Trusted Contacts Can Hack Your Facebook Account

If you receive a message from any of your Facebook Friends asking for urgent help to recover their Facebook account, since they’ve added you as one of their ‘Trusted Contacts‘—just don’t blindly believe it.

Researchers have detected a new Facebook phishing scam that can even trick an experienced technical user into falling victim to the scam, helping an attacker gain access to your Facebook account.
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3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked In 2013

The largest known hack of user data in the history just got tripled in size to 3 billion.

Yahoo, the internet company that’s acquired by Verizon this year, now believes the total number of accounts compromised in the August 2013 data breach, which was disclosed in December last year, was not 1 billion—again, it’s 3 billion.

Yes, the record-breaking Yahoo data breach affected every user on its service at the time.
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Whole Foods Suffers Credit Card Breach

Another day, another data breach. This time Amazon-owned grocery chain has fallen victim to a credit card security breach.

Whole Foods Market—acquired by Amazon for $13.7 billion in late August—disclosed Thursday that hackers were able to gain unauthorized access to credit card information for its customers who made purchases at certain venues like taprooms and full table-service restaurants located within some stores.
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Equifax or Equiphish? Domain Name Confusion

More than a week after it said most people would be eligible to enroll in a free year of its TrustedID identity theft monitoring service, big three consumer credit bureau Equifax has begun sending out email notifications to people who were able to take the company up on its offer. But in yet another security stumble, the company appears to be training recipients to fall for phishing scams.

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Warning: CCleaner Hacked to Distribute Malware

If you have downloaded or updated CCleaner application on your computer between August 15 and September 12 of this year from its official website, then pay attention—your computer has been compromised.

CCleaner is a popular application with over 2 billion downloads, created by Piriform and recently acquired by Avast, that allows users to clean up their system to optimize and enhance performance.
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Medical Devices and Doses Tampered by Hackers

Internet-of-things are turning every industry into the computer industry, making customers think that their lives would be much easier with smart devices. However, such devices could potentially be compromised by hackers.

There are, of course, some really good reasons to connect certain devices to the Internet.

But does everything need to be connected? Of course, not—especially when it comes to medical devices.
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