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Monday, October 15, 2018

[GUIDE] How to install Mozilla Thunderbird 60 via PPA

What is Mozilla Thunderbird ?
Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source client available in Linux, Windows and MacOS, and can manage multiple email accounts. In addition to getting news, RSS and chat.

Although the latest version is Thunderbird 60.1.2, and it is about two months since the release of Thunderbird 60, Linux Mint 19, Ubuntu 18.04 and the beta of Ubuntu 18.10 still only offers version 52. only Flathub offers the version 52.9.1.

Today we will explain to you how to upgrade to Thunderbird 60 on Ubuntu and derivatives.
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Mozilla Thunderbird 60

How to upgrade to Thunderbird 60?
This is done easily by using the stable builds PPA, after which you will receive future Thunderbird updates. PAA is available for many distributions such as Linux Mint 19.x, 18.x and 17.x. In addition to Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04 and 14.04.

Provide the following commands after opening the terminal:
  • sudo add-apt-repositoryppa:mozillateam/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt install thunderbird

Downgrade
If you upgrade to Thunderbird 60 and then have problems or do not like this version, you can return to Thunderbird 52.
To do this, first install ppa-purge with the following command:
  • sudo apt install ppa-purge

Now you can undo the older version with the following command:

  • sudo ppa-purge ppa:mozillateam/ppa

Saturday, October 13, 2018

GNOME 3.32: Remove the Application Menus starting from the next release

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Starting with GNOME 3.32, the application menus will be removed.
GNOME 3.32 "Taipei" has been officially launched, and very soon the first milestone should come, after GNOME 3.30 "Almeria" is released.

GNOME 3.32 "Taipei"
Until the expected date of release in March 2019, talk of the news remains very early, but there is news leaked about the removal of the app menus from all the apps.

You may ask, what is the application menu !!!

The application menus are the top panel with which the user interacts, where they can close an application or change settings. It exists since GNOME 3.0 and GNOME 3.30 will be the last version that contains the application menus.

What will change when I remove the application menus ??
What will happen is that you will no longer be able to close applications or change settings through the top panel. You will be able to control applications through the Applications window only, as shown in the image below:

gnome-3.32-application-menus

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 will have 4 rear cameras

Samsung Galaxy A9 is the new member of the Galaxy family that will have 4 rear cameras. Samsung was announced on 11 October, 2018 in an event called "4X fun"

Samsung Galaxy A9 with four lenses
It seems normal in Android that the smartphone has more than two rear lenses, which, like the Samsung Galaxy A9, may have four lenses.

Samsung Galaxy A9

Evan Blass Posted on Twitter a leak For the specifications of the new device showing the characteristics of each lens individually:

  • The first camera is the main camera 24 MP with f 1.7
  • The second camera is a camera 5 MP with f 2.2 and live focus
  • The third camera is telephoto lens 10 MP with f 2.4 und 2x optical zoom
  • The fourth camera is Ultra Wide camera 8 MP with an angle of 120° with f 2.4

In addition to other specifications in the Samsung Galaxy A9 unveiled by the leak such as 6.38 "diagonal display and Snapdragon 660, the Samsung Galaxy A9 will come with a 3720 mAh battery ideal for the Galaxy A series.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

KDE: Plasma 5.14 available

If you want to know the new features in Plasma 5.14 you are in the right place
Know with us the bugs that have been fixed

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Four months ago, KDE Plasma 5.13 was released, today Plasma 5.14 was released

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KDE: Plasma 5.14
The updates included in Plasma 5.14 (which will also be available in Plasma 5.15) are:
  • Thanks to fwup you can update the PC firmware directly from Discover
  • You can access Snap's development channels
  • Many improvements have been added to UI and have been working to increase overall stability
  • Now you can see the dependencies that the application needs
  • Requesting applications based on the release date is now enabled
  • If the software update replaces the existing packages, the user will be alerted
  • You will be able to create a flatpak back-end automatically
  • Breeze has been improved

The Global Menu is now supporting GTK + apps. In addition, the user can export encrypted files via Plasma Vault, and moving from the primary monitor to the secondary monitor becomes easier and easier.

