Hackers

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A hacker is an individual who uses computers with the purpose of gaining unauthorized access to private data. They are usually skilled programmers who find weaknesses in computer systems or networks. Some claim that hackers make the Internet a safer place by reporting bugs and vulnerabilities that companies can later fix for their customers’ protection. Mainly, hackers can obtain cash advances, hijack passwords and usernames, steal money, etc.
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NordPass Reveals the Worst Passwords of 2020

NordPass specialists studied the data of almost 300 million users and compiled a list of the worst and too simple passwords of 2020. 123456 is still the most popular and unsecured password.

The US Justice Department Made the Largest-Ever Seizure of Cryptocurrency

The US Department of Justice confiscated 69,370 bitcoins. With the current rate, it approximately equals $1,06 billion. It is the largest amount of cryptocurrency that the US authorities have ever seized.
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The Main Types of Social Media Scams and How to Spot Them: Part 2

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others are social media platforms that offer a unique place for communication. But the truth is that you need to be careful even on social media since many scammers live and prosper there.
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Weekly Fun: Personal Browser, a Restaurant for Chipmunks, and Penguins Who Stole Eggs

This week’s stories feature a job opening for a Personal Browser who is supposed to surf the Internet, a hacker who guessed Trump's Twitter account password on the fifth attempt, and a restaurant for chipmunks.
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Here’s How Twitter User Turned a Little Lego Mario Into a Super Mario Bros. Controller

This whole thing became possible due to the fact that the Mario figurine has some interesting tech, namely, it is equipped with a color sensor, gyroscope, Bluetooth protocol, and an accelerometer to communicate with the digital elements of the toy.

What Is Juice Jacking? And Why You Shouldn’t Use Public USB Charging Ports

There is no such thing as a free lunch. A free electric current can only be found on an electric chair. The hacker method of attacking smartphones is called juice jacking, and such attacks are of great concern to experts around the world.
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Florida Teen Accused of Massive Twitter Hack Targeting Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Others

On July 15, a Florida teen hacker gained access to Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and many others. On August 5, court hearings began against Graham Ivan Clark, a 17-year-old guy from Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.

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