Popular Porn Site Breach Exposed 1.2 Million 'Anonymous' User Profiles

Popular Porn Site Breach Exposed 1.2 Million 'Anonymous' User Profiles

Researchers from vpnMentor have discovered a data breach at the popular Luscious porn site that exposed the personal profiles of 1.2 million supposedly anonymous users.

N.Y.P.D. Detectives Gave a Boy, 12, a Soda. He Landed in a DNA Database.

N.Y.P.D. Detectives Gave a Boy, 12, a Soda. He Landed in a DNA Database.

The New York Police Department has taken DNA samples from people convicted of crimes, as well as from people who are only arrested or sometimes simply questioned.

Choice Hotels Suffers Data Breach, Exposing 700,000 Customer Records

Choice Hotels Suffers Data Breach, Exposing 700,000 Customer Records

After MongoDB database was left open, containing 700,000 customer records, Choice Hotels, a hospitality giant, fell victim to hackers this week due to MongoDB's data breach. According to Choice Hotels, other fields that contained passwords, reservation details and payment information only contained test data, according to a news report.

BioStar 2 Leak Exposes 23GB Data, 1M Fingerprints

BioStar 2 Leak Exposes 23GB Data, 1M Fingerprints

Thousands of organizations, including banks, governments, and the UK Metropolitan Police, use the biometric security tool to authenticate users. Researchers with VPNMentor have discovered a massive leak in biometric security platform BioStar 2, which uses facial recognition and fingerprint scanning as part of its means to identify users.

I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have.

I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have.

She added that when a user set up two-step verification with a phone number, the company would not use the information to serve targeted ads.

Personal data of Australian visa applicants reportedly leaked following email typo

Personal data of Australian visa applicants reportedly leaked following email typo

An investigation by the ABC has revealed that the personal health information of over 300 people applying for Australian visas was accidentally emailed to an incorrect address as a result of a "typo".The report details that the email containing information on 317 individuals was incorrectly sent to a member of the general public in 2015.Bupa is contracted by the Department of Home Affairs to assess the health of people applying for visas and permanent residency in Australia.

The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras

The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras

Automatic license plate readers, which use networked surveillance cameras and simple image recognition to track the movements of cars around a city, may have met their match, in the form of a T-shirt.

How safe are school records? Not very, says student security researcher

How safe are school records? Not very, says student security researcher

Among one of the more damaging issues Demirkapi found in Follett’s student information system was an improper access control vulnerability, which if exploited could have allowed an attacker to read and write to the central Aspen database and obtain any student’s data.

NY Governor Suggests Creating A Database Of People With Mental Illness

NY Governor Suggests Creating A Database Of People With Mental Illness

“Four elements: an assault weapon ban and high capacity magazines, universal background check, mental health database, Red Flag laws. The assault-weapon ban, the mental health database, and universal background checks have been the law in The Empire State for six years, according to North Country Public Radio.

Massive 40GB Honda data breach described as ‘a hacker’s dream’

Massive 40GB Honda data breach described as ‘a hacker’s dream’

This meant that anyone who knew where to look could have come across the company’s most sensitive data, not only including information about the company’s security systems and networks, but also technical data on all of its IP addresses, operating systems and what patches they had.

Cathay Pacific: Our Seatback Screens Are Definitely Recording You

Cathay Pacific: Our Seatback Screens Are Definitely Recording You

According to a new report from Forbes, the Hong Kong flag carrier has amended its official personal data collection policy to allow the airline to compile a database with detailed information on passengers’ use of in-flight entertainment systems (IFE) – including, but not limited to, images recorded by seatback cameras, customers’ activities at airport terminals and even data obtained about membership activity in competing hotel and airline loyalty programs.

Voter records for 80% of Chile's population left exposed online

Voter records for 80% of Chile's population left exposed online

Image: ZDNet ZDNet has confirmed the validity and accuracy of this information with several of the individuals whose data was contained in the leaky database.

Introducing KeePassium for iOS

Introducing KeePassium for iOS

KeePassium is a password manager that combines the security of KeePass with the beauty of iOS design. KeePassium was created because existing KeePass apps on iOS were either abandoned, outright ugly, or had an “by engineer, for engineers” design. KeePassium is a premium app for those who value their privacy.

You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized

You’re very easy to track down, even when your data has been anonymized

Given 15 demographic attributes of someone living in Massachusetts, there’s a 99.98% chance you could find that person in any anonymized database.“As the information piles up, the chances it isn’t you decrease very quickly,” says Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, a researcher at Imperial College London and one of the study’s authors.

