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Home schooling – how to stay secure

Co-authored by Sally Adam and Doug Aamoth Many pupils are starting their new school term from home rather than the classroom. For families with younger kids, home schooling is often the first time that their children have needed to use computers (rather than gaming consoles) in earnest. Whether you’re new to home schooling, going back to it after a break, or . . . Read more

Smart Doorbells on Amazon, eBay, Harbor Serious Security Issues

Matt Lewis, with NCC Group, talks to Threatpost about a slew of security and privacy issues found in smart doorbells that are being sold on Amazon and eBay. Researchers have found serious security and privacy in 11 different smart doorbells, distributed via online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, which could . . . Read more

Credential-Stuffing Attack Hits The North Face

The North Face has reset an undisclosed number of customer accounts after detecting a credential-stuffing attack on its website. The North Face has reset its customers’ passwords after attackers launched a credential-stuffing attack against the popular outdoor outfitter’s website. In a recent data-breach notification, the company told customers that it . . . Read more

Researcher: I Hacked Trump’s Twitter by Guessing Password

Trump’s weak Twitter password and lack of basic two-factor authentication protections made it shockingly simple to hack his account, Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers reported.   Dutch ethical hacker Victor Gevers claims it only took five attempts to guess the password to President Donald Trump’s Twitter account — “maga2020!”. That’s . . . Read more