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October 6, 2023

#CyberMonth2023, Gmail’s New Security Measures, and More

This Week In Tech, we talk about #CyberMonth2023, Gmail's New Security Measures and a Sleep Apnea Detection Feature for Samsung Users.
Written By: AlphaKOR

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Are You Cyber Fit?

This year’s theme for #CyberMonth23 is Step up your cyber fitness. Cyber fitness is the capacity to recognize, respond, and deal with online hazards by performing quick, simple actions. In this article you’ll find a variety of advice and resources to keep Canadians safe online and to flex their cyber security muscles. Cyber Month covers everything from fundamental knowledge of cyberthreats and best practices, to the greatest tools for safegaurding online threats. Cyber Month has 5 weekly themes: Warmup, Account Workout, Learning Self-Defence, Maintaining Muscle, and Strength in Numbers.

Read More: Government of Canada

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Google making it more difficult for spam to reach your inbox

By introducing new requirements that will take effect in 2024, Google is making it harder for bulk senders to fill your Gmail with spam. The requirements put in place are intended to protect Gmail users from spam, phishing, and malware, and improve the overall security of email communication. Bulk senders will be required to authenticate their emails using standards such as SPF and DKIM, helping to identify the legitimacy of the sender. Bulk senders must also enable an easy unsubscribe button for Gmail recipients with a one-click option to opt out of receiving future emails.

Read More: CNBC

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New sleep apnea feature for the Galaxy Watch

Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. This very useful and innovative feature can help many people who suffer from this condition. The new sleep apnea feature on the Samsung Health Monitor app uses Galaxy Watch’s BioActive Sensor to monitor blood oxygen levels during sleep and identifies moderate to severe obstructive sleep. Users are simply required to track their sleep twice, for more than 4 hours each time, within 10 days to gauge whether they a displaying symptoms. This feature will be made available beginning early next year.

Read More: Samsung