Thousands of Norton LifeLock customer accounts were hacked

Norton LifeLock said a large number of customer accounts were affected by the breach.

A customer notification from Gen Digital, Norton’s parent company, stated that the breach was likely the result of a credential stuffing attack where cybercriminals use lists of previously leaked passwords to break into numerous accounts used by victims, assuming they will use this same password for multiple services.

Google Stadia launches last game before it dies

Google Stadia may be shutting down in just a few days, but that hasn’t stopped Google from releasing one last game for the ill-fated streaming device.

Now playable on Google Stadia, Worm will be very familiar to anyone who owned a phone in the early 2000s. It’s basically Snake, albeit with some modern additions like colorful visuals and multiple game modes.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 could feature a massive camera upgrade over the Z Fold 4

Now that 2023 is well underway, rumors of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 are popping up fast and thick, with the latest speculation surrounding the upcoming foldable camera setup.

According to a new report from a Vietnamese tech store Pixel (opens in a new tab)The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 could replace the 50MP rear camera used by its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, with a much more powerful 108MP rear sensor (like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra).

How DirectStorage 1.1 could make Windows 11 an essential upgrade for PC gamers

Microsoft DirectStorage 1.1, a feature that uses the GPU to speed up loading times, has just been tested with comparisons between AMD, Intel and Nvidia graphics cards – with very interesting results. In short, it looks like this feature will significantly speed up loading with NVMe SSDs.

How Tom’s gear (opens in a new tab) reports, compile (opens in a new tab) developed a comparative test of this german tech site Computer game equipment (opens in a new tab) (PCGH) used to obtain results for AMD’s RX 7900 XT versus Intel’s Arc A770, as well as Nvidia’s RTX 4080.

The Brave browser wants to make it easier for users to access Tor

Brave users can now contribute to the fight against online censorship with the latest update.

Brave version 1.47 allows users around the world to turn their devices into a proxy service to give people around the world access to the Tor Browser.

Google’s DeepMind says it will launch a more grown-up rival to ChatGPT soon

DeepMind, a Google subsidiary, says it may launch a rival ChatGPT soon – and its chatbot promises to be a safer kind of AI assistant.

DeepMind has been a pioneer in AI research for the past decade and was acquired by Google nine years ago. However, after ChatGPT steals the latest headlines, said Demis Hassabis, CEO of DeepMind Time (opens in a new tab) that it is considering releasing its own chatbot called Sparrow for “private beta” in 2023.

Spyware has been detected stealing user data from Iran via an infected VPN installer

Spyware has been discovered stealing user data from Iran via a compromised VPN installer, antivirus vendor Bitdefender has revealed.

A joint company investigation with cybersecurity firm Blackpoint found that components of the Iranian EyeSpy malware were injected “via trojanized installers of VPN software (also developed in Iran)”.

The Asus HD 540Hz gaming monitor is just stupid

CES – one of the biggest annual tech conferences in the world – has been home to a lot of silly gadgets over the years. We’ve seen finger-picking robots, ovens that can live-stream your cooking, and even an RGB face mask.

But today I want to bring to your attention a silly device from CES 2023, a device that you may not have realized was even that funny: the Asus ROG Swift Pro PG248QP; is a gaming monitor that boasts a ridiculously high maximum refresh rate of 540Hz.

Thousands of WordPress sites could be at risk, so take care of them now

Three popular e-commerce plugins for WordPress (WP) installations, open to SQL injection attacks since December 2022, have been patchedprotecting businesses from attackers modifying or deleting their websites.

The three affected plugins as Tenable security researcher Joshua Martinelle discovered (opens in a new tab) (by Beeping Computer (opens in a new tab)), werePaid Pro Membership (opens in a new tab)‘, a subscription management tool with over 100,000 installations, ‘Easy digital download (opens in a new tab)‘, an e-commerce tool with over 50,000 installs, and ‘Survey marker (opens in a new tab)‘ (market research tool with over 3,000 active installs)

7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend (December 23)

Merry Christmas, one and all! It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and not just because the sleigh bells are ringing. Almost all of the major streaming services released at least one movie or TV show this weekend that made headlines, so there’s really never been a better time to sit down in front of the TV and catch something new.

Leading the Christmas rush is Netflix, whose sequel Knives Out and Roald Dahl’s adaptation of Matilda are sure to light up millions of living rooms this Christmas. But HBO Max, Prime Video and Apple TV Plus also have something new to offer, so there’s no shortage of options to browse when dinner fatigue kicks in on Sunday.