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Uber fixes bug that exposed third-party app secrets

Uber has fixed a bug that allowed access to the secret developer tokens of any app that integrated with the ride-sharing service, according to the security researchers who discovered the flaw. In a blog post, Anand Prakash and Manisha Sangwan explained that a vulnerable developer endpoint on Uber’s back-end systems — since locked down — was mistakenly spitting back client secrets and server tokens for apps authorized by the Uber account owner. Client secrets and server tokens are considered h...
Tags: Security, Uber, Apps, India, Tech, Hack, Automotive, United States, Internet Security, Transport, Commuting, Carsharing, Bangalore, Founder, Anand Prakash, Prakash


1 million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked

Roughly a million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked and their information put up for sale on the dark web, the company confirmed Tuesday evening.
Tags: Technology, New York City, Hack, Data Breach, Radio, Hacking, Hackers, Dark Web, Zillow, Industry News, News Brief, StreetEasy


One million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked

Roughly a million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked and their information put up for sale on the dark web, the company confirmed Tuesday evening.
Tags: Technology, New York City, Hack, Data Breach, Radio, Hacking, Hackers, Dark Web, Zillow, Industry News, News Brief, StreetEasy


After camera hacks, Nest locks customers out until they change their password

Nest is locking people out of their accounts if it believes there may have been a breach. Users will have to set up a new, secure password before they are able to regain access to their account. The post After camera hacks, Nest locks customers out until they change their password appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Hack, Nest, Smart Home, Nest Security Camera


Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’

The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament, and those belonging to Liberal, Labor and Nationals parties, were targeted by an attack which took place a few weeks ago, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Australia is months away federal elections which will take place in May. Morrison said there is “no evidence ...
Tags: TC, Australia, China, Dnc, Tech, Hack, Hillary Clinton, United States, National Security, Scott Morrison, Cyberwarfare, Presidential Election, Computer Security, Morrison, Democrat Party, Sydney Morning Herald


Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyberattack from ‘sophisticated state actor’

The Australia government suffered a cyberattack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s prime minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament, and those belonging to Liberal, Labor and Nationals parties, were targeted by an attack that took place a few weeks ago, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Australia is months away from federal elections, which will take place in May. Morrison said there is “no evide...
Tags: TC, Australia, China, Dnc, Tech, Hack, Hillary Clinton, United States, National Security, Scott Morrison, Cyberwarfare, Presidential Election, Computer Security, Morrison, Democrat Party, Sydney Morning Herald


Marriott asking guests for data to see if they were victims of the Starwood hack

Marriott has created an online form to help you find out if your data was stolen in the massive Starwood hack that came to light toward the end of 2018. But take note, it requires you to submit a bunch of personal details. The post Marriott asking guests for data to see if they were victims of the Starwood hack appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Trends, Web, Hack, Computing, Marriott, Starwood, Hackers


Marriott wants guests’ data so it can tell them if their data was stolen

Marriott has created an online form to help you find out if your data was stolen in the massive Starwood hack that came to light toward the end of 2018. But take note, it requires you to submit a bunch of personal details. The post Marriott wants guests’ data so it can tell them if their data was stolen appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Trends, Web, Hack, Computing, Marriott, Starwood, Hackers


INTRODUCING SKI HACKS

Whether it’s your first ski holiday or not, there are always new tips and tricks to learn. Our ski hacks are bite-sized videos with expert advice on everything from putting your boots on to skiing in flat light. Hosted by pro ski instructor Darren Turner, they’ll help you make the most of your time on the mountain. Tips for ski equipment Ski gear can be confusing – especially if you’re new to the sport – but getting it right is key to feeling comfortable on the mountain. Take...
Tags: Kids, Families, News, Winter, Advice, Sport, Hack, Ski, Skiing, Gear, Tips, Expert, Technique, Darren Turner, Our Top Tips


Weird love advice that works: Be a dog.

The research is sad but true: People are often more considerate to friends and strangers than they are to their partners. Gretchen Rubin's advice? When your partner walks in the door, show them as much affection as your dog does. Be excited to see them! Give a real hello and a real goodbye. Appreciate your partner: It's the easiest thing to do, and the easiest thing to forget. Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make Mor...
Tags: Family, Relationships, Animals, Love, Happiness, Communication, Hack, Innovation, Personal Growth, Gretchen Rubin


Was that huge 2017 Equifax data breach part of a nation-state spy scheme?

