Careless ‘Whisper’ Leaks Years of User Data

· Andrew Orr · Link

Whisper, an app for people to share their secrets, exposed user data like age, location, and more for years.

The records were viewable on a non-password-protected database open to the public Web. A Post reporter was able to freely browse and search through the records, many of which involved children: A search of users who had listed their age as 15 returned 1.3 million results.

The cybersecurity consultants Matthew Porter and Dan Ehrlich, who lead the advisory group Twelve Security, said they were able to access nearly 900 million user records from the app’s release in 2012 to the present day.

You can never be 100% secure but at least put a damn password on your server.

Whispering Sweet Nothings at The A-Lady – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 766

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Whispering Sweet Nothings to Amazon Alexa

Some folks with Catalina on the brain want to know how to prepare. Some folks want to prepare to reinstall Mojave. Joe has advice for future-proofing your home, and the A-Lady wants you to whisper sweet nothings at her. It’s that kind of week here and John and Dave are your stalwart guides. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Shhh...Apple is Patenting a Way for Siri to Whisper

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple patent describes Siri whispering

Siri may be a little more private in the future thanks to an Apple patent filing that describes how the artificial intelligence voice assistant could whisper.