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Windows 10’s Facial Recognition Can Distinguish Between Identical Twins

Windows Hello is Microsoft’s integrated biometric reading system exclusive to Windows 10 and it adds an enhanced layer of security. Instead of inserting a password or pin, Windows employs photographic analysis with heat and depth detection to…

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Bit Defender Admits To Being Hacked

Oh the irony never fails to amuse, an Anti Virus company who boast on keeping customers safe from online threats, have themselves falling victim to a hack. Kaspersky discovered a bot within their system and now so…

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See How Many Popular Apps Failed to Protect Your Password

When using an app developed by a big company, you might think that it is trustworthy and ensures your security and privacy. Well, a recent test proved how easy and vulnerable a lot of popular iOS…

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Woman Alters Her Name Just to Access Facebook Account

In a rather extraordinary tale, a woman has changed her official name by deed poll on the sole basis of accessing her Facebook account. Jemma Rogers, now called Jemmaroid Von Laalaa initially created her account with an…

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LastPass Cloud Database Hack Compromises Hashed Master Passwords

Unknown attackers have made off with LastPass account emails, password reminders and hashed user vault master passwords. CEO Joe Siegrist was quick to note that no encrypted user vault data, plaintext passwords or user accounts were…

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iOS Flaw Makes it Easier than Ever to Steal Your Apple ID

Apple’s iOS is widely recognised as one of the most secure mobile operating systems on the market today but is that really true? Well, maybe it is, but what I can tell you for sure is…

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PayPal Wants You to Eat Your Passwords

PayPal wants its users to abandon their lame passwords and start eating them instead. During a presentation called Kill All Passwords, PayPal’s Global Head of Developer Advocacy Jonathan LeBlanc said that the payment company wants user-generated…

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GTA V User Accounts Hacked

There has been a lot of news about the popular game GTA V since its release for the PC platform. There have been issues with drivers, download speeds from the Steam network and a whole lot…

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Credentials May Become Compromised via Old Windows Vulnerability from the ’90s

Nobody wants their private information shared on the internet, but we live in an era where everything that’s connected to the internet may eventually become public. This is the case of an old Windows vulnerability from…

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Shape-Shifting ‘Beebone’ Malware Taken Down by Europol and the FBI

It looks like a shape-shifting malware that was able to change its identity up to 19 times a day to avoid detection has been put to rest by Europe’s Cybercrime Centre and the FBI. The malware…

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Thousands of Uber Accounts Are Said to Be Selling on the Dark Web

At least two vendors on the dark web marketplace named AlphaBay are allegedly selling Uber accounts. The accounts are said to let buyers order trips using whatever payment method attached to the accounts, while also providing…

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Hackers Using New Phishing Technique to Exploit Router Flaws

There have been a number of unusual hacking techniques employed in Brazil recently. A group of hackers have used a “novel approach” to pull off a pharming attack by using phishing emails, as stated by security…

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Kingston Announced a Pair of next-Generation Encrypted USB Flash Drives

Kingston announced a pair of next-generation encrypted USB Flash drives designed to safeguard valuable data. The DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 and DataTraveler 4000 Gen. 2 Management Ready protect sensitive information with hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption and titanium coated…

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Jimmy Kimmel Gets Peoples Passwords Just by Asking!

Given our modern world is ever concerned about hacking, data privacy and more, this new video from the Jimmy Kimmel show blows my mind. Keeping your password safe is important and while you often need more…

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New LastPass Mac App Announced

The people behind LastPass, the popular and free password generation software, have announced their new standalone Mac app. The app offers significantly more functionality than the browser version with a number of new features. The app…

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Worried About Online Security? Then Here’s the Top 25 Passwords to Avoid

The easiest way for a hacker to gain access to another person’s online account is to crack a weak passwords, so users have to work hard to make sure their accounts are as secure as they…

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Scared of the Next Heartbleed? Dashlane Can Change Your Passwords Easily

After the Heartbleed bug decimated OpenSSL security across the web, users are understandably fearful of a reprisal. As a preventative measure, Dashlane are releasing a tool to allow users to reset passwords for up to 75…

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Everykey: The Wristband That Wants to Replace Your Passwords

With Google Glass and Samsung Gear, the new paradigm of wearable devices is upon us. The latest upstart to step up is Everykey, a wristband that acts as a replacement for your passwords. It uses “military-grade…

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Dropbox Wasn’t Hacked but Leaked Credentials Are Real

There hasn’t been any shortage on high-profile hacks lately. First there was the celebrity iCloud situation and just last week the we were hit with the Snapchat photo hack. This time it’s Dropbox that is being targeted. An…

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There was no ‘Leak’ to the iCloud – Apple Proclaims

We’re sure you’ve seen the above image by now. In recent days, an apparent Apple iCloud hack has seen numerous A-list celebrities have naked pictures and videos leaked all over the internet – stemming from popular…

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A Large Number of Mozilla Developers’ Email Addresses and Password Hashes Leak Online

Mozilla officials have warned about a possible leak of email addresses and cryptographically protected passwords belonging to Mozilla developers last Friday. It is said that a database glitch occurred, which could have been the work of…

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Hackers Can Get Your Wi-Fi Password By Simply Hacking Your Smart Lightbulbs

Though everyone wants to bring a variety of ‘Internet of things’ products on the market, from microwaves, to refrigerators, and even light bulbs, not everyone thinks about the bad side of all this. This means that,…

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Large Number of Pinterest Accounts Hacked, Weight Loss and Asian Fruit Spams Appear

Pinterest, the popular ‘virtual discovery tool’, has apparently been hacked again. This time however, there were no butt pictures in the spams (unfortunately). Nevertheless, a large number of accounts have been hacked and posts have even…

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Steam User Data Being Sold on Russian Dark Web

Hackers have been targeting all areas of the internet lately. From corporations, to small businesses and even secret service servers are being hacked. Latest reports also indicate that the gaming industry is being affected, having Valve’s…

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Australian Apple Devices Get Hijacked Using ‘Find My iPhone’ Feature

Apple’s Find My iPhone feature is one of the most important features of the company’s security, having the ability to find, lock and even erase and iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac’s data in case it is…

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QNAP System Update Available To Fix Heartbleed OpenSSL Vunerability

As the Heartbleed bug still stands as one of the biggest security vulnerabilities that has been seen in recent years, we are hearing continuing news of security patches and updates coming out to close the loopholes…

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Hackers Target E-Banking Users By Exploiting Router Vulnerabilities To Hijack the DNS

There have been reports about critical vulnerabilities in a variety of routers, including Cisco, TP-Link, ASUS, TENDA and Netgear among others, all of which can be found in a normal household. According to Polish Computer Emergency…