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How Yahoo Totally Blew It On Security

A new report by The New York Times reveals the extent to which Yahoo didn’t really care about its user’s security, instead focusing on products and new features.


Russian Hackers Might Have Gotten Into US Democratic Smartphones, Too

The Federal Bureau of Investigation thinks Russian hackers may have targeted the mobile phones of US democratic party officials, according to Reuters. The US government also blamed Russia for the hack on the Democratic National Committee, which exposed a trove of embarrassing internal emails and documents.


500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked, 'State Sponsored' Theft Suspected

It turns out the Yahoo hack was much bigger than we expected.


The Internet Isn't Ready At All For Google's 'Secure Everything' Future With Chrome

By the end of 2017, it’s almost a certainty that the Google-developed Chrome browser will flag all non-HTTPS sites as “non-secure”. Currently, only HTTPS sites lacking certificates (or out-of-date or incorrectly configured ones) earn the red triangle of doom. But what if Google flicked the switch now? What would the web look like?


The World's Most Sophisticated ATM Skimmers Are Starting To Appear In The USA

It might finally be time to abandon cash altogether as a new type of ATM card skimmer that uses a technique called “periscope skimming” has officially been found installed in ATMs in the United States, and from the outside there’s no way to tell that a machine has been compromised.


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While the web brings us nearly limitless information, it’s also riddled with hackers and data thieves. That’s why investing in complete browsing and password protection is a must. With Dashlane Premium and Hotspot Shield Elite VPN, you can shut down two major points of entry for hackers, and they’re on sale together for only $90.98 AUD [$69.99 USD].


Why Spotify Just Forced Some People To Reset Their Passwords

Spotify is resetting the passwords of some of its users after major data breaches lead to loads of login credentials being dumped online. Don’t worry, Spotify hasn’t been hacked. But if you’re using the same password on every service, it’s probably a good idea to reset them.


How To Tell If Someone Is Tracking Your Emails

Not all emails are what they seem. Many messages come with embedded code designed to tell the sender when (and even where) you open them up. It’s a trick often used by marketing companies to work out if you’re actually paying any attention to them, but there are ways of spotting this kind of email tracking.


The FBI Says Two US State Elections Databases Have Already Been Hacked

The FBI has evidence that foreign hackers have accessed the state election databases in two US states. According to Yahoo News, the FBI sent out a “flash alert” to election offices and officials across the US, asking them to take better security precautions.


Clinton Campaign Embraces Strong Encryption, But Not For Us

Hillary Clinton has yet to offer a definitive policy stance on strong end-to-end encryption, the mathematical algorithms that protect our data, instant messages, and web browsing. Instead of calling for a ban on government mandated encryption backdoors, something computer security experts have universally urged, she’s taken a backseat, supporting a hand waving “encryption commission.”


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