If you applied for a Captial One credit card between 2005 and 2015, we have bad news for you. Capital One confirmed that an "outside person" stole names, social security numbers, and other data from over 1
Unfortunately, the modern world seems to be a place where we can no longer talk about "if" or "when." When will someone steal our data in a hack? Instead, we'll discuss how many times it's already happened and when the next hack will take place.
In just the most recent example, Captial One announced that it had detected an intrusion into its systems. Between 22 and 23 March, the hacker managed to steal names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, dates of birth and self-reported income of about 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians already arrested. The alleged hacker was bragged about entering a private slack workspace and social media. When they sent a series of direct messages to another Twitter user with details about the hack, the recipient notified Capital One.
The bank holding company offers all those involved the usual credit monitoring tools. It promises to appeal to all involved in the closure to provide these services. [Ars Technica]
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In other news:
- Google announces new Pixel 4 features, no press event necessary: In a somewhat unusual move, Google released a blog post describing the new features for Pixel 4. These features include unlocking faces similar to face recognition on Apple's mobile devices and motion gestures. Not a word yet, when Pixel 4 is released.
- The latest beta version of iPadOS 13 includes new options for app icons: The iPad Home screen may look sparsely populated given the screen size and the number of apps you can only view. The latest iPadOS 13 fixes this with new options. You can either display 20 smaller icons on the screen or 15 larger icons. Choice is good. [The Verge]
- Microsoft states that the original HoloLens will not receive any further major operating system upgrades: Microsoft is discontinuing the original HoloLens and completing important operating system updates. The Company announces that the device will remain available to HoloLens on Windows starting October 10, 2018 and will reserve future operating system updates for HoloLens 2. It seems to be fair that Hololens is no younger than four years and immediately costs $ 3,000. Oh. Waiting. [Thurott]
- Sony Sold 100 Million PS4 Consoles: The delivery of the Playstation 4 slows down as soon as the market saturation and the early stages of the next generation of consoles are reached. However, this did not stop the PS4 from reaching the 100 million mark, colloquially referred to as the consoles' Metric ButtTonne. [CNET]
Scientists created contact lenses with a zoom function. Better yet, you can zoom in or out by blinking your eyes twice. The contact lenses detect and respond to electrical signals generated by eye movements. It's still in the early stages of development, so tomorrow you will not buy zoom lenses for your eyes. However, the prospect of user-friendly contact lenses with zoom function is tempting. [Engadget]
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