Speaking of the Wayland interface, many errors such as copy-paste operations between GTK + app and not GTK + have been corrected. In addition, in order to support more applications on Wayland, two new interfaces are now available: XdgOutput and XdgShell, and the effect of manager Kwin and Pointer constants

In addition to all of the above:

  • For a better presentations there is a new screen configuration widget
  • SSH VPN in the network widget was supported
  • LibreOffice is becoming more compatible in the Task Manager
  • If other users sign in and you sign out, Plasma will alert you
  • You can view the new "Tools" menu in the System Monitor

On January 1, 2019, KDE Plasma 5.14 will move to EOL as well as access 5 maintenance updates. KDE Plasma 5.14.1 is expected to arrive on October 16, about a week from now, while KDE Plasma 5.14.2 comes a week later, October 21.
More information is available in the official release of Plasma 5.14 here.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Mandriva fork Mageia 6.1 available

Many use popular distributions: Ubuntu, Arch, Mint , Fedora, as well as some other distributions. Since the number of distributions used is very large, Mageia is well worth taking a chance

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Mageia is, in fact, a special distribution for less experienced users, a fork of Mandriva
After months of development Mageia 6.1 came on Linux kernel 4.14.

Mageia_6.1

Here the user can find many updated applications such as:
  • Firefox – 60.2
  • Kernel – 4.14.70
  • Chromium – 68
  • Xfce – 4.12.0
  • LibreOffice – 5.3.7.2
  • Plasma – 5.12.2
  • GNOME – 3.24.3
  • VLC – 3.0.2
Download: Mageia 6.1 ISO
Size: 3.7 GB
available in both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions

Sunday, August 12, 2018

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung

All the solutions to be able to pass all the mobile numbers from the old iPhone to the new Samsung smartphone in the blink of an eye!

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Have you decided to replace your old iPhone with one of the latest top of the range offered by Samsung (Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 + ) and now you want to know how to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung ? In this guide today we will talk about this topic, proposing a series of solutions to do this. Let's not waste any more time and see what to do right away.

Content index

  • How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung with Smart Switch
  • How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung via Gmail
  • How to move contacts from iPhone to Samsung manually
  • How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung: alternatives

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung with Smart Switch
The first solution we want to offer you to switch contacts from iPhone to Samsung is to use the Smart Switch application created specifically by the Korean manufacturer. This, in fact, allows (among many things) to move contacts . Before seeing how to do it, you need to make a backup on iCloud otherwise the procedure will not work.

Let's see how to use it together:

  • Open the Smart Switch app on the Samsung terminal (if you do not have it, you can download it from the Play Store ) and choose the option Without cables .
  • On the Transfer without cables screen, click on Receive.
  • Using the Select old device menu , select iPhone/iPad (import from iCloud) to transfer data .
  • Once this is done, wait for the Sign in to iCloud page to load and enter the Apple ID and password . Confirm access by pressing on Login .
  • The notice that appears on the iPhone plugged display of Allow and enter the verification code in two-factor authentication on smartphones Samsung .
  • Since we are interested in importing contacts , select the Phonebook entry and complete the operation by tapping Import .
  • Once the phone number transfer has been completed, the Imported Basic Content notification will appear on the screen .

Samsung Smart Switch is also available for PC , so you can perform the same operation from the computer by clicking on Restore from the initial program screen after connecting the Samsung phone via USB cable . To use this method, however, you need to create a backup of the old iPhone using iTunes .

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung via Gmail
One of the simplest, fastest and most effective ways to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung is to use the Gmail account setting it on both the iDevice and the Galaxy terminal .

