Don’t buy this fake Support Software

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“Scammers are tricking victims into paying $25 for fake security software, ZDNet reports.

According to tech support site BleepingComputer, victims can “trick” the program into shutting down: once they reach the PayPal purchase screen, they can hit Ctrl+O to open a dialogue box, and then enter http://hitechnovation.com/thankyou.txt. This makes the program think they’ve paid the $25, and it shuts down.”

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-scam-tricks-you-into-buying-fake-tech-support-software/

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All Wi-Fi is Now unsafe!

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Researchers have discovered a flaw in the security protocol that’s a fixture in almost every modern Wi-Fi device, including computers, phones and routers, reported ZDNet on Monday…

“All Wi-Fi clients we tested were vulnerable” to an attack on that handshake, Vanhoef wrote.

https://www.cnet.com/news/krack-wi-fi-security-flaw-puts-all-wireless-devices-at-risk-of-hijack/

http://www.zdnet.com/article/wpa2-security-flaw-lets-hackers-attack-almost-any-wifi-device/

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Why you shouldn’t delete your Yahoo account

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If you delete your Yahoo account and move it to Gmail,  it appears doing so may open another workaround for hackers. Yahoo recycles old email addresses, which means that 30 days after your account is deleted, someone could open a new account with your old Yahoo email address and potentially use it to gain access to your other accounts.

After opening an account with the address you vacated, a nefarious individual could impersonate you and fire off password resets requests to get into any of your other online accounts to which you’ve linked your Yahoo email.

So, instead of deleting your Yahoo account, you should change your password, turn on two-step verification, disconnect all connected services and move to Gmail while leaving your Yahoo account inactive.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-delete-your-yahoo-account/

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Credit Card Skimmers & Gas Pumps

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At gas stations, skimmers can be installed in less than 30 seconds,

and they’ll record all your card data for collection by the bad guys. It’s an easy gig: Those pumps are often unattended late at night, and thieves can plug in their skimmers while pretending to get gas.
The skimmer stores the data, and the scammers return to grab the stolen credit or debit card numbers over Bluetooth, without touching the pump again.
Gas station owners aren’t likely to rush to make changes. It’s more expensive to upgrade pumps than ATMs.

https://www.cnet.com/news/credit-card-skimmers-thieves-are-getting-smarter-you-can-too

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Whole Foods exposes your credit card to hackers

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Whole Foods hit by credit card hack at several stores.

If you ate or drank at Whole Foods recently, you might want to keep a close eye on your credit card transactions.

https://www.cnet.com/news/whole-foods-hit-by-credit-card-data-hack-at-several-stores/

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Google purges malicious Android apps downloaded up to 21 Million times.

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Malware hidden in the Android apps can force your phone to send text messages to fraud services and steal your money.

Even though Google removed the apps from its store, if you downloaded one, your device is still infected.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-removes-android-malware-downloaded-up-to-5-9m-times/

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5 billion devices are vulnerable to BlueBorne

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More than 5.3 billion devices with Bluetooth signals are at risk of a malware attack newly identified by an internet of things security company.

Nearly every connected device out there has Bluetooth capability. Your phones, laptops, speakers, car entertainment systems — the list goes on and on to even the most mundane gadgets.

With BlueBorne, all hackers need to spread malware is for their victims’ devices to have Bluetooth turned on, said Nadir Izrael, Armis’ chief technology officer.

And once one device has been infected, the malware can spread to other devices nearby with the Bluetooth turned on. By scattering over the airwaves, BlueBorne is “highly infectious,” Armis Labs said.

“We’ve run through scenarios where you can walk into a bank and it basically starts spreading around everything,” Izrael said.

https://www.cnet.com/news/bluetooth-devices-vulnerable-to-hack-blueborne-armis-labs/

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