privacy and security

How to Avoid Hackers Trying to ‘Brute Force’ Your Password

According to a recent analysis by Microsoft, hackers are extremely unlikely to attempt a “brute-force” attack user passwords longer than 10 characters. 77 percent of brute force hacking attempts were on passwords with seven or less characters, according to the study.

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Slate: Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Metaverse’ Is Just a More Efficient Way to Spy on People

In a recent article, left-wing Slate notes that Facebook’s attempt to rebrand itself as “Meta” and focus on a digital “metaverse” does not change the fact that the company’s primary goal is to collect as much personal information about users as possible. The company promises freedom with its new technology, but according to Slate, it amounts to a “high-tech medical exam.”

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‘Headwinds:’ Facebook Blame Apple’s iPhone Privacy Policy for Sluggish Ad Sales

During its recent earnings call, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that Apple’s privacy rules are “negatively affecting” the social media giant’s sales growth. Zuckerberg continued Facebook’s line of attack on Apple, reiterating his claim that consumer-friendly privacy policies don’t only impact the Masters of the Universe, but also small businesses.

Mark Zuckerberg deep in thought (Drew Angerer /Getty)

Snapchat Boss Says Apple Privacy Rules Are Hurting Ad Revenue – Stock Craters

The CEO of Snap, the company behind the popular Snapchat social media platform, claims that Apple’s recently introduced App Tracking Transparency system is having a negative effect on his company’s revenue. Apple’s consumer privacy settings are impacting all tech companies reliant on advertising, including the Masters of the Universe at Facebook. The company’s stock is trading down more than 22 percent following the news.

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Police: Florida Woman Hacked Flight School, Marked Unsafe Planes as ‘Airworthy’

A 26-year-old woman allegedly hacked into the systems of a flight training school in Florida recently seeking revenge against her former employer for the firing of her father. The hacker deleted records and changed the flight status of airplanes. According to the police, “aircrafts which may have been unsafe to fly were purposely made ‘airworthy.'”

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Amazon-Owned Streaming Platform Twitch Confirms Massive Data Leak

Amazon’s live-streaming platform Twitch recently fell victim to a major leak that exposed the site’s source code, top streamer’s earnings, and more. The company acknowledged the leak, stating: “We have learned that some data was exposed to the internet due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party. Our teams are working with urgency to investigate the incident.”

Twitch boss Emmett Shear