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Ring Alarm home security kit on sale for $139 ($60 off)

Setting up a home security system is easier than it used to be thanks to wireless technologies and compact, inexpensive sensors. Ring's home security kit is already a good value at $199, but it's on sale today for $60 off over at B&H. It's a good addition for homes with Ring security cameras, but it works fine even if you don't want video monitoring.

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USB and Bluetooth accessories can be used to attack Android phones and spy on owners

A group of security researchers has discovered an exploit that lets Bluetooth and USB accessories wreak all sorts of havoc on multiple Android smartphones. In both cases, the door of entry was the cellphone modem, or baseband, which is found inside all smartphones.

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Arlo Pro 2 bundles with one, two, four, and six cameras are up to $250 off at Best Buy

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner, and some Black Friday markdowns are already starting to appear online. As part of Best Buy's promotions, Arlo Pro 2 bundles are up to $250 off, ranging from the simplest pack with a single camera, which is down to just $150, all the way up to the six-camera kit, selling for $250.

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Amazon, Xiaomi, Sony, and Samsung quickly defeated in Pwn2Own hacking competition (Update: more companies get pwned)

The first day of the Pwn2Own hacking contest held in Tokyo has concluded, and a dual-member team of white-hat hackers by the name of Fluoroacetate cleaned up the house. After successfully hacking past numerous devices from multiple manufacturers, such as Samsung and Xiaomi, the team collected a bounty of $145,000 and secured a commanding lead in the contest after accruing 15 Master of Pwn points.

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Google announces App Defense Alliance, brings three security companies on board to fight bad apps

Google has always maintained that its own Play Store security mechanisms were strong enough to keep your devices safe from malware and other bad actors, but this was proven wrong again and again and again. Thus it makes sense that the company has announced the App Defense Alliance, a partnership with ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium that aims to stop bad apps before they can reach anyone's Android devices.

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Arlo Pro 3 multi-camera kits are up to $110 off at Best Buy

Arlo cameras are popular on the market, mainly due to their reliability. They're also known to be relatively expensive, but this deal will help you save a few bucks on these multi-camera kits. You get a choice of two, four, and six-pack bundles, selling for $450, $720, and $990, respectively, with savings ranging from $50 to $110.

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Nest Secure can now recognize the sound of breaking glass

In the coming days, Google's modular Nest Secure alarm system will gain a new ability. The microphone inside the Nest Guard keypad, which was previously used only for the Assistant functionality, will start pulling double-duty to detect for the sound of glass being broken on windows and doors. The idea is that even if your Nest Detect sensors aren't disturbed by a broken window, the Guard may still be able to alert you to a break in.

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(Update: Now $303 and $419) Arlo Pro 2 bundles with two and three cameras are down to $316 and $440, respectively (35% off)

Arlo wireless cameras are known for their reliability, but their relatively high cost can be a roadblock. Thankfully, both two and three-camera bundles are marked down to $316 and $440, respectively, which is about 35% off their MSRP.

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WhatsApp's fingerprint unlock feature arrives on Android in latest beta [APK Download] (Update: Rolling out to stable)

Despite its enormous user base, WhatsApp can often be slow to introduce the most hotly-anticipated new features. A Dark mode is still in the works, but fingerprint unlocking already came to iOS a few months ago. It's now finally available in the latest beta channel update to the Android app.

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Today only: Get a 7-piece home security system from SimpliSafe for $150 ($120 off)

If you're looking into equipping your house with smart home security hardware but you shied away from the costs so far, this deal could be for you. Woot offers the current-gen 7-piece security system from SimpliSafe for only $150 today, which is almost half as much as the usual asking price. It consists of a base station, a keypad, three entry sensors, two motion sensors, two window stickers, and a yard sign with a stake.

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