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Secure Your Twitter Account Better Than Trump in Less Than 5 Minutes

There’s a report going around that President Trump’s Twitter account was hacked—again—by a Dutch security researcher who just happened to guess the correct password: “maga2020!” I think the story is absolutely bogus, but it’s still a great reminder that you shouldn’t be lazy with your social media security. Locking…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Uninstall More of These Android Apps With ‘Joker’ Malware

Cybersecurity researchers from Zscaler recently discovered 17 shady apps containing the “Joker” malware on the Google Play Store. The researchers reported the apps, which are now banned and disabled by Google Play Services, but you might also need to uninstall them from your devices manually. Here’s the full list:Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Deal With This TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube Data Breach

An improperly-secured cloud database has exposed personal information for over 235 million TikTok, Instagram and YouTube accounts. The Hong Kong-based company Social Data was unknowingly storing the data in a database without proper password protection, meaning anyone could pop in and see it. Ugh.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Is Your Browser a Good Enough Password Manager?

Web browsers were once used simply for browsing the web. But now they can perform all kinds of tricks, including managing passwords. With new features like password suggestions and data breach warnings being added all the time, are these built-in password managers ready to take on the dedicated third-party tools?…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Regularly Delete Your Digital Assistant’s Voice History

Bugs found in Alexa’s web services could have let hackers access voice recordings and personal data stored on Amazon’s servers. Some of the vulnerabilities could even let hackers remotely install Alexa Skills on someone else’s device without them knowing. Despite the severity of these flaws, you’re safe in this… Read more…

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Regularly Delete Your Digital Assistant’s Voice History

Bugs found in Alexa’s web services could have let hackers access voice recordings and personal data stored on Amazon’s servers. Some of the vulnerabilities could even let hackers remotely install Alexa Skills on someone else’s device without them knowing. Despite the severity of these flaws, you’re safe in this…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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TikTok Tracked Your MAC Address: Now What?

Well, it could be worse. TikTok could be suffering some gigantic data breach that exposes your account credentials and private video snippets to the world. But the alternative isn’t much better, privacy-wise: a recent Wall Street Journal report found that the popular social network tracked Android users’ MAC addresses…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Get One Bonus Year of Updates With These Samsung Phones

When you buy a Samsung Android, you used to be able to get around two major Android updates out of them—two years, basically. After that, Samsung could not guarantee that future dessert-themed Android updates (now boring numbers) would arrive one your phone, meaning that you’d have to root your device and find an…Read more… Continue […]

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected ‘Safe Folder’

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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