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Change Your GateHub and EpicBot Passwords Now

It’s kind of a random pairing—I get it—but two new websites have joined ‘have i been pwned’s’ illustrious list of breached sites. One is a cryptocurrency wallet and the other is a RuneScape bot. These sound like small potatoes, but the two breaches have potentially affected up to 2.2 million users, and you’d be wise…Read […]

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Change Your GateHub and EpicBot Passwords Now

It’s kind of a random pairing—I get it—but two new websites have joined ‘have i been pwned’s’ illustrious list of breached sites. One is a cryptocurrency wallet and the other is a RuneScape bot. These sound like small potatoes, but the two breaches have potentially affected up to 2.2 million users, and you’d be wise…Read […]

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Android Users: Check Now to See If a Rogue App Can Control Your Phone’s Camera

According to an investigation by Checkmarx security researchers, some Android devices may have an unpatched security flaw that an app could use to record you without your knowledge using your device’s camera and mic.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Make uBlock Origin Even Better at Ad Blocking in Firefox

Firefox is one of the best browsers for blocking ads and crappy web trackers, and you can make it even better using “nuke-’em-all” browser extensions like uBlock Origin. Now, Ghacks and GitHub users point out that uBlock Origins is even capable of blocking new types of ads, trackers, and website content that browsers…Read more… Continue […]

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Install the Latest WhatsApp Update to Fix a Major Bug

WhatsApp users should hit up the Google Play Store or the App Store and make sure they’re running the latest version of the app, as a new update fixes a major security bug that could let hackers slip malicious code onto devices through seemingly innocent .MP4 video files.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Turn Off Facebook’s Camera Privileges on iOs Right Now

There’s a lot of evidence suggesting that Facebook is always tracking our data, but a new issue found on the iOS Facebook app suggests the company may be literally watching, too. A new bug—and most parties seem to believe it is a bug—turns on your phone’s camera in the background while you’re using Facebook.Read more… […]

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Prevent Your Mac from Making Plain-Text Copies of Your Encrypted Emails

IT guru Bob Gendler took to Medium last week to share a startling discovery about Apple Mail. If you have the application configured to send and receive encrypted email—messages that should be unreadable for anyone without the right decryption keys—Apple’s digital assistant goes ahead and stores your emails in plain…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Seriously, Update Your Old Windows 7 PCs and Windows Servers Right Now

We’ve made several posts over the past year about “BlueKeep,” a serious exploit present in Windows 7's remote desktop protocol (RDP) that could allow a hacker to take control of someone’s PC. Hell, we even covered recent news about the first successful use of BlueKeep attacks earlier this week, wherein hackers…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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If You Use Amazon’s Ring Doorbell Devices, Change Your Wifi Password

If you’re using one of Amazon’s Ring doorbell devices, you should change your home wifi network password immediately. According to Techcrunch, Ring doorbell devices were sharing wifi passwords as cleartext—unencrypted text data, essentially—with users’ smartphones during setup. This leaves home networks and any…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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If You Use Amazon’s Ring Doorbell Devices, Change Your Wifi Password

If you’re using one of Amazon’s Ring doorbell devices, you should change your home wifi network password immediately. According to Techcrunch, Ring doorbell devices were sharing wifi passwords as cleartext—unencrypted text data, essentially—with users’ smartphones during setup. This leaves home networks and any…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Find the Perfect Excuse for Every Embarrassing Corporate Data Leak

Sometimes I wonder why everyone isn’t getting hacked all the time. We’re all so bad at security, and there are so many people who know how to abuse it! And then I remember that we are getting hacked all the time.Companies regularly dangle all our home addresses and passwords and phone numbers and credit card […]

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Check Out Apple’s Updated Privacy Site ASAP

I’m a stickler for good data security, so it warms my heart when a massive tech company like Apple takes steps to be even more transparent about how it treats our data. Specifically, I’m referring to Apple’s new landing page that makes reviewing the company’s privacy policies and changing security settings even easier.Read more… Continue […]

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How to Protect Your Smart Speaker From a Laser Attack

I love a good scientific mystery—stuff like quantum weirdness, dark matter and dark energy, strange gravitational behavior, or even why smart speakers respond to light waves as if they were sound. That last one was the topic of a recently published paper from researchers at the University of Electro-Communications…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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