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Quora was hacked: what you need to know and do

Quora was hacked: what you need to know and do

Quora is one of those silent successes of the Internet. It doesn’t always make headlines but it has become one of the biggest sources of information on the Web.Next to Wikipedia, of course The service has now hit headlines but, unfortunately, not in a good way. Its user data was compromised, in other words, it was hacked. This is what the company says was taken and what you should do, maybe even if you weren’t affected at all.

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Tesla Model 3 hack puts YouTube and Ubuntu on the dash

Tesla Model 3 hack puts YouTube and Ubuntu on the dash

Modern cars may be computers on wheels, but even Tesla probably wasn't expecting Model 3 owners to go to the effort of rooting the EV and running Ubuntu on it. That's just what one person has spent an estimated 100 hours in doing, though, and in the process confirming exactly what hardware the Model 3's touchscreen-dominated dashboard runs, as well as getting owners of the car tentatively excited about future modifications.

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Dell website was hacked, PC maker claims nothing was stolen

Dell website was hacked, PC maker claims nothing was stolen

Keep Calm and Reset Your Passwords. That’s pretty much Dell’s advice to customers that have registered an account over at its Dell.com website. It has revealed that it detected unauthorized activity on said site earlier this month that basically equated to someone trying to hack their way into the company’s customer database. Nothing was taken, the company assures, but, just in case, it might be a good idea to reset your password anyway.

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Google Home Hub is secure, says Google, despite insecurity claims

Google Home Hub is secure, says Google, despite insecurity claims

When you have a connected device that’s at the center of your home, both literally and figuratively, it can be frightening to imagine what the consequences would be if such device were compromised to gain access to the rest of your home. That might be the inherent risk of a smart home future if the hubs that become their command center become security liabilities instead. For one hacker, that is exactly the case with the Google Home Hub. Google, however, is unsurprisingly refuting the claims.

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Right to Repair ruling has huge implications for Alexa, consoles, cars

Right to Repair ruling has huge implications for Alexa, consoles, cars

If you follow the technology industry, there's a good chance you've heard the phrase "right to repair" at least once or twice. While many manufacturers want to restrict consumers' ability to repair the devices they own or take it to a third party for repairs, there are people on the other side of that argument who have been trying to keep that right. This is a battle and a debate that has raged on for years at this point, but today, Right to Repair proponents were granted a pretty huge win.

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SNES game runs Slack because why not

SNES game runs Slack because why not

The SNES, or Super Famicom in Japan, is one of the best loved classic consoles. Naturally, it is the most hacked, too, along with its older sibling the NES/Famicom. Almost everything imaginable has been done with these consoles despite their hardware limitations, including streaming Netflix. Here’s one that’s even crazier and totally useless: reading Slack messages. But since Slack engineer Bertrand Fan had time to spare, he set out to rectify that glaring error of history.

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Facebook hack put 50m users’ private info at risk

Facebook hack put 50m users’ private info at risk

A Facebook hack affecting almost 50 million accounts has been revealed, with the social network saying attackers compromised its security but admitting they don't yet know what data might have been stolen. The news is the latest in a series of bombshell security confessions from Facebook around digital privacy, which has led regulators and politicians to question whether greater scrutiny is required.

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Fortnite Android app flaw put Epic at odds with Google

Fortnite Android app flaw put Epic at odds with Google

Downloading Fortnite for your Android isn't particularly dangerous. Installing Fortnite on your Android might be dangerous if you don't know the risks. This week Google and Epic Games began a battle that started with an act of good will. Google showed Epic Games that they had a flaw in their Fortnite APK app file - seems innocent enough an action on it's own, right?

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Instagram users are falling victim to a strange hack

Instagram users are falling victim to a strange hack

If you have an Instagram account, you may want to take some extra precautions and do what you can to lock it down. That, of course, is always good advice, but at the moment it might be particularly important. Reports of hackers taking over Instagram accounts are starting to circulate, but this story is a fair bit more strange than you would initially expect.

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Reddit hackers: What you need to know

Reddit hackers: What you need to know

Today Reddit announced a security incident that occurred in the middle of June. The incident was discovered on June 19th, 2018, and the full extent of the data shared and/or compromised was revealed this afternoon. The incident is particularly important right this minute because of the rise of understanding in the weaknesses in sms-verified authentication.

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New Nintendo Switch batch reportedly patched against exploit

New Nintendo Switch batch reportedly patched against exploit

The Nintendo Switch is one of recent times’ most interesting gaming consoles and it isn’t only gamers that are loving it. Its tightly locked system has challenged hackers and modders to find exploits that will let them break into the system. One such vulnerability named Fusée Gelée was supposedly impossible to patch on existing Switch systems. However, reports now claim that a fresh new batch of Switch consoles are invulnerable to it without actually changing anything in the hardware.

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Gentoo’s GitHub was hacked: What you need to know

Gentoo’s GitHub was hacked: What you need to know

Popular Linux distribution Gentoo has been hacked, with the company warning that its GitHub repository should be "considered compromised." Unknown hackers took control of the GitHub account earlier this week, on June 28, and modified both pages and the OS data there.

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