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Hackers Can Silently Control Your Google Home, Alexa, Siri With Laser Light

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A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered a clever technique which  relies on a vulnerability in MEMS microphones embedded in voice-controllable systems to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice-controlled devices — all just by shining a laser at the targeted device instead of using spoken words. Learn more about this hack and how to protect yourself against it in real-life in a great The Hacker News article:

NordVPN Breached

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NordVPN suffered a breach nineteen months ago, which has only recently been disclosed to the public. VPN security in general is questionable. What VPNs do you use, and why should they be considered trustworthy? Learn more about the NordVPN breach in an interesting Schneier on Security article:

Computing enthusiast cracks ancient Unix code

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Old passwords never die – they just become easier to decode. That’s the message from a tight-knit community of tech history enthusiasts who have been diligently cracking the passwords used by some of the original Unix engineers four decades ago. Learn more: