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Thunderbolt Ports Can Leave Your Data Vulnerable

Thunderbolt ports are commonplace on many laptops today. They allow for high-speed connections for data transfer, video display, charging phones, and even the computer itself. However, as useful as Thunderbolt ports are, they also leave one’s computer vulnerable to hackers. Theft and laptops go hand in hand. They are expensive, can hold sensitive information, and

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Twitter Hack

Earlier this week, a massive Twitter hack occurred, involving famous individuals and high-profile politicians. These hacked accounts asked for bitcoins and offered to “double the amount” to “give back to the community.” Twitter, while conducting its investigation, has commented on the situation, stating that the hackers had specifically targeted employees who had access to internal

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Security Holes Found in Android Phones

Security researchers have discovered a security hole in Samsung, LG, Huawei, Sony, and other Android-based phones, leaving multiple users vulnerable to phishing attacks through text messaging. The exploit takes advantage of the over-the-air (OTA) provisioning. Security researchers discovered that the industry standard of OTA provisioning, Open Mobile Alliance Client Provisioning (OMA CP), can be hacked

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