After adding some new features picked up from Twitter and BeReal, Instagram is finally launching something that’s actually useful. Among the platform’s set of new features, there are now those that will enable you to regain your account in case it gets hacked.
Google’s mail-in repair service accused of hacking customer’s phone searching for nudes
Google’s mail-in repair service was recently accused of hacking a customer’s phone. Game designer and author Jane McGonigal recently sent her Pixel 5a to Google for repair, and she claims that they hacked it and went through her private data and photos – especially those with hints of nudity.
DJI FPV Drone “hacked” to increase transmission power with free web tool
It goes without saying that this is more than likely going to be illegal to do in much of the world, but it seems that DJI’s recently released FPV Drone & goggles have been hacked to trick the GPS into thinking it’s flying in the USA. Why might this be desirable? Well, the DJI FPV Drone offers over 1,400mW of transmission power. But for most of the world outside of the USA, it’s limited to 25mW (the legal limit in many other countries).
The new web tool, called “B3YOND” classes itself as a free DJI FPV Drone “unlocker”. And there are legitimate (and potentially legal – if you have all the necessary permits) needs and ways to fly with the drone’s full power unlocked, although the author of B3YOND, D3VL says those platforms “charge an exorbitant amount” of money. So, they decided to release their own tool for free.
My Facebook photography page was hacked and used to scam hundreds of people out of their money
I received a message via facebook messenger in my johnwilhelmisaphotoholic-fb-page inbox. A man introducing himself as Adam Torres told me he would like to buy my fb page. I clearly remember how I was laughing about it with my wife (who is actually my girlfriend but it confuses people all the time to have 4 kids with a girlfriend so I call her my wife) and how I wrote him back that I was not interested in money.
Instagram will soon make it easier to recover your hacked account
With major password leaks we’ve recently seen, there’s an increased chance that your Instagram account will be hacked. In case this happens, Instagram has just introduced a new, easier way to recover your account.
Millions of private photographs leaked in Ricoh Theta360 data breach
vpnMentor reports that its research team discovered that Theta360’s photo-sharing platform has suffered something of a pretty major data breach. The leak, they say, has exposed at least 11 million public and private photographs on the system.
They say that while most personal information was not released, usernames, first and last names along with the captions were exposed in the database alongside the images. Images that many users had chosen to keep private.
iPhone X bug lets hackers steal deleted photos from your phone
For one reason or the other, all of us delete plenty of photos from our phones while choosing the keepers. If you have an iPhone X, your “deleted” images are not entirely gone. As a result – they may be accessible to hackers. Two researchers have recently found a vulnerability that could let hackers access your images, even if you previously deleted them.
Facebook’s new captcha asks for selfies if your account gets locked
If you happen to be locked out of your Facebook account, you may soon need to upload a selfie to prove your identity and be able to log back in. As a matter of fact, it seems that Facebook has already started implementing this captcha. In case they notice suspicious activity on your account, you will be asked to “upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face.” After it’s verified, you will be allowed to log back in.
Instagram hack exposes millions of accounts with personal information now up for sale
Social media is a wonderful thing. It allows us to instantly connect with an audience of hundreds of millions of people. But it also means that when a bug shows up, it potentially affects hundreds of millions of people, too. And that appears to be what’s happened with a recent issue on Instagram.
Last week, The Verge reported that hackers exploited a bug on Instagram to get the private phone numbers and email addresses of a number of celebrities. Now they say the hack affects millions of Instagram users. And that their private data is now up for sale. Instagram have fixed the bug, but one can’t undo what’s been done.
Sony A-series cameras hacked to remove 30-minute recording limit and language menu
According to a report by SonyAlpha Rumors, a code-savvy individual managed to get around the 30-minute recording limit and unlock the language menu of Sony A-series cameras by reverse-engineering the cameras’ firmware.[Read More…]
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