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Criminals steal cars using Apple AirTag

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Hijackers attach the AirTag to their vehicle in a public parking lot, track it to their home, and then steal it from the driveway.

Earlier this year, Apple released the AirTag tracker, and the device immediately won the love of users. AirTag can be attached to any item and no longer worry about getting lost. With hundreds of millions of iPhones, the company can find any lost item that has AirTags attached to it. The tracker pings nearby iPhones, and they then send AirTag location data to its owner. This information is only sent to the owner and no one else has access to it, not even Apple.

The feature turned out to be so useful that it is now used by car thieves. Criminals attach an AirTag to a car they are interested in in a public parking lot, track it home, and then steal it straight from the driveway. This way of stealing is much safer than stealing a car from a public parking lot.

How informs For the York Regional Police (Ontario, Canada), the use of AirTag to locate a car owner’s home has increased significantly. Since September 2021, police have investigated five high-end vehicle thefts using AirTags.

After tracking the car to the house, the hijackers open it with a screwdriver, and then reprogram the car through the diagnostic port so that it can be started using the ignition key that the criminals took with them. Thus, the hijackers start the car and hide from sight.

The police recommend that car owners take several security measures to protect their vehicle from such theft. First, if possible, leave your car in a closed garage, and not near your home. Secondly, it is recommended to use wheel locks and enable diagnostic port lock. Thirdly, it will not be superfluous to install a video surveillance system. In addition, it is recommended that you regularly inspect your vehicle for the AirTag.

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Nvidia lost. LHR mining protection is also hacked under Linux. This was done by NBMiner developers

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Two days have passed since the NiceHash developers cracked the Nvidia LHR protection, as the NBMiner team also pleased their users with the same news. Only this time we are talking about software for Linux.

Nvidia lost.  LHR mining protection is also hacked under Linux.  This was done by NBMiner developers

Thus, Nvidia’s protection completely fell for both Windows and Linux. Unfortunately, both programs are closed source, so it’s not clear what mechanisms the developers used to hack.

Whether the loss of Nvidia will affect the availability and prices of video cards is still difficult to say. At the moment, the cryptocurrency market continues to fall, but sooner or later it will turn around, and gamers may again face shortages and overpriced graphics cards.

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Xiaomi has released a profitable set of security camera and smart door locksmart door lock

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Xiaomi has released a profitable set of security camera and

Xiaomi has introduced a new kit with an outdoor video surveillance camera and a smart door lock, which includes Mi Outdoor camera and Mi Smart Door Lock 1S.

The bundle is priced at around $237, which is a great deal as these devices cost $20 more individually.

Mi Smart Door Lock 1S supports 7 unlocking methods, including fingerprint, password, temporary password, Bluetooth, HomeKit, NFC or regular key unlock. Compared to the first generation, the new lock supports both the Mijia app and Apple HomeKit.

Xiaomi has released a profitable set of security camera and

As for the rechargeable version of Xiaomi Outdoor Camera, this is Xiaomi’s first outdoor wireless camera. It has an independent design and can be installed without connecting the mains cable or power cable. It has a wide viewing angle of 130°, 1080p resolution and supports WDR technology.

In addition, the battery version of the Xiaomi Outdoor Camera offers night vision up to 7 meters and people detection function. It is IP65 rated and has a long battery life of up to 90 days.

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“These are machines for sucking out personal data.” Prayer and mental health apps have poor security

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Mental health apps have worse privacy protection than most other types of apps, according to a new analysis by Mozilla. We are talking about the entire category as a whole. In addition, things are also bad for prayer applications.

“These are machines for sucking out personal data.”  Prayer and mental health apps have poor security

The vast majority of mental health and prayer apps are exceptionally creepy. They track a variety of data, share and capitalize on users’ most intimate personal thoughts and feelings, such as mood, mental state, and biometric data.

The team analyzed 32 mental health and prayer apps. Of these apps, 29 received a Privacy not included warning, indicating that the team is concerned about how the app manages user data.

These applications collect large amounts of personal data in accordance with vague privacy policies. Most applications have also been found to have poor security practices that allow users to create accounts with weak passwords. Considering how much personal information such programs can contain, this is a bad feature.

The list of the worst programs according to the specified criteria included Better Help, Youper, Woebot, Better Stop Suicide, Pray.com and Talkspace. In particular, the Woebot chatbot claims to collect information about users and shares this data for advertising purposes, and Talkspace collects transcripts of user chats.

They work like data-sucking machines with the look and feel of a mental health app. In other words: wolves in sheep’s clothing

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