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Google is updating Chrome’s built-in password manager to be able to manually add passwords to the service on all platforms. There’s also Touch-to-Login and a redesigned interface. Google is updating its built-in password manager for Chrome and Android as it attempts to position it as an alternative to standalone services offered by 1Password and Bitwarden, the company announced today. Most significant is the ability to

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The seven best secure messaging apps

If you’re looking for a messaging app that offers secure end-to-end encryption, here’s a roundup of the best apps you can use. If you’re looking for a way to keep your conversations over text private, it’s crucial to choose your messaging app carefully. Not all of them are end-to-end encrypted (E2EE), and others might have security holes that compromise your privacy.

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1Password will help you remember which ‘sign in with’ service you used

1Password is trying to tackle the problem of remembering which single sign-on service you used to log into a website, adding support for saving and automatically logging on with them to its password manager. 1Password is trying to solve the situation where you go to log on to a website and wonder something like “did I sign in with Google, Apple, or an actual email and password combo” or “which of my five Google accounts did I use for this?” The

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1Password now lets you securely share files and documents with just a link

Password manager 1Password is adding the option to securely share documents and files. It comes less than a year after 1Password started supporting secure password sharing. 1Password will now let you securely share files and documents with anyone using just a link. The password manager previously started supporting secure password sharing with links last year, and this feature is now being expanded to include documents

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Axie Infinity NFT game reopens transactions months after $625 million theft

After hackers stole $625 million from the blockchain backing the Axie Infinity crypto game in March, its Ronin Bridge has reopened, letting players resume transactions. Ronin Bridge, the link that enables users to transfer funds to and from accounts in the “play to earn” Axie Infinity game, has reopened following a $625 million theft that took place in March. Sky Mavis, the developer group behind Axie Infinity

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Google says attackers worked with ISPs to deploy Hermit spyware on Android and iOS

Researchers at Google’s Threat Analysis Group say attackers are working with internet service providers to deploy the commercial-grade Hermit spyware on both Android and iOS devices. A sophisticated spyware campaign is getting the help of internet service providers (ISPs) to trick users into downloading malicious apps, according to research published by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) (via TechCrunch). This corroborates

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Businesses risk ‘catastrophic financial loss’ from cyberattacks, US watchdog warns

The Government Accountability Office has warned that US businesses face huge financial losses from cyberattacks in the face of greater risk from sophisticated cyber threat actors and a decline in coverage from private insurance companies. A government watchdog has warned that private insurance companies are increasingly backing out of covering damages from major cyberattacks — leaving American businesses facing “catastrophic financial loss” unless another insurance model can be

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Daycare monitoring apps are ‘dangerously insecure,’ report finds

Research conducted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation has found that daycare apps including Brightwheel, HiMama, and Tadpoles have weak security and share data with numerous third-party advertisers that are not disclosed in app privacy policies. Popular daycare and childcare communications apps are “dangerously insecure,” according to newly published research, exposing children and parents to the risk of data breaches with lax security settings and permissive or outright misleading

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Former Amazon employee convicted over 2019 Capital One hack

Former Amazon engineer, Paige Thompson, has been found guilty over her role in the 2019 Capital One hack that exposed the information of over 100 million customers. A former Amazon Web Services (AWS) engineer has been found guilty of hacking into customers’ cloud storage systems and stealing data linked to the massive 2019 Capital One breach. A US District Court in Seattle convicted Paige Thompson of seven

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Apple’s former securities lawyer pleads guilty for doing the insider trading he was supposed to prevent

Gene Levoff, a former Apple laywer who was in charge of preventing insider trading at the company, has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges, according to the DOJ. A former Apple lawyer who was in charge of preventing insider trading has pleaded guilty to six counts of securities fraud for insider trading, according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) press release. Gene Levoff, once the company’s former

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EA’s ‘pre-pre-pre-alpha’ video of the new Skate still looks pretty great

EA debuted a new trailer of the next game in the Skate, though it features "pre-pre-pre-alpha" footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel. The company is also inviting players to sign up to test the game. EA announced in 2020 that a new Skate game was on the way, and on Thursday, we got our first look — well, sort of. The company debuted a trailer with what it calls “pre-pre-pre-alpha” footage of the upcoming skateboarding sequel, and even in

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