Let's see how to proceed together:

  • Access the iPhone Settings by pressing the gear icon and go to Mail .
  • On the screen, first click on Account and then on Add account and tap on the Google logo .
  • Log in to your Gmail account by entering your credentials and click on Allow at the end of the procedure.
  • Once this is done, check that the Contacts switch is active to synchronize. Complete the configuration procedure by choosing Save at the top right.
  • At this point, you need to set the Gmail account as default to synchronize the contacts in the phonebook of the iPhone. To do this, go to Contacts in the Settings .
  • Choose Default Account and check next to Gmail. After making this change, the phonebook synchronization should start automatically.
  • Now let's move on to the new Samsung Galaxy smartphone . Normally, the login to the Google Account is done during the initial setup as soon as you take the device out of the box, so contacts should automatically appear in the Address Book app .
  • If you do not find anything, then access the Settings by pressing the gear icon you find on the main screen or in the drawer and choose Cloud and account .
  • From here, tap first on Account and then on Google and check on Sync contacts you find within Sync account . In this menu there are also other things that you can synchronize like e-mails on Gmail or calendar events .

How to move contacts from iPhone to Samsung manually
If you do not want to use the method seen a while ago, then you can transfer the phonebook from the iPhone to the new smartphone purchased manually.

Here's how:

  • The first operation to be implemented is to create the vCard (or VCF) file on the iPhone by relying on the My Contacts Backup application that you can download from the App Store .
  • After correctly installing the software on the iPhone, start it and press on Backup to start the creation of the VCF file containing all the phone numbers.
  • Once the operation has been completed successfully, click on Email to auto-send the newly created file to your email address.
  • Switch to the new Samsung smartphone and open the Gmail app or the selected client and then the e-mail received and proceed with the download of the attached vCard file .
  • Once the procedure is complete, open the Address Book app from the home screen or from the drawer and click on the 3 points on the top right.
  • From the menu that appears, choose Manage contacts and then click Import/Export contacts.
  • In the new screen that opens, choose Import in this case to import the vCard file on your phone.

The path is more or less similar on all the South Korean company's smartphones.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to Samsung: alternatives
In addition to those listed just now, there are other solutions that allow you to transfer all contacts from iPhone to a Samsung smartphone .

Let's see them below:

  • Copy My Data ( Android/iOS ), it is an application available for both Android and iOS which allows you to transfer all data from one phone to another using a simple Wi-Fi network, so without needing a computer. In this case, you can use it to import contacts from iPhone to Samsung .
  • Sync for icloud- contacts, is a software that simply connects to iCloud to import contacts in the phonebook (in this case) of the Samsung smartphone .
  • Sync Cloud Contacts on Android , is an alternative app to that seen a while ago because it works the same way.
  • InTouchApp ( Android/iOS), this application does not use iCloud but is able to synchronize phone numbers from iOS to Android by simply installing it on both operating systems.
  • Cable transfer , since the Samsung smartphone of the latest generation allow you to connect external devices using an adapter (included in the package on some models), you can connect your iPhone to Android phone via Lightning cable and use the option USB cable dell ' Smart Switch app or simply a file manager .
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Friday, August 10, 2018

How to create PDF on Linux, Windows, IOS, iPhone, iPad, Mac and Android: best programs

Do you need to create a PDF file from a document in your possession and do not know how to proceed? In our guide you will find various solutions to do it!

Are you wondering how to create PDF quickly and easily from any device in your possession? You have come right in the right guide! In the next lines, in fact, we will list all the programs, applications and online tools that allow you to create files of this format quickly and easily, starting from documents created with a writing program such as Microsoft Word or from some web pages visited with the browser . That said, let's not waste any more time and see immediately what they are!

Content index
  • How to create PDF on Windows PC
  • How to create PDF with Mac
  • How to create a PDF file on PC: alternatives
  • How to create PDF with Android
  • How to create PDF with iPhone/iPad
  • How to create PDF on smartphones and tablets: alternatives
  • How to create PDF online

How to create PDF on Windows PC
If you are a Windows user , then you can rely on a series of programs and applications to use on your beloved computer to create free PDF with a few simple clicks. Let's see what they are.

Microsoft Print to PDF
If you have a PC with Windows 10 you must know that you can use a virtual printer to save documents and other types of files quickly and easily without installing third-party programs .

Let's see how to use it:

  • Open the document you want to print through the default software (eg Firefox ) and locate the Print command that is usually found in File .
  • In the window that appears, in the Printer drop-down menu , choose Microsoft Print to PDF or Save as PDF .
  • Once the option has been set correctly, click on Print and choose the destination path where you want to save the file.

