Information on 10.7 million hotel guests that was stolen in a breach last year has been posted in a hacking forum. MGM Resorts, whose properties include the Luxor, Mandalay Bay and Bellagio, says guests have been notified that names, addresses, dates of birth, emails and phone numbers were stolen.
The cryptic "1 1" message that popped up on Samsung Galaxy phones around the world was a glitch related to internal testing, the company says. The fact that it came from the preinstalled Find My Mobile app, which allows remote locking of phones, made some Galaxy owners anxious, but other than possible battery drain, the notification had no effect.
Google has launched the first developer preview of Android 11, which is available as installable system images for Pixel devices. Android 11 enhances foldable devices, 5G bandwidth awareness, SHAKEN/STIR call screen authentication support, location permission options, camera capabilities and video decoding for game streaming.
Microsoft is expanding its Dynamics 365 product line with the addition of first- and third-party data connections to the Customer Insights data platform. It is also debuting Dynamics 365 Finance Insights, which customers can use to predict cash flow, and Dynamics 365 Project Operations, which provides a way for project-based businesses to track operational resources and needs.
Identity theft has been a problem for years, and credit report changes, such as unfamiliar charges and accounts, can be a sign of trouble. Other signs include rejected or unexpected medical claims and refused personal checks.
Police say impostor scams, which cost victims $667 million last year, are the top fraud they're informed of. In one case, an 80-year-old Oregon widower lost $200,000 when a scammer stole a Florida woman's identity, befriended the man and convinced him to invest in what the scammer claimed was a business.
Women traveling on trains in the UK are receiving unsolicited pornographic images on iPhones via the AirDrop function, which allows anonymous sending of files and photos. Sixty-six cases of cyberflashing were reported in 2019 -- almost double the number in 2018 -- but police think the actual number of such incidents is much higher.
The use of special glasses with flickering lights can stimulate the release of brain chemicals that could help fight Alzheimer's disease, say researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. "The idea that you could use an entirely non-invasive method to change how the brain's immune system works, to potentially to move it back toward a healthy state in these diseases, would be revolutionary," says Georgia Institute of Technology assistant professor Levi Wood, who is part of the research team.
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