Frontier Communications’ password bug lets anyone into your account

15th October 2018

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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Storm Michael: Monster storm mauls US south-east

13th October 2018

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

13th October 2018

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

13th October 2018

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

13th October 2018

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

13th October 2018

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

12th October 2018

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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Your annual Amazon Prime membership fees are about to increase

12th October 2018

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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Whole Foods can now deliver your groceries within an hour

11th October 2018

Whole Foods customers in much of north and Central Jersey who are also Amazon Prime members can now get groceries delivered to their homes. Delivery will be available in as little as an hour through Amazon’s Prime Now app, according to an announcement Tuesday. On orders of $35 or more, two-hour delivery is free. If you want your groceries within an hour, there’s a $7.99 fee on orders of $35…

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6 signs we’re closer to the next recession than you think

11th October 2018

Chances are that if you invested at any point during the Great Recession, you’re sitting pretty right now, assuming you’ve held onto your positions. The U.S. economy is in the middle of its second-longest economic expansion in history, going back 161 years. And since the market bottomed out in March 2009, investors have witnessed all three major stock indexes at least quadruple in value at one point. It’s been a truly unique…

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Apple iOS 12.0.1 Release: Should You Upgrade?

10th October 2018

With iOS 12 Apple AAPL +1.28% got a lot right. Out the gate, it proved noticeably faster, more stable and more full of surprises than any iOS generational upgrade I can remember (even if the bar is low – 1,2,3). That said, it had flaws (one of which proved quite embarrassing) and iOS 12.0.1 is much needed. But does it create more problems than it solves? Here’s everything you need to…

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