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OYO Launches Lighter Version of its App for Android Users

OYO today has footprint in more than 800 cities across 24 countries

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India’s largest hotel chain OYO on Thursday announced the global launch of a lighter version of its app — “Oyo Lite” — for the Android users.
Designed to work in areas of low connectivity, the “OYO Lite” app is sized just 800KB, which is less than 7 per cent of the size of the current OYO app, the company said in a statement.
“OYO Lite has been designed as a solution to connectivity and storage constraints on phones. We feel that this product would be ideal for travellers who are remotely connected to the Internet as well as those with basic smartphones,” said Anil Goel, Chief Technology Officer, OYO Hotels and Homes.
The app also features an in-app SOS button to ensure assistance from the on-ground hotel staff as well as from 24×7 OYO Safety Response Team (SRT).
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Oyo mobile app.
The button is also capable to initiate a call with local law enforcement authorities across the country, the company added.
OYO, however, did not elaborate on plans to make the Lite app available for iOS users.
OYO today has footprint in more than 800 cities across 24 countries.
With over 18,000 buildings and 636,000 units under management and more than 45,000-holiday homes, the company is backed by leading investors, including the SoftBank Vision Fund, Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Hero Enterprise and China Lodging Group. (IANS)

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Bloatware App’s Flaw gets Fixed for HP

HP releases Updates this month to fix Bloatware Issues

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HP has released updates this month to address the issue of Bloatware. Pixabay

HP has issued a security advisory for its Touchpoint Analytics, to fix Bloatware which was said to be containing a security flaw that could let malware gain admin rights and take over vulnerable systems, as noted by security researchers from SafeBreach Labs.

HP has released updates this month to address the issue.

HP desktop and laptop owners were advised to follow instruction details in the company’s security advisory and updated its Touchpoint Analytics client at their earliest convenience, ZDNet reported on Friday.

The researchers had found the security flaw in HP Touchpoint Analytics in July, according to the Tech republic.

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The HP Touchpoint Analytics app falls under the category of bloatware. Pixabay

Security researchers at SafeBreach said that they uncovered a new vulnerability which meant every version below 4.1.4.2827 was affected by what they found.

The HP Touchpoint Analytics app is falls under the category of bloatware which essentially a type of software that comes pre-installed on new devices.

The app’s purpose is to collect diagnostics data about hardware performance and send the information back to the firm.

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HP desktop and laptop owners were advised to follow instruction details in the company’s security advisory. Pixabay

The app usually whitelisted and runs with admin rights on HP systems, to be able to access various details from software drivers and other hardware components.

According to Peleg Hadar, a security researcher with SafeBreach Labs, there is a way to hijack the application’s normal mode of operation and load malicious DLL files to run rogue code with elevated privileges.

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Hadar found that what security experts call a local privilege escalation (LPE), a type of vulnerability that’s quite common in modern software, the ZDNet report added. (IANS)