Ubiquiti tells customers to change passwords after security breach

Ubiquiti tells customers to change passwords after security breach

Image: Ubiquiti Networks Networking equipment and IoT device vendor Ubiquiti Networks has sent out today notification emails to its customers informing them of a recent security breach.According to Ubiquiti, the intruder accessed servers that stored data on users, such as names, email addresses, and salted and hashed passwords.

Government is tracking Americans' cell phones to see how they move and spread coronavirus

Government is tracking Americans' cell phones to see how they move and spread coronavirus

The data comes from the mobile advertising industry, people familiar with the matter explained to the Wall Street Journal.The goal of the portal would be to help officials learn how COVID-19 is spreading across the United States.

Credit Info Exposed in TransUnion Credential Stuffing Attack

Credit Info Exposed in TransUnion Credential Stuffing Attack

Using a credential stuffing attack, an unauthorized person was able to gain access to a TransUnion Canada web portal and use it to pull consumer credit files.

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

(CNN) When Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues.

It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads

It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads

Last Monday, we wrote: “No data collected through Portal — even call log data or app usage data, like the fact that you listened to Spotify — will be used to target users with ads on Facebook.”

Facebook Portal smart screen to launch amid concerns over privacy

Facebook Portal smart screen to launch amid concerns over privacy

It is controlled using voice commands, although Facebook has eschewed the personal approach of competitors such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa in favour of a more disembodied presence: users initiate instructions with: “Hey Portal.”

Facebook unveils its new smart video calling hardware: Portal and Portal+

Facebook unveils its new smart video calling hardware: Portal and Portal+

Facebook's Andrew Bosworth spoke to the BBC, and admitted that there will be concerns from would-be users about the devices: "We understand that inviting a camera and microphone into your home is the kind of thing that will give a consumer pause, especially for a new category of products around video calling that haven't been really common for consumers to have access to".

Facebook’s new home gadget might have a creepy camera as its main feature

Facebook’s new home gadget might have a creepy camera as its main feature

(Amazon’s Echo Show and Google-powered smart displays don’t identify users’ faces, though some security cameras do.) The device will have a privacy shutter to disable the camera tracking, but amazingly, Facebook may have only thought to include this in response to its own recent privacy scandals.

Firefox Add-On With 220,000+ Installs Caught Collecting Users' Browsing History

Firefox Add-On With 220,000+ Installs Caught Collecting Users' Browsing History

A popular Firefox add-on is secretly logging users' browsing history, according to reports from the author of the uBlock Origin ad blocker and Mike Kuketz, a German privacy and security blogger.