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Terrifying Camera App Flaw Left Millions of Android Phones Vulnerable to Spying

Even if you’re diligent about app permissions, sometimes you just can’t predict how or when a bad actor will abuse them. This time around, a team of security researchers found a terrifying flaw with the Android camera apps that could let malicious apps completely take control over a phone’s camera to spy on users without their knowledge. Read More >>

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Disney+ Has a Hacking Problem

Disney+ had a rocky launch last week, with technical issues and customer service complaints galore. Now, it looks as though Disney+ has a hacking problem as well. Read More >>

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Instagram Investigating App That Allowed Users to Peek Into Private Accounts

Instagram is trying to shut down a stalker app that cracks through the social media platform’s privacy settings. Read More >>

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There Are Serious Vulnerabilities in the App Built to Let EU Citizens Stay in the UK After Brexit

The government has shown time and time again that it is pretty fucking clueless when it comes to technology. So when it comes to being high-tech, it's never a surprise to hear that things have gone catastrophically wrong - as has just happened with the EU citizen settled status application app. Read More >>

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Intel Reportedly Warned of Critical Chip Security Flaws a Year Ago

Security researchers who played a role in uncovering the Spectre and Meltdown attacks that targeted microprocessors revealed on Tuesday a new vulnerability in Intel chips which they claim the company failed to address after it was first alerted a year ago. Read More >>

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Man Pleads Guilty to Remotely Controlling His Girlfriend’s Car With a Computer

An Australian man pleaded guilty this week in the country's Magistrates Court to stalking his ex-girlfriend, largely through the use of an app that tracked and controlled her car. Read More >>

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Network of ‘Camgirl’ Sites Exposed Data of Users and Sex Workers

A company that runs several sites featuring camworkers left the back-end database unprotected, allowing the data of hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of customers and sex workers to be exposed. Read More >>

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A Radio Enthusiast Was Livestreaming Sensitive Medical Patient Information Being Sent to Pagers

Pagers used within the NHS are leaking sensitive patient information, and an amateur radio enthusiast has been broadcasting some of that medical data on a webcam livestream, a security researcher has found. Read More >>

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Untitled Goose Game Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Sow Chaos Only a Goose Could Love

The Untitled Goose Game that became a viral phenomenon right after its launch a month ago has been vulnerable to hacking, according to a report from a security researcher. Read More >>

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How to (Ethically) Hack Hotel Bedside Robots

I’m not advising anyone to commandeer bedside hotel robots in order to spy on unwitting guests and curse the night with supernatural televisual activity. But if you wanted to, it would be really, disturbingly, easy. Fortunately for the guests of Japan’s storied robot hotels, an ethical hacker figured this out and reported the vulnerability. Read More >>

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7.5 Million Adobe Accounts Exposed by Security Blunder: Report

The customer records of nearly 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud users were reportedly discovered by a security researcher this month in an inadvertently exposed database which has now been secured. Read More >>

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Internal Cybersecurity Memo: White House Is Bound To Get Hacked

In the 1,006 days since Donald Trump became president of the United States, his administration has shown little vigilance when it comes to its own security, and a new internal memo suggests the White House is working to weaken its own cybersecurity safeguards. Read More >>

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Your Google Home and Alexa Can Be Used to Eavesdrop and Phish For Your Passwords

It’s no secret that smart speakers are listening in on you despite the excuses that manufacturers make. But while you may have thought it was just Google and Amazon listening in, security researchers have found Alexa and Google Assistant speakers can be manipulated by hackers to eavesdrop and phish for your passwords. Read More >>

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That New Viral Face App Is Terrible, But It Got One Thing Right

All those celebrity look-alikes you’ve been seeing on your timeline Thursday come courtesy of the internet’s latest collective obsession: Gradient, a barely week-old photo editing app that went viral after a few choice influences promoted this new feature on Instagram. According to the Google Play store, it already has more than 1 million downloads. Read More >>

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Pixel 4’s Face Unlock Works When Your Eyes Are Closed; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Not to be outdone by Apple’s Face ID, Google’s equipped its upcoming fourth generation of Pixel phones with facial recognition tech so that all you need is that adorable mug to access your device. And, just like its competitor, Google still seems to be working out the kinks. Unlocking your Pixel 4 may be a bit too easy; apparently you can do it with your eyes closed. Read More >>