Sony and Microsoft announce cooperation on cloud gaming platform

Cloud gaming has become a major topic for many game platform companies. Under this trend, Sony and Microsoft, which had always been competitors, actually announced that they would cooperate on the mass entertainment platform and AI technology. The popular entertainment platform mentioned in it is probably the cloud gaming platform. Microsoft has a large number of server resources. It is estimated that within this cooperation, Sony will be able to use these huge resources for gaming development. In terms of AI technology, the two companies themselves already have certain development technologies. With the cooperation of both parties, the two can complement each other and the other technology can be upgraded to another level. One of the reasons for believing in collaboration is to compete with Google’s cloud gaming platform, Stadia. Let us wait and see how much sparks the two companies can bring to the market.

WhatsApp found a critical vulnerability and officially called for users to update immediately

About 1.5 billion users worldwide install WhatsApp programs to communicate with people on their mobile phones. WhatsApp recently confirmed that a hacker organization exploited a vulnerability in the WhatsApp program to install a monitor on particular users’ phone. According to foreign media reports, the intrusion program was developed by an Israeli network intelligence company. The intruder will try to call the target user via WhatsApp. As long as it successfully connects to target’s WhatsApp, it will use vulnerability to install the monitoring software into the phone, regardless of whether the user has answered it or not. WhatsApp says that the intruder is targeted at specific users, but it has not yet been confirmed how many users are affected. WhatsApp has fixed the vulnerability and called on all users to update the program as soon as possible, to make sure they are protected.

Firefox’s verification system has problems, making all add-ons unavailable

Firefox allows users installing add-ons to add extra functionality. Many Firefox users have installed add-ons to meet their needs. To ensure browser security, Firefox includes a verification system that checks if the add-on you are using has been verified for security. However, Firefox has a system problem that causes most of the add-on components to fail this verification after May 4. By default, Firefox will disable add-ons that fail validation, resulting in almost no add-ons can be used. Firefox has introduced a version that fixes this issue. Users who need to use add-ons can update Firefox and resolve the issue.

Windows 10 users may need to remove external storage to get the latest major updates

Windows 10 is a long-term development system that provides users with majar system updates approximately every six months. The latest update will be available to users for download and use in May. However, this update has a place that requires special attention. Microsoft recently released a new Support instructions, indicating that there was a problem in the May major update. If this update is made while an external storage device such as a USB external hard drive or SD card is connected, it may cause the system to incorrectly arrange the storage drives. In view of this, Microsoft will check if the computer is connected to an external device before updating. If an external storage device is found, the system will not update until the device is successfully removed. Microsoft said the issue will be resolved in future update. What Windows 10 users can do now is to follow Microsoft’s …

W3C announces the formal inclusion of the passwordless login mechanism “WebAuthn” into the web standard

Many users of network services have encountered problems due to passwords. And because of the advancement of the times, the security of passwords is becoming unreliable. In recent years, the online world has been constantly seeking a new and non-password-based user authentication method, and now it seems that there is finally a formal answer. The W3C, which is responsible for the Internet standard, recently announced that they have determined all the standards for Web Authentication (WebAuthn) and officially incorporated WebAuthn into the web standard. Under this new standard, users can use their fingerprints or their mobile phones to log in to a supported website without entering any password. Because W3C has started to recommend browsers and websites to support WebAuthn in the past year, some websites have already add login methods using WebAuthn. Now WebAuthn has officially become the network authentication standard. I believe that more websites will support WebAuthn’s …