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FBI catches alleged hackers behind the great Twitter hack of 2020

FBI catches alleged hackers behind the great Twitter hack of 2020

Three individuals have been charged with carrying out a debilitating security breach on Twitter 2 weeks ago that saw high-profile verified accounts hijacked for the purposes of a Bitcoin scam. In perpetrating the scheme, the team allegedly gained privileged tools by connecting with an employee who was selling access to them.

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Massive Twitter breach made possible by social engineering

Massive Twitter breach made possible by social engineering

Some verified Twitter accounts are not able to post tweets right now. The company says it is working to investigate and fix a major vulnerability that saw celebrities including Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, and MrBeast of YouTube fame post bogus offers to give back double whatever Bitcoin deposit their followers put in.

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Google confirms it disabled the Twitter carousel in Search following Bitcoin scam kerfuffle

Google confirms it disabled the Twitter carousel in Search following Bitcoin scam kerfuffle

Yesterday's Twitter snafu has had a significant impact outside the platform itself. In what Google has confirmed to us was an intentional response to the breach, the Twitter carousel has been disabled in Google Search results, and data gathered by Search Engine Roundtable confirms the change is universal.

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Redditor discovers insanely simple URL trick to remove ads from any YouTube video

Redditor discovers insanely simple URL trick to remove ads from any YouTube video

YouTube is one of the most popular destinations on the web, and like so many sites out there, funds itself by displaying ads to viewers. While you could easily banish them by paying for YouTube Premium (or going all rogue with an ad-blocker), no workaround is quite as weirdly simple as this method discovered by — who else but a Redditor.

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This new app brings classic lockscreen widgets to modern Android devices

This new app brings classic lockscreen widgets to modern Android devices

Ever wanted to make your 2020 lockscreen look like it stepped out of 2012? The good ol' days when you could view your upcoming calendar appointments, stock prices, and the weather without unlocking your phone? You're in luck, because a new app from developer Zachary Wander promises to put all the widgets you want on your lock screen where they belong.

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LineageOS suffers server attack, builds and source code unaffected

LineageOS suffers server attack, builds and source code unaffected

LineageOS, the popular and nearly ubiquitous Android ROM, has suffered a security breach, with hackers gaining access to some of the project's infrastructure over the weekend on May 2nd. However, the ultimate impact on users will be low, as signing keys, builds, and source code were unaffected. In other words, the ROM already on your phone should be safe, as should the next update you download. Builds are suspended due to a pre-existing issue, according to the project's status dashboard, and individual services are coming back up one at a time.

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Aptoide database breach exposes 20 million user accounts, possibly more to come

Aptoide database breach exposes 20 million user accounts, possibly more to come

Website hacks are nothing new, and it's all but certain that everybody has had at least at least a couple login credentials and other details exposed at some point. Unfortunately, another incident has occurred, this time with the Aptoide app store. Minimal personal information and zero payment details were exposed, but login credentials are exposed.

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Slickwraps slapped with class action lawsuit after data breach

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

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 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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