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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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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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