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This week in Tech: Most commonly hacked passwords & Samsung's breaking foldable phone

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This week we find out the most commonly used passwords in global cyber attacks, Samsung’s problem with its new phone and more.

Samsung Galaxy Folds have flexed too far

In the past week, journalists have been able to get their hands on Samsung’s latest and greatest - the £1,800 Galaxy Fold. However, there have been multiple reports of the phone’s flexible screen breaking, for a number of different reasons. The phone is due to be released on 26th April, however, we may end up seeing a delay if Samsung cannot provide a fix to this issue.

Image Credit: Samsung Newsroom

123456 is a bad password

On Sunday The National Cyber Security Centre released a global password risk which details the 100,000 most common passwords which have been obtained by third parties in cyber breaches around the world. The most common password was ‘123456’ (23.2m) followed by ‘123456789’ (7.7m) and ‘qwerty’ (3.8m). The NCSC also conducted the first UK Cyber survey, which you can read more about here.


Image Credit: NCSC

Age Verification for Porn

From 15 July, age verification will begin for online pornography, the government has announced. This will mean that to view the content users will have to provide some form of identification such as a driving licence, bank details or even going to a shop and purchasing a special card with a code. Digital Minister Margot James has said that "Adult content is currently far too easy for children to access online. The introduction of mandatory age-verification is a world-first, and we’ve taken the time to balance privacy concerns with the need to protect children from inappropriate content.”


Image Credit: Pixies via Pixabay

iPhone 11 Design leaked

The design of the upcoming iPhone was unveiled by SlashLeaks. The image shows two different sized phones, with three cameras on the rear which will be an upgrade from Xs and Xs Max’s dual cameras. Leaks like this are common as often phone companies will release mockups to give to case makers so that they are ready for when a phone comes out.


Image Credit: SlashLeaks

You are now up to date with all things technology based - come back next week for the latest roundup and see more tech here.




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