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There has been a flurry of research into using the various sensors on your phone to steal data in surprising ways. Here’s another: using the phone’s ambient light sensor to detect what’s on the screen. It’s a proof of concept, but the paper’s general conclusions are correct.

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Atlassian reset user passwords for its group chat service HipChat on Monday following an incident that may have resulted in unauthorized access to a server used by the service.
The company began warning users Monday via email that as a result an attacker may have secured access to user information, including names, email addresses and hashed passwords.

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Humans remain the weak link in corporate data protection, but you might be surprised that it isn’t only rank-and-file employees duped by phishing scams who pose risks. Some companies are lulled into a false sense of cybersecurity by vendors. You read that right:Some enterprises believe the shiny new technologies they’ve acquired will protect them from anything.

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