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Do you own an iPhone or iPad? Update your Apple devices right now

[USA Today] Do you own an iPhone? Update it right now. Apple has released an emergency software patch after researchers uncovered a security flaw that could allow hackers to secretly install spyware on your Apple devices even if you do nothing, not even click on a link. The spyware can then eavesdrop or steal data from […]

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Coinbase slammed for what users say is terrible customer service after hackers drain their accounts

[CNBC, Getty Images] CNBC interviewed Coinbase users across the country and found thousands of customer complaints against the company.The interviews and complaints revealed a pattern of account takeovers, where users see money suddenly vanish from their account, followed by poor customer service from the company.Coinbase’s customer service has been primarily via email, and many customers […]

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Visa Enters Metaverse With First NFT Purchase

[Forbes, Getty Images] On August 18, digital payments giant Visa spent $150,000 to buy a unique work of art, and in so doing quietly took its first step into the metaverse, a nascent online world that promises to transform the internet into a virtual reality.  Instead of canvas or marble, the pixelated artwork, named CryptoPunk […]

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The ‘Joker’ Virus Has Returned to Android: It Can Empty Your Bank Accounts Without You Noticing It and It Is Hidden in These Apps in the Google Play Store

[Entrepreneur, DepositPhotos] The ‘Joker’ virus hides in several apps on the Google Play Store and the user does not realize it until their bank accounts are emptied. See how this malware operates and what are the dangerous applications. The Belgian Police warned about the return of the ‘Joker’ virus , which attacks Android devices and hides itself in various applications on […]

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Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

[The Associated Press, Getty Images] Almost always in arm’s reach, rarely turned off and holding huge stores of personal and sensitive data, cellphones have become top targets for hackers. As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said […]

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Chip shortage causes Ford to slash vehicle production at several plants in July

[CNBC] Ford is significantly cutting its North American vehicle production in July due to an ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips impacting the global automotive industry.The automaker plans to idle or reduce production at eight plants, including six in the U.S., for varying periods of time into early August due to the problem.Production of the Ford […]

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Facial recognition systems are denying unemployment benefits across the US

[Engadget] Motherboard noted that at least some people have three attempts to pass the facial recognition check, though. The outlet also pointed out that the company’s claims of national unemployment fraud costs have ballooned rapidly in just the past few months, from a reported $100 billion to $400 billion. While Hall attributed that to expanding “data […]

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50,000 security disasters waiting to happen: The problem of America’s water supplies

[NBC NEWS] “If you could imagine a community center run by two old guys who are plumbers, that’s your average water plant,” one cybersecurity consultant said. A series of cyberattacks on water facilities highlight the precarious security situation facing U.S. supplies. On Jan. 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served […]

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How ransomware hackers came for Americans’ beef

[Politico] Virtually no mandatory cybersecurity rules govern the millions of food and agriculture businesses that account for about a fifth of the U.S. economy. And now, the risk has become real. Security analysts from the University of Minnesota warned the U.S. Agriculture Department in late May about a growing danger — a cyber crime known […]

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Business leaders must take urgent action to counter ransomware threat, White House warns in memo

[CNBC, Eclipse Images] The Biden administration is urging corporate executives and business leaders to take immediate steps to prepare for ransomware attacks.“The threats are serious and they are increasing,” wrote Anne Neuberger, President Joe Biden’s deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology.The White House memo lists five best practices for safeguarding against ransomware […]

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