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New features in Chrome 88 will make your passwords more secure

New features in Chrome 88 will make your passwords more secure

Chrome 88 is rolling out today, and with it, Google has announced a small pile of new password-protecting features. In addition to checking your saved passwords to see if any have been breached, Chrome will also now just generally warn you when a password is too weak to be secure. And if you need to change any of your saved passwords, a subtle tweak makes that simpler to do as well.

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Pick up a couple of Eufy indoor security cameras for just $59 ($11 off)

Pick up a couple of Eufy indoor security cameras for just $59 ($11 off)

Need to pick up a security camera for your house or business? You can save a chunk of change by picking up two of them from Eufy on Amazon.

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Ubiquiti suffers security breach, customers asked to change their passwords

Ubiquiti suffers security breach, customers asked to change their passwords

While most of us make do with "normal" consumer networking hardware — like Netgear or ASUS-branded Wi-Fi access points or a modem-integrated router — others have more serious requirements. For them, Ubiquiti's nearly enterprise-grade prosumer hardware usually fits the bill. But unfortunately for Ubiquiti users, the company has just revealed it has suffered a security breach. While there's no indication of "unauthorized activity," the company is still telling customers it might be a good idea to change their passwords.

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Google's 2FA Titan security keys are vulnerable to an attack that can clone them

Google's 2FA Titan security keys are vulnerable to an attack that can clone them

According to a recent research paper, Google's two-factor Titan Security Keys are vulnerable to an attack, ultimately resulting in key duplication or cloning. That comes courtesy of a so-called side-channel vulnerability in the chip powering the 2FA key itself, and it requires login credentials, physical access, full disassembly of the key, hours of work, estimated thousands of dollars resources and equipment to reverse-engineer its cryptographic key, and which would be foiled by U2F standards over the long-term anyway. In short: There's not much for most of our readers to worry about.

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Telegram's People Nearby feature reveals exact user locations through triangulation

Telegram's People Nearby feature reveals exact user locations through triangulation

Telegram is the messaging platform of choice for millions around the world. A big part of its appeal has been the privacy features that it has to offer, but is it really as secure as users think? A new report looks to how the service's People Nearby feature can be exploited to reveal the location of other users without much difficulty.

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Pick up a Eufy Smart Lock Touch for $140 ($60 off)

Pick up a Eufy Smart Lock Touch for $140 ($60 off)

If you've ever forgotten your house keys or accidentally locked yourself out, you've surely wished for another way to get back in the door that doesn't involve breaking a window, calling a locksmith, or tracking down that one friend or neighbor that has an extra key. While we're at least 3 years away from living the Jetson's lifestyle, the technology to lock and unlock a door without relying entirely a flat slab of jagged metal does exist. And thanks to the magic of consumerism, you can get a Eufy Smart Lock Touch for 30% off and get just a little closer to futuristic home access.

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The internet won't break on older Android devices in 2021, thanks to certificate authority's workaround

The internet won't break on older Android devices in 2021, thanks to certificate authority's workaround

Back in November, we found out that a good chunk of websites using Let's Encrypt certificates would stop working on older Android devices next year. The cause was an expiring partnership with IdenTrust, who cross-signed the company's keys for older platforms. Thankfully, a solution has been established, and sites using Let's Encrypt certificates don't have to worry about issues with older Android devices next year anymore.

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Chrome to get improved payment and password management across devices

Chrome to get improved payment and password management across devices

Saving payment information and passwords to Chrome can be super handy, but it currently works only if you choose to sync your settings on each device. Over the coming months, Google will make changes to the payment and password manager so that you can use it seamlessly even when Chrome sync is switched off.

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Wyze announces $60/year home monitoring service, coming in March

Wyze announces $60/year home monitoring service, coming in March

If there's a speedrun record for releasing tech products, Wyze might be on track to break it. In just the past month, the company has announced new sprinklers, vacuums, thermostats, third-gen Wyze Cams, and smartwatches. Wyze isn't stopping there, as it announced a full-blown home monitoring service today that is estimated to launch in March 2021.

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Twitter apps get support for hardware two-factor security keys

Twitter apps get support for hardware two-factor security keys

There are plenty of forms of so-called two-factor authentication when it comes to security, and not all of them are equal. Among the higher tiers of security is an actual, physical hardware key that requires you to plug it in when signing into an account. Fans of the standard will be glad to hear that Twitter has just announced that hardware key-based two-factor authentication can now be used to log in on Android and iOS.

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