There’s a serious security flaw in Wi-Fi and we’re all at risk

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Beware the KRACK attack.
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A major security flaw has been discovered in Wi-Fi and we’re all at risk.

Researchers discovered the weakness in WPA2, the protocol that secures all modern Wi-Fi networks. Any modern device with a wireless connection could be open to a KRACK attack that would expose information like credit card numbers, passwords, messages and more.

What to do if you were affected by the massive Equifax hack

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143 million customers in the U.S. may have been impacted by the attack.
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Credit report giant Equifax confirms a “cybersecurity incident” may have compromised the data of 143 million U.S. customers.

Criminals gained access to Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, credit card numbers and more between mid-May and July of this year. It’s one of the biggest and most worrisome data breaches in history.

Here’s what to do if you’re one of the customers affected.

Hack exposes millions of Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo logins

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And some hackers want less than $1 for them.
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The usernames and passwords for over 270 million hacked email accounts are being traded on Russia’s black market.

One security expert warns that while most of them are Mail.ru accounts for Russia’s most popular email service, tens of millions of them belong to Gmail, Microsoft, and Yahoo Mail users.

Facebook coughs up $10,000 for 10-year-old Instagram hacker

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It pays to uncover Facebook flaws.
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A 10-year-old with insane hacking skills just scored a $10,000 payout from Facebook for uncovering a serious flaw in Instagram.

The Helsinki-based boy, who can’t even open a Facebook account for another three years, found he was able to alter code on Instagram’s servers to delete comments posted by any account.

Malware uses Apple’s FairPlay DRM to attack iOS users

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143 million customers in the U.S. may have been impacted by the attack.
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Researchers have just discovered a new malware threat for iOS devices that uses Apple’s own FairPlay DRM system as a delivery vector.

Dubbed “AceDeciever” by the researchers, the malware in question can technically infect any type of iOS device, jailbroken or not, if a user downloads a third-party app.

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A key to being a successful coder is having as broad a knowledge base as possible — the more you know, the better you code. With all the languages, platforms, and frameworks in the web development world these days it can be hard to know where to start, but with the Pay What You Want Web Hacker Bundle deal at Cult of Mac you can get a ground-up tour of the most in-demand tools and techniques any modern coder needs.

This iPad Can Boot Between iOS 5, iOS 6, And iOS 7 At Will [Video]

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Hate iOS 7’s visual aesthetic, but have apps that require iOS 7 to function? You should do what famed jailbreaker winocm did — hack his iPad 2 so it triple boots between iOS 5.1, iOS 6.1.3 and iOS 7.0.6!

Well, okay. You got us. The elite skills necessary to hack your iPad to dual boot operating systems is beyond the ability of most of us mortals, and it’s unlikely winocm will ever make this process friendly for the everyman. Still, wouldn’t you love if your iPad could do this?

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