Tag Archives: security

Twitch bug exposed some message archives to the wrong users

Twitch has sent out an alert notifying users of a bug that left some private messages exposed.

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DOJ asks Facebook to help it snoop on encrypted voice chats

The Department of Justice wants Facebook to give it access to encrypted voice chats as part of a criminal probe, according to a new report. The issue revolves around Messenger and its encrypted chats feature, which users can manually enable for specific conversations

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California primary candidate faced cyberattacks for a year

It's not just sitting politicians that have faced cyberattacks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

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Square sellers no longer need signatures for card payments

Square Cash is continuing its crusade to make the business of parting with your hard-earned money a little less painful.

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Foreshadow breaks into Intel SGX security enclave to pilfer data

Intel’s new processor generation can’t come soon enough. Just when you thought the computing world was more or less over the Meltdown and Spectre scare, a new relative pops up. The name this time is less frightening but more ominous: Foreshadow.

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Elaborate hack turned Amazon Echo speakers into spies

Some people worry that hackers could infiltrate their smart speakers and spy on them, but that hasn't been the practical reality -- not for Amazon's Echo, at least. A team of researchers from China's Tencent has come about as close as you can get rig...

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Fortnite Android modders beware: Epic can ban phones forever

Epic Games’ decision to make Fortnite temporarily exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 isn’t exactly news nor unpopular.

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Snapchat update leaked some of its iOS app’s source code

Snap's user losses aren't the only things the company has had to worry about as of late. A spokesperson has confirmed to Motherboard that a May update for the Snapchat iOS app exposed a "small amount" of its source code, and that someone posted that...

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Snapchat iOS source code leaked on GitHub after May update

Snap accidentally revealed some of its Snapchat for iOS source code, the company has confirmed. The exposure resulted from an app update issued this past May; though Snap moved quickly to fix it, someone had already grabbed a copy and shared it on GitHub.

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Tokyo Olympics will use facial recognition to bolster security

It's official: the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will use facial recognition as a security measure, confirming a 2017 report that the organizing committee was considering its use. You don't have to worry about your privacy as a spectator, since it will only be...

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