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Lenovo discloses security vulnerability in ThinkPad fingerprint manager

If you’re using an older ThinkPad with a fingerprint sensor, you’ll want to update it pronto. Lenovo has disclosed a high-severity security vulnerability with its Fingerprint Manager Pro software for ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and ThinkStation systems (via Engadget). According to Lenovo, the software uses weak encryption and a hardcoded password, allowing for attackers to more easily […]

Best password manager apps for Mac

What’s the best password manager app for Mac? Easily remembered, broadly repeated passwords are for suckers. Writing them down to type back in, or copy/pasting them each time is not only a hassle, it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Security just isn’t easy and convenient enough for most people, most of the time. Unless you […]

Facebook suspends 273 accounts and pages linked to Russian misinformation agency

Facebook says it has suspended 70 Facebook accounts, 138 Facebook pages, and 65 Instagram accounts controlled by the Internet Research Agency. Chief security officer Alex Stamos announced the news today, posting a handful of sample ads and pages that it says were run by the Russia-linked disinformation outfit. “The IRA has consistently used inauthentic accounts […]

Apple revises its guidelines on template-based apps, now requires business to have their own developer accounts

Apple today announced it’s amending the App Store guideline that banned apps created using templates and other app generation services. When the company revised its policies earlier this year, the move was meant to reduce the number of low-quality apps and spam. But the decision ended up impacting a much wider market — including small businesses, restaurants, […]