security

MoviePass confirms breach that leaked credit card numbers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Mike Segar / Reuters On Tuesday TechCrunch reported that security researcher Mossab Hussein, with the firm SpiderSilk, found an exposed, unencrypted MoviePass database with millions of records. Some of those included numbers for its custom debit cards that are used when subscribers purchase tickets, while others listed customer’s personal information […]

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Google, Intel and Microsoft form data protection consortium

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links baona via Getty Images It’s common to secure data when its sitting put or flying to its destination, but not so much when you’re actually using it — there’s still a risk someone could peek at your content while you work. Industry heavyweights might help keep your info secure at […]

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Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links luza studios via Getty Images Microsoft contractors reportedly listened to Xbox owners too. Earlier this month, we learned that contractors heard audio snippets from Skype calls and Cortana interactions. Now, Vice reports that Microsoft contractors also listened to audio picked up by Xbox consoles. The device was only supposed to […]

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Porn bots are now storming Twitter’s trending topics

Engadget RSS Feed Instagram isn’t the only social media app being invaded by porn bots. Now they’re on Twitter, too. For the past few days, as I was scrolling through Twitter’s trending section, I noticed a number of accounts showing similar behavior as the bots that have taken over Instagram comments. But, whereas on Instagram […]

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Online sneaker reseller StockX faces lawsuit over data breach

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Cody Glenn via Getty Images StockX is now facing legal action over a data breach that led to the theft of more than 6.8 million customer records. A class-action lawsuit filed in US District Court this week alleged that the online sneaker marketplace compromised the data of minors. According to […]

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Google and Mozilla to block web surveillance in Kazakhstan

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Google and Mozilla are taking action against the government of Kazakhstan’s efforts to launch a surveillance operation against its own citizens. Both companies announced today that they are blocking a root certificate that the Kazakhstan government unveiled last month that effectively allowed it to monitor the encrypted internet […]

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Nearby nuclear sensors went silent after Russia’s mystery explosion

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Sergei Yakovlev Earlier this month, a rocket test explosion in Russia resulted in the deaths of five people and a radiation leak that affected nearby towns. Now, the operator of a global network of radioactive particle sensors says that sites closest to the explosion mysteriously went offline shortly afterwards. The […]

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IFTTT tells Nest users not to move their accounts over to Google

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links George Frey / Reuters Back in May Google announced it was phasing out its Works With Nest program in favour of a Works With Google Assistant framework. Unsurprisingly, users that had invested time and money into their smart home systems weren’t too impressed by this move, largely because the change […]

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Twitter bans advertising from state-controlled news outlets

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Twitter announced today that it will no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news outlets. Those accounts will still be able to use the platform, but not its advertising. The change comes after China’s state-backed media outlet Xinhua sponsored ads attacking Hong Kong protestors. The policy will apply to […]

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Hackers make jailbreaking iPhones a thing again

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Engadget In the iPhone’s early days, hackers would “jailbreak” the iPhone in order to install third-party apps that weren’t available through the App Store. It’s been a while since anyone seriously needed to jailbreak their iPhone, as there are plenty of apps and more customizable operating systems to choose from. […]

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