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The single most depressing thing about the Equifax breach

A view of a sign for the company Equifax on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Sept. 15. The company recently disclosed that a data breach, discovered in July 2017, may have impacted as many as 143 million consumers in the United States. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE It’s been almost two weeks since Equifax first admitted it had been hacked in a massive breach affecting as many as 143 million consumers. Ever since, people have been…

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Uber Claims Company Put Bogus Ads on Breitbart in Industry-Shaking Lawsuit

Earlier this year, hundreds of companies began to publicly flee participation in the alt-right website Breitbart’s marketing network. One of those companies was Uber. But in a new lawsuit, Uber claims that its contracted advertising agency fraudulently continued to place ads on Breitbart, and the case seems poised to rock the seedy world of digital ads. Since the election of Donald Trump, the wider public has come to understand that “alt-right” is a term for a group of people pushing…

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Has Destiny 2 pleased video games fans?

Destiny 2 is the big-budget sequel to one of 2014’s best-selling computer games. The first game won the Bafta award for Best Game and it made over £350m in its first week of release. While popular, the first Destiny received extensive downloadable upgrades to improve the experience. BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak had a chance to blast his way through Destiny’s 2 campaign mode to find out if the developers had improved on the first games’ campaign. See more at Click’s…

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Virgin Australia passengers spot unusual ‘Morning Glory’ type cloud from plane

ONE of the world’s most spectacular cloud formations has amazed hundreds of passengers on an Australian jet. Virgin Australia tweeted an image of almost perfectly straight, serried rows of white clouds laid out below a plane flying across the Great Australian Bight. “Flying above the clouds has never looked this good!” read the tweet. “These incredible cloud formations were seen on board VA714 from Perth to Adelaide. The mysterious white fluffy rows are examples of wave clouds, the most famous…

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Red Alert banking malware steals credentials – General

A new strain of banking malware is targeting Android users, security researchers have discovered. According to a blog post by SyfLabs, Red Alert 2.0 can steal the credentials of victims as well as their contacts. The malware also takes over SMS functions and blocks all calls associated with banks and financial associations. Researchers said that the malware features other functions that have not been seen in other Android banking trojans. It was also written from scratch, they said, rather than…

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YouTube prank sparks discussion of online teen safety

A YouTube prankster has become an unlikely spokesperson for teen online safety, but experts say online child luring is no trick. Coby Persin, whose YouTube channel is known for prank videos with a touch of social commentary, tricked teenage girls he met online to meet him in person. “What we found is something shocking and something everyone should see,” Persin says in the video, which has been viewed more than 33 million times. Speaking to the Star, Persin said he…

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Huawei Mate 10 Lite leaked with 18:9 screen, four cameras

Normally, Huawei’s flagship launches don’t get as much coverage as, say, Samsung or Apple, even after it kicked up its marketing in the US starting with the Huawei P9. But thanks to a rather bold boast, all eyes will be on the Chinese OEM when it launches the Huawei Mate 10 in less than a month. But that phone won’t be alone in October. It will reportedly be joined by a Mate 10 Pro and a Mate 10 Lite. While…

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CCleaner Malware second payload discovered

A new report by Cisco’s Talos Group suggests that the CCleaner hack was more sophisticated than initially thought. The researchers found evidence of a second payload during their analysis of the malware which targeted very specific groups based on domains. On September 18, 2017 Piriform reported that the company’s infrastructure distributed a malicious version of the file cleaning software CCleaner for about a month. The company’s infrastructure was compromised, and users who downloaded version 5.33 of CCleaner from the website…

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How to Unlock iOS 11’s Secret Dark Mode

With iOS 11 finally available You Can Now Download iOS 11 on Your iPhone or iPad You Can Now Download iOS 11 on Your iPhone or iPad Apple is finally releasing iOS 11 to the general public. And all you need to download iOS 11 is a compatible Apple device. Read More for iPhone and iPad users, there’s tons of great new features iOS 11 Out Now: How to Download & Install it on iPhone & iPad iOS 11 Out…

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WatchOS 3 beta helps responders in 911 situations

Apple’s concern with emergencies isn’t restricted to patents and the iPhone, as we recently reported. Two features for the Apple Watch are already in place for the watchOS 3 beta. The two new features, Medical ID and Emergency SOS, are activated by holding the side button down for a few seconds. This is the button next to the Crown Jewel. The Medical ID information is entered into the Health app on the iPhone in advance of a crisis, and consists…

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