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Billions of emails and passwords have been leaked – check your Gmail, Outlook and Hotmail
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/daily-express-tech/~3/a-ux6Nry0O4/Gmail-Outlook-Hotmail-alert-billions-of-emails-and-passwords-have-been-leaked https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1396725/Gmail-Outlook-Hotmail-alert-billions-of-emails-and-passwords-have-been-leaked <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/59/750×445/1396725.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><div readability=”35.878787878788″><p>More than three billion email addresses and passwords are now in the hands of hackers. As reported by <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://cybernews.com/news/largest-compilation-of-emails-and-passwords-leaked-free/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>CyberNews</a>, some 3.2million cleartext emails and password pairs have been leaked on a popular hacking forum online. This latest leak aggregates past leaks from Netflix, LinkedIn, Bitcoin and more.</p></div><div readability=”57.184140969163″><p>So, these passwords aren’t necessarily the ones needed to login to a corresponding email account. Just emails and logins used to access services such as Netflix that were caught up in other leaks.</p><p>However, if this password and email combo is used across a variety of different services (i.e to login to email inboxes and access online shopping portals) it could give affected users a major headache.</p><p>The study does not specifically mention whether accounts from email providers such as Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail or more are among those affected.</p><p>But Express.co.uk used a tool online to check whether any of our personal addresses were caught in in the breach, and found one <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/gmail” target=”_blank” rel=”tag”>Gmail</a> addie that was affected.</p><p>This latest leak is believed to be the largest ever compilation of email addresses and passwords to be leaked online.</p><p>The previous largest breach was the Breach Compilation of 2017 which saw 1.4billion credentials leaked online.</p><p>However, this latest leak – known as the ‘Compilation of Many Breaches’ (COMB) – is over twice the size of the 2017 data cache.</p><p><strong>READ MORE: <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1375408/Google-Photos-Gmail-Drive-bug-iOS-refund” target=”_blank” rel=”tag”>Google could owe YOU money after Gmail, Photos and Drive bug found</a></strong></p></div><div readability=”71″><p>CyberNews said the potential impact of this latest breach is “unprecedented”, especially if any affected users use the same password for their email for other online services.</p><p>While it isn’t best practice to do so, some people do tend to reuse passwords as it can be easier to remember.</p><p>If you have been impacted by this latest breach, and also use the affected password for other online accounts then we’d advise you to change both swiftly.</p><p>Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) when websites allow it also helps add an extra layer of protection to your accounts.</p><p>CyberNews said: “The impact to consumers and businesses of this new breach may be unprecedented. Because the majority of people reuse their passwords and usernames across multiple accounts, credential stuffing attacks is the biggest threat.</p><p>”If users use the same passwords for their LinkedIn or Netflix as they do their Gmail accounts, attackers can pivot to other more important accounts.”</p><p>They went on to add: “Users are normally recommended to change their passwords on a regular basis, and to use unique passwords for every account. Doing so – creating and remembering unique passwords – can be quite challenging, and we recommend users get password managers to help them create strong passwords.</p><p>”And, of course, users should add multi-factor authentication, like Google Authenticator, on their more sensitive accounts. That way, even if an attacker has their username and password, they won’t be able to get into their accounts.”</p></div><p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p>Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:01:00 +0000Dion Dassanayake en text/html https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1396725/Gmail-Outlook-Hotmail-alert-billions-of-emails-and-passwords-have-been-leaked
Microsoft Surface Duo UK price and release: Radical new Android phone will launch soon
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/daily-express-tech/~3/4fnwijBFSw0/Microsoft-Surface-Duo-UK-price-specs-release-date https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1396853/Microsoft-Surface-Duo-UK-price-specs-release-date <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/59/750×445/1396853.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><div readability=”35.147368421053″><p>It’s been a long time coming but <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/microsoft” target=”_blank” rel=”tag”>Microsoft</a> fans in the UK finally know when they’ll be able to get their hands on the new folding Surface Duo smartphone. This bendy device will arrive in stores next week with Thursday, February 18 the date fans should pop in their diaries. Microsoft first unveiled its dual-screened phone last year but until now has kept a UK launch under wraps.</p></div><div readability=”54.22431372549″><p>It’s certainly a pretty unique concept with the clamshell design offering two 5.6-inch displays that are aimed at multi-tasking. Microsoft has confirmed that each screen can run two separate apps at the same time or you can run one application and use the other screen as a keyboard or game controller.</p><p>Once fully unfolded you’ll be treated to an 8.3-inch style tablet although unlike the new Galaxy Fold you will have to put up with a hinge through the middle of that display.</p><p>There’s also no screen on the front which does mean it’s better protected when placing it in your bag but you will have to open it to see your messages or respond to emails.