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Popular e-card site has a bug that lets anyone access user photos

Card Factory, a popular UK-based greeting card business, stores some of its customers’ data in an insecure way, letting anyone access their photos with an incredibly simple URL trick.  The site was notified about the issue on October 8 and hasn’t fixed it or alerted its customers about it in a week, Mashable has learned. ...CONTINUE READING
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Google’s Mark Risher: We’ve never abused your 2FA data

There’s arguably no company that knows more about e-mail security than Google. Its online account, primarily tied to its e-mail service, Gmail, is used by more than a billion people to log into a myriad of other online services.  The company recently launched a physical authentication device and overhauled its security and privacy center, which...CONTINUE READING
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Google Titan Security Key review: An expensive, easy-to-use security key

Google Titan Security Key Bundle $50.00 View Product The Good Super-easy setup process for Google accounts • Durable plastic design • Works with the FIDO standard The Bad No USB-C model • NFC support not working at launch • Expensive price for two keys The Bottom Line Google’s extra layer of verification to the normal...CONTINUE READING
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Gmail’s third-party app policy: Security experts explain the risks

The terms of service we hurriedly agreed to keep coming back to haunt us. Last Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google confirmed previous reports about the far-reaching access third-party apps can have to Gmail users’ accounts and personal emails. When you download an app, it might request access to your Gmail account. But...CONTINUE READING
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Why experts are freaking out over the new way Google Chrome sign-in works

The internet has erupted over Google’s latest Chrome release — and not in a good way. With an updated user interface, enhanced password manager, and a slew of other updates, you would assume the latest version of Google’s popular web browser, Chrome 69, would be eliciting some pretty good responses. But security experts just shined...CONTINUE READING
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Annoying iOS web attack will forcibly restart your iPhone, but not much else

The latest iOS hack won’t steal your data, but it will annoy you. Fifteen short lines of code on a webpage can restart your iPhone or iPad. Alternatively, visiting it on a Mac can cause the Safari window to freeze. As reported by TechCrunch, this exploit can easily be transmitted and sent to unsuspecting iOS...CONTINUE READING
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Following account hacks, Instagram will finally support third party 2FA apps

About time, Instagram. On Tuesday, Instagram announced several changes intended to improve security for its 1 billion users. Among the changes is the ability to use third party authenticator apps to log in to Instagram, including DUO Mobile and Google Authenticator. Instagram did not previously support this capability, although it did allow for 2-factor authentication...CONTINUE READING
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‘Fortnite’ developer had sharp words for Google after a scary Android exploit was discovered

Google essentially got slapped in the face when Epic Games, the developer of the super popular Fortnite, decided not to make the game available through the Play Store, but via its own app. Google warned Epic that doing so could potentially put Android users at greater security risk, but the game developer brushed it off,...CONTINUE READING
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