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An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China – TechCrunch

An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China – TechCrunch The personal details belonging to more than 202 million job seekers in China, including information like phone numbers, email addresses, driver licenses and salary expectations, were freely available to anyone who knew where to look …

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A popular ‘boomoji’ app exposed millions of users’ contact lists and location data – TechCrunch

A popular ‘boomoji’ app exposed millions of users’ contact lists and location data – TechCrunch Popular animated avatar creator app Boomoji, with more than five million users across the world, exposed the personal data of its entire user base after it failed to put passwords on two of its internet-facing …

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Garmin-owned navigation unit exposed thousands of boat owners’ data – TechCrunch

Garmin-owned navigation unit exposed thousands of boat owners’ data – TechCrunch Navionics, an electronic navigational chart maker owned by tech giant Garmin, has secured an exposed database that contained hundreds of thousands of customer records. The MondoDB database wasn’t secured with a password, allowing anyone who knew where to look …

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Website flaw exposed a Canadian ISP’s entire customer database – TechCrunch

Website flaw exposed a Canadian ISP’s entire customer database – TechCrunch Canadian internet provider Altima Telecom has fixed a flaw in its website that could have given an attacker full access to its customer database. The customer database was connected to the company’s website, but could be remotely accessed with …

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Blockchains Don’t Have to Be Perfect, They Just Have to Be Better

Blockchains Don’t Have to Be Perfect, They Just Have to Be Better Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to …

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Microsoft updates its planet-scale Cosmos DB database service – TechCrunch

Microsoft updates its planet-scale Cosmos DB database service – TechCrunch Cosmos DB is undoubtedly one of the most interesting products in Microsoft’s Azure portfolio. It’s a fully managed, globally distributed multi-model database that offers throughput guarantees, a number of different consistency models and high read and write availability guarantees. Now …

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MariaDB acquires Clusterix – TechCrunch

MariaDB acquires Clusterix – TechCrunch MariaDB, the company behind the eponymous MySQL drop-in replacement database, today announced that it has acquired Clusterix, which itself is a MySQL drop-in replacement database, but with a focus on scalability. MariaDB will integrate Clusterix’s technology into its own database, which will allow it to offer …

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Attacker Stole Reddit User Data via Compromised Employee Accounts

Attacker Stole Reddit User Data via Compromised Employee Accounts GongTo/Shutterstock An official update posted by Reddit reveals that an attacker broke into a few systems on the company’s network and stole user data. The theft consisted of a 2007 database backup containing salted hashed passwords along with “some” current email …

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