That massive Equifax data breach on September 7, 2017, shocked everyone, but a year and a half later, where the data of all those 143 million Equifax users ended up is still a mystery. CNBC reports that the current prevailing theory is that “the data was stolen by a nation-state for spying purposes, not by criminals looking to cash in on stolen identities.” Excerpt: CNBC talked to eight experts, including data "hunters" who scour the dark web for stolen information, senior cybersecurity manage...
Tags: Security, Post, Business, Technology, News, Privacy, Tech, Hack, Data Breach, Hacked, Cnbc, Data Breaches, Equifax, Picks


500px: Almost 15 million users caught up in security breach

Almost 15 million members of portfolio website 500px have been caught up in a security breach. The hack occurred in 2018 but was only discovered last week. Users are being told to change their 500px password as soon as possible. The post 500px: Almost 15 million users caught up in security breach appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Hack, Computing, Hackers, 500px, Security Breach


500px reveals almost 15 million users caught up in security breach

Almost 15 million members of portfolio website 500px have been caught up in a security breach. The hack occurred in 2018 but was only discovered last week. Users are being told to change their 500px password as soon as possible. The post 500px reveals almost 15 million users caught up in security breach appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Hack, Computing, Hackers, 500px, Security Breach


You Can Add Sudden-Acceleration Attacks to the List of Electric Scooter Dangers

People keep injuring themselves on electric scooters. Some are illegally scooting down sidewalks, others are riding with someone else on the vehicle, breaking traffic laws, using them underage, and many are reportedly not wearing helmets. But now there’s a new reason to think twice before taking one of these…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hack, Electric Scooters, E Scooters, List of Electric Scooter Dangers


7 top CEOs on the one thing that makes their mornings more productive

Do you wake up and check your email while your eyes are still half closed? If so, you might want to rethink your morning routine. The early hours of the day set the tone for everything to come, so it's no surprise that so many successful people take an intentioned approach to what they do first thing.These hyper-successful CEOs reveal their morning routines that help them prioritize calm, concentration, and the meaningful stuff — without sacrificing productivity.1. Jeff Bezos carves out a mornin...
Tags: Productivity, Arianna Huffington, Happiness, Success, Hack, Creativity, Work-life balance, Innovation, Jeff Bezos, Oprah, Sundar Pichai, Gary Vaynerchuk, Huffington, Van Jones, Sundar Pichai Google, Haney


A flaw in e-ticket systems could mean a hacker can print your boarding pass

The vulnerability was discovered in December and involves unsecured check-in emails that can put the personal information of passengers at risk or even allow a hacker to print boarding passes. The post A flaw in e-ticket systems could mean a hacker can print your boarding pass appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Hack, Data Breach, Computing, Airliners


Family tormented with racial slurs and taunts through hacked Nest camera

Hackers hijacked a Nest camera and used it to taunt an Illinois family, shouting racial slurs and insults at them. They also managed to hijack the Nest thermostat and turn the temperature up to 90 degrees. The post Family tormented with racial slurs and taunts through hacked Nest camera appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Hack, Hacked, Smart Home, Illinois, Nest Camera, Nest Hack


Houzz resets user passwords after data breach

Houzz, a $4 billion-valued home improvement startup that recently laid off 10 percent of its staff, has admitted a data breach. A reader contacted TechCrunch on Thursday with a copy of an email sent by the company. It doesn’t say much — such as when the breach happened, or if a hacker to blame or if it was a data exposure that the company could’ve prevented. Houzz spokesperson Gabriela Hebert would not comment beyond an FAQ posted on the company’s website, citing an ongoing investigation. In ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Tech, Eu, Hack, Data Breach, Cryptography, Password, Salt, Houzz, Computer Security, EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, Gabriela Hebert


Most of the Fortune 100 still use flawed software that led to the Equifax breach

Almost two years after Equifax’s massive hack, the majority of Fortune 500 companies still aren’t learning the lessons of using vulnerable software. In the last six months of 2018, two-thirds of the Fortune 500 companies downloaded a vulnerable version of Apache Struts, the same vulnerable server software that was used by hackers to steal the personal data on close to 150 million consumers, according to data shared by Sonatype, an open-source automation firm. That’s despite almost two years’ ...
Tags: Security, Energy, Tech, Hack, House, Healthcare, Computing, Credit Scoring, Computer Security, Fannie Mae, Equifax, Sonatype, Wayne Jackson, Chief Technology Officer, Tomitribe, Bryson Koehler Equifax


Hackers hijack Nest camera, issue fake warning of North Korea missile attack

A Nest security camera hijacked by hackers who used the device to issue a fake warning about an incoming North Korean nuclear missile attack heading toward Los Angeles, Chicago, and Ohio. The post Hackers hijack Nest camera, issue fake warning of North Korea missile attack appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, North Korea, Trends, Hack, Ohio, Nest, Smart Home, Security Camera, Los Angeles Chicago, Nest Security Camera


Why avoiding logical fallacies is an everyday superpower

Many an otherwise-worthwhile argument has been derailed by logical fallacies. Sometimes these fallacies are deliberate tricks, and sometimes just bad reasoning. Avoiding these traps makes disgreeing so much better. Logical-fallacy traps are all around us, and we get caught in them all the time. They trap us during discussions — okay, arguments — and make our heads want to burst. Sometimes we get derailed while we're trying to sort out important issues, and sometimes it's simply trying to adjud...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Texas, Marketing, Communication, Hack, Bill Clinton, Innovation, Nice, Debate, Don, Monica Lewinsky, Decision-making, Arguing, Fallacy, Aristotle The Logical Place