Oakland Officials Take Step Towards Banning City Use Of Facial Recognition Tech

Oakland Officials Take Step Towards Banning City Use Of Facial Recognition Tech

ALSO READ: San Francisco Supervisors Approve Facial Recognition Technology Ban The vote on Tuesday evening was for the first reading of the ordinance, city officials said.

Council Bans City Use Of Facial Recognition Tech

Council Bans City Use Of Facial Recognition Tech

But other agencies across the country have, including the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, which scans its mugshot database with facial recognition software, according to a report by Oakland police.

Florida's statewide student data project alarms privacy groups

Florida's statewide student data project alarms privacy groups

The letter describes the database as “part of an alarming trend in Florida over the past year,” alongside other new record-collection requirements outlined in the Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act. Across the country, too, more and more schools and governments are looking toward surveillance technology to ease their security concerns.

Government Sold Driver Licence Data to 87 Private Companies for Rs 65 Crore - Nitin Gadkari

Government Sold Driver Licence Data to 87 Private Companies for Rs 65 Crore - Nitin Gadkari

In line with the Government’s plan to use data to generate revenue, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has revealed that the government is selling vehicle registration and driving licence data of Indians and earning money from it.

GitHub - encrypted-dev/proof-of-concept: A proof of concept for an end-to-end encrypted web app.

GitHub - encrypted-dev/proof-of-concept: A proof of concept for an end-to-end encrypted web app.

The point of the demo is that it should feel indistinguishable from a regular web app, despite the fact that all database queries are running over encrypted data, and in the browser.

Confirmed: 2 Billion Records Exposed In Massive Smart Home Device Breach

Confirmed: 2 Billion Records Exposed In Massive Smart Home Device Breach

The researchers in question, Noam Rotem and Ran Locar from vpnMentor, found that a user database belonging to a Chinese company called Orvibo, which runs an Internet of Things (IoT) management platform, had been left exposed to the Internet without any password to protect it.

Smart home maker leaks customer data, device passwords

Smart home maker leaks customer data, device passwords

A company that makes a smart home management platform is leaking data about its customers and their device passwords via an ElasticSearch server that it left exposed on the internet without a password.

MongoDB Leak Exposed Millions of Medical Insurance Records

MongoDB Leak Exposed Millions of Medical Insurance Records

Millions of records containing personal information and medical insurance data were exposed by a database belonging to insurance marketing website . An online database belonging to insurance marketing website was found exposing more than 5 million records with personal information.

Murder suspect identified by DNA database has now been convicted

Murder suspect identified by DNA database has now been convicted

To find persons of interest in criminal investigations, genetic genealogists upload DNA data found at the crime scene to GEDmatch and look for matches to distant relatives.

Big Brother Has Terrible Eyesight

Big Brother Has Terrible Eyesight

Back in 2016, GAO found that the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lacked proper privacy safeguards and had done little to test the accuracy of their facial recognition databases.

MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases

MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases

The newly introduced Field Level Encryption (FLE), which will be available in the upcoming MongoDB 4.2 release, is an end-to-end encryption feature that encrypts and decrypts sensitive users' data on the client-side, preventing hackers from accessing plaintext data even if the database instance left exposed online or the server itself gets compromised.

'Police given secret access to hospital database'

'Police given secret access to hospital database'

The police were able to find and arrest people injured in last Wednesday's extradition bill protests because officers have been given secret backdoor access to the Hospital Authority's patient database, medical sector lawmaker Pierre Chan said on Monday.

Fortune 500 giant Tech Data exposed customer and billing data

Fortune 500 giant Tech Data exposed customer and billing data

The Fortune 500 information technology giant secured an exposed server shortly after researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found and reported the leaking data.

Don't Trust the FBI to Properly Use Its Massive Facial Recognition Database

Don't Trust the FBI to Properly Use Its Massive Facial Recognition Database

"Using a series of Freedom of Information requests Big Brother Watch" found that "Metropolitan Police's facial recognition matches were 98% inaccurate, misidentifying 95 people at last year's Notting Hill Carnival as criminals," the civil liberties organization reports.

Security lapse exposed private Theta photos

Security lapse exposed private Theta photos

Millions of photos taken by Theta camera owners — some private and unlisted — were left exposed after security researchers found an open database without a password.

New York Public School District First to Use Facial-recognition System

New York Public School District First to Use Facial-recognition System

Until the New York State Department of Education stepped in to stop the bad press from spreading, the Lockport (New York) City School District announced that it would become the first public school in the country to fire up a facial-recognition system that would scan its students, staff, and faculty.

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