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Apple CarPlay on a Tesla made possible with this hack

Apple CarPlay on a Tesla made possible with this hack

Tesla might be most controversial for its misunderstood and misused self-driving features, but for a certain number of car owners, its biggest is simpler. Tesla still refuses to play ball with Apple and add support for CarPlay or even Apple Music, no matter how loud its customers clamor for it. It doesn't seem that things will be changing soon, so a developer tried to take matters into his own hands with relative success.

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Microsoft has another Windows security nightmare on its hands

Microsoft has another Windows security nightmare on its hands

Microsoft has confirmed another Windows 10 vulnerability is being actively exploited, with attackers taking advantage of a security loophole that remains unpatched. Visiting a maliciously designed webpage or opening a compromised document could be enough to allow hackers to take control of your PC, Microsoft admits, though it has a number of threat mitigation suggestions to reduce the risk.

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Huge Microsoft security vulnerability left thousands of companies’ data at risk

Huge Microsoft security vulnerability left thousands of companies’ data at risk

Microsoft has revealed another huge security vulnerability, with the software giant forced to notify thousands of Azure customers that their data had been freely accessible. The exploit left the databases of multiple big-name companies open to unauthorized read/write access, in what's being referred to as the "ChaosDB" vulnerability.

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T-Mobile hack detailed: More than 47 million impacted in huge data breach

T-Mobile hack detailed: More than 47 million impacted in huge data breach

T-Mobile has confirmed more details of its huge hack, confirming that personal information on around 7.8 million current users and over 40 million former or prospective customers have been stolen from the carrier's compromised systems. The hacked data includes names, date of birth, social security number, and driver's license or other ID information for an unspecified percentage of the affected users.

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New Windows 10, Windows 11 and Linux flaws could let hackers access all your data

New Windows 10, Windows 11 and Linux flaws could let hackers access all your data

Windows 10 and Windows 11 users, along with Linux users, face two huge security vulnerabilities it's been revealed, which could allow hackers to get their hands on sensitive PC data. The newly-identified local privilege escalation vulnerabilities could allow bad actors to take advantage of a simple loophole in the OS to effectively climb through levels of much more important data.

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Microsoft: Windows PrintNightmare vulnerability is being actively exploited

Microsoft: Windows PrintNightmare vulnerability is being actively exploited

Microsoft has issued an urgent warning over a Windows vulnerability, known as "PrintNightmare," which could allow hackers to remotely run code on your PC. The exploit relies on a flaw in the Windows Print Spooler service, and Microsoft says it's already aware of active exploits taking advantage of it in the wild.

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Western Digital drives remotely wiped: What experts say to do now

Western Digital drives remotely wiped: What experts say to do now

Owners of some Western Digital external hard drives should disconnect them from the internet and probably turn them off completely, as reports of remotely wiped data continue. The drive-maker confirmed last week that some owners had seen their network-connected storage accessed unofficially and a complete reset triggered, though details on just how much people should be concerned continue to emerge.

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IKEA Tradfri smart lamp with 108kb RAM can sort of run Doom

IKEA Tradfri smart lamp with 108kb RAM can sort of run Doom

It has long been both an insider joke as well as a challenge that the game Doom, at least the original one by id Software from 1993, can run on anything that qualifies as a computer. Of course, the latter can be defined as anything that has a microprocessor, which includes most non-trivial consumer electronics these days. Smart appliances are even better targets for these attempts, and that is indeed what a couple of hackers attempted in making IKEA's Tradfri smart lighting run the game, though with a bit of necessary cheating.

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McDonald’s is the latest major company hit by cyberattack

McDonald’s is the latest major company hit by cyberattack

McDonald's revealed today that it suffered a security breach that exposed some data on an 'internal security system.' The hack impacted the company in the US, Taiwan, and South Korea, resulting in the acquisition of some data, including on customers in the latter two markets. Unlike other recent high-profile cyberattacks, however, this one did not involve ransomware.

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The EA hack was worryingly simple

The EA hack was worryingly simple

EA Games' huge game theft, which saw source code for FIFA 21 and other key titles stolen, hinged on a $10 cookie and some disturbingly simple social engineering, according to the hackers responsible. Electronic Arts confirmed it had been the victim of the cybercrime earlier this week, with around 780GB of data - including game code and more - yanked from its servers.

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