HOWTO: Delete Your Houseparty Account & App

With the recent rumours of the Houseparty being hacked, many people are rushing to delete the app; but are not quite thinking that they also need to delete their account too. Here’s how to do both in the right order: Send an email to support@houseparty.com In the subject line, type Delete My Account. In the email […]

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Was Houseparty Hacked ?

Group videochat app Houseparty has been caught up in some controversy with claims that users’ social media accounts have been hacked after installing and using the app. Across Twitter complaints have been flooding in of hacked Spotify, Netflix and facebook accounts; but these have been strong denied by the app developer Epic games which has […]

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Marriott Hacked Again

The Marriott hotel group has been hacked again for the 2nd time in 2 years. Marriott’s rewards scheme company Bonvoy – which holds contact details (name, mailing address, email address, and phone number); loyalty account information; additional personal details; partnerships and affiliations; and preferences Hotels  that data was exposed. Marriott notified customers: “Marriott International announced […]

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Zoom Admits Its Video Calls Are Not Secure

Zoom, the video calling app is seeing a massive surge in users in recent weeks as a result of the COVID-19 virus outbreak; and is used by many people, companies and Governments as countries put populations on lockdown. But recently Zoom has admitted that its calls are unencrypted and insecure. The app and its website […]

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GateHub and RuneScape Gaming Portals Hacked

“Password data and other personal information belonging to as many as 2.2 million users of two websites—one a cryptocurrency wallet service and the other a gaming bot provider—have been posted online, according to Troy Hunt, the security researcher behind the Have I Been Pwned breach notification service. One haul includes personal information for as many […]

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Steam client zero-day vulnerability enables arbitrary code to be run with LocalSystem privileges

A security researcher claims to have discovered a new zero-day vulnerability in the Windows client of the popular Steam gaming service. The vulnerability lies within the Steam Client Service and could enable any user to run arbitrary code with LocalSystem privileges by using only a few commands.  — Read on www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/3080234/steam-client-zero-day […]

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Revealed: Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls – VICE

Contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal conversations of Skype users conducted through the app’s translation service, according to a cache of internal documents, screenshots, and audio recordings obtained by Motherboard. Although Skype’s website says that the company may analyze audio of phone calls that a user wants to translate in order to improve […]

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Facebook sues two app developers for click injection ad fraud

Facebook has filed lawsuits against two app developers accused of generating fraudulent revenue using the social media giant’s advertising platform. The company announced the legal action in a blog post Tuesday. “The developers made apps available on the Google Play store to infect their users’ phones with malware,” said Jessica Romero, director of platform enforcement […]

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