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Recent content by News Hound

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    Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

    From how Gmail users could improve their security easily and Hawaii's emergency management password sticky note to the Netflix phish going after your login, credit card and ID, and more! Continue reading...
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    “Give me a job or else!” approach fails to land IT job

    Sending an application letter to your prospective employer is a good idea, an extortion letter, not so much Continue reading...
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    Virtual reality porn app SinVR exposes details of 20,000 customers

    Personal details of adult virtual reality game SinVR customers were accidentally exposed for two weeks, while security researchers tried to get the company's attention Continue reading...
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    90% of Gmail users could improve their security easily, but don’t

    There's something alarming about the world’s one billion regular Gmail users – barely any have turned on two-step verification. Continue reading...
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    The Google Play “Super Antivirus” that’s not so super at all… [REPORT]

    SophosLabs has published a technical report digging into the details of a not-so-super "Super Antivirus" charade on Google Play. Continue reading...
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    Does your credit card need a tinfoil hat to keep it safe on the train?

    Can the person squashed up against you on the train read your credit card without you realising? If so, what can you do about it? Continue reading...
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    BlackWallet cryptocurrency site loses users’ money after DNS hijack

    Another site in the booming cryptocurrency wallet sector has been hacked after what looks like a simple DNS hijacking attack. Continue reading...
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    Hijackers DM @realDonaldTrump from former Fox News hosts’ accounts

    The hackers tweeted out love for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: "We love turkish soldiers, we love Erdogan, we love Turkey." Continue reading...
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    Yes, Hawaii emergency management stuck a password on a sticky note

    ... and nobody bothered to vet the photo taken of that sticky note and distributed by AP. Continue reading...
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    SkyGoFree malware spies on your Android phone and your messages

    The Android malware "SkyGoFree" pretends to be a security update, but it's actually a powerful spyware and remote control tool. Continue reading...
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    Twitter denies claims that it snoops on your private messages

    Twitter has pushed back against allegations that its employees "view everything" users post on their servers, including private messages Continue reading...
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    Firefox locks down its future with HTTPS ‘secure contexts’

    Firefox developers must start using ‘secure contexts’ for new features “effective immediately.” Continue reading...
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    Man charged with selling billions of breached records on LeakedSource

    LeakedSource held some 3 billion stolen usernames and passwords from breaches including LinkedIn, DropBox and more. Continue reading...
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    It’s raining fake missiles: Japan follows Hawaii with mistaken alert

    First the US state of Hawaii; now Japanese broadcaster NHK has issued an erroneous warning about a North Korean missile attack. Continue reading...
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    FBI expert calls Apple ‘jerks’ as encryption tension simmers

    Apple has been called many things in its time but never, as far as anyone can remember, “jerks” by an FBI employee speaking at a public conference. Continue reading...