Hackers are collecting payment details, user passwords from 4,600 sites News 

Hackers are collecting payment details, user passwords from 4,600 sites

Hackers have breached analytics service Picreel and open-source project Alpaca Forms and have modified JavaScript files on the infrastructure of these two companies to embed malicious code on over 4,600 websites, security researchers have told ZDNet. The attack is ongoing, and the malicious scripts are still live, at the time of this article’s publishing. Both hacks have been spotted by Sanguine Security founder Willem de Groot earlier today and confirmed by several other security researchers. Picreel is an analytics service that allows site owners to record what users are doing and how they’re…

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YouTube and its users face an existential threat from the EU’s new copyright directive Entertainment 

YouTube and its users face an existential threat from the EU’s new copyright directive

Samuel Jones largely lives off the money he makes from YouTube as a TV and film reviewer. “In terms of paying rent, buying food, buying cigarettes, it’s all YouTube money,” he said. While his channel’s co-creator Max Bardsley is in university, Jones works on “NitPix ” full-time. The U.K.-based pair also nurture a small fashion business on the side that mostly provides some spending change. Recently, Jones and Bardsley have been thinking about a backup plan. Like other content creators who have built brands and businesses on tech platforms like YouTube, they fear…

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NASA would like you to record memories of the first Moon landing News 

NASA would like you to record memories of the first Moon landing

If you remember where you were when astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon’s surface for the first time — or you know someone whose memory stretches back to the summer of ‘69 — NASA needs your help. The space agency is getting ready for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 on July 20th, and as part of its preparations, it’s asking the public to record their memories of that historical moment. NASA plans to use some of the recordings on its social media accounts and as part of a…

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A hacking ring stole millions by hijacking SIM cards, feds say News 

A hacking ring stole millions by hijacking SIM cards, feds say

Nine people have been charged in an alleged conspiracy to hijack SIM cards and steal cryptocurrency from unwitting victims, prosecutors said this week. The scheme, according to court documents, netted more than $2.4 million. In an unsealed indictment, prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan allege that six of the people, living across the United States and Ireland, were members of a group called “The Community.” The hacking ring, prosecutors say, took part in a scam called SIM hijacking, in which, using either bribery or trickery,…

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You Can Get Amazon Prime Music Unlimited For Free For 3 Months Right Now News 

You Can Get Amazon Prime Music Unlimited For Free For 3 Months Right Now

If you’ve been wanting to give Amazon Prime Music a try, now might be one of the best times to sign up. Amazon is currently offering three months of the streaming music service for free, provided you haven’t used the service before. The promotion is valid between now and May 14th, 2019. After the three months, you’ll be charged $9.99 a month, or $7.99 if you’re an Amazon Prime member. Like most deals, the offer is limited to one per customer and account. Prime Music is included in an Amazon…

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Amazon Alexa now works with more than 60,000 smart home devices Technology 

Amazon Alexa now works with more than 60,000 smart home devices

Does it feel like Alexa is just about everywhere lately? That’s for good reason. While other voice assistants are limited primarily to smartphones or have a small number of third-party devices they are compatible with, Amazon has been branching out its voice assistant in just about every way imaginable. According to the company, Alexa now works with more than 60,000 smart home devices from more than 7,400 brands. From publicly available data, that would make it the most widely accessible voice assistant on the market. The news represents a considerable jump in…

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Why Gas Prices Are Rising Each Summer – 3 Crazy Reasons! News 

Why Gas Prices Are Rising Each Summer – 3 Crazy Reasons!

With the arrival of summer come familiar sensations: sand between your toes, sun on your shoulders, and the pinch at the pump. Every year, gas prices go up because of the infamous “summer mix.” Don’t know what that actually means? We didn’t either, so we spoke with Dan McTaag, GasBuddy’s Senior Petroleum Analyst, to find out why gas prices are rising this summer. 1. Winter Gas Prices The first part to understanding why gas prices are rising is understanding how gasoline behaves under different temperatures. Gasses are easier to ignite than…

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PayPal WARNING – don’t open this scam email or your computer will get infected News 

PayPal WARNING – don’t open this scam email or your computer will get infected

The inbox message pretends to come from “service@paypal.com” with the subject “PayPal account warning” and a Microsoft Word doc attachment that covertly plants the malicious software (malware) on your desktop. But it’s actually from “noreply@administrationservpaypal-a.tk”, which is a “look-a-like”, typo-riddled website domain designed to trick and confuse victims, according to My Online Security. “Greetings, dear Client! We noticed a lot of frauds performed by machinations with online services of the accounts of our clients,” reads the fraudulent email. “Attackers obtain access to accounts by stealing login data and passwords,” it states, adding…

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Google will pay you up to $600 to switch from an iPhone to a Pixel 3a Technology 

Google will pay you up to $600 to switch from an iPhone to a Pixel 3a

Although the surprise was spoiled months ahead of time, Google officially revealed its mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones at the Google I/O developer conference this week. As expected, the designs of both new phones mirror that of the standard Pixel 3, but with lower specs and familiar hardware, Google was able to keep the price far lower than what Apple, Samsung, and other major brands are charging for their flagships. As a result, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL both offer compelling value propositions compared to…

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WhatsApp upcoming features: WhatsApp Payment rollout for all, product catalogs, animated stickers and more Technology 

WhatsApp upcoming features: WhatsApp Payment rollout for all, product catalogs, animated stickers and more

WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular instant messaging platform ever and during its journey to the top, WhatsApp has introduced a lot of new features which has helped the Facebook-owned platform become the favourite communications application. On the other hand, WhatsApp keeps on testing more new features for its platform in order to further improve the overall user experience. Some of these features get spotted on the beta versions of the app and while some WhatsApp features are made available for the masses, there are some which are scrapped. One…

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