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Flipboard reveals nine-month data breach: Here’s what was exposed

Flipboard reveals nine-month data breach: Here’s what was exposed

News aggregator Flipboard has revealed that it was the victim of a security breach in which hackers gained unauthorized access to a "subset of user data." The databases that were accessed stored Flipboard user account credentials, and after a recent investigation, Flipboard has determined that whoever got in had access for as long as nine months.

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Google’s Bluetooth Titan 2FA keys have a weird security vulnerability

Google’s Bluetooth Titan 2FA keys have a weird security vulnerability

Last year, Google released its Titan security keys in two different varieties: USB and Bluetooth Low Energy. The idea behind Titan is the same as any security key, which was to give people a hardware two factor authentication method. Everything was all fine and dandy for a while, but then today, Google alerted users to a rather peculiar flaw in its BLE Titan keys.

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Install Windows on a Chromebook in 2019: Campfire dead, what still works?

Install Windows on a Chromebook in 2019: Campfire dead, what still works?

Early indications on Google developer code commits suggest that the early Project Campfire dual-boot solution are dead. They'll be winding down the program immediately. Now it's time to speak about what we'll be able to run instead. We begin with one very helpful sort of keyword: Chrulrabook.

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Intel chip flaw allowed hackers to watch you browse the web

Intel chip flaw allowed hackers to watch you browse the web

There's a flaw in the vast majority of Intel chips from here back to the year 2011 called ZombieLoad. That's what security researchers are calling it, anyway. The name refers to data a processor cannot handle, a "zombie load" which can be exploited thanks to a code vulnerability in Intel hardware.

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Nintendo Switch made to run Halo via XQEMU emulator on Linux

Nintendo Switch made to run Halo via XQEMU emulator on Linux

Nintendo dislikes emulators. Except for the ones it uses and ships itself, that is. It also dislikes people hacking into its consoles to make them do things the gaming giant could have never imagined nor permitted. Those two don'ts, however, have collided on the Nintendo Switch, as hacker and modder Voxel9 demonstrated the handheld gaming console running an Xbox game played with a PlayStation controller via an emulator running on the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Let that sink in for a while.

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Outlook.com hacks is worse than Microsoft first claimed

Outlook.com hacks is worse than Microsoft first claimed

It's probably rare to see @msn.com or @hotmail.com or even the newer @outlook.com these days but users of these long-standing email accounts do exist. They may show their age but now they might also be showing something else. Microsoft has recently acknowledged and sent warnings to Outlook.com users about a security breach that allowed hackers to pilfer no small amount of data. Unfortunately, it seems that Microsoft wasn't admitting to everything and the reach of this compromise is actually worse than it let on.

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Tesla Autopilot hack raises new self-driving car concerns

Tesla Autopilot hack raises new self-driving car concerns

Tesla's Autopilot could be misled by rogue markings on the road, security researchers have found, though the EV-maker insists that it's no concern if the driver-assistance technology is used correctly. Although focusing on Tesla's systems, the investigation raises further questions about the resilience of systems that will form the basis of truly autonomous cars in general, when such vehicles become available.

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ASUS update utility hack may have delivered malware to 1 million users

ASUS update utility hack may have delivered malware to 1 million users

Kasperky Labs today announced the discovery of a wide-ranging supply-chain attack that was used to install a backdoor onto hundreds of thousands of ASUS computers. The hackers responsible for the attack, which Kaspersky is calling ShadowHammer, gained access to the ASUS Live Update Utility and modified it with this backdoor, which means that ASUS was unknowingly distributing the malware to its customers.

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Hackers stole 6TB of data from Citrix breach – FBI is investigating

Hackers stole 6TB of data from Citrix breach – FBI is investigating

Software maker Citrix has revealed that it's been the target of a data breach, resulting in international hackers making off with a large amount of data. The company states that it was contacted by the FBI last week and warned that its network was likely compromised by an Iran-linked hacker group, which stole between 6TB and 10TB of business documents.

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Nintendo Switch Windows 10 port has a long way to go

Nintendo Switch Windows 10 port has a long way to go

The Nintendo Switch is just a fan favorite among gamers, it has also become a favorite among modders and hackers. The handheld console's extremely locked down hardware and software has actually made it more challenging and, therefore, more rewarding to break into the device. Digitally, of course. Work on getting Android to run on the Switch is already underway but getting Windows 10 on the device is more challenging, more insane, and probably less useful too.

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iPhone hacking tool Cellebrite is on eBay and it’s a nightmare

iPhone hacking tool Cellebrite is on eBay and it’s a nightmare

Apple's hard stance on encryption and its refusal, as well as inability, to simply hand over keys to US authorities have created a profitable niche market for forensic tools like those made by Israel-based Cellebrite. The company became famous for its iPhone hacking tool and has become the favorite of the US government. Now that tool is suddenly popping up on eBay for as low as $100 and it is proving to be the security nightmare critics have warned it could be.

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Cohen admits Trump’s early info on Russia-hacked DNC emails

Cohen admits Trump’s early info on Russia-hacked DNC emails

In a statement to Congress this morning, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released many relatively shocking accusations about a sitting President of the United States. The bit that's most important to our part in this story is the tech angle - that of the hacking of emails before the election of our President. The part we're talking about today includes Cohen admitting that Trump was "a presidential candidate who knew that Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about a WikiLeaks drop of Democratic National Committee emails."

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