</p><p>Unlike previous Microsoft phones, the Duo is powered by Android allowing Microsoft fans to gain access to millions of apps – as well as the Android versions of many of Microsoft’s most popular apps, including Office, OneNote, and more.</p><p>Other extras include a 3,577mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. There’s also a single camera which can shoot images in low light and record video in 4K quality.</p><p>A fingerprint scanner is placed on the side of the device and USB-C charging offers fast refills via its 18W plug.</p><p><strong>READ MORE: <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1394956/Xiaomi-new-Mi-11-Android-release-Samsung-Galaxy-S21-rival” target=”_blank” rel=”tag”>Forget the Galaxy S21! Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 could be the Android phone of your dreams</a></strong></p></div><div readability=”13.239130434783″><div class=”text-description” readability=”49″><p>Speaking about the Duo, Microsoft said in a blog post: “Customers love what Surface Duo allows them to accomplish with existing applications, and our partners are doing amazing work to optimise their experiences across two screens.</p><p>”At launch, we showcased Amazon Kindle and the incredible work they’ve done to allow you to read a book like a book on Surface Duo. Spotify has embraced dual-screen capabilities to improve music discovery. We’re excited to share that TikTok has released an enhanced app that brings entirely new experiences that light up on Surface Duo.</p><p>”Optimised for two screens, you can discover videos customized for you while, at the same time, exploring relevant hashtags, the latest trends and more.”</p></div></div><div readability=”39″><p>The only sticking point of this smartphone could be the price as it starts from a rather hefty £1,349.</p><p>If that sounds a bit rich, Microsoft says customers can take advantage of the Microsoft Store Trade In Scheme when they purchase the Surface Duo. Customers who order a new Surface Duo by 3rd of April can get up to £500 when they trade-in an eligible device.</p></div><p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p>Fri, 12 Feb 2021 07:30:00 +0000Dion Dassanayake en text/html https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1396853/Microsoft-Surface-Duo-UK-price-specs-release-date
iPhone users can get five months worth of free access to Apple Music – here’s how
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/daily-express-tech/~3/RdyrXhcDEJo/iPhone-users-can-get-five-months-worth-of-free-access-to-Apple-Music https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1395598/iPhone-users-can-get-five-months-worth-of-free-access-to-Apple-Music <div><img src=”https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/59/750×445/1395598.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><div readability=”35.52″><p>If you’ve got an iPhone and you’ve never used <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/apple” target=”_blank” rel=”tag”>Apple</a> Music before you can get five months worth of access to the streaming service entirely for free. The offer is thanks to a collaboration between Apple, music discovery service Shazam and country music icon Dolly Parton. The deal was announced during a Super Bowl LV advert on Sunday and is running up until the end of March.</p></div><div readability=”38.695035460993″><p>Over the weekend Dolly promoted the offer on her Twitter following the big NFL game. The 9 to 5 singer posted: “@Shazam #5to9 during tonight’s #SuperBowl to unlock a special surprise! You can also get up to 5 months of @AppleMusic free if you’re a new subscriber”.</p><p>To claim the offer, you simply need to download and open Shazam on your iOS device.</p><p>The deal is available in dozens of countries, including the UK, and after the trial period is over memberships will renew automatically.</p><p><strong>READ MORE: <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1392496/iPhone-Soon-Unlock-Face-ID-When-Youre-Wearing-A-Mask-But-Only-If-You-Own-Apple-Watch” target=”_blank” rel=”tag”>iPhone will soon unlock with Face ID even when you’re wearing a mask</a></strong></p></div><div readability=”13.147462277092″><div class=”text-description” readability=”49″><p>While the offer is advertised as only being available for new Apple Music customers, there are reports that people who have used the service before are still being offered a free trial.</p><p>However, instead of it being five months worth of access for free its two months.</p><p>Promotional codes for this offer expires on March 31 2021.</p><p>Apple typically offers three months worth of free access to new Apple Music customers, so this latest freebie is the best deal so far.</p><p>In other news, the next major iOS update for iPhones could bring with it a big Apple Music change.</p><p>At the moment, when you ask Siri to play a song it will try to play the track via Apple Music.</p></div></div><div readability=”49.302325581395″><p>However, as reported by <a data-link-tracking=”InArticle|Link” href=”https://www.whathifi.com/news/siri-could-soon-let-you-skip-apple-music-in-favour-of-spotify” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>What HiFi</a>, the iOS 14.5 beta allows users to change Siri’s settings to call upon a different streaming service by default.</p><p>So, for instance if you want Siri to play a Kings of Leon song on Spotify you’ll no longer have to say ‘Hey Siri, play King of the Rodeo by Kings of Leon on Spotify’.</p><p>You can simply say ‘Hey Siri, play King of the Rodeo by Kings of Leon’.</p><p>The iOS 14.5 beta allows iPhone users to choose from a range of streaming services, such as Deezer and YouTube Music as the default Siri option.</p><p>The iOS 14.5 update is currently in beta testing as Apple irons out any final kinks before releasing it to the public.</p></div><p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p>Fri, 12 Feb 2021 04:01:00 +0000Dion Dassanayake en text/html https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1395598/iPhone-users-can-get-five-months-worth-of-free-access-to-Apple-Music
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