DoPDF
In case you have an older version of the Microsoft operating system or you always use Windows 10 but look for an alternative to that stock, we advise you to use DoPDF. This is a totally free software that can also be used for commercial purposes.

All you have to do after downloading and installing Windows on your computer is to open the file you want to export to Portable Document Format , look for the Print command (which is usually found in the File menu ) and choose DoPDF in the list of available printers. This powerful tool also allows you to manage the output file quality according to your needs.

PDFill FREE PDF Tools
PDFill FREE PDF Tools is a great tool dedicated to all those people who wonder how to create PDF with photos . In fact, it is possible to start from different images in JPG, PNG or BMP format to realize the final file. Once the download and installation of the software is complete, open it and choose the Convert images to PDF option. Drag the images you want to bring back into the file and click on Save as to complete the operation.

How to create PDF with Mac
If you have an Apple Mac or MacBook, then you can create custom-sized PDFs using custom- made software or two pre-installed tools from the bitten apple. Let's find out together!

MacOS virtual printer
Just as seen on Windows 10 , even the operating system of Apple has a virtual printer that allows you to turn any type of document into Portable Document Format .

Here's how to use it:

  • Open the document you want to convert to PDF and look for the Print command from the File menu .
  • Once you've done that, from the PDF pull-down menu , located at the bottom left, choose Save as PDF .
  • Confirm the procedure by pressing on Print .

Preview
Preview is one of the most interesting applications pre-loaded by Apple in its operating system. This utility can be exploited by all those users who wonder how to create PDF from JPG in a very simple way.

Let's see together the steps to follow:
  • Open the image you want to integrate into the file and then press on Vista .
  • From the Thumbnails option , drag the other images to the sidebar of the program.
  • Once the procedure is complete, click on any thumbnail and select all the images using the Cmd + A key combination .
  • Once you have done this, identify the Print function from the File menu and choose the Save as PDF option by pressing the PDF drop down menu located at the bottom left.

PDF Expert
PDF Expert is a powerful editor that allows you to create files of this type in a very simple and fast way from your Mac . You can do this by simply downloading the software from the official website and open it once the installation is complete. Next, from the File menu, choose New File or you can quickly create it using the Cmd + N key combination.

How to create a PDF file on PC: alternatives
If you are not satisfied with the programs for Windows and macOS seen recently, then you can rely on other software available on the net. Here they are listed below.

How to create PDF with Android
You do not have your Windows or Mac PC at hand but do you have your Android device available? Here are some applications to be able to create free PDF from the Google mobile operating system in a simple and fast.

Android virtual printer
As seen on Windows 10 and MacOS , Android also integrates a virtual printer that allows you to create PDF files with multiple pages intuitively and especially quickly without installing third-party apps .

Let's find out how to use it:

  • Open a printable document using an application (Chrome or Word) and locate the Sharing icon or from the main menu of the app by pressing on the 3 points or dashes that are usually located at the top right or top left.
  • After you have entered the Share menu , look for the Print command in the window that opens.
  • From the new screen that appears, press the printers drop-down menu and select Save as PDF or Save to PDF .
  • Once this is done, tap the PDF icon and select the folder in which you want to store the file.

Xodo PDF Reader and Editor
Also available for Windows through the Microsoft Store and for iPhone and iPad through the App Store, Xodo PDF Reader and Editor is a powerful all-in-one PDF reader and editor that also lets you quickly and easily create files of this type.

Among its most interesting features there is the ability to automatically synchronize changes to files with this format with Dropbox or Google Drive or add a signature or compile documents directly from your smartphone or Android tablet .

AndrOpen Office
AndrOpen Office is basically a port of OpenOffice for Android that allows you to have a complete suite of document creation and management on your device. Using the Writer component, in particular, you can export documents in PDF format in a simple and fast and completely free.

How to create PDF with iPhone/iPad
Also for iDevice there are several tools and applications that allow you to create PDF in a simple, fast and above all for free. Let's see what they are together.

