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Researcher Cracks 'Hacker-Proof' Crypto Wallet

2018-03-22 19:11:44| TechNewsWorld

A virtual currency hardware wallet with millions of users has been compromised. Saleem Rashid explained how he cracked the firmware on the wallet produced by Ledger using what's known as a "supply chain" attack. That means a targeted device is compromised before any users get their hands on it. The attack on Ledger's $100 Nano S wallet creates a backdoor on the device.

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#DeleteFacebook Movement Gathers Steam

2018-03-21 17:30:56| TechNewsWorld

Many Facebook members reportedly have shuttered their accounts following reports that Cambridge Analytica, a voter profiling company working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, harvested data from 50 million users, unbeknownst to them. Indignation over Facebook's role in the data leak has mushroomed, and some users have taken to Twitter to announce their liberation from the social network.

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Nest Builds More Security, Flexibility Into Smart Home Products

2018-03-20 22:55:29| TechNewsWorld

The Nest Hello video doorbell and the Nest x Yale Lock are now available, along with a new Nest Temperature Sensor -- the latest addition to the company's smart home lineup. Owners of the Hello video doorbell can use the Nest app for iOS or Android to see and converse with people without opening their door. The x Yale Lock -- a tamper-proof, key-free deadbolt -- also connects with the Nest app.

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YouTube Aims to Put the Brakes on Online Conspiracies

2018-03-16 19:32:02| TechNewsWorld

YouTube intends to ramp up its efforts to combat conspiracy mongers, perhaps in response to the rash of conspiracy videos that trended following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month. Among other things, YouTube will supply links to relevant Wikipedia pages and other credible websites to provide viewers with a counter narrative, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki.

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Fake News Has Become an Existential Threat

2018-03-16 15:33:34| TechNewsWorld

The scene in A Few Good Men with Jack Nicholson going off on handling the truth has been coming to mind way too often of late. Sadly, this is the world we are living in right now, and social media is at the heart of it. I recently noticed a headline that implied a lot of people had taken exception to something Gal Gadot tweeted about Stephen Hawking.

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