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Alexa and Google Assistant hacks let eavesdropping smart speakers do voice phishing

Alexa and Google Assistant hacks let eavesdropping smart speakers do voice phishing

Smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home can certainly be useful tools, but along with that usefulness also comes a number of security concerns. These concerns have been well stated since these smart speakers first hit the market, and today, a team of security researchers are sounding the alarm on exploits affecting Google Home and Amazon Echo devices that developers can use to either eavesdrop on users or phish for personal information.

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Russian hackers modify Chrome, Firefox installers to fingerprint users

Russian hackers modify Chrome, Firefox installers to fingerprint users

Browser makers are implementing features that prevent sites from tracking users through various technologies, particularly encryption in HTTPS and TLS. Hackers of the dark kind, however, love to play this game of cat and mouse with security experts and software developers. A particularly notorious group hailing from Russia is proving that by turning the tables on browser makers. They are using the very same technologies Chrome and Firefox use for secure browsing, these hackers are modifying these web browsers on the fly to keep tabs on users and circumvent those privacy features.

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DoorDash food delivery company data breach affected 4.9 million users

DoorDash food delivery company data breach affected 4.9 million users

Data breaches have become common these days, with many large companies, including Sony, affected. Given the high-profile and high-risk reports, you'd think companies would be even more careful with the user data they possess. Some, unfortunately, haven't learned their lesson yet until the same thing happens to them, like what just happened to DoorDash who reported a data breach that affects millions of their users.

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Tesla Model S mod turns the EV into a surveillance station

Tesla Model S mod turns the EV into a surveillance station

In order for smart cars to be able to make decisions for both safety and self-driving purposes, they need to be euipped not just with sophisticated computer brains but also with a ton of sensors. At the most basic level, those include cameras and motion sensors and in some instances even lidars. That same equipement, however, can also be used for less than simple purposes, like taking pictures of cars passing you by which can then be fed into a computer that can identify not just the make and model of the vehicle but also notify you of potential high-risk behavior.

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StockX hack exposes 6.8 million records

StockX hack exposes 6.8 million records

Is it the time of massive hacking again? News of Equifax's settlement and its issues were still hot off the press when Capital One reported its own massive hacking incident. While the financial giant was quick to own up to the breach, another company seems to be sweeping evidence under the rug. Although fashion and footwear e-commerce site StockX did eventually admit to having a security incident, its coverup may have only helped put its own users at greater risk.

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New Pokemon GO hack out with GPS spoofer, Joystick cheat [UPDATE]

New Pokemon GO hack out with GPS spoofer, Joystick cheat [UPDATE]

Both iPhone and Android users will find the latest pair of cheats and hacks for Pokemon GO active as of this weekend. Niantic's been on a never-ending quest to quell the rancor of less-than-friendly hackers and villains of the core goal of the game since launch. But when you've got a game that's THIS popular, certain realities seem to creep in and stick. I mean creep with GPS, and move with a phantom joystick.

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Capital One hack affects over 100 million people in the US and Canada

Capital One hack affects over 100 million people in the US and Canada

It hasn't even been a week since Equifax settled with the FTC over a massive data breach in 2017, another major financial institution has reported a hacking incident that has just as massive a reach. Capital One is now disclosing that it just suffered a "data security incident" and while it assures that the perpetrator has been apprehended and that the stolen data has unlikely been used at this point, the amount of data pilfered will still strike fear and concern among affected customers.

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Equifax settles with FTC over data breach, claims process started

Equifax settles with FTC over data breach, claims process started

The past few years have been unkind to people's private information. But while Facebook's privacy lapses are deplorable, the data breach of credit report company Equifax in 2017 is even more frightening because of the potential misuse of stolen information. After two years of investigations, the company has finally settled with the FTC and is now starting to process to let affected users claim a piece of that settlement money as compensation for their woes.

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Kung Fury 2 a go: Schwarzenegger, Fassbender, Hasselhoff

Kung Fury 2 a go: Schwarzenegger, Fassbender, Hasselhoff

There's a second Kung Fury movie in the works, and if the first wave of castings is legit - it's about to get wild up in here. This second in what we must assume is a never-ending series of films will feature Eiza Gonzalez and David Sandberg (director and creator of the first film, and original Kung Fury himself).

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Your iPhone has been compromised, (and how it really hasn’t)

Your iPhone has been compromised, (and how it really hasn’t)

Here we are again, in an iPhone-centric bit of not-really-real mishap, this time centered on the word "Compromised." That's a scary word and term, almost as scary as something like "your internet history is now public." But take heart, there is no need for alarm if you've only just seen the pop-up. Today we're going to have a chat about how to avoid such things and how to destroy the pop-ups you've got already.

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Android on Nintendo Switch is more promising than you’d think

Android on Nintendo Switch is more promising than you’d think

The Nintendo Switch arguably reignited the Japanese gaming company's fortunes, but an Android port for the handheld could make it even more interesting. The Switch is no stranger to hacking - we've already seen it run Halo courtesy of a Linux emulator, for example - but Google's smartphone and tablet OS could be the port that stands the biggest chance of going mainstream.

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Radiohead got hacked – then called the hackers’ bluff amazingly

Radiohead got hacked – then called the hackers’ bluff amazingly

When you get hacked and held to ransom you can either cough up the cash or call the hackers' bluff, and Radiohead opted to do the latter. Thom Yorke confirmed today that an archive of his old MiniDiscs from around the time of iconic album "OK Computer" was stolen, with the hackers demanding $150,000 unless the band wanted to see the music released.

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