1 Billion Email Accounts Hacked

More bad news for Yahoo! users.  The company has disclosed that, in addition to an attack that exposed the info of 500 million users, there was another attack where an additional 1 billion accounts were exposed. It’s the biggest cyber attack in history (that we know about).

The exposed info included names, dates of birth, passwords, phone numbers, and more. Yahoo’s will force all affected users to change their passwords and their security questions.

Verizon Says No To Shutting Down The Note 7.

Even though Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 phones because batteries were exploding and causing fires, some people liked the phones so darn much, they refused to give them ups. Around 7% of owners, haven’t returned the phone.

Samsung has decided to push out a software update that will shut down the phone and prevent anyone to from using them. After the update, the phones will no longer charge and can’t be used as a mobile device.

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Verizon is refusing to take part in the update. Though they urge users to return the phone, the company say they don’t want to cut off customers’ phones leaving without the ability to summon help in an emergency situation.

Verizon issued this statement, “We will not push a software upgrade that will eliminate the ability for the Note 7 to work as a mobile device in the heart of the holiday travel season. We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation.”

What do you think of Verizon’s decision? Are they ignoring safety or putting safety first? Let us know in the comments.

 T-Mobile Wants You To Take Your Phone Number Everywhere

T-Mobile is launching a program called DIGITS which will allow you to use your phone number across all of your mobiles devices including phones, tablets, smart watches, and even your PC.  You’ll even be able to put multiple phone numbers on the same device. Users will no longer need to pay for two devices to have two phone numbers.

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That means you’ll be able to make and receive calls on any device as well as receive texts on any device. The service is currently being tested with a limited number of consumers and is expected to roll out to the public at large next year.

Do you like the idea of being able to receive calls on all of your devices? Let us know in the comments.

 

Nintendo’s First Mobile Game Requires Constant Connection

A lot of mobile gamers were looking forward to playing Nintendo’s first mobile game, Super Mario Run, on their phones. But some users are going to be pretty disappointed. The game will require a constant Internet connection.

So not only will it burn through data, you won’t be able to play if you’re somewhere the connection is spotty. So, if you live in a mountainous area, take the subway, or work in a building where the connection cuts out, you’re out of luck.

According to Nintendo, part of the reason is to prevent the game from being pirated. Would the need for a constant Internet connection keep you from playing a game? Let us know in the comments.

~ Cynthia