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Cybersecurity company Avast hacked via employee virtual private network

Czech cybersecurity firm Avast Software s.r.o., the owner of popular antivirus software provider AVG Technologies N.V., has been hacked, but the company managed to fight off the attack. Those behind the hack managed to gain access by compromising an employee’s virtual private network credentials that were not protected using two-factor authentication. Having gained access, the hacker managed …

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Lusty Yahoo Engineer Hacked 6000 Accounts To Find ‘Sexual Content’

Many people resort to pornography websites to satisfy their bodily needs. On the contrary, an ex-Yahoo engineer went miles ahead and hacked into real people’s accounts instead. Reyes Daniel Ruiz compromised 6,000 accounts of Yahoo users in order to find sexual videos and images. Yesterday, he pleaded guilty in federal court in San Jose for …

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Hacked iPhones, Instagram Privacy, Awesome Discounts for Students

Megan Ellis and Christian Cawley catch up to bring you the latest tech news that matters in the Really Useful Podcast, the tech podcast for technophobes. This week, Megan has details about the launch of the Huawei Mate 30, an Android phone that significantly ships without Google apps. We also find out if your iPhone …

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Could Your Bluetooth Devices Be Hacked in 2019?

  fizkes/Shutterstock Bluetooth is everywhere, and so are its security flaws. But how great is the risk? How concerned should you be about Bluejacking, Bluesnarfing, or Bluebugging? Here’s what you need to know to protect your devices. Bluetooth Vulnerabilities Abound At first glance, it might seem like it’s pretty risky to use Bluetooth. At the recent …

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