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Thursday’s top tech news: December is here, and there are security lapses under the tree

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Eufy and LastPass suffer security lapses, and Spotify Unwrapped takes over social media.

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There have been a couple of cybersecurity news stories recently that you might want to be aware of.

The first concerns the password manager LastPass, which has admitted that an “unauthorized party” was recently able to access “certain elements” of “customers’ information.” Crucially, user passwords shouldn’t have been affected, but it’s still a developing story that LastPass users will want to keep an eye on. Second is smart home brand Eufy, whose encryption promises may not be what they seem.

I guess we should also acknowledge the fact that Elon Musk has another target for when his brain-interface startup Neuralink will start implanting its devices in real human brains: the next six months. Just remember that Musk previously hoped to start human trials in 2020 and 2022.

In lighter news, the season of app usage roundups is well and truly upon us. Seriously, even Google Photos is getting involved if a notification I just received is anything to go by. Of course, it’s the music services that have the funnest data to share, so be sure to check out your Spotify, Apple Music, or YouTube Music account to discover the delights (or secret shames) of your 2022 listening.

And now, here’s a silly tweet:

  • Nov 30, 2022, 11:34 PM UTCEmma Roth

    CEO Karim Toubba says hackers didn’t gain access to users’ stored passwords, but disclosed this breach happened using information taken back in August.

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