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Website anddatabase breachesare becoming a morefrequent occurrencethese days, which is why it has become even more imperative for users to take stock in the passwords they use [and reuse] on multiple websites. In order to add an extra layer of protection and to prompt users to change passwords that may... Read more...
Facebook is the largest social networking site on the planet, but if comparing market caps, Apple is nearly twice as big. They are not direct competitors, of course, but the relevance here is that Apple wields considerable power, and it reminded Facebook of this earlier this week when it revoked the social network's... Read more...
Well, you could see this one coming from a mile away. Remember that Group FaceTime bug we wrote about yesterday? The one that Apple apparently knew about since at least last week? Predictably, someone has gone and filed a lawsuit and is seeking unspecified punitive damages on claims of negligence, product liability... Read more...
Facebook is not exactly a pillar of privacy, that much is clear based on its history of blunders and subsequent apologies. Things may have finally come to a head, however, as the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) mulls slapping Facebook with the agency's biggest privacy fine to date, which would exceed the... Read more...
In what could pass for a scene in a movie, a hacker managed to breach a school district's database and steal 10 years worth of personal data belonging to half a million students and staff. Only this wasn't a movie, it happened in real life. Had it been a movie, the hacker would likely have been... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg may end up finding out the hard way that even Facebook, the largest social network on the planet, is not invincible. After being dogged by numerous security gaffes and privacy outrages, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal that caused the company to be put under a microscope, it's now come to... Read more...
Some people collect stamps, others collect vintage coins, and some companies collect your Facebook photos. Facebook recently announced that a bug allowed third-party apps to access the photos of nearly 6.8 million users. Facebook has apologized and promised to alert users whose photos may have been shared without... Read more...
Google is ready to throw in the towel on its languid and long-abandonedGoogle+ social networkingservice. Google+ was created to counter the growing social media (and advertising) threat of Facebook, but has failed miserably in just about every measurable way. Were now learning that Google+ was compromised by... Read more...
When a mistake is made at a giant technology company like Microsoft, Apple, or Amazon, customers expect them to disclose not only how the breach happened, but what they did to fix it. Amazon has sent out cryptic emails to some of its customers that at first glance seemed a bit off and possibly scammy. The... Read more...
Some people look to their horror movie collection for a good scare, but others can just look at the realities of privacy invasion online. We're continually being tracked by companies all over the internet that use collected information for targeted marketing. This goes beyond simply seeing an ad for something you... Read more...
Using two-factor authentication (2FA) is generally regarded as a superior way of securing an account than using a password alone, but even adding that extra layer of security comes with its own unique risks. This was highlighted in a recent security breach in which tens of millions of SMS text messages were... Read more...
Facebook is the most popular social network out there, and seemingly the one with the most privacy issues. Last month a data breach impacted as many as 90 million user accounts with Facebook eventually claiming about 30 million accounts had been affected. Another security breach was announced in... Read more...
Being security conscious has always been important, but in recent years, it's become downright imperative. Hacks and leaks are happening at an alarming rate, which means we all need to be more cognizant about our digital security every day. When an incident does end up taking place, we also need to be on top of... Read more...
Although they are being announced a little later than previously thought, Facebook has announced new hardware products that wefirst told you aboutlast month. The company is debuting two smart displays dubbed Portal and Portal+, which are similar to devices currently on the market like theAmazon Echo Showand theLenovo... Read more...
Facebook cant seem to get out of its own way when it comes to security. The biggest security issue for the social network was the Cambridge Analytica fiasco that gave the company access to information on 87 million users. In June, Facebook had another security failure when private posts of 14 million users were shared... Read more...
Google has been catching some flak for a feature it recently introduced into its Chrome browser, one that automatically logs users into the browser whenever they visit a Google website or service, such as Gmail. Starting with Chrome 70, Google will give users the option of disabling this controversial feature if they... Read more...
Even though Newegg is one of the most popular destinations for enthusiasts looking to score the latest and greatest hardware for the gaming rigs, the retail giant is not immune to the nefarious actions of the hacker community. To that end, Newegg's website was hacked, and the parties responsible were able to inject 15... Read more...
A teenage hacker in Australia managed to infiltrate Apple's computer systems and, over the course of a year, swiped 90 gigabytes of data. Following reports of the hacking incident, Apple issued a statement saying that no customer data was compromised from the repeated attacks on its network. It's not... Read more...
Reddit has announced that it suffered a security breach between June 14 and June 18 of this year. The website learned of the hack on June 19 and says that an attacker was able to compromise the accounts of a few Reddit employees along with Reddit's cloud and source code hosting providers. The main attack was... Read more...
Sony has begun shipping a new flagship phone, the Xperia XZ2 Premium, though you better be ready to spend some big bucks if you want to bring one home. The handsets costs $999.99 (let's just call it a grand), and there is no cheaper option. There also is not a more expensive optionit is available in a single... Read more...
If you thought that the Equifax breach was a big deal, you ain't seen nothing yet. A Florida-based marketing firm called Exactis -- a little known company that specializes in data aggregation -- unknowingly exposed its database in a way that anyone who knew where to look would be able access all... Read more...
Data breaches have become way too common, and we are not just talking about personal accounts being compromised through phishing attacks, malware, and the like. Companies with an online presence (so pretty much every company in the world) are targets, and since many sites require that you register with... Read more...
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