Security On Air

Just a month ago, we celebrated in Hijos Digitales our sixth anniversary. While it is a joy to see how our "little ones" grow and mature, it is in equal measure to celebrate the birth of new members of the family. Today we are writing to you, avid readers of our blog, to announce the  eginning of a new project within the scope of the diffusion of cybersecurity. This is Security On Air.

Security On Air

As the most insightful have been able to deduce (both by the name and by the logo), it is a radio program broadcast over the Internet. Put another way: a podcast about cybersecurity. Their duration will be around 15-20 minutes (so they can listen to it on the way to the office or add it to the playlist while doing some sport) and their frequency will be monthly.

The format of the program is intended for all audiences to hear, without the need for specific technical knowledge in the field. We will try that the contents treated are of interest to the public in general. Our goal is that they can make the program their own and that together we can model it. Therefore, we look forward to your suggestions through the social networks as you all know: @Securityartwork e @hijosdigitales.

In general, the program will have the following sections:

  • Review of the most important cybersecurity news of the month (in case they have lost track and lost something).
  • Block of questions and answers (to give solution to the few doubts that you can have).
  • Cultural section (you already know that technique and art can also go hand in hand).
  • Interview (new guests will share with us a few minutes of conversation).

You can find the new episodes in the “Security On Air” section of the S2 Grupo websitethe IVOOX podcasting platform and of course, in this blog.

Ladies and gentlemen, we invite you to listen to the podcast about cybersecurity in Spanish called to be, soon, a reference in this area. Humility aside, we hope you enjoy it and accompany us on the journey that we have just undertaken.

Google Toontastic 3d, children’s application to create movies

Google just released Toontastic 3d, a new application for mobile devices aimed at children. It is a creative tool that allows you to make small movies with animated characters in 3D, very attractive for kids and simple to use. It features this home page and is available for both the Android system and iOS as well as Chromebooks.

Google Toontastic 3d, aplicación infantil para crear películas

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Do you know the Do Not Disturb feature on phones?

Telephones accompany us at all times and we know that on certain occasions they can be somewhat indiscreet. We all know the possibility of silencing them quickly with an icon on the screen or using the volume keys. It is what we usually do if we find ourselves in the cinema, theater, concert, church, etc.

But very few people know the great number of possibilities that includes the Do Not Disturb function, an evolution of the “mute” option that appeared as unique in the first models of phones.

The latest versions of the operating systems on mobile devices have the “Do Not Disturb” feature that allows us to schedule the silences according to predefined hours and filter out notifications or calls that might be important to ring just the same, among other options.

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Video calls get to WhatsApp, now they do

Finally, the expected video chat feature is now available in the world’s most widely used instant messaging application, WhatsApp.

Video calls get to WhatsApp, now they do

In an official statement published on their blog, Whatsapp announces the official deployment of this feature:

“Over the years we have received many messages from our users requesting video calls and we are excited to finally be able to offer this capability to the world …”
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How to read QR codes and what they are for?

QR codes are something like square labels made up of a cloud of dots that we’ve all certainly seen already. They contain codified information of different types and that we can only read through programs or applications designed for it.

How to read QR codes and what they are for

They are known as QR because of the term “Quick Response”. They were created in Japan in 1994 and it is there where they are used massively and for the longest time. But they also appear here in many places and because they are so versatile and easy to read, they are used for very different purposes.

Where do we find them?

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Disconnect Whatsapp Web if you do not want anyone to read your conversations

The tool that allows us to use Whatsapp on a computer is great and very functional. We can perform almost any action of this application but with the convenience of a larger screen and the use of the keyboard and mouse.

Desconecta Whatsapp Web si no quieres que lean tus conversaciones

But Whatsapp Web, which is how the tool is known, can become a major problem for our privacy if we do not manage it correctly.

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Duplicate and extend your PC desktop to another Windows screen

With this post we respond to our young reader Aitor who has made the following query.

I saw a computer that had two screens and could have different windows in each of them and work as if it were a double desk. How can I do that?

Duplicate and extend your PC desktop to another Windows screenIt is possible to connect more than one screen to the same computer, laptop or desktop, so that we can have different views on each one. The result will be a single computer running, but showing different applications on each screen.

Let’s see what we can do to connect an additional screen to a computer running Windows 7, although it would not be very different for any other version of Windows.

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How to use Whatsapp without changing our last connection time

Almost everyone who uses Whatsapp has “watched” the last connection hour of someone to whom we have sent a message to know if they have already read it. Sometimes we need to know if that person is aware or not of our message and to verify this data can be “indicative”.

The information provided by the “last time” and the fact that it can be hidden awakens all kinds of suspicions and obsessive surveillance behaviors. Questions like:  has he blocked me perhaps? Why doesn’t he answer me? Has he deleted me from his contact list? And others related to the privacy of the application are continuous in the comments that our readers leave.

If for example we sent a message to someone at 12:00 pm and ten minutes later we see that the last time they were connected was at 12:02 pm, we can reasonably suspect that they read it. Added to this is the possibility of hiding the notification of reading with the double blue check that Android has and the privacy settings that each user can choose, which gets quite complicated to know for sure if someone has read or not our message. We will see how we can confuse our contacts by reading messages without altering our last connection.

 

Utilizar Whatsapp sin que cambie nuestra última hora

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How to know the last connection to whatsapp from someone who hides it

We’ve already talked about Whatsapp’s privacy settings on other occasions. It is a subject of great interest and generates numerous questions from our readers about how to view or hide information from other users in this messaging service.

Getting to know if the other person has read or not our message is often turned into an often unsuccessful exercise of espionage, since that person may have configured their privacy so that others do not even see when the messages are read (double blue check) nor when they connect.

Cómo saber la última conexión al whatsapp de alguien que la ocultaAndroid users have an ally that will greatly help Whatsapp spies in the task of knowing when one of their contacts was last logged on. What’s more, they will not only know the last time, but all the times they were connected and their duration, even if they have configured their privacy to hide their last connection and even blocked the spy.

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How to remove the Google account from an Android

Adding a Gmail or Google account to an Android means personalizing it, adding personal information linked to us, such as calendar contacts, emails, photos, and many other data that are only available under our username and password.

Linking a phone to an account is initially very simple, because when you launch it for the first time a wizard tells you how to do it, besides it being obligatory in order to use all its functions.

Es una de las consultas más habituales realizadas por nuestros lectores, no resulta fácil encontrar el lugar exacto donde eliminar una cuenta en Android. Veamos el modo de hacerlo.

But on many occasions the need arises to eliminate that initial account because, for example, we are going to sell or give away the terminal or we simply want to use another account that we may have.

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