program Manager, MSRC.

Bounties up to $30,000

Miyashita adds that the new bounty program is an execution of the existing efforts ensure the security of the app. 

The program’s goal is to uncover significant technical vulnerabilities that Microsoft says should have a demostrable and direct impact on the security of the users of the Teams desktop client. The program offers bounties ranging from $500 to $30,000.

MRSC has identified five critical scenarios that do the maximum damage, and vulnerabilities affecting those start at $6000. Vulnerabilities outside the purview of these five scenarios pay between $500 to $15000.

Zukerberg Blames Trump, Rioters for Capitol Attack


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg refused to take any responsibility for the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. He further blamed former US President Donald Trump for his “words” and the people involved in the assault for “their actions”.

At the hearing with the House Energy and Commerce Committee, lawmakers pressed the Facebook CEO to take some responsibility for the attack for facilitating the organization of the attack

“How is it possible for you not to at least admit that Facebook played a leading role in the recruitment, planning, and execution of the attack on the capitol?” asked Democratic Representative Mike Doyle.

“The responsibility lies with the people who took the actions to break the law and do the insurrection,” Zuckerberg said. 

He also added, “Secondarily, also with the people who spread that content, including the president but others as well, with repeated rhetoric over time, saying that the election was rigged and encouraging people to organize, I think that those people bear the primary responsibility as well.”

Besides Zukerberg, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also faced questions related to misinformation and safety issues plaguing their online platforms during the hearing extending up to over five hours.

Turkish Businessman Buys Dorsey’s First Tweet For $2.9M


Recently, Jack Dorsey has put his first tweet ,“just setting up my twttr”, on sale. And now it has been sold to a Turkish business man for $2.9 million. 

This tweet was bought by Bridge Oracle CEO Sina Estavi, according to Valuables by Cent, the digital platform where the digital auction for the tweet was held. 

The 15-year old post was sold as a non-fungible token, or NFT – a digital certificate of authenticity that confirms an item is real and one of a kind by recording the details on a blockchain digital ledger.

Jack Dorsey had also said that he will convert his proceedings from the auction of his first tweet to Bitcoin

According to Valuables, 95% of the proceeds from the sale price go to the tweet’s original creater while 5% of it goes to the platform. Dorsey tweeted the Bitcoin receipt Monday afternoon, and said that funds were sent to the charity.

“Incredible – huge thanks @jack and @sinaEstavi – looking forward to getting this $ into recipients’ hands soon,” GiveDirectly tweeted following Dorsey’s announcement.

Google Maps Finally Gets Dark Mode On Android


Google Maps has started receiving a new update on Android devices that finally brings the much requested dark mode feature. 

“What do we want? Dark theme! 
Where do we want? Google Maps!,” Google wrote in a tweet via its Android handle.

While Google has been testing the dark mode for Google Maps since September last year, the global rollout for Android users has begun now. The dark mode is to prevent your eyes from being hurt and it helps in boosting the battery life of the device.

To enable the dark mode, you need to tap your profile icon in the top right corner of Google Maps, look for themes settings in the list and activate the dark mode from there. 

Users need to download the latest version of Google Maps which is 10.61.2 that will help you to enable the dark mode.