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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
An API bug on T-Mobile's staff-facing website, since fixed, let anyone gain access to customer addresses, account PINs, and other details using a phone number   —  Exclusive: The exposed lookup tool let anyone run a customer's phone number — and obtain their home address and account PIN, used to contact phone support.
May 24, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researcher Karan Saini finds a bug in Comcast's website that leaks Xfinity users' info, including home address where the router is located and Wi-Fi credentials   —  Exclusive: A bug in Comcast's website leaks sensitive customer information.  —  A bug in Comcast's website used …
May 21, 2018, 6:15 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
TeenSafe, an app for parents to monitor kids' phone use, stored some app login passwords and kids' Apple ID credentials in plaintext on an unsecured AWS server   —  Exclusive: A server stored teenagers' Apple ID email addresses and plaintext passwords.  —  At least one server used by an app …
May 20, 2018, 6:10 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
A bug in the website of LocationSmart, which sells real-time phone location data, let anyone track people's locations across North America without consent   —  The bug allowed one Carnegie Mellon researcher to track anyone's cell phone in real time.  —  A company that collects the real …
May 17, 2018, 4:35 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
How LocationSmart, which has “direct connections” to major US carriers including AT&T and Verizon, sells millions of Americans' real-time phone location data   —  The company embroiled in a privacy row has “direct connections” to all major US wireless carriers, including AT&T …
May 14, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Coalition representing Apple, Google, Facebook, and others criticize law enforcement backdoors in devices, after Wired profile of Ray Ozzie's key escrow idea   —  The tech coalition includes Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Verizon and Yahoo's parent company Oath …
May 2, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
FISA Court releases annual report for 2017: 1,147 surveillance requests in full and 391 requests with modification granted; a record 26 applications were denied   —  More surveillance orders were denied during President Donald Trump's first year in office than in the court's history.
Apr 25, 2018, 7:30 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researcher finds a public and unprotected AWS storage bucket, belonging to data firm Localblox, containing 48M individuals' records scraped from public profiles   —  Exclusive: Profile data was scraped without user consent or knowledge to “build a three-dimensional picture” on millions of people.
Apr 18, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Expedia's Orbitz says it was hacked, giving the attacker access to customer data, including ~880,000 payment cards in total from January 2016 to December 2017   —  The travel booking site said about 880,000 payment cards were affected.  —  Travel booking website Orbitz has been hacked, the company said.
Mar 20, 2018, 11:48 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
DHS watchdog report says many agency computers run outdated operating systems and haven't had security patches in years; fixes coming by late September   —  An inspector general audit found dozens of computers across the agency's networks were running old and outdated software, and in some cases …
Mar 7, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context

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