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Instagram Is Reportedly Down for Android Users Following Concerns Over Password Security [Update] Instagram Is Reportedly Down for Android Users Following Concerns Over Password Security [Update]

Dozens of Android users reported that the Instagram app wasn’t working for them as of Saturday morning, with some posting about problems on mobile on Twitter late Friday. Instagram now says the issue is fixed.

Firefox Will Now Alert You When You Visit Hacked Sites Firefox Will Now Alert You When You Visit Hacked Sites

It can be hard to know if and when you might have been impacted by a data breach. That is, unless you’re a Firefox Quantum user. Today, Mozilla announced it’ll alert desktop users when they stumble upon a site that’s recently reported a breach.

Report: DEA, ICE Are Stocking Up on Hidden Streetlight Cams Report: DEA, ICE Are Stocking Up on Hidden Streetlight Cams

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have put an “undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights” across the country, according to federal procurement documents obtained by Quartz.

Healthcare.gov Breach Included Social Security Numbers and, Reportedly, Children's Info Healthcare.gov Breach Included Social Security Numbers and, Reportedly, Children's Info

New details have surfaced about a data breach first reported on October 19 involving a healthcare.gov portal, which is currently said to affect as many as 75,000 consumers.

5 Simple Windows Security Tips You've Got No Excuse to Ignore 5 Simple Windows Security Tips You've Got No Excuse to Ignore

Computer security doesn’t really have to be hard. Some of the smallest, simplest measures can be the most effective in keeping your devices secure—they won’t take long, they’re easy to do, and you don’t really have any excuse for not doing them.

Firm Says Bluetooth Chip Security Flaws Could Expose Enterprise Wifi APs to Attack Firm Says Bluetooth Chip Security Flaws Could Expose Enterprise Wifi APs to Attack

Researchers at the security firm Armis announced this week that they discovered two serious chip-level vulnerabilities that could potentially put “millions” of enterprise access points at risk. Namely, the security flaw could allow hackers to gain access to networks completely undetected.

Wyden Unveils Plan to Protect Private Data, Restore 'Do Not Track,' and Jail Reckless CEOs Wyden Unveils Plan to Protect Private Data, Restore 'Do Not Track,' and Jail Reckless CEOs

By the time it was clear the fallout from the Equifax breach reached roughly three-fourths of adult Americans, Washington lawmakers were already tripping over themselves to churn out a law that they hoped would, in some future, analogous disaster, hold accountable the negligent hoarders of Americans’ personal, private…

U.S. Indicts Chinese Hacker-Spies in Conspiracy to Steal Aerospace Secrets U.S. Indicts Chinese Hacker-Spies in Conspiracy to Steal Aerospace Secrets

The U.S. Justice Department has charged two Chinese intelligence officers, six hackers, and two aerospace company insiders in a sweeping conspiracy to steal confidential aerospace technology from U.S. and French companies.

Far-Right Site Gab Ditched by Cloud Host Joyent, Suspended by Stripe Amid Synagogue Massacre [Update: GoDaddy Yanks Domain] Far-Right Site Gab Ditched by Cloud Host Joyent, Suspended by Stripe Amid Synagogue Massacre [Update: GoDaddy Yanks Domain]

Gab, the self-declared free speech platform that has welcomed countless neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and various other far-right bigots, had its PayPal accounts terminated on Saturday after authorities named anti-Semite and alleged Gab user Robert Bowers as the suspect in a massacre of at least 11 people at…

Sen. Wyden Urges DHS to Adopt New Encryption Tech to Protect .Gov Websites Visitors Sen. Wyden Urges DHS to Adopt New Encryption Tech to Protect .Gov Websites Visitors

The nation’s most vocal privacy advocate in the U.S. Senate is pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week to implement new technologies that would stop foreign hackers from identifying which U.S. government website Americans are visiting, including U.S. government employees.

Mail Bomb Sent to John Brennan Allegedly Had Fake ISIS Flag With Sex Toys, 'Get 'Er Done' on It Mail Bomb Sent to John Brennan Allegedly Had Fake ISIS Flag With Sex Toys, 'Get 'Er Done' on It

All across the country this week, pipe bombs have been showing up in the mail of prominent Democrats and critics of Donald Trump—with NBC News listing former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, billionaire philanthropist George…

Report: Trump Still Blabbing Away on His Smartphones After Being Warned Spies Are Listening Report: Trump Still Blabbing Away on His Smartphones After Being Warned Spies Are Listening

Donald Trump has never been a person who comes to mind when one thinks “cybersecurity”—he may not even know how to use a computer—but even by that low bar, the president and his administration have barely been able to keep it together when it comes to the security risk posed by cell phones. A report in the New York…

Bomb Squad Detonates Suspected Explosive Device Placed in George Soros' Mailbox Bomb Squad Detonates Suspected Explosive Device Placed in George Soros' Mailbox

Staff discovered what appeared to be an explosive device in a mailbox at the Westchester County, New York home of billionaire George Soros on Monday, the New York Times reported, with a police bomb squad later destroying the device.

HealthCare.gov Portal Suffers Data Breach Exposing 75,000 Consumers HealthCare.gov Portal Suffers Data Breach Exposing 75,000 Consumers

Sensitive information belonging to roughly 75,000 individuals was exposed after a government healthcare sign-up system got hacked, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday.

How to Do Passwords Right in 2018 How to Do Passwords Right in 2018

Even in a world of face unlocking and fingerprint scanning, we still haven’t escaped the password just yet. They’re still a necessity and they’re still annoying to remember. There are now numerous browser features, third-party tools, and even hardware dongles designed to help keep your login credentials safe and…

Facebook Finally Admits That Its New Spy Equipment Can Spy on You

It sounded a little slippery last week, when Facebook announced Portal, a new voice-activated speaker and video chat gadget, and the company said that it would not use data collected through the device to target ads. It was, in fact, very slippery. Facebook just admitted that Portal is completely capable of collecting…

Trump-Themed Dating App Reportedly Leaks Personal Data Hours After Launch Trump-Themed Dating App Reportedly Leaks Personal Data Hours After Launch

Mere hours after Fox News revealed the existence of a new Trump-centric dating app, a security researcher has apparently uncovered evidence that “Donald Daters” is leaking sensitive user information online.

Pentagon Cyber Breach May Have Affected 30,000 Defense Workers Pentagon Cyber Breach May Have Affected 30,000 Defense Workers

It’s been a hell of a week for the Pentagon, which can’t seem to keep itself out of headlines recently. Now, it says it’s been hit by a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that may have compromised the credit card data and other personal information of its workers.

Don't Fall for This New Email Scam Threatening to Expose Your Porn Habits Don't Fall for This New Email Scam Threatening to Expose Your Porn Habits

If you received an email from “hackers” claiming they recorded you watching porn and will send all your data to your loved ones if you don’t promptly pay up, take a beat. It’s probably a scam.

MindBody Exposes Data Belonging to Millions of FitMetrix Users MindBody Exposes Data Belonging to Millions of FitMetrix Users

The fitness company behind FitMetrix, a popular performance-tracking app, reportedly left the personal data of more than 100 million users exposed.

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