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New Text Scam Disguises Itself As A FedEx Tracking Notification
We buy a lot of things online these days and as such, getting text message notifications letting us know that our purchase has been shipped out is pretty common. However, it seems that there is a new text scam making its rounds that is disguising itself as a FedEx tracking notification, making users more inclined to click on it.

WordPress Admin Bug Lets Anyone Login As An Admin
WordPress is one of the main platforms powering many websites and blogs that you read today. It is an incredibly popular platform augmented by the fact that there is a very active developer scene where there are a ton of plugins that users can use to improve their website. However, it seems that not all plugins were created equal.

Developer Modifies USB Cable To Wipe Your Laptop When It’s Yanked Out
We’re sure that many of us have misgivings about leaving our laptops out in the open in public spaces and walking away, maybe to get something or go to the bathroom, out of fear that it might be stolen. However, developer Michael Altfield might have created the perfect solution for that in the form of a modified USB cable.

Back In The Day, Soviet Spies Bugged An American Embassy Typewriter
These days, thanks to malware and the fact that everything is connected online, spying seems to have gotten a lot easier, where information like keystrokes, files stored on servers, and data being transmitted can be easily intercepted. However, back in the day when things were largely offline, it can be a lot harder.

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Wyze Camera Breach Exposes 2.4 Million User Data
Want to furnish your home with a home security camera? There are plenty of smart options these days, one of which being Nest which is one of the more popular models around. However, Nest cameras do not come cheap, which is why many were understandably excited when a couple of years ago, Wyze launched a $20 alternative.

Amazon Sued Over Ring Devices Being Susceptible To Hacks
Smart home devices are fantastic inventions. They let us remotely control our lights, doors, home appliances, and more. It can also be automated which could also potentially be great for energy savings. However, the problem with smart home devices is that because they’re connected to the internet, it means that they are also susceptible to hacks.

Chinese Hackers Have Reportedly Managed To Bypass Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication is something that many companies are recommending that users use. This is because it is a lot more secure compared to the traditional username and login combo, where an additional one-time password/code is generated to authenticate the user, meaning that even if your password is compromised, hackers still can’t get into your account.

Macy’s Confirms Data Breach That Leaked Credit Card Details
It is worrying that we are seeing more systems getting breached these days, especially from huge retailers and hotel chains that have a lot of customer information stored, such as personal details like names, email addresses, date of birth, and in some cases, even credit card details. Unfortunately, it looks like Macy’s is the latest victim of such breaches.

Disney Plus Accounts Hacked In Less Than A Week After Its Launch
So Disney Plus was only just launched but it seems that in less than a week, the service has since been hacked where thousands of Disney customers have had their accounts compromised and stolen, where they have appeared on the dark web where they are available for purchase.

How To Turn On Two-Factor Authentication For Your Google Account
These days it’s no longer enough just to have a password to protect your online accounts, which is where two-factor authentication comes in handy. Check out this guide to learn how to enable the security feature for your Google account.

Newly Discovered Android Malware Can Survive A Factory Reset
Malware on our smartphones isn’t new, and while there are ways to remove them, in some instances where it is particularly severe, the only way to deal with malware would be to factory reset your phone back to the way it was when it was new. Unfortunately, it seems that there is a new Android malware making its rounds that makes it impossible to remove, even with a factory reset.

Robots In Japanese Hotel Chain Found To Be Vulnerable To Hacking, Could Spy On Guests
Japan is a country that loves its robots where we’ve seen various industries take advantage of it, where it can be used as a greeter in stores or as a way to help passengers find their way around the airport. We’ve also seen how some hotel chains in the country are using robots to help guests check in.

NordVPN Officially Confirmed That It Was Hacked In 2018
NordVPN is a quite popular VPN service which helps enhance online security and privacy. However, with the recent confirmation on the hack officially, a lot of users have been disappointed.In their blog post, they addressed that their services were compromised due to a breach in one of their servers in Finland.They found out about the breach a few months ago but decided to announce it only after their whole network […]

Hacker Hacks Hackers Who Ransomwared His Computer
Ransomware, for those unfamiliar, is where your computer’s files get encrypted by someone else and to decrypt them, you’ll need to pay the hackers a ransom to get the decryption keys. A ransomware hack that seems to be making its rounds is the Muhstik Ransomware, in which the hackers typically demand a payment in Bitcoin, worth around $700, to get your files back.