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Anthony Agius  & Raj Deut discuss Australia’s insistence on forcing companies to provide a backdoor with the fear of imprisonment as both major political parties swing their di#ks in parliament haggling over the downfall of us all in the “Assistance and Accessibility Bill”.

In addition to that rant-fest they look at how Tumblr plans on staying relevant after banning porn, Ant gives Raj an EV 101 lesson with the purchase of his Hyundai Ioninc, the Quora & Marriott hacks are put under the microscope and we all throw out our now crappy old useless 4K TVs as Japan’s NHK starts broadcasting 8K!!

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Later today, eBay Inc. will be asking all eBay users to change their passwords due to a cyber attack that compromised an eBay database containing encrypted eBay passwords and other non-financial information. eBay will notify its user base directly within the next 24 hours with more details.

Why did eBay announce this via their PayPal Media page and not the eBay media page?
Why is this not on the eBay home page or in My eBay?
Why are they waiting to tell customers when they have had enough time to put up a press release?
Why doesn’t eBay have 2-factor authentication?

On the Kickstarter blog:

On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data. Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system.

To change your password, log in to your Kickstarter account and look for the banner at the top of the page to create a new, secure password. We recommend you do the same on other sites where you use this password. For additional help with password security, we recommend tools like 1Password and LastPass.

Sound advice. If you’re not doing this yet, I think you’re asking for trouble.

Joe Brown at Wired:

This happened to me about an hour ago: I started getting texts from friends asking if I had intentionally snapped them photos of smoothies festooned with the URL of a scammy website. I had not. Honest mistake; I get weird on Snapchat. But this smoothie was not mine, and I was not trying to sell discounted supplements through a fruit-themed scamsite; my Snapchat account was hacked, and I am not alone.

I’ve gotten a few of these in my inbox lately. Now I’m gonna go get a smoothie for lunch. Thanks malware creators!

(Keep those passwords unique, people.)