Good morning, I hope you enjoyed your weekend. This is what happened in the world of technology in recent days.
1. Millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies pulled from nowhere
Over the weekend, news emerged that the world’s largest crypto exchange was hacked. Binance estimates that roughly $100-$110 million (around $135-150 million) of its BNB cryptocurrency was taken by unknown hackers. Don’t worry if he has an account with Binance, his crypto is safe, hackers seem to have been able to convince the blockchain network to produce more BNB out of thin air instead of stealing someone’s private crypto.
2. Toyota T-Connect app hacked
Still in hacks and people who have been using Toyota’s smartphone app may have leaked your personal information. Around 296,000 customer details of the T-Connect service, which connects users to their cars, may have been leaked. Toyota issued a statement warning its customers that they may be at risk of receiving spam, phishing scams or unsolicited email messages to their email addresses.
3. Optus hack causes myGov to change
Latest news in the hacking space and this time we are back to the Optus data breach. On Friday, The Guardian reported that the Australian government is considering using myGov or its myGovID system to centralize digital identity authentication in the wake of the Optus data breach. It is understood that the current audit of myGov will now include investigating the possibility of whether myGov could be used to prevent people from needing to present identification documents multiple times.
4. The iPhone 14 doesn’t like roller coasters.
With the iPhone 14, Apple introduced a feature called “crash detection,” which is supposed to alert authorities when it detects you’ve been in a car accident. But as The Wall Street Journal reported, the feature is having an unexpected side effect. The report says he dials 911 on roller coasters. When you call the authorities, it will play an audio message that will alert the authorities that you have been in an accident and also provide them with your location.
Since the iPhone 14 went on sale, the 911 dispatch center near the Kings Island amusement park has received at least six phone calls saying:
“The owner of this iPhone was in a serious car accident…”
Except the owner was on a roller coaster.
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— Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) October 9, 2022
5. You should stay away from the Internet
Kanye West, legally known as “Ye,” is quickly running out of social media platforms to post his anti-Semitic content. On Sunday, Twitter blocked Ye’s account after he posted an anti-Semitic tweet. Although Ye hadn’t been active on Twitter since late 2020, he took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg for “banning” him from Instagram (in reality, his account was restricted). While musicians aren’t usually our groove, this whole situation shows that social media platforms are doing some things that they promise to do.
BONUS ITEM: A man in the UK had to seek a £35,000 ($61,014) refund from Uber after the destination address was somehow set to “Australia”.
Have a good week.