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One of Linux's most important commands had a glaring security flaw

If you've used the command line in Linux or a Unix-based platform like macOS, you're probably familiar with the "sudo" command — it lets you run tasks with different (usually elevated) permissions than you'd otherwise have. It's powerful, but it wa… Source: Engadget | One of Linux's most important commands had a glaring security flaw

EA leaks personal data for 'FIFA 20' Global Series players

EA opened up registrations for the FIFA 20 Global Series competition today. However, those trying to register noticed that the sign-up page displayed personal details of players who had already done so. They saw usernames, email addresses and dates o… Source: Engadget | EA leaks personal data for 'FIFA 20' Global Series players

DOJ asks Facebook to halt end-to-end encryption plans (updated)

The Department of Justice is set to ask Facebook to pause plans for end-to-end encryption across all of its messaging services. It will urge the company not to move forward "without ensuring that there is no reduction to user safety." Source: Engadget | DOJ asks Facebook to halt end-to-end encryption plans (updated)

How to Protect Yourself in the 'Words with Friends' Data Breach

Around 200 million players of the popular Words With Friends and Draw Something games from Zynga have had their accounts’ information stolen by “outside hackers,” as the company describes. While your linked credit cards and any other methods you use to buy stuff within Zynga’s games appears to be safe so far, your…Read more… Source: …

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iPhone exploit could allow permanent jailbreak for millions of devices

Jailbreaks seemed to be a thing of the past, but last month, a security research released the first free, public iPhone jailbreak in years. Now, another security researcher has discovered an exploit that could make it possible to permanently jailbrea… Source: Engadget | iPhone exploit could allow permanent jailbreak for millions of devices

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How to Use Firefox Private Network to Encrypt Your Web Traffic

Mozilla this week began piloting its own browser-based VPN service, and if you’re located in the U.S. you can start testing it for free right away. Called the Firefox Private Network, the service promises Firefox users a more secure, encrypted path to the web that prevents eavesdroppers from spying on your browsing activity and hides …

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US and Poland agree to rigorously evaluate foreign 5G equipment

The US and Poland declared today that suppliers of 5G network equipment should be rigorously evaluated for foreign government control. Vice President Mike Pence and Polish President Andrzej Duda signed an agreement to tighten guidelines of 5G network… Source: Engadget | US and Poland agree to rigorously evaluate foreign 5G equipment

Researchers helped French police dismantle a crypto-mining botnet

It seems like every week there's news of a new piece of malware being used to steal user data or to take control of devices. For once, though, there's some good news in the war on intrusive software: A botnet which was spreading crypto-mining malware… Source: Engadget | Researchers helped French police dismantle a crypto-mining …

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A new bill could ban facial recognition in federally-funded housing

Now that facial recognition is more common, so are the laws aiming to limit its scope. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif. and Somerville, Mass. have all passed laws prohibiting city use of facial recognition. Now, a group of Congresswomen hope to pass th… Source: Engadget | A new bill could ban facial recognition in federally-funded housing

Did you know these iPhone apps record your screen while you use them?

When an app says it's collecting data for technical support or analytics purposes, it seems innocuous but a report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst found a number of iOS applications that went much further without informing users. The apps mentioned… Source: Engadget | Did you know these iPhone apps record your screen while you …

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Apple restores Google's internal iOS apps

Apple has restored Google's access to its internal iOS apps, including pre-release beta versions of Maps, Hangouts and Gmail, as well as employee-only apps for the company's cafes and buses. Apple temporarily banned Google from running the apps on Th… Source: Engadget | Apple restores Google's internal iOS apps

Apple says Group FaceTime bug will be fixed next week

Apple announced Friday that it has come up with a fix for a bug in the Group FaceTime feature that allows users to listen in on the activity of others before they pick up the call. The company said a software update will be released next week that wi… Source: Engadget | Apple says Group …

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New York settles with company selling fake social media followers

The state of New York's Attorney General has settled a case with a company that made millions of dollars selling likes, comments and followers on social media, according to CNN. The activity of the now-defunct Devumi was discovered as part of a probe… Source: Engadget | New York settles with company selling fake social media …

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