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A security flaw in Grindr let anyone easily hijack user accounts

A security flaw in Grindr let anyone easily hijack user accounts Grindr, one of the world’s largest dating and social networking apps for gay, bi, trans, and queer people, has fixed a security vulnerability that allowed anyone to hijack and take control of any user’s account using only their email address. Wassime […]

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How I accidentally gatecrashed a startup’s morning meeting

How I accidentally gatecrashed a startup’s morning meeting There’s a certain kind of panic that at some point gets us all. You just got to work but did you leave the oven on at home? The gut-punch “call me ASAP” message from your boss but now they’re not answering their phone. Or […]

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Twitter says ‘no evidence’ passwords were stolen during hack, but no word on DMs

Twitter says ‘no evidence’ passwords were stolen during hack, but no word on DMs Twitter has said that there is “no evidence” that attackers obtained user account passwords after its security breach on Wednesday, which forced the company to lock down user accounts to prevent verified users from tweeting. In a series […]

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Smartwatch hack could trick patients to ‘take pills’ with spoofed alerts

Smartwatch hack could trick patients to ‘take pills’ with spoofed alerts Security researchers say a smartwatch, popular with the elderly and dementia patients, could have been tricked into letting an attacker easily take control of the device. These watches are designed to help patients to easily call their carers and for carers […]

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How Have I Been Pwned became the keeper of the internet’s biggest data breaches

How Have I Been Pwned became the keeper of the internet’s biggest data breaches When Troy Hunt launched Have I Been Pwned in late 2013, he wanted it to answer a simple question: Have you fallen victim to a data breach? Seven years later, the data-breach notification service processes thousands of requests […]

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Mixcloud data breach exposes over 20 million user records

Mixcloud data breach exposes over 20 million user records A data breach at Mixcloud, a U.K.-based audio streaming platform, has left more than 20 million user accounts exposed after the data was put on sale on the dark web. The data breach happened earlier in November, according to a dark web seller […]

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Gift Guide: Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family

Gift Guide: Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family There’s no such thing as perfect privacy or security, but there’s a lot you can do to lock down your online life. And the holiday season is a great time to encourage others to do the same. Some […]

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‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data

‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players. The game’s developer, the Washington-based Wizards of the Coast, left a database backup file in a public Amazon Web Services […]

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Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that exposed the password for the Wi-Fi network it was connected to. Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending its owner’s Wi-Fi password in cleartext over the internet, allowing for nearby hackers to intercept […]

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Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for targeted advertising

Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for targeted advertising Twitter has said it may have “inadvertently” used phone numbers and email addresses that users provided to secure their accounts to serve targeted advertisements. In a disclosure Tuesday, the social media giant said it did not know how many users […]

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