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Hackers plead guilty to extorting Uber, LinkedIn News 

Hackers plead guilty to extorting Uber, LinkedIn

Two men pleaded guilty in US federal court on Wednesday to hacking and extorting companies including Uber and LinkedIn, according to the US Department of Justice. The hackers demanded money from companies in exchange for agreeing to delete confidential data they had stolen. Brandon Charles Glover and Vasile Mereacre admitted they took part in a conspiracy to access confidential corporate databases on Amazon Web Services using stolen credentials, according to a Justice Department press release. After downloading the information, Glover and Mereacre told companies they found vulnerabilities in employees’ use…

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Netflix is testing a feature that lets you speed up boring episodes Technology 

Netflix is testing a feature that lets you speed up boring episodes

Netflix is always experimenting with new features to change your viewing experience. Its new test is a slightly weird one – the company is adding a feature to let you speed up or slow down video playback on your phone. According to a report by Android Police, the streaming platform is exploring an option on its Android app that’ll let you speed up episodes up to 1.5x and slow them down to 0.5x. The company confirmed it’s a mobile-only test in a blog post: We’re always experimenting with new ways…

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How to Manually Enable RCS on Android Right Now Technology 

How to Manually Enable RCS on Android Right Now

It’s been a while since Google announced plans to push RCS adoption so that Android users could finally move on from the outdated SMS technology, but most users are stuck waiting for their mobile carriers to flip the switch at some point in 2020—that is, unless you decide to take matters into your own hands and flip those switches yourself. If you’re not sure what RCS is or why you would want to enable it, our RCS primer has all the details, but the most important reason is that RCS…

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Avast Hacked Again As Spies Steal Its Passwords Technology 

Avast Hacked Again As Spies Steal Its Passwords

Avast has become the victim of a cyberespionage campaign that saw hackers gain deep access to its network. But the Czech company, which has more than 400 million customers for its various antivirus and cybersecurity products, claims the damage is limited. In an announcement Monday morning, Avast said its internal network had been breached using a username and password for a temporary VPN account. The account had mistakenly been kept open and did not require a second factor of authentication, providing an easy way onto Avast computers. The attack was…

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Walmart Cyber Monday Deals 2019: Everything you need to know News 

Walmart Cyber Monday Deals 2019: Everything you need to know

Walmart ruled with the highest Black Friday 2018 sales volume of all retailers, but the big-box retailer with an increasingly robust online presence didn’t stop dishing out deals on Cyber Monday. We can expect more of the same unstoppable flow of deals at Walmart from Black Friday through Cyber Monday 2019 and beyond. Walmart’s online Savings Center serves as a guide to shopping on the site 365 days of the year. If Walmart has your email address, you can expect daily emails with links to deals in categories of interest…

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Netflix is testing a feature you’ve always wanted, but only on Android Entertainment 

Netflix is testing a feature you’ve always wanted, but only on Android

Netflix might soon roll out a brand new feature that should improve your streaming experience on mobile devices, assuming testing goes well. Some Android users have noticed that the Netflix app now packs a functionality that many people enjoy on other streaming products, especially when it comes to consuming content on the go. That’s variable playback speed, which allows you to slow down or increase the speed of videos on mobile devices, or a feature that’s not even available on the web Netflix app. The following screenshot, via Android Police),…

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Delete This New Batch of Crappy Android Adware Apps From Your Device Technology 

Delete This New Batch of Crappy Android Adware Apps From Your Device

While I’m willing to bet that you probably haven’t downloaded any adware from the Google Play Store recently, a new report from ESET indicates that various Android users have downloaded 42 different adware-filled Android apps more than eight million times in total. So, just in case, here’s what’s going on—and a list of all 42 apps you should remove from your phone, if you were suckered into installing one. According to ESET, these apps—a subset of which had been active on the Google Play Store since July of 2018—all appeared…

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Hackers hover near online shopping carts, too. It’s called e-skimming News 

Hackers hover near online shopping carts, too. It’s called e-skimming

We all know we need to be on the lookout for skimming devices that crooks install at ATMs or at the pump at gas stations. But just in time for the holiday shopping season, we’re now being warned that the hackers are watching our online shopping carts, too, in order to steal our credit card and debit card information. Such theft can happen whether you’re buying something online through a legitimate website or mobile app. Big names that have been targeted include the online store for the National Baseball Hall…

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14 Best Cash Back Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison News 

14 Best Cash Back Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison

Cash back credit cards are popular because they provide tangible, easy-to-understand benefits. Who doesn’t like getting a credit on their monthly credit card statement – or, better yet, actual cash deposited into the account of their choice? Cash back credit cards can be even more popular than our top-rated gas credit cards and travel rewards cards. But not all cash back credit cards are created equally. Some offer the same cash back rate on all purchases. Others offer higher cash back rates on certain spending categories, such as groceries or…

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Social Security News: Are Your 2020 Taxes Going Up? News 

Social Security News: Are Your 2020 Taxes Going Up?

Social Security plays a vital role in every American’s financial life. For retirees and those who suffer disabling injuries and illnesses during their careers, the benefits that Social Security pays can be crucial in helping them make ends meet. Yet those benefits come at a cost, and working Americans pay taxes out of their paychecks year in and year out to go toward paying current recipients of the program. Social Security payroll tax rates have stayed constant since 1990, and that will again be the case in 2020. However, the…

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