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Wyze reports another compromised database, leaked information still unknown

Wyze reports another compromised database, leaked information still unknown

Wyze bills itself as the smart home system for the masses but some seem to have taken issue at the hidden costs of its affordability. The recent report of a massive database breach just a day after Christmas definitely doesn't help Wyze cause, especially when it has to disclose that another database was apparently breached as well. This time, however, Wyze assures customers that the impact is less than feared but has yet to confirm what exactly was leaked.

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Ring camera hacking has become entertainment for some people [UPDATED]

Ring camera hacking has become entertainment for some people [UPDATED]

It's not that uncommon for some people to experience an amount of joy and excitement at the news of websites, databases, and institutions getting hacked. Some people, however, view these incidents as something far removed from them, something that happens to everyone except them. Reality, however, has taken on a frightening turn for owners of Ring security cameras who suddenly find virtual intruders in their homes, thanks to hackers who break into the security system and live stream their harassment for the entertainment of a few.

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OnePlus personal info security breach: Here’s what you need to know

OnePlus personal info security breach: Here’s what you need to know

Today the OnePlus Security Team notified their official OnePlus forum community that a security breach occurred. This breach occurred at some point in the OnePlus store order process, as OnePlus suggests that "some of our users' order information was accessed by an unauthorized party." This security breach does not include payment information, passwords, or OnePlus account information.

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Macy’s website hacked, customer credit card data stolen at checkout

Macy’s website hacked, customer credit card data stolen at checkout

When you boast to be the world's largest anything, you're practically issuing a challenge not just to competitors but also to criminal elements to try their luck in taking you down. When you are one of the US' largest department stores, you definitely have a large target on your back, tempting hackers to try and make a profit at your customers' expense. That is the horrifying truth that Macy's and "a small number" of its customers have discovered last month after the retailer's online store was compromised, allowing hackers to get away with some shopper's credit card information.

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WhatsApp MP4 bug lets hackers control your phone

WhatsApp MP4 bug lets hackers control your phone

At this moment and for the foreseeable future, it's a good idea to avoid opening MP4 files in WhatsApp. There's a bug in WhatsApp for both iOS and Android where a malicious person can send a specially-crafted MP4 file to ultimately control a users' phone. This bug was patched, but not all people in the world have said patch right this minute.

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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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