We need to start taking our passwords seriously, come on

A raft of recent research has once again revealed that many of us are still absolutely terrible when it comes to creating strong password. This includes a new report from password manager Nordpass, which examined a database that totals over 3TB of compromised passwords and spans users from 30 countries in order to reveal the top 200 passwords, ranking entries by how many instances were found, how easy they were to crack, in addition to popularity by country and, where possible, gender.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, Nordpass found that “password” remains the…

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Beware – Black Friday online shopping scams are here now

Although Black Friday isn’t due for another couple of days, cybercriminals aren’t holding back from trying to take advantage of the upcoming shopping spree.  Cybersecurity researchers from Bitdefender have carried out a wide range of recent analysis, and found numerous scams trying to take advantage of gullible shoppers. The most popular method seems to be a phishing campaign luring people with huge discounts on designer bags and sunglasses, and then stealing their credit card information, when victims submit this information on specially-crafted landing pages. Fake surveys, fake sunglasses Besides fake…

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Garmin DriveCam 76 review

Two-minute review You’d be forgiven for thinking that dedicated sat navs were a thing of the past, usurped first by integrated systems from car manufacturers, then by smartphones. This may be true for many drivers, but for those who want a navigation system that promises to outshine both car and phone, a dedicated unit can still be the way to go. Especially if you are a habitual road-tripper keen for international adventure, and would rather keep your smartphone hidden safely away from the windshield. The Garmin DriveCam 76 fits this…

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Vantrue N2 Pro review

Two-minute review You’re not alone in thinking the Vantrue N2 Pro is a curious-looking dash cam. The angular body with buttons, lenses and design details seemingly scattered across every surface, is unlikely to win many awards on aesthetics alone. But not many of the world’s best dash cams are design pieces, so we’re willing to mostly skip over the design of the N2 Pro and instead focus on its features, functions and performance. Although not attractive, the Vantrue is reasonably compact considering it houses a pair of cameras, plus a…

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Azure will now protect SMBs from DDoS attacks

Microsoft have announced that a new SKU for its cloud computing platform Azure’s DDoS Protection offering, which it says is specifically designed with SMBs in mind, is now available in public preview. Dubbed “IP Protection” the latest SKU is built to defend against L3/L4 DDoS attacks via “always-on monitoring and adaptive tuning”. According to Microsoft, IP Protection integrates with other Azure services such as Azure Firewall Manager, Microsoft Sentinel, and Microsoft Defender for Cloud to provide real-time alerts and metrics to enable protection for a single public IP. Azure’s new…

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No, you’re not having an identity crisis – there could be strangers in your iCloud photos

iCloud for Windows app users are reporting some fairly bizarre glitches with photo and video content when accessing the platform on a PC. Numerous complaints on the MacRumours forum detail users’ purported experiences of photos and even videos of strangers appearing in their library on the iCloud app for Windows. Also, videos apparently shot with the iPhone 13 Pro and 14 Pro are glitched when synced with the platform, with blank screens and scan lines being all that remain. The problem appears isolated to Windows machines, and specifically with the…

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This nasty Google Chrome extension is after your crypto and your passwords

A particularly nasty crypto-stealing malware has gotten a facelift to make it even more dangerous, researchers have claimed. Cybersecurity experts from Avast have warned the ViperSoftX Windows malware, a JavaScript-based RAT that’s been around for more than two years, has been upgraded to also install a Chrome browser add-on. Usually, ViperSoftX would monitor the clipboard contents of the infected endpoint, and if it spots the victim copying and pasting a cryptocurrency wallet address, it would replace the one from the clipboard, with the one belonging to the attackers. That way,…

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This fake 16TB external SSD is Amazon’s best selling new storage release – just don’t buy it

While compiling our list of the best Black Friday SSD deals, we came across a peach of a product.  The Sajiulas “16TB portable SSD external hard drive” (their description not ours), a barely believable storage product that is currently Amazon’s number one new release in the highly competitive External Solid State Drives category.  In a nutshell, it claims to be a 16TB external SSD shaped like a Samsung T5 drive, with a sticker price of $109.99. To Amazon’s credit, it comes with free tech support and is returnable until January…

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Aura Carver review: a classy, no-fuss digital photo frame

Two-minute review The Aura Carver is a 10-inch photo frame which feels less like a dressed-up Android tablet than most of its rivals. For the most part, that’s a good thing. This is one of the most refined affordable frames you’ll find online, which means it’s fully-deserving of its place in our guide to the best digital photo frames. It’s worth bearing in mind that it costs jut a little less than the Aura Carver Luxe. The two look similar, but the Luxe has a much higher screen resolution. At…

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Netflix’s Kaleidoscope is an ambitious TV experiment that will thrill heist fans

Netflix loves a good experiment – and the streaming giant’s next TV trial is unlike anything you’ll have seen before. Titled Kaleidoscope, the forthcoming Netflix show is being billed as a crime anthology series – but with a compelling twist. The series, which launches on January 1, 2023, is presented in a nonlinear format, with viewers watching Kaleidoscope’s eight episodes in a different order to their families and friends. No one viewing experience will be the same, creating an air of mystery around the heist and leading to numerous watercooler-style…

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