57 Million Uber customer and driver accounts hacked.

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers.

Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday. The personal information of about 7 million drivers was accessed as well, including some 600,000 U.S. driver’s license numbers. No Social Security numbers, credit card information, trip location details or other data were taken, Uber said.

 

Microsoft Arrow Launcher

Microsoft’s take on the Android Launcher is all about productivity. Arrow Launcher is designed to give you quick access to your Office 365 files, your contacts, apps and messages without having to do a lot of searching around or tapping. When you install the launcher, it will walk you through setting up your default wallpaper (the daily Bing wallpaper or your current wallpaper) and will import your settings from your current launcher to it.

Microsoft Arrow Launcher is free and available for both Android phones and tablets in the Play Store.

Researcher discovers flaws in WPA2 authentication

A researcher has released details on vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol, which he calls KRACK.

Attacks taking advantage of the issues that makeup KRACK will work against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. To put it another way, if a given device supports Wi-Fi it is likely impacted by the KRACK vulnerabilities.

This is because the weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, not in a given product or implementation.

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