To remember something, draw it

Drawing something that you want to remember is more effective than using other memory techniques For older people with dementia or Alzheimer's, drawing stores memories in still-intact regions of the brain Even if you're terrible at drawing, it's the neurological underpinnings that make it worth a try It seems everyone wishes they had a better memory than they do. From simple herbs like ginkgo biloba to weird mnemonic systems — a friend of mine, for some unknowable reason, remembers my name wit...
Tags: Art, Learning, Memory, Neuroscience, Hack, Brain, Drawing, Innovation, Fernandes, UW, Meade, Alzheimer’s, Jeffrey Wammes, Memory trick, University of Waterloo UW, Melissa E Meade


Flaws in Amadeus’ airline booking system made it easy for hackers to change passenger records

You might not know Amadeus by name, but hundreds of millions of travelers use it each year. Whether you’re traveling for work or vacation, most consumers book their flights through one of a handful of bespoke reservation systems used across the commercial aviation industry. Amadeus is one of the largest reservation systems, serving customers of Air France, British Airways, Icelandair, and Qantas and more. And each reservation system has to be able to talk to each other through the global distrib...
Tags: Security, Transportation, Business, Technology, Instagram, Tech, Spokesperson, Pgp, Hack, Qantas, Facial Recognition, Signal, Airline, American-airlines, Amadeus, IATA


Flaws in Amadeus’ airline booking system made it easy to change passenger records

You might not know Amadeus by name, but hundreds of millions of travelers use it each year. Whether you’re traveling for work or vacation, most consumers book their flights through one of a handful of bespoke reservation systems used across the commercial aviation industry. Amadeus is one of the largest reservation systems, serving customers of Air France, British Airways, Icelandair, and Qantas and more. And each reservation system has to be able to talk to each other through the global distrib...
Tags: Security, Transportation, Business, Technology, Instagram, Tech, Spokesperson, Pgp, Hack, Qantas, Facial Recognition, Signal, Airline, American-airlines, Amadeus, IATA


Some of the biggest web hosting sites were vulnerable to simple account takeover hacks

A security researcher has found, reported, and now disclosed a dozen bugs that made it easy to steal sensitive information or take over any customer’s account from some of the largest web hosting companies on the internet. In some cases, clicking on a simple link would have been enough for Paulos Yibela, a well-known and respected bug hunter, to take over the accounts of anyone using five large hosting providers — Bluehost, Dreamhost, Hostgator, OVH, and iPage. “All five had at least one serious...
Tags: Security, Web Hosting, Tech, Javascript, Hack, Cybercrime, Hacking, Cross-site Scripting, Phishing, Cyberwarfare, World Wide Web, Cyberspace, Hostgator, Brett Dunst, Bluehost, OVH


Daily Crunch: Bing has a child porn problem

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it A TechCrunch-commissioned report has found damning evidence on Microsoft’s search engine. Our findings show a massive failure on Microsoft’s part to adequately police its Bing search engine and to prevent its suggested searches and images fr...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Apps, Asia, Hardware, Microsoft, Developer, Entertainment, Government, Halo, Samsung, Tech, Nasa


Give your Sony A7III “vlogging mode” with this totally warranty-voiding DIY hack

Just to make it clear from the go, this will void any warranty you have with your camera should you try this. But, I think this video from MAKE. ART. NOW. is worth sharing, as not having flippy out LCDs is the one biggest complaints I hear whenever a new camera is released (if it’s […] The post Give your Sony A7III “vlogging mode” with this totally warranty-voiding DIY hack appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Diy, Hack, Sony, Camera Hacks, Sony Mirrorless, LCD Hack


A simple bug makes it easy to spoof Google search results into spreading misinformation

A bug that anyone can easily exploit in Google makes it easy to kick out manipulated search results that look entirely real. The search manipulation bug was documented by Wietze Beukema, a London-based security specialist, who warned that a malicious user could use this bug to generate misinformation. By splicing together values from a Google search result’s “knowledge graph,” the cards that pop up in search results to supplement the search query with visuals and quick facts. Anything from count...
Tags: Google, Security, Facebook, London, Internet, Government, US, Barack Obama, Google Search, Tech, Hack, Britain, United States, Digital Media, George Bush, Search Engine


Daily Crunch: Well Facebook, you did it again

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Facebook is the new crapware  Well Facebook, you did it again. Fresh off its latest privacy scandal, the troubled social media giant has inked a deal with Android to pre-install its app on an undisclosed number of phones and make the software permanent. This means you won’t be able to delete Facebook fro...
Tags: Google, Security, Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Gadgets, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Hardware, US, Samsung, Tech, Hack, Sprint, WeWork


PSA: File your US tax return before scammers steal your refund

It’s tax season! You know what that means? It’s scamming season, too. You might have heard this story before. A scammer starts by spoofing an email pretending to be the chief executive of a company, angrily demanding that someone in accounting or human resources immediately sends over their employees’ W-2 forms “or there will be trouble!” The person doesn’t think twice, not wanting to get told off, and emails back the forms, which spell out exactly how much the employees’ earned and how much the...
Tags: Security, Finance, Government, US, Tech, Tax, Hack, United States, Irs, Internal Revenue Service