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Sleeping woman’s fingerprint used to make expensive Amazon purchases

Biometric security measures are supposed to make things safer, right? Well, try telling that to American mum, Bethany Howell. According to a WSJ report, Howell’s fingerprint was hacked and used to buy hundreds of dollars worth of Pokémon goodies. Instead of being compromised by professional cyber criminals with nefarious intentions, however, her fingerprint was abused […]

Germany bans smartwatches for kids and asks parents to destroy them

Germany’s telecommunication agency, the Bundesnetzagentur, has banned smartwatches for kids, and is asking parents to destroy them. According to Bleeping Computer, (via Gizmodo) the regulators have deemed smartwatches targeted at kids “prohibitive listening devices” and are asking parents to destroy any smartwatches their kids have and advising schools to pay closer attention to kids with […]

Russia was behind the cyberattack during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Russian hackers were responsible for a cyberattack against the 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony, and tried to make it appear as though North Korea was responsible, reports The Washington Post. Citing officials from the US intelligence community, the Post says that Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) gained access to around 300 computers, hacked routers, […]

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