IOS virtual printer
Given that Apple has implemented a similar tool also on macOS , could not certainly be missing on the mobile operating system that uses on iPhone , iPad and iPod .

Let's see how to use it:

  • Open the document you want to convert to a PDF file and press the Sharing icon (a square with an arrow pointing up).
  • After that, from the small box that appears, choose Print and then zoom in on the thumbnail of the document you want to print.
  • Then, press the Sharing icon again and choose with which app you want to save the document in PDF format . For example, you can use iCloud Drive , Dropbox or Google Drive .

Pages
Pages is another powerful application for iDevice developed by Apple that allows you to create PDF from iPhone and iPad simply by using the option Send a copy from the menu that opens after pressing on the 3 points and then tapping on PDF . In addition to this, we remind you that Pages allows you to create reports, digital books, resumes , posters and much more using the personal iDevice.

notability
Notability is a powerful application but at the same time very simple that allows you to take notes and add notes to PDF files . The only thing to accept is its cost of 6.99 euros .

How to create PDF on smartphones and tablets: alternatives
If you are looking for more efficient solutions to create PDF files on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, then you can also consider the applications that we propose below.


How to create PDF online
If you do not want to install applications and/or programs on PC and smartphone/tablet, then you could rely on online tools accessible through a simple browser. Let's see what they are together.

  • SmallPDF
  • Google Drive
  • SodaPDF Online
  • Word Online
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

How not to be spied on WhatsApp

Are you afraid that someone will spy on your WhatsApp conversations? Here are some suggestions to be more careful.


WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most used messaging applications nowadays, although there are very good alternatives (like Telegram ). Since it is a particularly used service, we decided to create a guide in which we explain in detail how not to be spied on WhatsApp . The advice that we will go to report below can be applied in a very simple and fast, so you will not need to be an expert in computer science. Let's not waste any more time and see how to do it right away.

Check the applications installed on the smartphone
The first thing you need to check for not spying on WhatsApp is the list of applications installed on your smartphone. Malicious software, in fact, could send data related to the activity carried out through the phone (such as accesses made in the messaging app, the amount of data exchanged, and so on). The nice thing is that most of these applications are designed for parental control (parental control), so they are perfectly legal.

The bad guys, however, could exploit these applications to monitor the victim's movements , installing them in a moment of distraction. The most popular apps are Qustodio ( Android/iOS ), Cerberus and Norton Family Parental Control ( Android/iOS ).

To find out if any of these apps to spy WhatsApp is installed on your Android or iOS device, you need to take a look at the settings. In fact, for the parental control to work properly, in fact, it is necessary to enable advanced access permissions . Here's how to check.

Android
If you have a device with the Google mobile operating system , then you just need to check if you have installed parental control applications like this:

  • Open the Settings from the drawer or tap the gear icon on the home screen.
  • Once this is done, go to Security and then Administer the device . Since the menu differs from device to device, the affected section may also be in Other settings - Privacy - Device administration .
  • From the list that appears check if there are any suspicious applications that you have not installed yourself.
  • If you consider it appropriate, you can withdraw the administrative permits checking the box next to the app name.
  • Once the software has been identified, proceed with the uninstallation from the Applications (or App ) menu that you will always find in the Settings . In case you can not remove the software, we advise you to use the Uninstaller application . Alternatively, if you have the root , you can rely on System app remover that allows you to remove system applications (in this case the anomalous ones that have settled more deeply).

IOS
If you own an iDevice , then you need to check the custom profiles .

Here's how to proceed:

  • First open the Settings by tapping the icon on the main screen of the iPhone or iPad.
  • After that, choose General and then Device Management and check for suspicious software to spy on WhatsApp in the list that appears.
  • If there are, we advise you first to uninstall the main application and then plug it once on the item in Device Manager .
  • Then, press on Delete profile , enter the security code (if set) and then click on Delete .

In the event that no suspicious option is activated in the application list, this means that your iDevice is secure .

