Turn on MFA Before Crooks Do It For You

Hundreds of popular websites now offer some form of multi-factor authentication (MFA), which can help users safeguard access to accounts when their password is breached or stolen. But people who don’t take advantage of these added safeguards may find it far more difficult to regain access when their account gets hacked, because increasingly thieves will enable multi-factor options and tie the account to a device they control. Here’s the story of one such incident.

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Take a Pro(ish) Headshot With Just an iPhone and $30 of Gear

How Smartphone Cameras Told the Story of Police Brutality

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6/12/2020

In the last decade, the smartphone has become a tool for witnessing police violence toward African Americans. From the 2009 killing of Oscar Grant to the 2020 killing of George Floyd, we reviewed the footage and talked to the people who captured it, to see how the accounts of racial injustice became clearer as the phones evolved. Photo illustration: Preston Jessee for The Wall ...

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FEMA IT Specialist Charged in ID Theft, Tax Refund Fraud Conspiracy

An information technology specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was arrested this week on suspicion of hacking into the human resource databases of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in 2014, stealing personal data on more than 65,000 UPMC employees, and selling the data on the dark web.

On June 16, authorities in Michigan arrested 29-year-old Justin Sean Johnson in ...

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Alibaba’s Ant Group appoints new chief technology officer

BEIJING (Reuters) – Alibaba Group’s fintech arm Ant Group, operator of Alipay, has appointed Ning Xingjun as its new chief technology officer, the company said in a statement to Reuters.

Ni is one of the company’s earliest achitects, and his predecessor, Hu Xi, will move to a new appointment, the firm added, without giving details.

Reporting by Yingzhi Yang and Brenda Goh; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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