Hackers are coming at you from every direction and you’ll find ways to spot them and fight them in our headlines this week. New phones are out and even more innovative models are coming down the road. Our favorite WordPress theme released a major new version. Florida Man makes a triumphant return. Metallica saves lives! These and many more headlines are below. Click on a headline to get the full story!
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Privacy and Security
- Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords
- Multifactor authentication issue hitting North American Azure, Office 365 users
- Most Americans can’t recognize 2FA, HTTPS, or private browsing
- Put a stop to robocalls for good
- Free decrypter released for STOP ransomware, today’s most popular ransomware strain
- Windows 10 security: Microsoft reveals ‘Secured-core’ to block firmware attacks
- What Google knows about you might be a shock. Here’s how to manage or delete your activity
- ‘Stalking apps’ under fire from FTC
- Hackers hover near online shopping carts, too. It’s called e-skimming
- 6 simple security changes all Windows 10 users need to make
- Want a Wi-Fi 6 router from Google or Amazon? You’re going to have to wait
- Roku Express (2019) review
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- Finally, Gmail dark mode is here for Android and iOS phones. Turn it on now
- Thousands of DOS games have been added to the Internet Archive
- Divi 4.0 Has Arrived! Introducing The Divi Theme Builder
- Our Favorite New Features of Divi 4.0
- Top 10 Must-Have Speed Optimization Plugins for Your WordPress Site
- A Nun’s 450-Year-Old ‘Last Supper’ Makes Its Museum Debut in Florence
- This Artist Builds Tiny, Lifelike Replicas of Beloved Dive Bars
- Photographing the Afterlives and Second Acts of America’s Movie Palaces
- Will USA Today Ditch Its Print Edition?
- ‘Delete your account’ and other quotes that defined the 2010s
- 6 things you haven’t tried with your Amazon Echo yet
- Google quantum computer leaves old-school supercomputers in the dust
- Pixel 4 vs. iPhone 11: Google’s phone is the pricier one, surprisingly
- The new iPhone is ugly
- Pixel 4’s face unlock finally catches up to the iPhone. It’s about damn time
- Google says a fix for Pixel 4 face unlock is “months” away
- iPhone, Galaxy S, Pixel: How smartphones evolved to dominate your life
- Pixel 4 vs. Galaxy Note 10: Biggest letdowns and best killer features right now
- Pixel 4’s Face Unlock will work even if you’re dead, and Google says a patch is months away
- Feds sign off on $26 billion T-Mobile Sprint merger. Now what?
- Google Pixel 4 review
- Top foldable phones: Galaxy Fold, Motorola Razr, Huawei Mate X and more
- Best 5G phones: Galaxy S10, OnePlus 7 Pro, LG V50, Note 10 Plus and more
- iPhone 11 and 11 Pro water resistance test: We couldn’t drown these phones
- Forget the Galaxy Fold: This zigzagging foldable phone from TCL bends into thirds
- Man discovers shipwreck while walking his dog on the beach
- Florida Man Pulls Massive Alligator from Pool by Playing with the Reptile Until It Tires Out
- See NASA’s Curiosity rover dig like a dog in the Mars sand
- A Cougar Was Stalking Her, So She Played Metallica
- Meet ‘Beetl’ The Autonomous Robot That Hunts Down Dog Poop And Picks It Up For You
- Solved: The Mysterious Origins of Your Coffee’s Worst Nightmare
- 2 people are buried on a runway at a major US airport where hundreds of planes land every day, and many people have no idea
- Should you stretch before or after your workout?
- The Brief, Baffling Life of an Accidental New York Neighborhood
- Virtually Tour a Dutch Smuggler’s Shipwreck in Iceland
- Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker the longest Star Wars movie ever
- Confused seabirds litter uninhabited island with thousands of elastic bands
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Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.