Hacker finds bug that allowed anyone to bypass Facebook 2FA

With a victim’s phone number, an attacker would go to the centralized accounts center, enter the phone number of the victim, link that number to their own Facebook account, and then brute force the two-factor SMS code. This was the key step, because there was no upper limit to the amount of attempts someone could […]

Instagram’s text update Notes feature is expanding to Europe and Japan

Users can post Notes by navigating to the top of their inbox, then selecting the followers they follow back or others from their existing “Close Friends” list. They can then type out the note itself, after which it will appear at the top of friends’ inboxes for 24 hours. If a user responds to a […]

Board changes could signal Salesforce’s willingness to appease activist investors

According to people familiar with the situation, that Wall Street Journal story is accurate. Perhaps it’s not surprising that Mason Morfit, CEO and chief investment officer of ValueAct Capital, is one of the three new members. He joins Arnold Donald, former president and CEO at Carnival Corporation and Mastercard CFO Sachin Mehra. Patrick Gadson, a […]

Raylo raises $136M to build out its gadget lease-and-reuse ‘fintech’ platform

The London-based company currently operates in the U.K. selling monthly subscriptions for phones, tablets and laptops, and it plans to use the funding both to expand that list to a wider range of gadgets like e-bikes, as well as to continue investing in its tech, which includes an AI-based platform to assess risk for each […]

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If you’ve attended TC Disrupt in the past, you know the outstanding ROI you can expect. For the new folks, you’ll gather with 10,000 of the smartest founders, investors and makers. Meet tomorrow’s unicorns today and hear from trendsetters, rising stars and iconic successes. Learn from the leading experts across the entire startup spectrum. Drive […]

It’s time to cast your votes for TC Early Stage Audience Choice

Choosing the finalists wasn’t easy, but we’re excited to announce that Audience Choice voting opens today, January 30, and runs through February 17. We selected a total of 20 contenders in two categories for your voting pleasure — 10 roundtable discussions and 10 breakout sessions. Go read the abstracts and vote for the presentations you […]

Crypto security startup Hypernative raises $9M to help prevent web3 cyber attacks

The funding round was led by boldstart ventures and IBI tech fund, with strategic investments from Blockdaemon, Alchemy, Borderless, CMT Digital, Nexo and angel investors. The company was started by Sagie and Dan Caspi, who’s also Hypernative’s CTO. The co-founders collectively have backgrounds in cloud infrastructure, building large-scale distributed systems and security, and have worked […]