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Grab a free drink at Jimmy John’s with new Apple Pay promotion Technology 

Grab a free drink at Jimmy John’s with new Apple Pay promotion

If you are a sandwich and sub fan, Apple’s newest Apple Pay promotion is made fresh for you. Apple is partnering up with popular sandwich chain Jimmy John’s to give Apple Pay customers a free drink between now and March 15th. In order to take advantage of the promotion, you have to either order ahead with the Jimmy John’s app or pay for your order in-store using Apple Pay. The total of the order must also be more than $10. Use Apple Pay with Freaky Fast Rewards and earn a…

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Google’s Nest security system to require 2-factor authentication for all users Technology 

Google’s Nest security system to require 2-factor authentication for all users

Google-owned home security system Nest will require all customers to use two-factor authentication starting this spring, the company announced Tuesday. The new requirements come after Amazon’s home security system, Ring, was slapped with a lawsuit in December over security camera hacking. “We’re always exploring how to protect your privacy and security while also giving you control over the ease of access to your account and what you share,” Nest Head of Security and Privacy Cory Scott in a blog post on Safer Internet Day. “An extra layer of defense gives…

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Three old password rules that are dumb today Technology 

Three old password rules that are dumb today

Even though the tech industry is working on better alternatives to passwords, you’re going to be using them for an awfully long time. Some of the advice you’ve heard over the last couple of decades is outdated. Here’s a fresh look. The core rules about password hygiene still stand. Use a different password for every account, and make your passwords hard to guess. But cybersecurity experts say you can toss out three old rules: Never write your passwords down, don’t tell anyone your passwords and change your passwords frequently. That…

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Thousands of fingerprint files exposed in unsecured database, research finds Technology 

Thousands of fingerprint files exposed in unsecured database, research finds

A web server containing records of about 76,000 unique fingerprints was left exposed on the internet, researchers said Wednesday. The unsecured fingerprint data, as well as employee email addresses and telephone numbers, had been collected by Brazilian company Antheus Tecnologia. The database, which contained nearly 2.3 million data points, most of which were server access logs, has now been secured, according to Anurag Sen, the researcher who published his findings with antivirus review site Safety Detectives. The fingerprint data was stored as a binary data stream, which is a string of ones and zeroes. Sen said…

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