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Category: #Cybersecurity (Page 2 of 11)

Cyberpunk 2077 developer says it was hacked

CD Projekt Red, the developer of hit game Cyberpunk 2077 (review), reports that it’s been hacked and that the hackers are threatening to release confidential documents to “contacts in gaming journalism”. CDPR is refusing to give in to the hackers’ demands. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/02/09/cyberpunk-2077-developer-says-it-was-hacked.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Rob Beschizza

How to Make Your Signal Chats as Secure as Possible

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Signal secures all your conversations with end-to-end encryption, offering more privacy and security than your average chat app. But Signal offers some other useful security options. Here’s how to take advantage of them.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709074/how-to-make-your-signal-chats-as-secure-as-possible/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tim Brookes

Should You Pay for a Password Manager?

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Password managers like Dashlane and 1Password promise to secure and sync your login information across all your browsers and devices. But chances are, you probably don’t need to pay for a password manager. There are plenty of clients like LastPass that can get the job done for free, and if you only browse the internet on one device, then it may be easier to stick with your browser’s built-in password manager.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/69534/should-you-pay-for-a-password-manager/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Heinzman

How to Send Disappearing Messages in Instagram

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Instagram is a popular outlet for spontaneous texts thanks to its variety of goofy filters and options. These are also the kind of conversations you don’t want others to save permanently. Here’s how to send disappearing messages on Instagram using Vanish Mode.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/708070/how-to-send-disappearing-messages-on-instagram/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Shubham Agarwal

How to Protect Telegram Messages With a Passcode

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Telegram is great for messaging individuals and large groups. You can add an extra layer of security to Telegram using a passcode, fingerprint, or Face ID. Here’s how to protect Telegram messages with a passcode on iPhone and Android.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709870/how-to-protect-telegram-messages-with-a-passcode/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Khamosh Pathak

Update Your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch Now to Patch a Critical Security Flaw

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In a surprising admission, Apple says it’s sending out an update for iOS and iPadOS to fix vulnerabilities that hackers are actively abusing. According to Apple, the bugs allowed remote actors to “cause arbitrary code execution,” which is a serious issue. You should update your devices to iOS and iPadOS 14.4 as soon as possible.

The news comes via Apple’s support page for iOS 14.4. In it, Apple states under the Kernel and Webkit section:

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Companies realizing potential vulnerabilities may exist, and closing those holes isn’t uncommon. But it’s a rare admission from Apple to see it didn’t catch the problem before hackers starting abusing the bug. Precisely what the bad actors have accomplished isn’t clear, but the ability to execute arbitrary code is cause for alarm.

Unfortunately, we know very little as Apple didn’t provide any details. We can’t be sure how many people were affected or what the hackers managed to accomplish. With the right chain of events, it could be very bad, but it’s just as possible that the overall effect is relatively benign. But all things considered, the former is much more likely. Especially given that it’s multiple vulnerabilities that could be used in tandem.

Apple says it will release more details later, and that’s likely to be sometime after 14.4 is widely adopted. Providing more information now could give other hackers the means to reproduce the vulnerability before everyone is protected.

If you an iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation), check for updates right now. Or, if you’re not on Wi-Fi, get the update as soon as you can. Better safe than sorry.

via TechCrunch

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/68855/update-your-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch-now-to-patch-a-critical-security-flaw/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Josh Hendrickson

How to Send Disappearing Messages in Telegram

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Unlike Signal and WhatsApp, Telegram doesn’t have a dedicated Disappearing Messages mode, but there are two versatile ways of sending disappearing messages in the app. You can send self-destructing media to anyone or use the Secret Chat mode. Here’s how they work.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/710073/how-to-send-disappearing-messages-in-telegram/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Khamosh Pathak

Why SMS Text Messages Aren’t Private or Secure

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You might think that switching from Facebook Messenger to old-fashioned text messages would help protect your privacy. But standard SMS text messages aren’t very private or secure. SMS is like fax—an old, outdated standard that refuses to go away.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709373/why-sms-text-messages-arent-private-or-secure/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Chris Hoffman

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