See if spy apps are installed
In this chapter we explain how not to be spied on WhatsApp paying attention to spy applications. These operate on the device without permission, as long as you have root on Android or jailbreak on iPhone. One of the most popular applications, available on both mobile operating systems, is iKeyMonitor . This is able to monitor the frequency of sending messages, how many screenshots have been captured, record phrases and words typed on the keyboard and much more.

Often the spy apps do not appear directly in the list of applications installed on the device (or another name is used). This allows the less experienced to not discover anything. There are, however, procedures that allow you to discover their presence and disable them through a specific configuration panel. Here's how to proceed.

Android
In case you have a terminal with the Google mobile OS with root permissions , then we suggest you open the SuperUser app (or SuperSU ) and check for any spy applications that have obtained root permissions to be able to work silently. If you find something abnormal, revoke the authorization and proceed with the uninstallation through the Settings .

IOS
If you have an iPhone or an iPad with jailbreak , then I suggest you start the alternative Cydia store and check if any suspicious software is installed. In case they were there, delete them .

Both operating system
On both Android and iOS, you can perform a couple of alternative procedures to check for spy apps .
  • Start the default browser you use on your terminal (eg Chrome , Firefox or Safari ) and type in the localhost address bar : 4444 or localhost: 8888 . These two addresses allow most of the spy apps to be configured through a special panel. From here it is also possible to deactivate the detected spy software. Once this is done, proceed with the uninstallation from the classic Settings menu dedicated to applications.
  • If the procedure you saw earlier did not bring any results, then try to open the dialer of your device (to be clear the Phone app) and enter the code * 12345 . Through the latter it is possible, in fact, to access the configuration panel of some spy apps.

Verify the accesses of WhatsApp Web
Many of you will surely know that WhatsApp provides an online service called WhatsApp Web and a program to be installed on a PC that allows you to use the popular messaging app on your computer.

It works simply by making an association between the smartphone and the PC by scanning a QR code. Some attackers could exploit this software because it has a feature that allows you to save the session even after closing the browser or the program.

In particular, the instant messaging service makes available the Stay connected option which allows you to keep a session active on your computer after having made the association between the victim's WhatsApp app and your PC. For the spione it is a very simple operation because you just need to connect to the WhatsApp Web page or open the appropriate software and read the messages only after they have been read by the victim, so as to hide his presence well and not be discovered.

Recently, however, the developers of the messaging platform have implemented a feature that allows you to receive a notification on the device where the primary application is present every time you associate your account with WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp for PC . However, this is a partial remedy because the alert could escape or not appear if the notification settings are turned off.

Fortunately, there is a procedure that allows you to control the associations made. Here's how:

  • Open WhatsApp on your Android or iOS device and click on the 3 dots on the top right (Android) or on Settings (iOS) and select WhatsApp Web on Android or WhatsApp Web/Desktop on iOS.
  • The screen that appears shows the list of computers connected to your account and information about the operating system used and the time / date of the last activity.
  • If you notice something unusual, then you just have to press the computer you want to delete and then disconnect or disconnect from all devices if you want to be more relaxed.

Enable two-factor authentication
How not to be spied on by WhatsApp ? To this question we answer with another definitely efficient method: enable verification in two steps . This feature allows you to set a secret PIN to be entered when activating the account on a new device. The feature can be activated very easily if you carefully follow the steps below:

  • Open WhatsApp on your smartphone or tablet and press the 3 dots on the top right and then on Settings on Android or on Settings if you have an iPhone.
  • At this point, click on Account and then Verify in two steps and enable the feature by pressing Activate.
  • Then enter a 6-digit PIN that you will be asked for when registering the phone number on WhatsApp .
  • Confirm the same PIN on the next screen and add an e-mail address to the account that will allow you to reset the PIN if you forget it and to further protect your profile.
  • Validate the previously entered e-mail address and first press Save and then Finish to complete the 2-step verification setup .

We recommend that you save your PIN in a safe place (perhaps one of the best password managers available) because without this you will not be able to activate WhatsApp after uninstalling it or installing it on a different terminal.

