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Slickwraps slapped with class action lawsuit after data breach

Slickwraps, maker of customizable skins for phones, tablets, computers, and other devices, was breached last month by a security researcher. In the researcher's attempts to notify the company about its security issues, a database of Slickwraps customer information became public, and now Slickwraps is facing a class action lawsuit for security negligence.

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Hackers are getting better at hijacking Google Assistant with inaudible ultrasonic commands

Back in 2017, researchers in China reported on a clever way to access a digital assistant, like Google Assistant or Siri, by using inaudible ultrasonic sound waves. Now a new team at Washington University in St. Louis have been working on similar technology, and their version is even more capable (and scary) than the original.

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Slickwraps has been hacked, customer data is compromised (Update: Email notifications)

Slickwraps is one of the most well-known sellers of vinyl skins for computers, phones, tablets, game consoles, and other product categories. If you've ever bought something from Slickwraps (without PayPal or another similar service), now is the time to replace your credit card, because the company has suffered multiple data breaches impacting all customer data.

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[Update: Security measures in place] NordVPN was hacked in March 2018, only some servers affected

Banks, credit card companies, and VPN providers are probably at the top of the list of organizations you really hope would have their security in order. NordVPN, the VPN company you've likely heard recommended by countless YouTubers, has confirmed one of its data centers was hacked over a year ago.

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[Update x2: Denials issued] Chinese government snuck secret surveillance chip into servers at Apple, Amazon, and dozens more according to report

Take this with the proverbial grain of salt, but Bloomberg has published a detailed investigative report today alleging that a list of U.S. Companies, including Amazon and Apple, suffered a security intrusion via hardware infiltration. This isn't a hack in the software sense, it's a result of literal physical modification to server motherboards at the time of manufacturing by subcontractors in China, allegedly coerced by operatives working for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army — making this a potentially state-backed attack.

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Newegg hacked, card information stolen for millions

Popular e-commerce website Newegg is the latest victim of cyber attacking by Magecart, according to Volexity, a cyberthreat monitoring firm. Newegg is one in a string of high profile cyber attacks making use of the card skimming code which recently compromised British Airways, Ticketmaster, and Feedify. Most critically, customer names and complete card details were stolen using exploited code between August 16th and September 18th.

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Several VEVO videos were hacked on YouTube today, including Despacito

Several VEVO YouTube music channels were hacked earlier today, with multiple videos having their titles and thumbnails modified. Among the affected music videos was Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's Despacito, which currently holds the title for YouTube's most viewed video of all time, coming in at over five billion views. Additional channels include ShakiraVEVO, TaylorSwiftVEVO, SelenaGomezVEVO, and many others.

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MyFitnessPal from Under Armour suffers data breach affecting 150 million users

According to American sportswear giant Under Armour, user data from its health app MyFitnessPal has been compromised. Data including the usernames, email addresses, and scrambled passwords from approximately 150 million accounts was stolen last month in one of the biggest attacks of its kind.

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There's a hack that might save your bootlooping Nexus 6P or 5X

The last generation of Nexuses (Nexus? Nexsi?) were unfortunately plagued with hardware problems. The Nexus 6P suffered from early shutdowns due to a faulty battery sensors, and the 5X had the famous bootloop bug (which my own 5X eventually fell victim to). The 6P suffered from bootloops as well, to an extent, but now there's a possible fix for the problem on both phones.

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Members of the Chaos Computer Club have cracked the Galaxy S8's Iris scanner

The ability to unlock a device with your face is nothing new - Android had it back in 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But recently, we've seen more complex eye unlocking technology crop up on consumer electronics, such as Windows Hello. The Galaxy Note7 and S8 included something similar, called the Iris Scanner.

Members of the Chaos Computer Club, Europe's largest association of hackers, claim they have broken the security of the S8's Iris scanner.

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