Marriott Concedes 5 Million Passport Numbers Lost to Hackers Were Not Encrypted
The overall number of guests affected by the hacking, in which Chinese intelligence is the leading suspect, declined to 383 million. But the passport data is critical to intelligence agencies.

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users cannot avoid location-based ads, investigation finds.
No combination of settings can stop location data being used by advertisers, says report.

An Ingenious Data Hack Is More Dangerous Than Anyone Feared

Researchers have discovered that the so-called Rowhammer technique works on "error-correcting code" memory, in what amounts to a serious escalation.

Researchers have significantly increased the scope of the Rowhammer threat -

'Cuddly' German chat app slacking on hashing given a good whacking under GDPR: €20k fine
PLAIN TEXT passwords showed up on file-hosting site

Self-encrypting deception: weaknesses in the encryption of solid state drives.
Master passwords and faulty standards implementations allow attackers access to encrypted data without needing to know the user-chosen password.

Stealing Chrome Cookies without root or password on OSX, Linux, and Windows via Remote Debugging Protocol.

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