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2 days ago Operator of Codeshop Cybercrime Marketplace Sentenced to Prison

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Macedonian national Djevair Ametovski was sentenced this week to 90 months in prison by United States authorities for operating an international cybercrime marketplace named Codeshop.

2 days ago Facebook Password, Email Contact Mishandling Worsens

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Millions of Instagram Users Affected by Plain-Text Password StorageTwo security issues disclosed by Facebook over the past month are worse than first thought, adding to a harrowing series of data-handling mishaps by the social network. Millions of Instagram users had their plain-text passwords stored, and 1.5 million people had their email contact lists uploaded without consent.

2 days ago Not So 'Smart' - Child Tech Has Hackable Flaws

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A warning that a smartwatch marketed to parents for tracking and communicating with their children could be coopted by hackers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. It also reviews how a DNS hijacking campaign is hitting organizations and how "dark patterns" trick users.

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1 day ago These are the most commonly hacked passwords - is one of them yours?

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Your name, your favorite football team and your favourite band: The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has released a list of the 100,000 most common passwords to appear in data breaches in an effort to encourage users to select strong passwords.

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29 minutes ago Huawei 1Q revenue climbs 39 percent amidst US pressure

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Chinese networking vendor has reported a 39 percent increase in revenue to 197.7 billion yuan (US$29.5 billion) for the first quarter of 2019, when it shipped 59 million smartphones and inked 40 commercial contracts for 5G globally.

2 hours ago EU votes to create gigantic biometrics database

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EU Parliament green-lights the creation of the Common Identity Repository (CIR), a gigantic biometrics database.

9 hours ago Broken Galaxy Fold screens and USB Killer attack remind us not to forget the physical world in the digital age

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Cautionary tales of poor product design and lax physical security serve as warnings that software, AI, and digital transformation can't solve all our problems.