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Thu October 15 2020

Barnes & Noble databases hacked

04:08 AM by pdurrant in E-Book General | News

Barnes and Noble have been the victims of a cyber attack where the attackers gained access to some of their databases.

This means that the names, email addresses, postal addresses, telephone numbers and purchase history of some or all Barnes & Noble customers have probably been obtained by the attackers.

It's unlikely that the attackers have obtained credit card numbers (Barnes & Noble say they have not) but it can't (IMO) be ruled out at this stage.

They have sent out an email to customers:


Dear Barnes & Noble Customer,

It is with the greatest regret we inform you that we were made aware on October 10, 2020 that Barnes & Noble had been the victim of a cybersecurity attack, which resulted in unauthorized and unlawful access to certain Barnes & Noble corporate systems.

We write now out of the greatest caution to let you know how this may have exposed some of the information we hold of your personal details.

Firstly, to reassure you, there has been no compromise of payment card or other such financial data. These are encrypted and tokenized and not accessible. The systems impacted, however, did contain your email address and, if supplied by you, your billing and shipping address and telephone number. We currently have no evidence of the exposure of any of this data, but we cannot at this stage rule out the possibility. We give below answers to some frequently asked questions.

We take the security of our IT systems extremely seriously and regret sincerely that this incident has occurred. We know also that it is concerning and inconvenient to receive notices such as this. We greatly appreciate your understanding and thank you for being a Barnes & Noble customer.

Barnes & Noble

FAQ

1. Have my payment details been exposed?
No, your payment details have not been exposed. Barnes & Noble uses technology that encrypts all credit cards and at no time is there any unencrypted payment information in any Barnes & Noble system.

2. Could a transaction be made without my authorization?
No, no financial information was accessible. It is always encrypted and tokenized.

3. Was my email compromised?
No. Your email was not compromised as a result of this attack. However, it is possible that your email address was exposed and, as a result, you may receive unsolicited emails.

4. Was any personal information exposed due to the attack?
While we do not know if any personal information was exposed as a result of the attack, we do retain in the impacted systems your billing and shipping addresses, your email address and your telephone number if you have supplied these.

5. Do you retain any other information in the impacted systems?
Yes, we also retain your transaction history, meaning purchase information related to the books and other products that you have bought from us.

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Tue October 13 2020

Happy Birthday Kovid

08:05 AM by Krittika Goyal in E-Book Software | Calibre

Happy Birthday

[ 33 replies ]


Sat September 26 2020

MobileRead Week in Review: 09/19 - 09/26

07:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

Gosh we've talked a lot this week. Here's your weekly round up of MobileRead's events.

E-Book Readers - Onyx Boox


Mon September 21 2020

Boox releasing 5 new devices

10:45 AM by Crowriver in E-Book Readers | Onyx Boox

Max Lumi (Max 3 with front light)
Note Air (slimmer Note with side bezel)
Note 3
Nova 3
Poke 3

https://fccid.io/XR3

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Sat August 15 2020

MobileRead Week in Review: 08/08 - 08/15

07:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

Missed some of our big stories this week? Time to catch up:

E-Book General - News


Mon August 10 2020

Onyx Boox Poke2 Colour released

04:05 AM by pdurrant in E-Book General | News

Onyx have finally launched their 6" ereader using the new Kaleido display.

  • 6 inches screen with 4096 colours;
  • Octa-core (2 GHz) processor;
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB of storage;
  • WiFi
  • 150g

It looks very much like their existing Poke2, except for the screen.

https://shop.boox.com/products/poke2color

At $299, it seems to be rather more expensive than the PocketBook equivalent.

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Sat August 01 2020

MobileRead Week in Review: 07/25 - 08/01

07:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

If you've been too busy to check out MobileRead this week, check out our usual roundup:

E-Book General - News


Tue July 28 2020

PocketBook Color PB633 Released

04:22 AM by Cyfranek in E-Book General | News

PocketBook Color E-Reader Announced
Specifications

PocketBook Color is the first ereader with E-Ink Kaleido screen from this manufacturer.
And it's the very first such device in Europe as well.

It's now appearing in various online stores in Europe at around €200.
One UK seller is advertising at 191.90, and expects stock by 3rd August.

  • 6 inches screen with 4096 colours;
  • dual core (2x1 GHz) processor;
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB of storage;
  • microSD slot (up to 32GB);
  • physical page turn buttons.
  • WiFi and Bluetooth
  • 160g

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