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Buggy Evernote Extension Exposes Millions of Users

Well, it appears that 2019 has been officially nominated as the hacking year. This time is our lovable and handy Evernote or, as I like to call it, the best thing that ever happened to the taking down notes business. Earlier this week, a company spokesperson revealed that due to …

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Evite ‘Invites’ Hacker into Unsecured Data Locker

And this week’s how-not-to-secure-your-endpoints goes to stationary and online invites Evite, whose database was auctioned on the dark web for 0.2419 Bitcoins. With peer pressure on the rise, the company has decided to disclose the details of the incident earlier this week. Interestingly enough, the incident took place on or …

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Amazon Slapped with Lawsuit for Unlawfully Recording Children

It would appear that Amazon is going through yet another “oh-oh! I did it again” phase; earlier this week, a Seattle couple declared that it intends to seek legal action against the company which, allegedly, has unlawfully been recording the voice of their 10-year-old daughter. In at least 8 US …

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2019 in Cyber Attacks – The Bad, the Ugly, and the Worst

The year is far from over, yet it seems that cyber attacks just keep coming. What’s worse is that no countermeasures appear to make any difference. According to estimates, ransomware attacks produced $11.5 billion worth of damage. And that’s not the worst part – vpnMentor, the cybersecurity company who discovered …

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Tech Data Leaks 260GB of Data Stored on Unsecured Server

Tech Data, a Fortune 500 company and one of the biggest supplies of IT solutions, recently came under fire after receiving an email from two cybersecurity experts. According to the inflammatory email, the company leaked at least 260GB of sensitive data. Inside sources reveal that that data was stored on …

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Microsoft Joins Forces with NSA to Stop BlueKeep

The BlueKeep situation seems to have blown out of proportion; or, at least, that’s how it looks after the National Security Agency (NSA) decided to join efforts with Microsoft in an attempt to stop the spread of BlueKeep. The latest reports reveal that over one million machines are at risk. …

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Firefox to Block Third-Party Cookies by Default

In criticizing Google Chrome’s open-end cookie policies, Firefox has decided that the best thing to do would be to block all third-party cookies by default. The Mozilla Foundation has recently announced that the latest version of Firefox will not allow third-party cookies and block all pop-up ads. It’s still unclear …

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Facebook Joins Trump’s Crusade Against Huawei

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that Huawei would no longer be allowed to pre-install certain apps on smartphones. This includes Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. With Google rescinding Huawei’s license and now Facebook pulling the plug, it’s a wonder how Huawei still manages to stay afloat. The ban only applies …

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