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Robinhood Accidentally Left Some of Its Users' Passwords in Plaintext screenshot

Robinhood Accidentally Left Some of Its Users' Passwords in Plaintext

Robinhood Markets Inc. is a privately-owned financial services company that is best known for its commission-free stock trading app. It recently completed its latest round of financing and is now believed to be worth...

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July 26, 2019
Sky Customers Are Informed That Their Passwords Have Been Reset as a 'Safety Precaution' screenshot

Sky Customers Are Informed That Their Passwords Have Been Reset as a 'Safety Precaution'

What's worse than a cybersecurity incident? Poorly handled cybersecurity incident. British telecommunication provider Sky UK is trying to give everybody a pretty good understanding of what 'poorly handled...

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July 25, 2019
Here's All You Need to Know About DataSpii and the 8 Extensions That Could Leak Information About You screenshot

Here's All You Need to Know About DataSpii and the 8 Extensions That Could Leak Information About You

We don't pay nearly as much attention as we should to our browsers. A web browser is our gateway to the online world, and often, going about our everyday lives without it is impossible. Because it's such an...

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July 24, 2019
Slack Started Resetting Passwords That Were Affected During the 2015 Data Breach screenshot

Slack Started Resetting Passwords That Were Affected During the 2015 Data Breach

Can a data breach that happened and was remedied some four years ago impact people right now? Last week, popular work collaboration and instant messaging service Slack showed us that this is indeed possible. Let's...

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July 23, 2019
Did FaceApp Steal All Your Personal Photos? No, It Didn't! screenshot

Did FaceApp Steal All Your Personal Photos? No, It Didn't!

Unfortunately, it looks like the only thing easier than accessing information in the 21st century is accessing information that is factually incorrect. Last week's viral spread of misinformation around popular mobile...

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July 22, 2019
An iOS 13 Bug Allows Unauthorized Access to the Data in 'Website & App Passwords' Settings screenshot

An iOS 13 Bug Allows Unauthorized Access to the Data in 'Website & App Passwords' Settings

Ask any fan of Apple products what makes their devices better than the rest, and one of the arguments that will inevitably crop up is the steady stream of software updates. Indeed, cold, hard statistics show that...

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July 18, 2019
Hackers Could Have Broken into Any Instagram Account Through a Flaw in the Password Reset System screenshot

Hackers Could Have Broken into Any Instagram Account Through a Flaw in the Password Reset System

Most Facebook users probably have no idea who Laxman Muthiyah is, which is a shame because they have no idea how much he has done to protect their privacy. Laxman Muthiyah is a web developer and security researcher...

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July 17, 2019
The Numbers Are In: $45 Billion Was Lost Due to Cyber Criminal Activity in 2018 screenshot

The Numbers Are In: $45 Billion Was Lost Due to Cyber Criminal Activity in 2018

The online world is so vast and complex that trying to detail even a small portion of it with any sort of accuracy is going to be next to impossible. That won't stop people from trying, though, and this is a good...

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July 17, 2019
FinSpy Malware Can Intercept Messages on FB Messenger, Skype, Signal, and Other Platforms screenshot

FinSpy Malware Can Intercept Messages on FB Messenger, Skype, Signal, and Other Platforms

The homepage of a German company called Gamma Group claims that it provides 'turnkey telecommunications solutions, expertise, and consultancy'. But is this really all there is to it? Well, have a look at an archived...

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July 12, 2019
Watch out for the Anubis Banking Malware That Can Put Your Virtual Privacy at Risk screenshot

Watch out for the Anubis Banking Malware That Can Put Your Virtual Privacy at Risk

If you ever find yourself wondering how large a large-scale cybercrime operation can be, you could do worse than take a look at the Anubis Android malware. The trojan has been around for at least five years now, but...

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July 10, 2019
Hackers Put a Backdoor in a Ruby Password Strength Checking Library screenshot

Hackers Put a Backdoor in a Ruby Password Strength Checking Library

Password strength meters were created for all the best reasons. Their idea is to alert people to the danger of weak passwords and to encourage them to better protect their data. Unfortunately, they are not perfect. In...

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July 9, 2019
A Badly Designed Payment App Causes $500 Thousand in Damages for Japanese 7-Eleven Customers screenshot

A Badly Designed Payment App Causes $500 Thousand in Damages for Japanese 7-Eleven Customers

As we all know, Japan is often among the first countries to embrace a new piece of technology and to implement it in people's everyday lives. In light of all this, many of you will probably be surprised to learn that...

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July 9, 2019
The Maker of a Gay Dating App Gets Fined After Leaking Private Photos screenshot

The Maker of a Gay Dating App Gets Fined After Leaking Private Photos

Should software developers and online service providers be held accountable when they fail to protect users' data? Of course they should. Is this happening in the real world? Well, Online Buddies, Inc. the maker of...

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July 9, 2019
A Chinese IoT Company Exposes More Than 2 Billion Records in an Insecure Database screenshot

A Chinese IoT Company Exposes More Than 2 Billion Records in an Insecure Database

Several months ago, VPN review website vpnMentor gathered together a group of security researchers and organized a web-mapping project. The team is headed by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, and their task is to scan blocks...

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July 8, 2019
Scammers Use Instagram's 'Verified Account' Status to Steal Users' Credentials screenshot

Scammers Use Instagram's 'Verified Account' Status to Steal Users' Credentials

What do the (usually) blue tick badges placed next to the names of some Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook profiles do? Technically, they indicate that the social network has verified the account owner, but for many...

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July 2, 2019
New Steam Scam Promises a Free Game and Steals Users' Credentials screenshot

New Steam Scam Promises a Free Game and Steals Users' Credentials

Most of you know very well that when you're offered something for nothing in the real world, you should be more than a little careful. Online, however, things are a bit different. Far too many people are used to the...

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July 1, 2019
TripAdvisor Resets Compromised Passwords. What Do Users Need to Do? screenshot

TripAdvisor Resets Compromised Passwords. What Do Users Need to Do?

Last week, some TripAdvisor users received an email notification related to their account security. It could very well be the perfect example of a good idea that's not very well executed. The email shows that...

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July 1, 2019
How Hackers Compromised Cambridge University's Security to Spread Malware via a Firefox Zero-Day Vulnerability screenshot

How Hackers Compromised Cambridge University's Security to Spread Malware via a Firefox Zero-Day Vulnerability

What exactly is the biggest problem of modern online security? Advanced hacking tools? Badly written software applications? Vendors that don't do enough to protect users' data? You could argue that technically, all...

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June 28, 2019