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LastPass phishing attempts leave users’ passwords vulnerable

LastPass phishing attempts leave users’ passwords vulnerable

There seems to be an alarming trend happening recently. Namely, that the very programs we're using to keep our information safe are actually giving hackers easy access to our private data in bulk. The latest in the string of hacked security programs is LastPass.

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Compromised smartwatches can glean your PIN code

Compromised smartwatches can glean your PIN code

Some institutions, like schools, have banned the use of smartwatches because of their ability to spy and cheat but there might be a worse scenario that involves these wearable devices (unless you're like Hermione who thinks expulsion is a fate worse than death). According to researcher Tony Beltramelli, a smartwatch's motion sensors can be used together with a Deep Learning program in order to interpret the wearer's hand movements when entering a PIN on a 12-digit keypad, whether it be a physical one like an ATM or a virtual one on a phone or tablet.

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Trend Micro’s Password Manager exposes your passwords to hackers

Trend Micro’s Password Manager exposes your passwords to hackers

Last month we brought you the news that a bug in the popular AVG antivirus ended up exposing the private data of 9 million users. While we see this sort of thing all too regularly from companies, it's especially upsetting when it comes from a program that's specifically designed to keep your data safe. Unfortunately, only a couple of weeks later, we've got word that another popular antivirus suite left peoples' information wide open.

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Nintendo 3DS runs Windows 95, for real

Nintendo 3DS runs Windows 95, for real

Compared to running the very same OS on a smartwatch, seeing Windows 95 booting up on a New Nintendo 3DS might look tame in comparison. It could potentially also be more useful. Perhaps that is why there is a bit more excitement surrounding this port of one Microsoft's earliest operating systems to Nintendo's current gaming handheld. While the project might be a big deal for a holiday vacation project, the biggest question perhaps will be "what now?".

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Modders hack PS4 to run Linux and Pokemon

Modders hack PS4 to run Linux and Pokemon

It's been some since we've heard about impressive mods to get game consoles running software and games they're not meant to, but thanks to Failoverflow, a collective of console hackers, there's something new to closeout 2015 with. The group has managed to hack Sony's PlayStation 4 to install the Linux operating system on it, taking advantage of the console's fairly standard PC architecture.

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Hello Kitty community breach leaves 3.3m users vulnerable

Hello Kitty community breach leaves 3.3m users vulnerable

The online community SanrioTown.com has suffered a data breach, and as a result 3.3 million user accounts have been left vulnerable. The website is a site for Hello Kitty fans, and as such many of the users are likely children. That didn’t stop someone from accessing the site’s user database and posting it online, though. Several other Hello Kitty websites were targeted, too.

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Target’s Wish List app leaves your private info in the open

Target’s Wish List app leaves your private info in the open

This is the time of year where people make a lot of gift lists. After all, it's the season of giving. This year, however, you might be careful about where you make your gift list. While it's not quite as bad as some of the more recent security breaches we've seen, it appears that Target's Wish List might not be as secure as we'd like.

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Safeway stores hit by credit card skimmers

Safeway stores hit by credit card skimmers

Whenever I swipe or insert my debit card into an unfamiliar device, I usually give it a good glance over, and poke and prod it every so subtly. Once in a while, I get an awkward look from someone I'm with, or from the cashier. But there's a good reason for it. I'm checking to see that everything is the factory-default, so to speak. And after Safeway's most recent announcement, you might want to do the same.

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Hello Barbie, hello another kid security nightmare

Hello Barbie, hello another kid security nightmare

Connected kids toys continue to face growing pains, with Mattel's Hello Barbie the latest to show worrying flaws that could leave children exposed to hacks. The talking, WiFi-connected doll was announced earlier this year, as Mattel attempted to bring its iconic dress-up toy into the 21st century by allowing her to react to and learn from the child playing with her.

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Bad to worse: VTech’s kids tablet is a breeze to hack

Bad to worse: VTech’s kids tablet is a breeze to hack

It's not been a great week for VTech, its servers hacked and data on millions of children exposed, and the news gets worse. The company admitted the download store for its kid-focused Innotab tablets had suffered a successful cyberattack in early November - highlighting the paucity of security the company had used in the process - and now researchers have begun picking apart the hardware itself.

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VTech hack gets worse as kid photos, chats, and audio exposed

VTech hack gets worse as kid photos, chats, and audio exposed

Earlier today, we brought you the news that VTech had confirmed that the details of 5 million kids and their parents had been exposed. VTech confirmed that the information obtained from their "Learning Lodge" store included names, addresses, email addresses and more. What they didn't mention was that photos, audio clips and chat logs were also obtained.

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VTech hack sees details of 5m parents and kids exposed

VTech hack sees details of 5m parents and kids exposed

Personal details of five million kids, plus their parents' addresses, were exposed in the recent VTech hack, the company has confirmed. Word of the breach broke late last week, with VTech admitting to customers that unknown hackers had cracked the security used on the "Learning Lodge" app store earlier in November.

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