Frontier Communications’ password bug lets anyone into your account

While you might feel more at ease knowing your personal information is protected by two-factor authentication, a bug in Frontier’s password reset system is demonstrating that vulnerabilities can open your info up to exposure even when that extra level of protection is available. The internet giant’s password system sends users a two-factor code when they initiate a reset, but ZDNet reports that the system lets you enter as many codes as you want, opening up users’ accounts…

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How to Know If Your Facebook Account Has Been Hacked

For the second time this year, hackers have attacked millions of Facebook accounts. The social network announced last week that about 50 million users were recently hacked. The hacking occurred because of a flaw in Facebook’s “View As” feature, which allows you to see your profile as others do. Users can type in a person’s name to get an understanding of what can be seen when a particular person is viewing their…

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Storm Michael: Monster storm mauls US south-east

One of the strongest storms in recorded history to hit the US has battered north-west Florida, flooding homes, washing out beaches and snapping trees. Rescue services are beginning to assess the full impact of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a category four storm with 155mph (250km/h) winds. At least six people have been killed, most of them in Florida. Having weakened to a tropical storm, Michael…

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Here’s How To Check If Your Facebook Profile Was One Of The 30 Million Affected By The Hack

Facebook announced on Sept. 28 that a serious data breach had affected 50 million accounts, and an additional 40 million accounts may have also been exposed. Attackers had stolen “access tokens” — the thing that lets you stay logged into your Facebook account and access other websites with Facebook login — and these tokens potentially gave them full access to people’s accounts. Facebook reset all those access tokens, which meant 90…

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Forget your Apple ID password? Here’s how to reset it

You’ve heard the horror stories about data breaches and ransomware attacks, where you have to pay up or lose everything you’ve saved on your laptop and smartphone. You’ve heard about malware attacks and so much more. If you’re an Apple user, you’re breathing easier. You know that the iPhone maker has incredibly secure devices with encryption and multiple layers of biometrics and passwords to keep the bad guys out. There’s a downside to Apple’s high level…

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Instagram hacked? Here’s how to get your account back

Maybe you have 100 followers or maybe 100,000, but that sinking feeling when you realize your account has been hacked is universal. Instagram hacks come in several different forms — some post new content to your followers, while others change your email address, password, and username to lock you out completely. If you find yourself the victim of an Instagram hacking (like in the recent one that switches your email address…

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AT&T more than doubles ‘admin fee’ for every wireless customer

AT&T is raising the cost of an “administrative fee” line item tacked onto the bottom of every single one of its 64.5 million wireless customers in the US, as reported first today by BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk. Originally $0.76, AT&T has raised the fee to $1.99. When added up and multiplied by 12 months, the increase will result in an additional $800 million or so for AT&T’s annual revenue….

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Storm Michael: Monster storm mauls US south-east

One of the strongest storms in recorded history to hit the US has battered north-west Florida, flooding homes, washing out beaches and snapping trees. Rescue services are beginning to assess the full impact of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a category four storm with 155mph (250km/h) winds. At least six people have been killed, most of them in Florida. Having weakened to a tropical storm, Michael…

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Two dozen iOS apps found sharing user location data with third-party firms

Apple has always maintained that they always put their customers’ right to privacy above all else, especially business practices. In fact, during the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a statement to the same effect, saying that the company does it utmost to protect its customers’ data instead of monetizing it. Now, a team of researchers from the GuardianApp Project have revealed names of over a dozen iOS…

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Apple is reportedly removing apps that share your location data with third parties

Apple has started removing apps from the App Store that violate the company’s policies by sharing location data with third parties without explicit consent, reports 9to5Mac. The breaches are related to sections 5.1.1 and 5.1.2 of the company’s App Store Guidelines, which say that apps must not transmit “user location data to third parties without explicit consent from the user [or] for unapproved purposes.” Developers that have violated the company’s guidelines have received notices from…

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Your annual Amazon Prime membership fees are about to increase

On today’s wildly successful earnings call, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky dropped a bit of a bombshell for Amazon Prime subscribers. The retailer’s everything-and-the-kitchen-sink annual subscription plan is about to get pricier. On May 11, Prime annual memberships will jump $20, from $99 a year to $119. The news follows a similar announcement back in January, which found the monthly version of the program increasing from $10.99 to $12.99 — a $24 increase. Of…

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