Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds – BBC News

A list of all-too-predictable choices for breached accounts includes 123456 and “Liverpool”.

[…] The NCSC said people should string three random but memorable words together to use as a strong password.[…]

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The kid hackers who starred in a real-life WarGames

They didn’t start World War 3, but in 1983 a group of tech-savvy boys introduced a petrified world to cyber-crime. What became of the original teen hackers?

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Most Americans don’t realize what companies can predict from their data

Every device that you use, every company you do business with, every online account you create – they all collect data about you and analyze it to figure out minute details of your life.

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How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Bugs (The Professional Way) – Sentel Tech Security

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Spy Bugs (The Professional Way) is an in depth guide on how to find and identify hidden cameras, GPS trackers, and secret audio bugs. The guide uses techniques that anyone can use, along with some low cost detectors that will find most any covert bug

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Scientists Are Using CRISPR to Make Spicy Tomatoes – Gastro Obscura

The humble tomato is about to get a makeover. Plant physiologists in Brazil and Ireland are researching how to use the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to create the world’s first spicy tomato.

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Gene engineers make super-size plants that are 40% larger – MIT Technology Review

Researchers hope to create a new “green revolution” by improving photosynthesis.

Genetic engineers in Illinois have designed tobacco plants that grow as much as 40% larger than usual. If similar changes can be made to soybeans or potatoes, it could increase food supplies—though you won’t see the new plants in fields for many years.

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People older than 65 share the most fake news, a new study finds – The Verge

Older Americans are disproportionately more likely to share fake news on Facebook, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York and Princeton Universities. Older users shared more fake news than younger ones regardless of education, sex, race, income, or how many links they shared. In fact, age predicted their behavior better than any other characteristic — including party affiliation.

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12 Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub

Find out the most surprising uses of Vicks in this helpful article.

Whenever I had a cold, those were my mom’s go-to remedies. She would make me a glass of hot water, honey, and brandy and then rub Vicks on my chest. I always felt instantly better (and slightly tipsy).

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