Zach Whittaker is tired of the same old line companies use, like when they suffer a data breach: “We take your privacy and security seriously.”
The truth is, most companies don’t care about the privacy or security of your data. They care about having to explain to their customers that their data was stolen…About one-third of all 285 data breach notifications had some variation of the line. It doesn’t show that companies care about your data. It shows that they don’t know what to do next.
I’m betting there’s a template that public relations employees have that they copy and paste into official emails sent out in the wake of security stuff like this.
Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel announced today that it suffered a data breach on Monday.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the newest collection of breached data and some picks for great iPad apps.
Last month we heard of the Collection #1 data breach, which contained 773 million email addresses and 21 million passwords. Now, Collections #2-#5 are here.
Despite its unthinkable size, which was first reported by the German news site Heise.de, most of the stolen data appears to come from previous thefts, like the breaches of Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Dropbox. WIRED examined a sample of the data and confirmed that the credentials are indeed valid, but mostly represent passwords from years-old leaks.
As with any data breach you can find out if your details have been leaked by visiting HaveIBeenPwned.com. My eBook copy of War and Peace is 1.8MB. The total size of the new breaches is 845GB, which equals 469,000 of those books.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new collection of breached data and Tim Cook’s Time Magazine article.
Troy Hunt, creator of the Have I Been Pwned? tool, wrote a blog post about the latest data breach called Collection 1.
Let’s start with the raw numbers because that’s the headline, then I’ll drill down into where it’s from and what it’s composed of. Collection #1 is a set of email addresses and passwords totaling 2,692,818,238 rows.It’s made up of many different individual data breaches from literally thousands of different sources.
To find out if your account credentials were leaked, visit haveibeenpwned.com.
Voipo CEO Timothy Dick said the company found no evidence in logs or on its network that a data breach happened.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Facebook’s latest data breach (yes again) and new 5G hardware rollouts.
Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about security laws, data breaches, and robot-led bear spray attacks.
A data breach tool called have i been pwned? is an app and website that helps you find out if your information was included in data breaches. It’s easy to use, just enter your email address. Have I been pwned? allows you to search across multiple data breaches to see if your personal data was compromised by any of the big hacks on record. The app includes no or automatic collecting of private data, searching among published databases and so-called pastes, getting real-time updated by receiving push notifications when new breaches happen, and information behind certain hacks, provided with relevant links to more information. The app has also been provided as open source software, found at GitHub. App Store: Free
Join Kelly Guimont as she chats with John Martellaro and Andrew Orr about the latest data breach and the Mac Pro or Mini debate.
We’ve seen data breaches happening left and right lately, and someone should tell Silicon Valley that getting hacked isn’t a competition.
In a blog post the company announced that it discovered the breach on Friday. Here is the information that was compromised.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Starwood data breach and Apple’s work with (RED) for World AIDS day.
The Marriott hotel group has suffered one of the biggest corporate data breaches in history, data from half-a-billion customers stolen.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Offline Siri and the latest data breach, (this one involves text messages).
Mr. Albayrak filmed himself accessing certain accounts and tried to blackmail Apple
Google didn’t disclose the data breach that led to this decision, and according to The Wall Street Journal, the company made that decision because it feared disclosure would lead to regulation.
The United Nations data breach leaked passwords and other sensitive data to the entire internet via productivity app called Trello.
mSpy is an iPhone spyware company that makes software used by parents and others to snoop on iPhone usage, and it suffered a data breach.