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Facebook has accidentally stored millions of user passwords in plain text since 2012!

Facebook is once again the focus of a new data protection controversy: The passwords of “hundreds of millions” of users were stored in plain text. This time, Instagram users are also affected by the latest security incidents. A total of 200 to 600 million Facebook and Instagram users could be affected. Although the social media company did not specify which component or application on its website caused the error, Facebook announced that the company discovered the security flaw during a routine security check in January of this year.

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Facebook: Ändern Sie Ihr Passwort!

Support Scam: If Microsoft support calls unrequested

At the moment there are more and more cases of a bad rip-off: fake calls that allegedly originate from Microsoft. If the phone rings and a supposed Microsoft employee wants to speak to you urgently, you should be alert. The call is being made because your computer is allegedly infected with viruses and Trojans. It’s best to hang up immediately! And you should also terminate further telephone calls again and again. The aim of this scam is to cheat you on paid services or viruses & Trojans.

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Deep Web: How to access the Darknet?

Google & Bing know almost everything. Why only “almost”? With a market share of about 92% Google is the top dog in the search engines, Bing with about 3% is clearly beaten to place 2, but still clearly ahead of other candidates. Both search engines collect all their data automatically and are for at least 95% of the world’s population the start page to the Internet. Everything that is not captured by search engines is called “Deep Web”. And there is also a specially encrypted area, the so-called Darknet. By the way, this network does not only serve illegal purposes. Technically the Darknet is part of the Deep Web.

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Will the Blu-ray die?

According to Forbes, Samsung is discontinuing the production of new 4K Blu-ray players in the USA. And at least in 2019 the company will not introduce any new devices worldwide. After all, existing players will continue to be sold off. This announcement is particularly remarkable because Samsung produced the first 4K capable Blu-ray player about two years ago! Therefore, the question arises: Is the Blu-ray still state-of-the-art?

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Stirbt die Blu-ray?

Mobile phone obsession: Advisor for the relaxed use of mobile phones

Smartphones determine our everyday life. Always. More. Everywhere people stare at their mobile phones. Often in the middle of conversations with other people. A study by the University of Bonn in Germany has shown that mobile phone users switch on their smartphones 88 times a day on average and unlock their mobile phones 55 times a day. According to a survey by the German Digital Economy Association (BVDW), smartphones are used by people between the ages of 16 and 34 for around 80 minutes a day.

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