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Twitter Password Immediately, Bug Exposes Passwords In Plaintext

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Twitter is urging all of its 330 million users to change their passwords after a software glitch unintentionally exposed its users’ passwords by storing them in readable text on its internal computer system.
The social media network disclosed the issue in an official blog post and a series of tweets from Twitter Support.

According to Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal, Twitter hashes passwords using a popular function known as bcrypt, which replaces an actual password with a random set of numbers and letters and then stored it in its systems.
This allows the company to validate users’ credentials without revealing their actual passwords, while also masking them in a way that not even Twitter employees can see them.
However, a software bug resulted in passwords being written to an internal log before completing the hashing process—meaning that the passwords were left exposed on the company’s internal system.
Parag said Twitter had found and resolved the problem itself, and an internal investigation had found no indication of breach or passwords being stolen or misused by insiders.
“We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans to prevent this bug from happening again,” Parag said.
“We are very sorry this happened. We recognize and appreciate the trust you place in us, and are committed to earning that trust every day.”
Still, the company urged all of its 363 Million users to consider changing their passwords to be on a safer side.
How to Reset Twitter Password
In order to change your password on Twitter, click on your Profile Picture icon given in the top-right corner, then go to Settings and Privacy → Password. Now, type your current password, and enter a new one, and try keeping it stronger.
For the Twitter app for iOS and Android, click on your Profile Picture icon in the top-left corner, and then go to Settings and Privacy → Account → Change Password (“Password” on Android), and create a new, stronger password.
You should also change the password on all other services where you have used the same password.
You are also advised to enable two-factor authentication service on Twitter, which adds an extra layer of security to your account and help prevent your account from being hijacked.

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Meizu phones officially now in Nigeria

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Meizu expanded into the smartphone market in 2008 and has been committed to developing high-end smartphones ever since. With more than 1,000 employees and 600 retail stores and counting, the company has built a presence throughout many international markets which now includes NIGERIA.

 

Meizu phones are characterized by their light, comfortable design, premium look and sound quality, high-definition camera, and simple, elegant user interface, combining performance, ease of use and functionality with the durability needed to survive the human experience.

 

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The 3 models in Nigeria are M5 Note, M5c, M5s

 

They are all 4g phones

Sensitive fingerprint scanner

Dual LED flash

No heating up

Long lasting battery

Pre installed anti virus

And so much more…

 

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Meizu can now be gotten on Jumia and via this link

https://www.pointekonline.com/mobile-phones/meizu/

 

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Apple’s 2019 iPhones to finally adopt USB-C, rumor says

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If you’ve been anxiously waiting for Apple to bring USB-C to its smartphones in some form, it looks like you’ll have to replenish your patience once more. According to a new rumor out of China, the company is only going to support the standard in the smartphones it releases next year.

Sources at analog IC vendors told Digitimes that Apple is busy revamping chargers and the related interfaces for the 2019 iPhones and iPads. The reason why you won’t see USB-C in this year’s models is that the company “is still in its redesign phase”.

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At this point, it’s already pretty late in the 2018 iPhones’ development cycle, so it won’t be able to make the necessary changes in time, without possible production delays.

Oddly, the report doesn’t go into specifics regarding whether USB-C will be used on both ends of the iPhone cable, or just the one that goes into the charging brick (or a computer). It’s entirely plausible that Apple would switch that end from USB-A over to USB-C while leaving the Lightning port on the other end intact in order to continue reaping the benefits in accessory licensing.

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The US government is seriously underestimating how much Americans rely on gig work

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its long-awaited 2017 Contingent Worker Supplement this morning—a huge event for us data nerds! It gives us a “current” (the data is from May 2017) view of gig work in the US, but there are a few problems with the findings.

Some background: The report gives an overview of people employed in what the BLS calls “alternative work arrangements,” which includes contingent, freelance, and contract work. The agency even has a handy video to explain the categories.

The results by the numbers: As of May 2017 …

  • 3.8 percent of US workers—5.9 millionpeople—held contingent jobs (jobs that are temporary or that workers do not expect to last).
  • About one-third of contingent workers were employed in education and health services.
  • 55 percent of them would have preferred a permanent job.
  • There were 10.6 million independent contractors, 2.6 million on-call workers, 1.4 million workers employed through temporary-help agencies, and 933,000workers provided by contract firms.
  • Two-thirds of independent contractors were men.

For comparison: The last equivalent BLS survey occurred back in 2005—long before Uber, and back when YouTube was still in its infancy. It showed that 7.4 percent of workers were employed as independent contractors. Surprisingly, that means the proportion of workers relying on independent consulting or freelancing for their main livelihood has dropped since the last survey.

Keep in mind: The data takes into account only people’s primary jobs. That disqualifies a large segment of the gig workforce, including people who supplement their regular income with freelance or contract work to get by. “This survey is anchored to methodologies that reflect a bygone era for the workforce,” says Stephane Kasriel, the CEO of Upwork, a website for freelancers.

Alastair Fitzpayne, executive director of the Aspen Institute’s future-of-work initiative, agrees that the report doesn’t paint the full picture. “We encourage BLS and other researchers to further explore how workers are supplementing their income with freelance or independent work as a complement to the data that was released today,” says Fitzpayne.

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