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Proof there’s always some potential your photos aren’t private

Proof there’s always some potential your photos aren’t private

We covered a bit about this hack earlier today - it's the one were a single code invades every iPhone within radio broadcast distance. There's another demonstration video you're going to need to see, too. This video was made by the same security researcher as the last one. This time, he makes the potential for chaos as clear as possible.

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Watch a computer hack 2-dozen iPhones with 1 code – is anything sacred?

Watch a computer hack 2-dozen iPhones with 1 code – is anything sacred?

Earlier this year, a security researcher discovered a way to remotely hack any iOS device and steal all the data inside. Before we panic, be sure to take note that the vulnerability was fixed before May of 2020. Between then and now, there's very little chance you've not already downloaded the updates you needed to avoid this hack from ever having a chance to grab hold.

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Hacker sells Microsoft, Office 365 credentials of C-level executives

Hacker sells Microsoft, Office 365 credentials of C-level executives

Data breaches are neither new nor spectacular, at least until the names and accounts of higher-ups get dragged into the news. For example, a recent Twitter hacking incident that involved the accounts of very high-profile users made it big in the news and led to arrests faster than your usual hacking. Now it seems that the accounts of possibly hundreds of high-ranking executives in countries around the world have also been compromised and a lone "threat actor" is making the bold move to sell this information in the dark corners of the Web.

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Spotify hackers exposed themselves to hacking, stolen data left open

Spotify hackers exposed themselves to hacking, stolen data left open

Hollywood has given us a lot of preconceived notions of hackers to the point that most will imagine them as anti-social geniuses working in dark corners of their room while they traverse the dark sectors of the Web. In truth, not all hackers may be sophisticated and sometimes it just requires some basic knowledge and a lot of patience to reap the rewards. Like in the case of a recent Spotify data breach where the hackers ended up being guilty of the same lax security practices as their victims.

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Nintendo Game & Watch hack runs DOOM but don’t get your hopes up

Nintendo Game & Watch hack runs DOOM but don’t get your hopes up

After the highly successful NES and SNES Classics, Nintendo tried its luck again with another revival of an old-school gaming system. The Game & Watch, which prefigured Nintendo's Game Boy handheld, has been given new life and, unsurprisingly, became quite a hot item, despite its price, because of its limited run. Also unsurprisingly, it has piqued the interest of hardware hackers and modders who, after a lot of work, have been able to run a custom Super Mario Bros. game and, more impressive, the original DOOM.

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Among Us hit with hack promoting Trump and threatening players

Among Us hit with hack promoting Trump and threatening players

InnerSloth is scrambling to deal with a mass hacking campaign that has hit its suddenly viral game Among Us, the company said in a number of tweets. The issue popped up following a highly popular live stream of the game involving US Representatives AOC and Ilhan Omar, marking the latest and most disruptive instance of hacking that targets players.

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Barnes & Noble hack exposes customers’ email, purchase history

Barnes & Noble hack exposes customers’ email, purchase history

Although the Nook has pretty much disappeared into the background behind the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble remains a well-known name with a fair number of loyal customers. Those customers, however, may now have something to worry about as the bookseller reached out with some disturbing news. It reveals that its corporate systems fell victim to a cybersecurity attack and that the hackers may have gotten away with some important information about B&N's customers, potentially including their addresses.

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NASA reveals winning prototypes from first Digital Transformation Hackathon

NASA reveals winning prototypes from first Digital Transformation Hackathon

On September 11, NASA conducted its first Digital Transformation Hackathon, a virtual event that tapped more than 200 employees to quickly developed prototypes for a variety of challenges. Each innovation had to be digitally-powered and targeted at improving NASA's "efficiency, agility, and insight," the space agency explains on its website. The ultimate goal is to potentially leverage these prototypes to boost NASA's tech, science, and exploration space missions.

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Activision denies Call of Duty massive hack affecting 500,000 accounts

Activision denies Call of Duty massive hack affecting 500,000 accounts

It's no longer shocking to hear a massive data breach targeting some large company and affecting hundreds of thousands of users. These reports have become almost too common that it may actually be harder to separate fact from fiction. That seems to be the case with a recently reported hacking of Activision's servers that claimed to have left half a million Call of Duty accounts exposed. The developers, however, have immediately come out to clear the air and report that nothing like that happened at all.

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Razer data breach indexed by search engines

Razer data breach indexed by search engines

A data breach surfaced this week showing personal identifiable information for Razer product consumers. Information appeared in a leaked Elastisearch data cluster - something that should never, ever be public, in this case. In the data leaked, Razer customer purchases, email, physical address, phone number, and more were exposed. Per the report, this data wasn't just readable, it was indexed by public search engines!

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You should put WhatsApp on permanent vacation mode

You should put WhatsApp on permanent vacation mode

Today we're taking a look at a set of three WhatsApp news stories that should help you decide whether to continue using the app. One has to do with a viral "Argentina Is Doing It" message about COVID-19. Another is about a future update to WhatsApp that'll introduce a Vacation Mode - hopefully. The third story includes information on 6 previously undisclosed security vulnerabilities delivered by WhatsApp.

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Tesla patches hack that upgraded Model 3 capabilities at half price

Tesla patches hack that upgraded Model 3 capabilities at half price

One of the concerns that come with connected and complex, computer-controlled modern cars is their vulnerability to hacking. It turns out, however, that there are some hacks that are being done for the benefit of car owners rather than for their harm. One prime example is the Tesla Model 3 that has an "Acceleration Boost" that's already part of the car but disabled only via software. Unsurprisingly, a company was already selling unofficial ways to remove that limitation at half the price Tesla is asking for. Unsurprisingly, Tesla is not amused.

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