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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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iPhone brute force passcode hack discovered, Apple says “nope”

iPhone brute force passcode hack discovered, Apple says “nope”

Apple’s hard stance on protecting its customers’ privacy through security and encryption is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it paints a reassuring picture for users. But on the other hand, it practically challenges hackers, state-sponsored or otherwise, to break through. As such, Apple’s device, particularly iPhones, have become a prime target of hacking attempts. One security researcher initially claimed he found a way to brute force passcode guessing despite iOS’ hard limits. It turns out, however, that it might not be the case after all.

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Ticketfly shuts down temporarily after hacker infiltrates site

Ticketfly shuts down temporarily after hacker infiltrates site

Ticketfly, a ticket distribution service, has temporarily shut down after discovering a "cyber incident," the company has revealed. Any attempts to access the Ticketfly website result in a message advising visitors of the event; the rest of the service is unavailable. The hacker had replaced the website's with a new picture and a warning.

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TeenSafe child monitoring app leaked thousands of customer data

TeenSafe child monitoring app leaked thousands of customer data

It seems that our eagerness or carelessness in surrendering our data so easily to companies and services is finally coming back to haunt us. From massive customer database hacking to the recent Facebook scandal, the data we've sowed on company servers are now being reaped by others, often by criminals. This latest incident is both unfortunate and probably also inevitable. TeenSafe, an app that's supposed to keep kids safe by letting their parents monitor them, has now practically achieved the opposite by leaking parents' and children's data to almost anyone who has been able to grab hold of its database.

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VW and Audi cars have infotainment systems vulnerable to remote hacking

VW and Audi cars have infotainment systems vulnerable to remote hacking

A cybersecurity firm called Computest has found that the infotainment systems inside some Audi and VW cars is vulnerable to remote hacking. The researchers who discovered the issue are Daan Keuper and Thijs Alkemade. The researchers say that they have confirmed these exploits using a VW Golf GTE and an Audi A3 Sportback e-tron model.

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