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The U.S. Department of Justice today announced charges against nine individuals, 6 of which are members of a hacking group called "The Community" and other 3 are former employees of mobile phone providers who allegedly helped them steal roughly $2.5 million worth of the cryptocurrency using a method known as "SIM Swapping."
According to the 15-count indictment unsealed today, five Americans
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If you have already installed the latest update of Google Play Services released earlier today, and your Android device is running Android version 7.0 Nougat or above—Congratulations! Your device is now FIDO2 Certified.
Are you thinking… what the heck that actually means?
It means, instead of remembering complex passwords for your online accounts, you can now actually use your
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Google has made several new announcements for its Chrome Web Store that aims at making Chrome extensions more secure and transparent to its users.
Over a couple of years, we have seen a significant rise in malicious extensions that appear to offer useful functionalities, while running hidden malicious scripts in the background without the user's knowledge.
However, the best part is that
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Security researchers have been warning for years about critical security holes in the Signaling System 7 (SS7) that could allow hackers to listen in private phone calls and read text messages on a potentially vast scale, despite the most advanced encryption used by cellular networks.
Cellular networks, on the other hand, have consistently been ignoring this serious issue, saying that it is a
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How do you reset the password for your Facebook account if your primary email account also gets hacked?
Using SMS-based security code or maybe answering the security questions?
Well, it’s 2017, and we are still forced to depend on insecure and unreliable password reset schemes like email-based or SMS code verification process.
But these traditional access recovery mechanisms aren’t safe
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Hacking password for a Facebook account is not easy, but also not impossible.
We have always been advising you to enable two-factor authentication — or 2FA — to secure your online accounts, a process that requires users to manually enter, typically a six-digit secret code generated by an authenticator app or received via SMS or email.
So even if somehow hackers steal your login credentials,
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WhatsApp has introduced a new security feature that fixes a loophole in the popular messaging platform, which if exploited, could allow an attacker to hijack victim’s account with just knowing the victim’s phone number and some hacking skills.
The attack does not exploit any vulnerability in WhatsApp; instead, it relies on the way the account setup mechanism works.
WhatsApp allows users to sign
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