Tag Archive: Affected


OnePlus confirms up to 40,000 users affected by credit card breach

Things just went from bad to worse real quick.

On Monday, January 15, OnePlus announced on its forums that some customers had reported fraudulent activity on credit and debit cards used for purchases on oneplus.net. It was unclear at the time how many people had been affected or what caused this in the first place, and just a day later, OnePlus removed the option to make payments with a credit/debit card from its site.

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Hurricane Harvey: Here’s how you can help those affected

The resources to learn about Hurricane Harvey and help those affected.

It’s clear that what’s happening in Texas, and Houston specifically, is going to take months, if not years, to resolve itself. The waters keep rising in America’s fourth-largest city, and people are getting displaced.

Google has taken it upon itself to create a number of resources that users both within Texas and outside the state can use to track the storm, find shelter, and donate money.  [Read More…]

Google offering $20 credit to Project Fi customers affected by Hurricane Harvey

Google is providing additional relief to Project Fi customers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

As Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc throughout southeastern Texas, carriers are doing their part to ensure that customers in affected areas are able to connect to their loved ones. AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint have all announced that they will be waiving overages and fees for customers in the affected regions, and Google has now stated that it will issue a $ 20 service credit to Project  [Read More…]

Carriers waiving fees for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey

Carriers are helping customers stay connected in their time of need.

Carriers in the U.S. have all released news that they are waiving some fees and overages for customers in some areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. During any disaster, your phone is one of the best ways to stay abreast on news and weather information as well as communicating with friends, family or emergency services. It’s great to see carriers come forward with any type of relief during difficult  [Read More…]

Facebook, Instragram, and WhatsApp are down. Are you affected?

It’s not you it’s then: Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp down for some users.

Facebook and its related networks, Instagram and Whatsapp, experienced an outage that prevented some users from accessing either the entire service or some functionality within the service.

No word yet on how many users are experiencing issues or for how long, though it does look like the problems have been or are rapidly being resolved.

In a statement to The Verge, Facebook said:

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Some Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ units in South Korea affected by reddish tint

Well that didn’t take long – Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ units have barely started shipping out to users in South Korean and we already have a problem. According to a report coming out of the Korean Herald, a number of customers who pre-ordered the new handsets in the country took to forums to […]

Select Google Pixels affected by battery drainage bug, here’s a reason why

There’s been a lot of commotion and fuss revolving around certain Nexus 6P devices that have been shutting down unexpectedly at 25 to 35% battery, lately. The issue seems to be quite widespread and more and more Nexus 6P owners are reporting they too are afflicted by the problem. Now it seems the issue is

LG gives full refunds for Nexus 5X units affected by particular hardware failure

It seems like some owners of LG’s last year’s Nexus 5X are experiencing some problems with their handset. According to several reports on Reddit, some Nexus 5X devices are affected by a hardware malfunction that causes the device to enter a boot loop. Naturally, users faced with this issue took advantage of their warranty and

Samsung Experience Stores not affected by Carphone data breach

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse notified customers of a major data breach this weekend, resulting in the personal information of up to 2.4 million customers being obtained by hackers. In the wake of this news, there’s been some speculation as to whether Samsung’s UK-based Experience Stores were affected by this hack, as these are operated by Carphone Warehouse, with orders being processed by the mobile retail giant.

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Samsung vulnerability exposed with over 600 million devices affected worldwide

NowSecure security researcher Ryan Welton has exposed a security risk that affects over 600 million Samsung devices world wide. The risk comes from the pre-installed Swiftkey keyboard. Samsung gave the app system user privileges, which is one step away from root. The app cannot be uninstalled or disabled in the system.

“If the flaw in the keyboard is exploited, an attacker could remotely:

Access sensors and resources like GPS, camera and microphone Secretly install malicious app(s) without the user  [Read More…]