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Recent content by News Hound

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    Google is tracking your location, even when the setting is turned off

    Shock! It appears Google can track the location of anyone using some of its apps on Android or iPhone even when they’ve told it not to. Continue reading...
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    Your smart air conditioner could contribute to mass power outages

    Researchers call the scenario BlackIoT: an IoT botnet of high-wattage devices that could crash the power grid. Continue reading...
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    Are your Android apps listening to you?

    This simple setup will help you discover if your apps are listening in on you. Continue reading...
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    The sextortionists are back, this time with your phone number as “proof”

    Last month the crooks were throwing old passwords into their scams to make you sit up and take notice. Now it's phone numbers. Continue reading...
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    FBI warns of choreographed ATM drainage

    This type of multinational ATM cashout could drain cash machines of millions within the span of hours. Continue reading...
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    11-year-old hacker changes election results

    It took him less than 10 minutes to change election results on a replica of Florida's state website. Continue reading...
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    Police body cameras open to attack

    A security researcher has revealed that police body cameras could put evidence - and even police officers themselves - at risk. Continue reading...
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    Pacemaker controllers still vulnerable 18 months after flaws reported

    A popular brand of heart pacemaker is still vulnerable to compromise more than a year and a half after the company that makes them was told of weaknesses in its security, researchers have claimed. Continue reading...
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    Apple Mac “zero day” hack lets you sneakily click [OK]

    A security researcher revisited an old bug of his that Apple had patched, made a blunder - and found the old bug was still there after all. Continue reading...
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    Facebook news feed changes – it’s a hoax!

    One scoop of "copy & paste to screw with the algorithm" between two slices of "limiting news feed posts to 25 friends". A baloney sandwich! Continue reading...
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    In-flight satellite comms vulnerable to remote attack, researcher finds

    On a journey between Madrid and Copenhagen, researcher Ruben Santamarta decided to use Wireshark to study the aircraft’s in-flight Wi-Fi. Continue reading...
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    Feds indict 12 for allegedly buying iPhones on other people’s dimes

    They allegedly hacked into phone accounts, convinced retailers they were who they weren't, and upgraded to shiny new gadgets for small fees. Continue reading...
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    Siri is listening to you, but she’s NOT spying, says Apple

    Apple's working to keep iPhones from eavesdropping on us, through privacy policies, short buffer windows, local storage, and app review. Continue reading...
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    How a cryptocurrency-destroying bug almost didn’t get reported

    A researcher recently revealed how he found a bug that could have brought the fourth largest cryptocurrency to its knees – and how he was almost unable to report it. Continue reading...
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    Monday review – the hot 19 stories of the week

    From the unpopular Windows 10 updates and the Snapchat source code leaked on GitHub to the 'unhackable' BitFi hardware that got hacked, and more! Continue reading...