Facebook’s been reportedly storing user password in plain text since 2012

Last night, Facebook revealed that it found a flaw in January in its systems that stored user passwords in plain text, which meant that anyone who had access to them could read those passwords without having to decrypt them. The vulnerability impacts “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users.” What’s more shocking is that, according to cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs, in some instances, the company has been storing these passwords without securing them since 2012. The report also noted that because of the flaw, nearly 20,000… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Set and developed in Seattle, new sequel to cult classic ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines’ will debut in 2020

Paradox Interactive announced late Thursday that it will publish a long-awaited sequel to the cult-favorite PC game, 2004’s Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines. Bloodlines 2 game has several Seattle connections. As you can see in the trailer, it’s set in a dark reflection of Seattle, where an ancient clan of vampires — the real rulers of the city — fight a hidden cold war for power and dominance. It’s also developed by Seattle-based studio Hardsuit Labs. Formed in 2015 as Builder Box Games, by veterans of the closed Zombie Studios, Hardsuit’s previous project was the cyberpunk FPS Blacklight: Retribution. It recently shut down Blacklight‘s servers on PC after 7 years,… Read More

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How to Beat Genichiro Ashinia in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Genichiro Ashinia is perhaps one of the toughest bosses in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Despite having some easily telegraphed moves, this battle will go on for a considerably long time and requires a total of three death blows. There are two core phases to Genchiro, both of which necessitate different tactics. This is absolutely a war of attrition, as pushing him to the second phase will not give you a checkpoint. Before we begin the fight we suggest you have the following: 5-6 Healing Gourds Attack Power 2 Healing/Posture Level 3 (24 Prayer Beads) Mikiri Counter Skill This will adequately prepare you for this fight and give you a much… Read More

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This clever scam lets advertisers make money by draining your Android phone

Remember when we learned it was theoretically possible for a webpage — or app — to steal your processor cycles to mine cryptocurrency, potentially draining your battery and cellular data in the process? BuzzFeed reports that ad networks have figured out a similar scam — one that lets lucrative, power-hungry video advertisements hide behind traditional banner ads in Android apps, so users don’t even know they’re there. According to BuzzFeed, it’s not app developers to blame — they were surprised to find an influx of complaints about why their apps are draining users’ batteries and eating up more than their fair share of data. Instead, the report suggests that the… Read More

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Tethers Unlimited says two-way radio for small satellites has aced first orbital test

The software-defined SWIFT-SLX S-band radio is designed to fit on a CubeSat-class satellite. (Tethers Unlimited Photo) Tethers Unlimited weathered a wave of bad news over the winter, but now some good news has bloomed. The company, headquartered in Bothell, Wash., reports that its SWIFT-SLX S-band radio has been successfully operated in orbit. The compact software-defined radio provided two-way communications between Harris Corp.’s first small satellite, known as HSAT-1, and the satellite’s ground operators, Tethers Unlimited said this week in a news release. HSAT was launched last November by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, with Seattle-based Spaceflight handling logistical support. SWIFT-SLX is designed to fit on CubeSat-class spacecraft, and can be… Read More

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