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Question about US border officer searching my phone (apple SE)

I gave them my password yesterday because my phone isn’t backed up and they would have kept the phone if I didn’t give the code to them. (I need contacts to call people after crossing through border)...

Hackerman

submitted by /u/SKGNotABot

VLC is refuses to use HTTPS, relies on HTTP instead

submitted by /u/ExternalUserError

Very nice

submitted by /u/LOKSTED

Senators Urge FTC to Act Against Facebook

submitted by /u/filthyheathenmonkey

BYOB (Build Your Own Botnet) in action | Perception Point

submitted by /u/shleimeleh

Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

submitted by /u/Alex_thetechlover

Scrubbing the old fashion way

submitted by /u/OpiaInspiredKuebiko

My Aunt gift to me. It’s a start

submitted by /u/ItachiU1

The curious case of the Raspberry Pi in the network closet

submitted by /u/albinowax

Hacking ten year challenge …

submitted by /u/caffeinedrinker
ZDNet

Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

Researcher finds nearly 200 Chrome, Firefox, and Opera extensions vulnerable to attacks from malicious sites.
Security Affairs

6 Reasons We Need to Boost Cybersecurity Focus in 2019

Paying attention to cybersecurity is more important than ever in 2019. But, some companies are still unwilling to devote the necessary resources to securing their infrastructures against cyberattacks, and naive individuals think they’re immune to the tactics of cybercriminals,...
isBuzz

Fortnite Vulnerabilities Allow Hackers To Take Over Gamers’ Accounts, Data And In-Game Currency

Cybersecurity researchers today shared details of vulnerabilities that could have affected any player of the hugely popular online battle game, Fortnite. If exploited, the vulnerability would have given an attacker full access to a user’s account and their personal information  as well...

DNC Accuses Russia, ACLU Sues ICE, and More Security News This Week

Trump dominated security headlines this week, but there's plenty of other news to catch up on.
SecurityWeek

Bulgaria Extradites Russian Hacker to US: Embassy

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday. read more