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Adobe database exposes 7.5 million Creative Cloud users

Ugh. Just as well I’ve enabled two-factor authentication on my account.

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PayPal’s Beautiful Demonstration of Extended Validation FUD

Troy Hunt (the guy behind haveibeenpwned.com) on how the visual validation of PayPal’s EV security certificates have stopped appearing in Google Chrome. For over 8 months. Which kinda defeats the point of the EV cert…

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Facebook Invites Journalists to See New ‘War Room,’ Won’t Let Them Ask Workers Questions

Can you say “security theatre”?

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Facebook sponsored posts selling access to hacked PayPal accounts

If you’ve not enabled two-factor authentication on your PayPal account, you should do that, right now.

Also, Facebook is a steaming pile of WTF. No change there, then…

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How Safe Are Browser Extension? Adware Extensions Erode Trust in Apple, Google App Stores

I’ve cut down the number of browser extensions I use to the bare minimum now, and have stopped looking for ‘cool’ new ones.

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Evil Clippy: MS Office maldoc assistant

A long, and very technical read, but a good reminder that you really shouldn’t allow macros to run in any MS Office product unless you absolutely have to—and even then, it might be worth considering other ways to automate that.

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Japan is developing a computer virus to fight cyberattacks, claim reports

What could possibly go wrong? /sarcasm

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D’oh! I’d forgotten that my Steam account still had my old mobile phone number. At least I was able to sort that out without SIM-swapping.

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After Christchurch, we need more than digital-security theater

If Germany has to pass a law to stop your company from creating the next Hitler… I can’t think of a clearer sign saying you’re doing something very, very wrong.

Written by Violet Blue for Engadget.

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Hated and hunted – BBC News

This guy ‘Fabian’ cracks ransomware for a living. He has helped a lot of people, but also made a lot of enemies in the process…

(I just wish the BBC hadn’t been so clever with the article—I’m unable to user Reading Mode on it in Safari.)