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1Password Helps You Find Out if Your Password Is Pwned 1Password Helps You Find Out if Your Password Is Pwned

If your password winds up in a mega-breach like the ones at Yahoo, Dropbox, or Tumblr, it can be easy for a hacker to take over your account—especially if you reuse the same password across multiple services. But it’s not always easy to tell if your password has been stolen, and companies can sometimes take years to…

WhatsApp Co-Founder Injects Signal With $50 Million to Make Encrypted Messaging 'Ubiquitous' WhatsApp Co-Founder Injects Signal With $50 Million to Make Encrypted Messaging 'Ubiquitous'

The creators of Signal, the encrypted messaging app widely used throughout security community—as well as by journalists, activists, and others seeking to stymie government surveillance—announced on Wednesday a major change to the organization’s makeup.

Surprise! Yet Another Baby Monitor Can Be Hacked by a Child Surprise! Yet Another Baby Monitor Can Be Hacked by a Child

You probably think your baby is special. Every hacker in the world is just itching to catch a glimpse of that tubby little poop monster. But let’s be real—probably nobody is spying on your baby.

Hackers Steal Millions by Ditching Malware to Sidestep Security Hackers Steal Millions by Ditching Malware to Sidestep Security

Employing sophisticated scams involving social engineering, email phishing, and the harvesting of employee passwords, attackers have pilfered millions of dollars from some of the world largest corporations—all while bypassing traditional hacking safeguards by simply avoiding the use malware.

Tesla's Cloud Hacked, Used to Mine Cryptocurrency Tesla's Cloud Hacked, Used to Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers infiltrated Tesla’s cloud environment and stole computer resources to mine for cryptocurrency, according to the security firm RedLock.

White House Says It Will Get Right On That 130-Plus Staff With Only Partial Security Clearances Thing White House Says It Will Get Right On That 130-Plus Staff With Only Partial Security Clearances Thing

After reports hit the news that over 130 of the more-or-less-randomly-promoted angry teens in the White House were working without full security clearances as of November, including top aides with access to highly classified intel like Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s administration says it will overhaul…

Keep An Extra Eye On Your Front Porch With The Ring Video Doorbell 2, Now $30 Off Keep An Extra Eye On Your Front Porch With The Ring Video Doorbell 2, Now $30 Off

Want to catch package thieves (especially inept ones) in the act? Or just see who’s at the door so you know whether it’s worth getting off the couch? The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is $30 off on Amazon today, and will give you an instant alert when someone’s walking up to your door, and even record the footage to the cloud…

Don't Ride Through X-Ray Machines Don't Ride Through X-Ray Machines

X-ray radiation can mutate cells and cause cancer, but that was a small risk for a commuter who didn’t want to part with her handbag at a southern China train station during the Lunar New Year.

119,000 Passports and Photo IDs of FedEx Customers Found on Unsecured Amazon Server 119,000 Passports and Photo IDs of FedEx Customers Found on Unsecured Amazon Server

Thousands of FedEx customers were exposed after the company left scanned passports, drivers licenses, and other documentation on a publicly accessible Amazon S3 server.

How to Build a Smart Home That's Actually Secure How to Build a Smart Home That's Actually Secure

The number of smart connected devices in our homes is growing at a rapid rate, and that means more opportunities for unwelcome visitors to access your devices and your network. Whether you’ve got one smart home device or one hundred, here’s what to do to make sure your setup is as safe and secure as it can be.

IT Firm Supporting Pyeongchang Olympics Reportedly Hacked Months Ago IT Firm Supporting Pyeongchang Olympics Reportedly Hacked Months Ago

The IT company supporting the Winter Olympics apparently never had a chance. According to CyberScoop, it was hacked well before the Pyeongchang games ever began.

Facebook Turned Its Two-Factor Security 'Feature' Into the Worst Kind of Spam Facebook Turned Its Two-Factor Security 'Feature' Into the Worst Kind of Spam

Facebook is bleeding users, with external researchers estimating that the social network lost 2.8 million US users under 25 last year. Those losses have prompted Facebook to get more aggressive in its efforts to win users back—and the company has started using security prompts to encourage users to log into their…

US Intelligence Chiefs Agree Huawei Is Not to Be Trusted—Even as FBI Pushes for Backdoors US Intelligence Chiefs Agree Huawei Is Not to Be Trusted—Even as FBI Pushes for Backdoors

Between the Russia scandal, Robert Mueller’s special investigation, and high-ranking officials seemingly stepping down left and right, the United States government hasn’t exactly presented a united front over the past year. However, based on remarks made at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday, it seems…

If the 'IRS' Emails You, It's Probably Just Malware If the 'IRS' Emails You, It's Probably Just Malware

Repeat after me: “The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages, or social media channels.”

Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service

Facebook is not a privacy company; it’s Big Brother on PCP. It does not want to anonymize and protect you; it wants to drain you of your privacy, sucking up every bit of personal data. You should resist the urge to let it, at every turn.

Add a PIN to Your Smartphone Account  Add a PIN to Your Smartphone Account 

If you have a passcode set up on your phone and SMS-based two-factor authentication set up on your smartphone plan, you might think you’re pretty secure from hackers.

Google Will Soon Start Shaming All Sites That Don’t Use HTTPS as 'Not Secure' Google Will Soon Start Shaming All Sites That Don’t Use HTTPS as 'Not Secure'

HTTPS, or the secure version of the ubiquitous Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, can’t solve every problem when it comes to online security. As far as preventative measures go, however, it’s relatively cheap to implement and serves as a strong baseline before tackling other, more difficult issues.

Google Is Absorbing Nest and With It, Your Smart Home Google Is Absorbing Nest and With It, Your Smart Home

Google is bringing Nest back into the fold. Nest, known for it’s slick thermostats and user-friendly security cameras, was acquired by Alphabet (then called Google) for $3.2 billion in 2014. Since then the company has grown, according to Geekwire it has more than quadrupled its staff, and it’s rolled out a wide range…

Grammarly Bug Let Snoops Read What You Wrote, Typos and All (Updated) Grammarly Bug Let Snoops Read What You Wrote, Typos and All (Updated)

Copyediting app Grammarly included a gaping security hole that left users of its browser extension open to more embarrassment than just misspelled words.

12,000 Social Media Influencers, Mostly Women, Exposed by Marketing Firm Data Breach 12,000 Social Media Influencers, Mostly Women, Exposed by Marketing Firm Data Breach

More than 12,000 prominent social media influencers from YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and the gaming platform Twitch were exposed last month by a data breach at a marketing firm that pairs online stars with top brands seeking product reviews and endorsements, according to researchers at the security firm UpGuard.

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