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Google has announced a new initiative to distribute a number of popular open-source software packages directly to Google Cloud customers after they have been audited by security engineers. Google announced a new initiative Tuesday aimed at securing the open-source software supply chain by curating and distributing a security-vetted collection of open-source packages to Google Cloud customers. The new service, branded Assured Open

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Phishing attack pop-up targets MetaMask users visiting popular crypto sites

A pop-up prompted users on popular cryptocurrency sites to connect their MetaMask wallets, likely in an attempt to drain them of their contents. The phishing attack appeared on Etherscan, CoinGecko, and several other sites. As if this week weren’t bad enough for many cryptocurrency owners, with stablecoins crashing and Coinbase suffering an outage at a particularly bad time, now they’ve reportedly been targeted by a new phishing attack. As reported by CoinDesk and

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Anonymous bulletin board app Yik Yak is revealing its users’ exact locations

Yik Yak is an app popular on college campuses that was relaunched last year. A researcher discovered he could access users’ precise locations and user IDs, potentially de-anonymizing individuals. Yik Yak, an app that acts as a local anonymous message board, makes it possible to find users’ precise locations and unique IDs, Motherboard reports. A researcher who analyzed Yik Yak data was able to access precise GPS coordinates of where posts

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OpenSea is adding NFT copy detection and verification features

OpenSea is introducing a new system to detect copycat NFTs and is overhauling its verification process. The updates are an attempt to cut down on plagiarism and fakes. OpenSea is rolling out features to “improve authenticity” on the digital marketplace, the company announced in a series of blog posts today. The updates include a new system to detect and remove copycat NFTs and an overhaul to the account

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How to use Edge’s tools to protect your privacy while browsing

Microsoft’s Edge browser has increased its focus on privacy. For example, it blocks trackers by default using one of three different levels of protection. One of the things that many people look for in a browser is how it protects their privacy against all the various trackers that are hidden in many of the sites out there. Microsoft Edge, the Chromium-based browser that is built into current versions

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US State Department announces $10 million bounty after Costa Rica ransomware attack

Last month, parts of Costa Rica’s government were hit by ransomware. The country’s president has declared a state of emergency, and the US State Department is targeting the perpetrators with a $10 million reward for information. In the wake of a massive ransomware attack on the Costa Rican government in April, the US government issued a notice last week declaring a bounty potentially worth millions of dollars on people involved with the Conti ransomware used in the hack.

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OpenSea’s official Discord compromised in a phishing attack that stole at least $18k worth of NFTs

OpenSea is the world’s largest NFT marketplace. On Friday morning, someone hacked its Discord to send a message with a phishing link that pretended to mint NFTs with YouTube. Instead, it stole them from users’ wallets. Around 4:30AM ET on Friday, the official Discord channel for OpenSea, the world’s largest NFT marketplace, joined the growing list of NFT communities that have exposed participants to phishing attacks. In this case, a bot made a fake announcement

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Apple, Google, and Microsoft will soon implement passwordless sign-in on all major platforms

On World Password Day, Apple, Google, and Microsoft committed to broad support over the next year for secure FIDO "passkey" sign-in technology that removes the need for passwords at all. On May 5th — World Password Day — we might have come one step closer to passwords being a thing of the past. In a joint effort, tech giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft announced Thursday morning that they have committed to building support for

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How to create a strong password: Tips and tricks

To create a strong password, avoid using phone numbers, addresses, birthdays, your name, family members’ names, or pets’ names. World Password Day: While the introduction of biometrics and passwordless authentication has made things quite effortless for many users, the majority still prefer to use a password to keep their online data safe. However, this method is

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Google’s finally straightening out its legacy free G-Suite mess

It seems like Google has finally arrived at a solution for legacy free G-Suite users who weren’t terribly excited about having to pay to keep their accounts. Almost five months after Google announced that it was going to make G-Suite legacy free edition users start paying for their accounts, it seems to finally have a path in place that most people will be happy with. According to 9To5Google, there’s

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Netflix has been screening new shows and movies among subscribers before their release

Netflix has been showing movies and TV shows ahead of their public release to small groups of subscribers in the US, according to a report from Variety. The company takes feedback into account for potential changes ahead of a film or show’s debut. Netflix has been showing movies and TV shows ahead of their public release to small groups of subscribers in the US, according to a report from Variety. Subscribers who participate in the feedback panels will watch “several upcoming movies and

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