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LastPass Works To Fix Second Big Vulnerability In Two Weeks

March 27, 2017 — “For the second time in two weeks, developers of the popular LastPass password manager are working to fix a serious vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to steal user passwords or infect computers with malware,” Computerworld reports. “Like the LastPass flaws patched last week, the new issue was discovered and reported to LastPass by Tavis Ormandy, a researcher with Google’s Project Zero team.” Leaving out any technical details, Ormandy publicly disclosed the vulnerability on Twitter and said it “affects the latest version of the LastPass browser extension for all major browsers.” He also said he has successfully exploited it on Windows and Linux. “If the extension’s binary component is also installed, the vulnerability allows attackers to execute malicious code on users’ computers when they visit a rogue website,” Computerworld says. “If the component is not present, the flaw can still be used to extract passwords from users’ secure password vaults.” Ormandy has also reported that simply having the extension in the browser is enough for attackers to exploit the vulnerability. In a blog post, LastPass says it is “actively addressed the vulnerability.” It continued to say the “attack is unique and highly sophisticated. We don’t want to disclose anything specific about the vulnerability or our fix that could reveal anything to less sophisticated but nefarious parties.”

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Pre-Owned Microsoft Lumia 650 for $0.99!!!

Yes, That’s right – for less than a dollar you can get a pre-owned Microsoft Lumia 650 phone.

Since Microsoft stopped releasing new Windows phones, we have seen a lot of good deals, but never this good. For those of you who are interested in trying out Windows 10 Mobile, need a second phone or just need a kid’s smartphone, this is an awesome opportunity to do that for the insanely low price of $0.99!

The catch is that you will have to activate the phone on Cricket, but the good news is that they are a prepaid brand, so no long-term contracts involved. This is not a new phone, however it is certified pre-owned.

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Hootsuite Acquires Leading Snapchat Analytics Solution

VANCOUVER, BC – March 21, 2017Hootsuite, the most widely used social media management platform, today announced the acquisition of the Snapchat analytics solution created by Naritiv, a Los Angeles-based content creation company powering stories for today’s biggest brands. Following its recent acquisitions of digital advertising technology leader AdEspresso, and social analytics leader, LiftMetrix, this announcement underscores Hootsuite’s continued investment across today’s most relevant social networks and momentum in building a best-in-class social marketing solution.

“Brands are turning to video-centric networks like Snapchat to engage with their audiences,” said Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite. “Naritiv has been at the forefront of connecting brands and agencies with Snapchat influencers and their audiences. We’re thrilled to integrate Snapchat functionality into the Hootsuite platform to help our customers take full advantage of this dynamic video network. Snapchat is the new TV.”

Recognized by Fast Company as one of the top ten most innovative video companies, Naritiv’s analytics solution has helped companies understand and enhance the impact of their digital campaigns on Snapchat. By the end of 2016, Snapchat boasted over 156 million users worldwide and 10 billion daily video views. With Naritiv’s solution, Hootsuite customers can harness Snapchat’s power as an emerging, brand-building video network.

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