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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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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Pre-Installed Malware Found On 5 Million Popular Android Phones

Security researchers have discovered a massive continuously growing malware campaign that has already infected nearly 5 million mobile devices worldwide.

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36 fake security apps removed from Google Play – Help Net Security

Posing as legitimate security solutions, and occasionally misusing the name of well-known AV vendors like Avast, the apps seemed to be doing the job.

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Don’t Share This Information on Social Media: Driver’s License, Bank Account, Vacation Pictures | Money

Because ID thieves love it when you do.

The digitalization of information and the popularity of social media may put consumer privacy at risk more now than ever. Some social media users, teenagers especially, may be unaware that the information they share — from their location to their paycheck — could be used for identity theft and fraud. About 92% of teenagers post their real name, 82% list their date of birth and 71% show their city or town of residence on their social profiles, according to Pew Research Center. While oversharing has become a problem, consumers could stop it by being careful what they post on social media.

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41 percent of Android phones are vulnerable to ‘devastating’ Wi-Fi attack – The Verge

Every Wi-Fi device affected by some variant of attack

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