Hide notifications on the lock screen
The most curious could read the messages received on the messaging app directly from the lock screen (or lock screen) without necessarily taking the device in hand. Worse, it could happen that the attacker associates your mobile number with the WhatsApp app installed on your smartphone by entering the code received via SMS and clearly visible on the lock screen without unlocking the phone or taking it in your hands. You can work around this problem by simply turning off the notification view by following the steps below.

Android
Unfortunately, the various user interfaces installed by the OEMs on their smartphones allow you to disable the display of notifications in a different way. In general, however, you can find the appropriate option in Audio and Notifications , Notifications , Notifications & Status Bar or Lock and Security Screen . If your smartphone supports it, we advise you to use the search bar in the Settings by entering the notification term .

IPhone
In case you are in possession of an iPhone, follow these steps to hide notifications:

  • Open the Settings by pressing on the icon on the smartphone's home screen and choose Notifications .
  • Then, press on WhatsApp and move the switch located next to Show on the lock screen to OFF .
  • We also recommend that you tap on Show Previews , present on the same screen, and choose the When unlocked option .

Use a secure unlocking method
In case you are wondering if there are other methods of not being spied on WhatsApp , then we suggest you to set an unlock method on your device. In other words, always set a PIN, password or pattern from the dedicated settings . If you are looking for even more secure protection, then you can rely on fingerprint , iris scanning or face recognition .

In particular, on the latest generation of iPhone you can use the Touch ID fingerprint sensor while on the iPhone X 3D facial recognition (better known as Face ID ). On Android devices, however, you can take advantage of different options.

For example, the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + can be unlocked using the fingerprint reader on the back, face recognition or iris scanning. The same applies to notebooks equipped with a webcam compatible with Windows Hello or a biometric scanner to access the operating system and then open WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp for PC .

Scan for any viruses and/or malware
If you use an Android device or a Windows PC, we recommend that you install a good antivirus / antimalware and activate real-time protection or perform periodic manual scans looking for threats. As for Windows , you can use the integrated Windows Defender antivirus or alternatively Kaspersky , Avast or BitDefender . On Android, however, try Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus 2018 , Bitdefender Antivirus Free or Malwarebytes .

Set a secure password for Google Drive and iCloud
Many of you will surely know that WhatsApp backs up your conversations by archiving them on Google Drive (Android) or iCloud (iOS) by default. In this way, the attacker, who discovers the key to access the two cloud services, can enter the account without any problem and see photos and videos received and sent. For this reason, we advise you to set a particularly complex pass to be discovered in order to remain calm.

If you have an Android terminal , then use Google Drive as an online storage service, you can change your password like this:

  • Open your default browser (Chrome or Safari) and go to www.google.it .
  • After that, click on the profile icon in the upper right and then choose Google Account .
  • In the new page that appears, press on Access and security , scroll lightly with the mouse and click on Password in the Access method and password section .
  • Then, enter the new password in the New password and Confirm new password fields and then click Change password to confirm the operation.

In case you use an iPhone , and then iCloud , then do this:
  • Always open your default browser and head on the website of iCloud .
  • From here, fill in the Apple ID and Password fields by entering the login credentials and then pressing the arrow on the right.
  • Now that you have correctly logged in to your Apple account , click on Change in Security and then Change password .
  • In the box that appears, enter the current password and the new password in the New password and Confirm password fields .
  • To validate the change, click on Change password .

Uninstall root and jailbreak
Although root and jailbreak make it possible to modify the two operating systems of Google and Apple in greater depth, the special applications installed, which use these two systems, could have different purposes than those for which they were designed. For example, the spy applications seen recently, to steal information from WhatsApp , require root permissions or jailbreak .

In the case of an Android device , you can proceed to uninstall SuperUser/ uperSU (the application that deals with managing root permissions on the green robot) through the appropriate option in the Settings .

If you have an iPhone with jailbreak , the removal of the latter requires a procedure a bit 'more complex, so we suggest you googling.

How not to be spied on WhatsApp: other useful tips to follow
  • Do not lend the smartphone to people you do not know (the same applies to the PC).
  • Deactivate the reading confirmation from the WhatsApp Settings.
  • Hide the online status (last access) and the state.
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